The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 17th – Sunday 23rd May)

It’s a packed week in the world of crime drama, with two new primetime series on offer. First, we have Chris Lang’s second run of Innocent on ITV (which is stripped across four nights), and The Pact on BBC One, on Mondays and Tuesdays. Also, look out for series two of Mexican drama, Who Killed Sara? on Netflix. Enjoy!

1 Mare Of Easttown *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
S1 E5/7

Mare opens up about her family’s history with mental health. Later, she meets with a semi-retired source about possible connections in her three cases.
Monday 17th May, 9pm, Sky Atlantic

2 Fargo *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
S4 E3/11

Odis is teamed up with a Mormon lawman, Josto seeks revenge, Gaetano tests the limits of his authority, and Oraetta finds new employment. Outlaws Zelmare Roulette and Swanee Capps assist the Smutnys with their financial misfortunes, while Dibrell and Thurman submit to an unannounced home invasion.
Sunday 23rd May, 10pm, Channel 4

3 Blinded: Those Who Kill *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODES*
S2 E5&6/8

As police investigate the latest death, Louise struggles to accept what has happened. Peter is made an offer, but his son, Johannes, suspects he is up to something.
Saturday 22nd May, 9pm, BBC Four

4 Innocent *NEW UK PREMIERE SERIES*
S2 E1-4/4

DCI Mike Braithwaite reinvestigates the murder of 16-year-old schoolboy Matthew Taylor in the Lake District five years previously when the teacher convicted of killing him is found not guilty on appeal and released from prison.
Monday 17th – Thursday 20th May, 9pm, ITV

5 The Pact *NEW UK PREMIERE SERIES*
S1 E1&2/6

When a young brewery boss is found dead, a chain of events is triggered that draws four of his employees into a fragile pact of silence that will change their lives for ever. Anna and her friends Nancy, Louie and Cat work at the brewery under young boss Jack Evans, whose bullying, spite and manipulation has taken its toll. After too many drinks at a work function, the women make a snap decision to bundle Jack into a car and dump him in the woods as a prank – but soon after, Jack is found dead.
Monday 17th and Tuesday 18th May, 9pm, BBC One

6 Ice Cold Murders: Rocco Schiavone *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
S1 E4/6
Rocco’s investigation into a fatal accident involving a van with a stolen number plate is soon overshadowed by the news of the kidnapping of Chiara Berguet, the daughter of a well-known and wealthy local builder. Rocco and the team juggle the cases, but soon Rocco senses something has gone awry. 
Friday 21st May, 9pm, More4

7 Snowfall *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODES*
S4 E5&6/10

While Skully and Khadijah deal with a devastating blow, Leon and Fatback have to lie low. Teddy tells Franklin to face up to some incredibly tough decisions that test his loyalty.
Sunday 23rd May, 11pm, BBC Two

8 Bridesmaids’ Secrets And Lies *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
S1 E4/6

Melanie is determined to find proof of Jakob’s misdeeds so she can save her friendship with Olivia, who has received a life-threatening diagnosis. Her efforts lead her to an old girlfriend of Jakob’s, who agrees to help bring him to justice – but they are unprepared for how far he will go to protect himself. Saskia is reunited with a past lover who reveals a different side to her.
Thursday 20th May, 1.05am, More4

9 Who Killed Sara? *NEW UK PREMIERE SERIES*
S2

Hell-bent on exacting revenge and proving he was framed for his sister’s murder, Álex sets out to unearth much more than the crime’s real culprit.
From Thursday 19th May, Netflix

10 Harrow *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
S3 E6/10

While pressure mounts on Harrow to stop defending his son, two baffling deaths demand all his wit and courage to solve before another life is lost.
Wednesday 19th May, 9pm, Alibi

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