The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 9th – Sunday 15th December)

1 Craith *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
S2 E5/6
Hefin discovers Sion Wells’ body at the petrol station, meaning DCI Cadi John and DS Owen Vaughan now have to deal with two separate murders.
Sunday 15th December, 9pm, S4C

2 The Name Of The Rose *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE* *LAST IN SERIES*
S1 E8/8
As the monks crowd around Malachia’s body, William questions who killed this man since Bernardo had cleverly found and confined the murderer of the other monks. A seemingly unconcerned Bernardo retorts that he had not claimed to have confined the law or the criminals at large in the abbey and warns that only the pope will decide the fate of the Franciscans. William tells Adso that Bernardo with burn Remigio and his pyre will illuminate the encounter between Michele of Cesena – minister general of the Franciscans – and the pope.
Friday 13th December, 9pm, BBC Two

3 Traces *NEW UK PREMIERE SERIES*
S1 E1/6
Emma Hedges’ return to Dundee to start a new job brings her mother’s unsolved murder into sharp focus as she fights to bring the killer to justice. However, before she makes the journey back to Dundee, a fatal fire in a nightclub proves an ominous omen.
Monday 9th December, 9pm, Alibi

4 The Team *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
S2 E7/8
Nelly and Gregor take Malu’s mother to the safe house, where a disturbing sight awaits them. An enraged Gregor forces the assassin’s name out of lorry driver Rudi, enabling Paula to achieve a breakthrough in the decoding of the Caliphate Union documents found at Marsh Farm. In Vienna, Lucy and Tebos prepare for the illegal handover of the four gold friezes of The Garden of Ishtar to billionaire Richard Adams. Meanwhile, with the Caliphate Union attack imminent there’s no trace of Malu or assassin Said Gharbour.
Friday 13th December, 9pm, More4

5 The Sinner *NEW TERRESTRIAL TV PREMIERE EPISODES* *LAST IN SERIES*
S2 E7&8/8
Julian has gone missing from the foster home and Harry is convinced he has been abducted. When police search Mosswood, Vera is adamant that she is not responsible.
Saturday 14th December, 9.10pm, BBC4

6 Trapped *REPEAT*
S2 E8/10
The lake is found to be polluted and the town’s water supply is turned off to prevent further cases of sickness. Under pressure to provide answers. Under pressure to provide answers, Andri and Hinrika chase up leads all over town, while Thorhildur is still sitting on her secret discovery from Finnur’s bag.
Friday 13th December, 10pm, BBC Alba

7 Inspector George Gently *REPEAT*
S4 E1/2
A schoolgirl’s killing brings Gently into the alien world of pop and media celebrity when it turns out the victim’s best friend is a rising TV star. Bacchus suspects the dead girl’s music teacher, since rumours persist that she was having an affair with him. But when it seems everyone has a different opinion of the girl, Gently must uncover these different faces to get to the truth of her murder.
Friday 12th December, 8pm, Drama

8 Elementary *REPEAT*
S2 E1/24
A mystery involving a former mentor lures Holmes back to London, where he is reunited with his estranged brother Mycroft. Watson hopes the man will be able to shed light on her partner’s childhood, but Sherlock suspects his sibling has dubious intentions toward her.
Friday 13th December, 8pm, Pick

9 Agatha Christie’s Poirot *REPEAT*
S12 E3/4
An American businessman fears his life is in danger while travelling on the Orient Express from Istanbul to Paris, and offers fellow passenger Poirot $10,000 for protection. After rejecting the proposal, the sleuth wakes up the following morning to learn the man has been stabbed to death while the train was held up by heavy snow in Serbia. Racing against time to find the killer among the passengers, Poirot must look to the past to solve the crime, and is faced with a decision that will haunt him forever.
Sunday 15th December, 9pm, ITV3

10 Gold Digger *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
S1 E5/6
Leo deludes himself that his parents still love each other, and as Julia’s wedding draws closer, he hatches a plan to get them back together. He finds himself with an unexpected ally in Benjamin’s half-brother – whom Julia never even knew existed. His arrival leaves her suddenly aware how little she knows about her fiancee. Benjamin is forced into a desperate decision that only exposes his deceptions further, while Leo is forced to painfully acknowledge that the happy life he believes his family used to enjoy never really existed.
Tuesday 10th December, 9pm, BBC One

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