It’s a big week in crime drama land. Channel 4’s excellent Baghdad Central kicks off on Monday, and later in the week we get Sarah Phelps’ latest Agatha Christie, The Pale Horse, the new series of Endeavour and the new, French series Just One Look at More 4. Enjoy!
1 The Deuce *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
Abby decides to confront Vincent and Paul turns to activism. A loss causes Candy to see her movie more clearly.
Thursday 6th February, 10.25pm, Sky Atlantic
2 The Pale Horse *NEW UK PREMIERE SERIES*
Widowed antique dealer Mark Easterbrook investigates when his name appears on a list found in the shoe of a dead woman, and his enquiries lead him to the home of three spinsters in Much Deeping. The village is a place of old traditions, macabre rituals and strange beliefs, a place of witches, curses and spells, and as more deaths occur Mark starts to fear for his own life and sanity.
Sunday 9th February, 9pm, BBC One
3 Baghdad Central *NEW UK PREMIERE SERIES*
It is October 2003 and Iraq is occupied by a US-led coalition when ex-police inspector Muhsin al-Khafaji finds out his elder daughter Sawsan has gone missing while working as an interpreter. When he is asked to help rebuild a new Iraqi police service by British policeman Frank Temple, Khafaji has to decide whether to become a collaborator to gain access to the secure Green Zone and further his search for his daughter.
Monday 3rd February, 10pm, Channel 4
4 Endeavour *NEW UK PREMIERE SERIES*
As Morse sees in 1970 at a Venetian opera, Thursday and the team are faced with a grisly murder on an Oxford towpath. Back in Oxford, Morse meets a kindred spirit, while a ground-breaking college project becomes a fatal battle of the sexes.
Sunday 9th February, 8pm, ITV
5 The Outsider *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
Holly desperately searches for clues in several locations connected to the Dayton case. Meanwhile, Jeannie gives Ralph an ominous warning, and Jack goes on the defensive.
Monday 3rd February, 9pm, Sky Atlantic
6 Just One Look *NEW UK PREMIERE SERIES*
A woman and her family leading a peaceful life in France find their world turned upside-down after a photograph arrives in the mail. It depicts four people, including her husband, with a woman’s face scratched out. Bastien tells Eva that it isn’t him in the photo, before leaving to take the children to a concert. That night, she gets a call claiming Bastien has disappeared, leaving behind the children. Eva learns that her husband has been in contact with the manager of a pole-dancing club and is left to wonder where he is and what has he been up to.
Friday 7th February, 10.10pm, More4
7 Silent Witness *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODES* *LAST IN SERIES*
Thomas investigates the case of John Sealy, a soldier who died during a military training exercise involving exposure to CS gas. It appears the victim died from an aneurysm, but when Thomas discovers the trace of a possible nerve agent in his system, the man’s family are desperate for answers. Was a chemical weapon involved, or is there a more innocent explanation?
Monday 3rd and Tuesday 4th February, 9pm, BBC One
8 White House Farm *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
With the testimony of a vital witness confirming some of Stan and Mick’s suspicions, Taff still remains unconvinced, but the police are now forced to question what they thought they knew previously, and pursue the case against Jeremy.
Wednesday 5th February, 9pm, ITV
9 Grantchester *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
Keen to unwind, Geordie and Will head to a charity boxing match at Vic’s gym. However, as Matthew and Luke face off in the ring the bout takes an unexpected twist. Will wonders if he’s misjudged Matthew all along and when two boys are later found near death, Will must face up to his own part in the tragedy to help uncover the truth. Meanwhile, Leonard tries to reunite the warring Chapmans, who seem determined never to see eye-to-eye again.
Friday 7th February, 9pm, ITV
10 Midsomer Murders *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
The Midsomer Museum of the Family is packed with visitors to see a collection of miniature dolls houses donated by a real estate mogul – only for the businessman to be shot dead in front of the crowd. Barnaby’s investigation uncovers evidence of unsafe living conditions for the victim’s tenants that would have given plenty of people a reason to kill – as well as a mysterious death that a man was imprisoned for, despite protesting his innocence.
Tuesday 4th February, 8pm, ITV