The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 6th – Sunday 12th December)

You’d think things would be winding down now Christmas is approaching. Not a bit of it. We get the long-teased Landscapers on Sky Atlantic (with Olivia Colman), new serial killer drama Ragdoll on Alibi, and the return of Vienna Blood. Enjoy!

1 Landscapers *NEW UK PREMIERE SERIES*
S1 E1/4

Following the true story of seemingly ordinary couple who find themselves the focus of a murder inquiry, starring Olivia Colman and David Thewlis.
Tuesday 7th December, 9pm, Sky Atlantic

2 Dopesick *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
S1 E6/8

Richard Sackler faces a catastrophic challenge to Purdue’s bottom line, Bridget takes her fight to the FDA, Finnix reassesses his life as Betsy struggles to kick her addiction, and Rick and Randy find a bombshell piece of evidence.
Wednesday 8th December, Disney+

3 Dexter: New Blood *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
S1 E5/10

Someone has discovered Jim Lindsay’s secret identity, leading Dexter to realise that he might not be the only serial killer in town; Harrison spirals out of control during a wrestling match; Angela makes a dark discovery of her own.
Monday 6th December, 10.05pm, Sky Atlantic

4 Vienna Blood *NEW UK PREMIERE SERIES*
S1 E1/3

Autumn, 1907, and when a depressed Hungarian Countess is found drowned in the bath of her lavish hotel suite, it looks like suicide. Intense scrutiny falls on her psychoanalyst, Max Liebermann. Investigating Officer Oskar Rheinhardt teams up with the disgraced doctor to solve the riddle of the Countess’ death and clear Max’s professional reputation.
Friday 10th December, 9pm, BBC Two

5 Impeachment: American Crime Story *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
S3 E8/10
Despite their marriage having survived Bill’s earlier alleged infidelities, Hillary’s decision to defend him backfires on her, having been misled about Monica. Meanwhile, the president has a defining moment in his testimony. 
Tuesday 7th December, 9pm, BBC Two

6 Ragdoll *NEW UK PREMIERE SERIES*
S1 E1&2/6

A gruesome discovery at a block of flats sets DI Baxter, DS Rose and DC Edmunds on the trail of the Ragdoll Killer, who also lists six more people due to die.
Monday 6th and Tuesday 7th December, 9pm, Alibi

7 You Don’t Know Me *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODES*
S1 E2&3/4

Having stepped down from the dock to present his own closing speech, Hero continues to present his own truth to the jury. He acknowledges the weight of physical and circumstantial evidence against him, but his account of events tells a very different story to that of the prosecution.
Monday 5th and Sunday 12th December, 9pm, BBC One

8 Close To Me *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE* *LAST IN SERIES*
S1 E6/6

Increasingly reeling from the revelations of the past, Jo discharges herself from hospital in defiance of everyone’s advice. At a climatic showdown back at the family house, Jo finally learns the appalling reality of what happened on that fateful night.
Sunday 12th December, 9pm, Channel 4

9 Aranyak *NEW UK PREMIERE SERIES*
S1 E1-7/7

Political ploys, personal agendas and a beastly myth all surface as two mismatched hill station cops navigate a web of suspects after a puzzling murder. Indian drama.
From Friday 10th December, Netflix

10 Temple *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
S1 E6/7

Daniel and Anna go on a road trip to dispose of a corpse, but their hastily made plans soon go awry. An irate parent outside a supermarket does something unexpected, an overly helpful policeman threatens to expose them, and a mechanic is within a whisker of discovering the gun.
Monday 6th December, 9pm, Sky Max

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