The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 26th April – Sunday 2nd May)

It’s a busy week in crime drama land. Not least because the series finale of Line Of Duty is aired next weekend. Elsewhere, look out for ITV’s new five-part thriller, Viewpoint – stripped across five nights. There’s also new Italian series Rocco Schiavone, Turkish drama, Fatma, and an adaptation of Harlan Coben’s The Innocent on Netflix, AND a new Australian thriller, Bridesmaids Secrets And Lies. Enjoy!

1 Line Of Duty *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE* *LAST IN SERIES*
S6 E7/7

With time running out, AC-12 attempt to unmask H, the fourth individual commanding the network of corrupt officers behind the murder of Gail Vella. However, sinister and powerful forces appear intent on orchestrating a cover-up.
Sunday 2nd May, 9pm, BBC One

2 Mare Of Easttown *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
S1 E2/7

Mare questions suspects in a grisly murder case and gives an icy welcome to Colin Zabel, a county detective called in to assist.
Monday 26th April, 9pm, Sky Atlantic

3 Viewpoint *NEW UK PREMIERE SERIES*
S1 E1-5/5
When primary school teacher Gemma goes missing in Manchester, surveillance officers Martin and Stella are tasked with observing the prime suspect, Gemma’s boyfriend Greg Sullivan”. Five-part drama following a tense police surveillance investigation into a tight knit Manchester community and exploring whether it is ever possible to observe the lives of others with true objectivity and zero effect.
Monday 26th April – Friday 1st May, 9pm, ITV

4 The Flight Attendant *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
S1 E7/8

Cassie is forced to work with a surprising new ally as she reconsiders all that has happened since Bangkok, while Megan’s life begins to implode when her husband faces the consequences of her actions.
Friday 30th April, 10pm, Sky One

5 Ice Cold Murders: Rocco Schiavone *NEW UK PREMIERE SERIES*
S1 E1/6
After getting into trouble in Rome when he took on a well-connected crook, cranky detective Rocco Schiavone is posted to the small ski town of Aosta. Rocco’s detecting ability is allied with a delight in bending rules and a desire to chase women, but when operators turn up a disfigured body on the ski slopes, he discovers that his usual methods may not help him in this unknown locale. Rocco’s troubles mount when he is stuck with a sidekick, Italo Pierron, who cannot bear the sight of dead bodies.
Friday 30th April, 9pm, More4

6 The Innocent *NEW UK PREMIERE SERIES*
S1 E1-8/8
An accidental killing leads a man down a dark hole of intrigue and murder. Just as he finds love and freedom, one phone call brings back the nightmare.
From Friday 30th April, Netflix

7 Bridesmaid Secrets And Lies *NEW UK PREMIERE SERIES*
S1/6

A wedding proposal brings three friends closer together, but secrets and obsession begin to spiral out of control
Thursday 29th April, 10.10pm, More4

8 Keeping Faith *NEW BBC PREMIERE EPISODE* *LAST IN SERIES*
S3 E6/6

Rose tries to force Faith into helping her with the repossession of Cindy’s salon, unaware that her daughter is working with the police to gather evidence against her. Her campaign of revenge takes an even more personal turn when she kidnaps Alys and Megan from school and reveals their mother’s darkest secret. Osian falls into a coma, and the doctors do not expect him to recover, but Faith refuses to give up on him and insists on pressing ahead with the court hearing. 
Saturday 1st May, 9pm, BBC One

9 Your Honour *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
S1 E9/10

With pressure mounting, Michael finds an answer to keeping Carlo out of prison. While helping Adam with his relationship troubles, Charlie makes a shocking discovery.
Wednesday 28th April, 9pm, Sky Atlantic

10 Fatma *NEW UK PREMIERE SERIES*
S1

Reeling from tragedy, a nondescript house cleaner embarks on a murderous streak as she searches for her missing husband and reckons with old wounds.
From Tuesday 27th April, Netflix

3 Comments Add yours

  1. justtoadd says:

    Thanks, Paul. The ‘Bridesmaids’ series is actually on Thursday (29th), not Wednesday – More4 10.10-11.15pm. It’s a bit confusing how it’s variously referred to as “Bridesmaids’ Secrets and Lies” and “Secret Bridesmaids’ Business”, including on radiotimes.com where it’s in the listings as one and changes to the other when you click on it for more info. Anyway, the trailer looks ok so I’m recording this and thanks for drawing it to our attention as I had missed it.

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  2. Zeke says:

    Is there no Review of S1 E 5/5 of Viewpoint?

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    1. Paul Hirons says:

      No.

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