The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 19th – Sunday 25th November)

This week we say goodbye to Beck and Informer, but at the same time say hello to Blood, with Line Of Duty’s Adrian Dunbar and series five of New Zealand cosy crime drama, The Brokenwood Mysteries. Enjoy!

1 Beck *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE* *LAST IN SERIES*
S7 E4/4
The unit investigates when a restaurant owner is killed in an apparent hit, but all of the people at the scene of the murder appear terrified and claim they don’t remember what happened. Just as the Beck group members cannot further the investigation, it turns out that, through his attorney, the main suspect has direct familial links to some of their number.
Saturday 24th November, 9pm, BBC Four

2 Blood *NEW UK PREMIERE SERIES*
S1 E1-6/6
A woman returns to her childhood home after her mother dies, supposedly from injuries sustained in a fall, but she becomes suspicious of the circumstances surrounding her death – and of her father in particular.
Monday 19th-Friday 23rd November, 9pm, Channel 5

3 Informer *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE* *LAST IN SERIES*
S1 E6/6
Raza and Gabe’s lives catch up to the tragic events at Cafe 66. The terrorist cell is exposed and the final details surrounding the attack at the eatery are revealed. The fallout from these catastrophic moments and revelations that follow change the lives of all those involved forever.
Tuesday 20th November, 9pm, BBC One

4 Get Shorty *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
S2 E7/10
Miles fights Katie for custody of Emma while he nurtures a new romance. Elsewhere, escalating tension between Amara’s crew and a rival gang causes trouble for Miles’s movie.
Wednesday 21st November, 10.10pm, Sky Atlantic

5 The Brokenwood Mysteries *NEW UK PREMIERE SERIES*
S5 E1/4
The boss of Brokenwood agricultural show dies after a ride on the Ghost Train, and the investigation reveals his suspected heart attack was something far more sinister.
Friday 23rd November, 8pm, Drama

6 Tin Star *REPEAT*
S1 E2/10
The town is put on lockdown in the aftermath of the murder. Wracked by guilt, Jim attempts to bury his grief by picking the murder case back up, instinctively believing it is connected to his own loss. The oil company is under pressure to get the refinery finished on time, leading Mrs Bradshaw to pay the police chief a visit.
Sunday 25th November, 10pm, Channel 4

7 Sherlock *REPEAT*
S4 E2/3
The detective faces a dangerous new enemy in the seemingly unassailable Culverton Smith, a man whose position of power conceals a terrible secret. Estranged from John, Sherlock must confront his demons to defeat his enemy’s plans.
Friday 23rd November, 9pm, Alibi

8 Inspector George Gently *REPEAT*
S5 E3/4
Ellen Mallam is left to drown in an upturned car by its driver, but the young woman’s connection to James Blackstone, an aristocratic family’s heir apparent, impedes Gently and Bacchus’s investigation. The chief inspector discovers that the son’s future has been carefully mapped out since birth by his implacable mother Alethea, and she will not countenance any interference in her plans. However, an astonishing twist causes the detectives to reconsider the case in its entirety.
Saturday 24th November, 9pm, Alibi

9 Vera *REPEAT*
S5 E1/5
The detective investigates a fire that rips through a holiday park on the Northumberland coast, destroying three cabins. A young woman’s body is discovered and the resort’s owner, Jim Viner, fears the victim is his sister Deena when he returns from a weekend away with his daughter Clare. With Jim’s suspicions confirmed, a police report then reveals Clare’s boyfriend Ryan and his friends had been partying near the scene hours before the blaze started, but where are they now, and where is Deena’s best friend Sally?
Tuesday 20th November, 9pm, ITV3

10 Trial And Retribution *REPEAT*
S1 E1/2
DI Pat North investigates the case of a woman abducted in broad daylight, but a sudden murder confession leaves the squad with more questions than answers. Meanwhile, DCS Michael Walker begins to fear for his children’s safety at the hands of his ex-wife’s new boyfriend.
Tuesday 20th November, 9pm, Drama

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