Another packed week in the world of crime drama. We get a new Maxine Peake thriller on BBC One (Rules Of The Game), Irish series Hidden Assets on BBC Four in the nine-o’clock-Saturday-night slot, series three of The Bay on ITV and an intriguing German series on Walter. Enjoy!
1 The Tourist *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
With nowhere else to turn, and a trail of bodies in his wake, the Man is forced to use Helen to ensure he stays alive long enough to discover who he is. But their journey soon leads them to a grisly discovery that changes everything. Kostas and Dimitri fly to Australia, and Lachlan is given a renewed urgency to find his suspect. But the course of events takes an unlikely and devastating turn, after Lachlan makes a grave decision.
Sunday 16th January, 9pm, BBC One
2 Vera *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
Primary school teacher Lizzy Swann is found dead at the bottom of a cliffside coastal walkway, but what appears at first to be a terrible accident, quickly becomes a murder investigation as Vera discovers evidence the body has been tampered with. Interviews with those who knew Lizzy paint a troubling picture of a guarded and paranoid woman who seemed to be burning bridges with friends and family alike in the days leading up to her death.
Sunday 16th January, 8pm, ITV
3 Rules Of The Game *NEW UK PREMIERE SERIES*
An executive is forced to investigate the series of events that led to a brutal death within her company. Initially determined that nothing needs to change, especially in light of a looming stock floatation, she finds herself at odds with the newly hired HR director – until disturbing stories from the workforce start coming to light.
Tuesday 11th and Wednesday 12th January, 9pm, BBC One
4 Hidden Assets *NEW UK PREMIERE SERIES*
A routine raid led by Irish Criminal Assets Bureau detective Emer Berry reveals that a small-time drug dealer has been receiving substantial funding from a seemingly untraceable source – not in cash, but in rough diamonds. When the gems are linked to a series of bombings in Belgium, Emer is forced to work with Police Commissioner Christian De Jong.
Saturday 15th January, 9pm, BBC Four
5 Dark Woods *NEW UK PREMIERE SERIES*
German series. A case, that remained a mystery for nearly 30 years. The desperate search of one brother for his sister. And the agony of those who are left behind by a chillingly brutal crime.
Friday 14th January, Walter Presents/All4
6 The Bay *NEW UK PREMIERE SERIES*
DS Jenn Townsend, Morecambe’s new Family Liaison Officer, is immediately thrown into the deep end when a body washes up in the bay on her first day on the job. She must get under the skin of a grieving and complicated family if she has any chance of solving the case, as well as navigating her blended family, who are struggling to settle in their new environment
Wednesday 12th January, 9pm, ITV
7 Screw *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
Supervising officer Leigh Henry comes under increased pressure to produce her birth certificate to secure the promotion she so desperately wants. The return of a troublesome old adversary on the wing is the last thing she needs, and her controversial strategy to help a prisoner who’s being intimidated pits her against Gary, but could bring an unexpected solution to her problem. Meanwhile, with the help of her colleagues, probationer Rose starts to find her feet in this terrifying new world – though a tense encounter with a prisoner reminds her what’s really at stake.
Thursday 13th January, 9pm, Channel 4
8 Dexter: New Blood *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE* *LAST IN SERIES*
As the series concludes, Dexter and Harrison try to live a normal life, despite all of the threats that continue to come their way.
Monday 10rd January, 9pm, Sky Atlantic
9 Clarice *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
Clarice is determined to learn who hired the hitman responsible for the three River Murders. Facing pressure, Ruth Martin leans on Krendler to deliver a quick confession.
Monday 10th January, 9pm, Alibi
10 Death In Paradise *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
The arrival of a long-lost brother to a family-run golf club culminates in a body being retrieved from the course. A prime suspect with an alibi leaves the team of detectives with an impenetrable conundrum.
Friday 14th January, 9pm, BBC One