It’s choc-full at the moment in Crime Drama Land, with a couple of big hitters this week. Ann Cleeves’ latest adaptation, The Long Call, is stripped across the week on ITV, while the BBC’s newest Sunday-night offering is Show Trial. Look out also for Angel Of Death on Walter Presents, while we bid farewell for
1 Craith *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
Cadi throws herself into her work and Sion receives some bad news about his own job. Sion demands some answers from Father McEwan.
Sunday 31st October, 9pm, S4C
2 Paris Police 1900 *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODES* *LAST IN SERIES*
Guérin is protected by the butchers of La Villette, and waits for the trap to close in on Lépine and his men so that he and his allies can take power.
Saturday 30th October, 9pm, BBC Four
3 Shetland *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
Perez and Tosh board the dive boat to investigate this latest death. Was this a tragic accident, or was the only witness to Galbraith’s murder silenced before they could speak? Suspicion falls on Mick Muir, the Life Support Supervisor responsible for diver safety – and when he is attacked by angry crew members, he has to be rushed to hospital. Perez senses the hand of organised crime, but getting answers proves difficult.
Wednesday 27th October, 9pm, BBC One
4 Impeachment: American Crime Story *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
During the 1996 election campaign, Monica endures her banishment to the Pentagon press office only because she believes President Clinton will bring her back to the White House once he wins a second term in office. Linda, her own life and career stalled, takes a vicarious interest in young Monica’s troubles, divining that the boyfriend she will not name is part of the administration, but little realising who he is.
Tuesday 26th October, 9.15pm, BBC Two
5 Guilt *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
As Max and Erin’s relationship grows ever more complicated, the pressure on Max from his police handler Jackie steadily increases. Kenny and Yvonne spend a night together that leaves her feeling compromised, and facing a tough choice. Elsewhere, Roy and Sandy tackle their troubled history before Maggie takes personal charge of discussions.
Wednesday 27th October, 9pm, BBC Two
6 The Long Call *NEW UK PREMIERE SERIES*
When a body is found on a beach in Devon, DI Matthew Venn and his team search for a way into a case that has no witnesses, no forensics and seemingly no motive. Matthew is also dealing with the death of his father and being thrust back into a community he was forced to leave.
Monday 25th – Thursday 28th October, 9pm, ITV
7 Showtrial *NEW UK PREMIERE SERIES*
Crime drama following the disappearance of a working class student, and the subsequent arrest of one of her classmates – the daughter of one of Britain’s wealthiest families. The leading officer in the case is horrified by her suspect’s lack of empathy, and tries to persuade a reluctant crown prosecutor to press charges. Meanwhile, the duty solicitor assigned to the student uncovers new evidence that that changes the nature of the case entirely.
Sunday 31st October, 9pm, BBC One
8 Angel Of Death (Szadz) *NEW UK PREMIERE SERIES*
A young girl is murdered in a cruel and perverse way on the outskirts of Opole, and police suspect it might be the work of a serial killer. Commissioner Agnieszka Polkowska is assigned the case but, to her distaste, must work with Commissioner Tomasz Mrówiec from the Provincial Headquarters.
From Friday 29th October, Walter Presents/All4
9 Angela Black *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
As Angela adjusts to her new life, her therapy sessions bring up memories from her past, and it’s revealed how long Olivier’s abuse has been going on. Although Angela starts to question her experiences, she can’t let go of everything Ed told her.
Sunday 31st October, 9pm, ITV
10 The Madame Blanc Mysteries *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
A 1980s-themed 35th wedding anniversary party leads to tragedy when one of the guests is discovered dead. It’s not long before Caron arrives to investigate, but Jean quickly formulates her own theories on the motive for murder. Elsewhere, Gloria’s dodgy dealer dad Trevor (Paul Chuckle) makes a long-awaited return to Sainte Victoire and persuades Gloria to let him stay with her.
Saturday 30th October, 8.55pm, Channel 5