The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 11th – Sunday 17th April)

This week, we say goodbye to The Crimson Rivers on More4 and Grantchester, but also say hello to Italian Mafia-hunting series The Hunter over on All4/Walter Presents, and the return of forensic pathologist series Balthazar on Acorn TV. And, on that same streaming service, there’s a treat for Cardinal fans. Enjoy!

1 Slow Horses *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
S1
 E4/6
No synopsis available.
Friday 15th April, Apple TV+

2 Hidden *ENGLISH LANGUAGE PREMIERE EPISODE*
S3 E5/6

Cadi is informed about another murder victim and she and Sion go to the scene to investigate. Rachel is there in her capacity as a pathologist and despite Cadi’s attempts to talk to her, she makes it clear she wants to keep their relationship on a work footing only. The investigation leads to Dafydd, who has link to both murders – but Cadi is convinced she knows who is responsible.
Saturday 16th April, 9pm, BBC Four

3 The Crimson Rivers *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE* *LAST IN SERIES*
S3
 E4/4
Camille is taking a break in a small town on the English Channel when a pregnant woman vanishes. After Niemans arrives, a young man on holiday is killed as his land yacht goes out of control. Forensics later find that someone has tampered with the steering mechanism. When the body of the missing woman turns up, it’s clear that they need to work out a deadly puzzle before another murder occurs. Detective drama, starring Olivier Marchal and Erika Sainte. 
Friday 15th April, 9pm, More4

4 Smother *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
S2 E2/6

Val and her three daughters are stunned to see `Liar” scrawled in lipstick across the mirror meaning someone is clearly out to get her.
Tuesday 12th April, 9pm, Alibi

5 The Hunter *NEW UK PREMIERE SERIES*
S2 E1-8/8

The greatest Mafia hunter of all time is back, and he has unfinished business. Despite new family duties, he’ll stop at nothing to bring justice.
From Friday 15th April, All4/Walter Presents

6 Balthazar *NEW UK PREMIERE SERIES*
S4 E1-8/8

French forensic pathologist, the charming and eccentric Raphaël Balthazar returns for a fourth thrilling series of the hit TV drama, solving Paris’ most disturbing crimes in his inimitable fashion, not least his ability to communicate with the dead.
Monday 11th April, Acorn TV

7 Harry Wild *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
S1 E3&4/8

When a body is pulled out of the river near Harry’s local pub, something about the dead man feels familiar. Harry, along with Fergus, go undercover with the admirable support of Harry’s teenage granddaughter, Lola, who assists at a boarding school to uncover the sinister truth. When Harry starts to grow closer to Ray, her son’s boss and mentor, things could get messy.
Monday 11th April, Acorn TV

8 Killing Eve *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
S4 E7/8

Carolyn’s latest string of intel may lead her home, while Eve takes on an even bigger revenge mission against the Twelve and realises she may need Villanelle’s help.
Saturday 16th April, 9.15pm, BBC One

9 Grantchester *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE* *LAST IN SERIES*
S7 E6/6

Another homeless man is found dead, clean-shaven and killed in the same manner as the previous victims. Geordie and Will realise that they may have sent the wrong person to prison, and the real killer may still be at large. 
Friday 15th April, 9pm, ITV

10 Cardinal *REPEAT*
S1-4

Based on Giles Blunt’s best-selling books, this internationally acclaimed Canadian-noir detective series is now available for a box set binge as series four arrives on Acorn TV this month. 
From Monday 11th April, Acorn TV

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