The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 27th August – Sunday 2nd September)

Hang onto your hats, because in TV Land summer is officially over. Which means that new series galore start and finish all over the shop from next week. We first say goodbye to the excellent Sharp Objects and Keeping Faith, but say hello to Jed Mercurio’s Bodyguard, series two of Netflix’s Ozark, and new historical crime drama, La Peste, on BBC Four. Enjoy!

1 Sharp Objects *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE* *LAST IN SERIES*
S1 E8/8
Camille finds her life imperilled as she gets closer to the truth behind the Wind Gap murders.
Monday 27th August, 9pm, Sky Atlantic

2 Ozark *NEW UK PREMIERE SERIES*
S2 E1-10/10
The Byrdes face danger from every side as the cartel, the Snells and the Langmores all threaten to bring down the new life they’ve built in the Ozarks.
From Friday 31st August, Netflix

3 Bodyguard *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODES*
S1 E2&3/6
With the UK terror threat level raised to severe, Julia Montague holds secret meetings with the director general of the security service – freezing out her own minister for counter-terrorism and the police, led by Commander Anne Sampson. David Budd is on high alert as the home secretary’s hardline stance on national security propels her further into the public eye, and the specialist protection officer comes under pressure from senior police officers to spy on her.
Monday 27th August/Sunday 3rd September, 9pm, BBC One

4 La Peste *NEW UK PREMIERE SERIES*
S1 E1&2/6
In the late 16th century, plague is decimating the crowded city of Seville, where many have arrived to embark for the New World to seek their fortune. Former soldier Mateo Nunez returns to find and extract his dead friend’s son from the city, having fled Seville to escape the Inquisition.
Saturday 1st September, 9pm, BBC Four

5 Instinct *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
S1 E2/13
Lizzie calls upon Dylan’s expertise to assist with a bizarre case in which a venture capitalist was murdered.
Thursday 30th August, 9pm, Sky Witness

6 Elementary *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
S6 E15/21
Holmes and Watson’s investigation into the murder of a religion professor puts them on the hunt for a killer connected to the occult.
Monday 27th August, 9pm, Sky Witness

7 Keeping Faith *REPEAT* *LAST IN SERIES*
S1 E8/8
With Williams now out of the way, Faith fights for her children in a heated court battle that risks tearing the Howells family apart, and as the clock ticks on Faith’s debt, Steve makes a desperate and deadly pact with his former employers to secure her freedom. Meanwhile, Tom and Marion have to face up to some tough truths, and Faith finally uncovers the truth behind Evan’s disappearance. 
Thursday 30th August, 9pm, BBC One

8 Code 37: Sex Crimes *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
S1 E3/10
Medical student Lotte Santermans comes into the Vice Squad’s headquarters to report that she was raped after a party. Bob has his doubts about her story and some of the team members think it odd that she didn’t notice her drink had been spiked, but Hannah throws herself into the case. The break-in at her parents’ house eight years earlier also continues to preoccupy Hannah. When the public prosecutor refuses to release her mother’s file, she asks her father to use his influence as a justice of the peace.
Friday 31st August, 9pm, More4

9 9-1-1 *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
S1 E3/10
Responding to an emergency at a children’s birthday party, Bobby’s crew is devastated after one of their own is involved in a critical accident.
Wednesday 29th August, 9pm, Sky Witness

10 Harrow *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
S1 E7/10
The pathologist investigates the deaths of a woman and her son in a car accident, while the mystery of Robert Quinn’s disappearance deepens.
Tuesday 28th August, 9pm, Alibi

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