The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 28th January – Sunday 3rd February)

This week sees the first, big Nordic Noir of 2019 begin – Finland’s Bordertown is back for a second series on Netflix at the end of the week. Elsewhere, Aussie drama Safe Harbour starts up on BBC Four, and the winner of our 2018 crime drama at the year,  American Crime Story: The Assassination Of Gianni Versace, is given an airing on Netflix. Enjoy!

1 True Detective *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
S3 E4/8
West and Hays think they may have found a connection between the local church and the Purcell crimes, and Woodard finds himself targeted by a vigilante group.
Monday 28th January, 9pm, Sky Atlantic

2 Bordertown *NEW UK PREMIERE SERIES*
S2 E1-10/10
Kari Sorjonen returns for a new series, investigating new crime cases on the Finnish/Russian border and deals at the same time with family issues. 
From Saturday 2nd February, Netflix

3 Safe Harbour *NEW UK PREMIERE SERIES*
S1 E1&2/4
Five friends sailing from Brisbane to Indonesia go to the aid of a group of asylum seekers on a broken-down boat, a decision that alters their lives forever. 
Saturday 2nd February, 9pm, BBC Four

4 Escape At Dannemora *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
S1 E5/8
The day of the escape has arrived for Matt and Sweat, and the pair knows that the smallest mistake could derail their whole plan.
Tuesday 29th January, 9pm, Sky Atlantic (or all episodes NOW TV)

5 Vera *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE* *LAST IN SERIES*
S9 E4/4
The detective reopens an unsolved case when a skeleton is discovered beneath the burned-out remains of a Whitley Bay nightclub. She suspects the bones belong to a notorious criminal who was once a friend of her father and has been missing for more than 20 years. When another murder occurs nearby, she investigates the possibility that a local crime family may be involved with both deaths, while the original owners of the club also have secrets to hide.
Sunday 3rd February, 8.10pm, ITV

6 35 Awr *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
S1 E5/8
No synopsis available.
Sunday 3rd February, 9pm, S4C

7 Tin Star *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
S2 E2/10
Anna is taken into hospital by Ammonite teenager Rosa Nickel and her mother. Meanwhile, Jim tries to mend the damage Jack has caused, and Angela finds an unlikely ally.
Thursday 29th January, 9pm, Sky Atlantic

8 Silent Witness *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODES*
S22 E7&8/10
A shocking incident on a suburban street brings back painful memories for Jack, forcing him to revisit his past. As a member of the victim’s family seeks justice of their own, forensic evidence discovered by the Lyell suggests the involvement of a Northern Irish terrorist group, long-thought inactive.
Monday 28th and Tuesday 29th January, 9pm, BBC One

9 The Crimson Rivers *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
S1 E4/8
When Niemans obtains X-ray images of the damaged frescos, they provide further insight into the case. Camille accompanies Blandine on a visit to a countryside hospital for the children of the religious community, but fails to realise that she is getting into danger. The police deduce that the murders are connected with an ancient effort by the sect to attain purity, but as they rush to the chateau, will it be all too late for Camille?
Friday 31st January, 9pm, More4

10 American Crime Story: The Assassination Of Gianni Versace *REPEAT*
S2 E1-10/10
Our 2018 crime drama of the year, and a story about the shocking true story of a manipulative, narcissistic fantasist with a fatal charm who killed fashion designer Gianni Versace.
From Friday 1st January, Netflix

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Mike Sargent says:

    I watched S2 E01 if Tin Star having enjoyed season 1 many months ago. But found the “previously” flashback at the start of S2 E01 insufficient to bring me back up to speed! Is it just me getting old or do the makers of these series think we have been taking notes or have better memories than we do?

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    1. Paul Hirons says:

      It does seem that fragmented narratives are all the rage these days, Mike!

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  2. rich seidner says:

    We finally know when Secret City season 2 will air on Fox Showcase in Australia. March 4th.

    Here’s the Fox Showcase release:
    https://www.foxshowcase.com.au/secret-city-returns/

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