The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 11th – Sunday 17th February)

We haven’t had a week like this for a long time, so let’s embrace it and dig right in. We have Trapped. We have Baptiste. We have Greyzone. We have Shetland. We have others. It’s a big, big week, so sit back and enjoy!

1 Trapped *NEW UK PREMIERE SERIES*
S2 E1&2/10
A shocking attack on a politician in Reykjavik means detective Andri Olaffson has to return to his home town in the north of Iceland. There he works with former colleagues Hinrika and Asgeir to investigate a suspected link between the case and far-right nationalists. 
Saturday 16th February, 9pm, BBC Four

2 True Detective *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
S3 E6/8
Wayne and Roland revisit discrepancies in the Purcell case that have been hidden or forgotten over the years.
Monday 11th February, 10pm, Sky Atlantic

3 Baptiste *NEW UK PREMIERE SERIES*
S1 E1/6
As the police come under pressure for failing to protect the city’s sex workers, Baptiste comes to the aid of an Englishman (Tom Hollander) searching for his missing niece, who has been drawn into drugs and prostitution through her involvement with a mysterious Romanian gangster.
Sunday 17th February, 9pm, BBC One

4 Shetland *NEW UK PREMIERE SERIES*
S6 E1/6
When body parts belonging to a young Nigerian man are discovered on the island, Perez and the team investigate. They use CCTV to trace the victim’s last movements, and after scrutinising his emails and social media accounts, the case takes a sinister turn.
Wednesday 13th February, 9pm, BBC One

5 Endeavour *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
S6 E2/4
The detective investigates the deaths of an astrophysicist and his girlfriend in a tragic car accident as the rest of the world eagerly awaits news from Apollo 11. When he begins to suspect foul play, Endeavour enlists Thursday’s help in getting to the truth, visiting the observatory where the dead man worked and discovering the possibility that he was not the intended victim. The case is complicated further when the dead scientist is revealed to have been part of a mysterious cult-like group.
Sunday 17th February, 8pm, ITV

6 35 Awr *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
S1 E7/8
No synopsis available.
Sunday 17th February, 9pm, S4C

7 Greyzone *NEW UK PREMIERE SERIES*
S1 E1-8/8
When the Swedish security police detain a suspicious truck heading from Denmark to Gothenburg in Sweden, Sapo officer Eva Forsberg makes a frightening discovery. 
Wednesday 13th February, 10.45pm, Channel 4 (and then all episodes on All4)

8 Dirty John *NEW UK PREMIERE SERIES*
S1 E-8/8
Businesswoman Debra Newell’s life unravels when she falls for the lies and manipulation of con manJohn Meehan. Based on the true-crime podcast.
From Thursday 14th February, Netflix

9 Escape At Dannemora *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
S1 E7/8
Tilly gets out of hospital and tries to evade the authorities at all costs. Meanwhile, Matt and Sweat run for their lives as the law closes in on them.
Tuesday 12th February, 9pm, Sky Atlantic (or all episodes NOW TV)

10 The Crimson Rivers *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
S1 E6/8
A married couple who took in foster children are shot dead in the town’s cemetery. As Niemans searches desperately for a connection between the children’s home and its residents, the burglaries and the shootings, the investigators discover a link between the murders and a quotation from the story of The Children’s Crusade that was found on the memorial for the youngsters who died at the children’s home in the 1990s. Can this tale from the past provide the key that Niemans and Camille are looking for? 
Friday 15th February, 9pm, More4

 

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. Awesome!! Gentleman and Ladies, Start Your Engines!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Tom says:

    Thank goodness for catch-up. Sunday night will be epic with Endeavour, Awr and Baptiste. Can’t wait!

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    1. Paul Hirons says:

      It’s going to be insane!

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  3. M Johnson says:

    Shetland: I think that this is season five, and episode one aired on Tuesday 12th February.

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