The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 23rd – Sunday 29th May)

This week we have two big new series – the 25th series of BBC forensics drama Silent Witness, with the return of Amanda Burton as Sam Ryan, and series two of The Flight Attendant, which we enjoyed very much last year. We also say goodbye to Beck, and there’s a bonus selection – a new episode of Midsomer Murders for all cosy crime fans. Enjoy!

1 Shining Girls *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
S1
 E7/8
A fresh lead sparks a breakthrough in the story. After Kirby drops a bombshell on Marcus, she goes to help a new friend.
Friday 27th May, Apple+ TV

2 Y Golau *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
S1 E3/6

Dai continues to support Sharon through everything, while tensions simmer between her and Gafyn. Cat and Caryl catch up again and what Caryl has to say makes Cat revisit the past. 
Sunday 29th May, 9pm, S4C

3 Beck *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE* *LAST IN SERIES*
S8 E4/4

The police find themselves under heavy media pressure after fatally shooting a 14-year-old boy. A demonstration against the violence gets out of hand and the police have to take further blame.
Saturday 28th May9pm BBC Four

4 The Flight Attendant *NEW UK PREMIERE SERIES*
S1 E1&2/8

Almost one year sober, Cassie has started life afresh in Los Angeles with new boyfriend Marco, but her side gig as a CIA asset is about to cause trouble.
Thursday 26th May, 9pm, Sky Max

5 Silent Witness *NEW UK PREMIERE SERIES*
S25 E1&2/6

The health secretary is assassinated during the launch of Sam’s new company, prompting her to turn to the Lyell team for help. However, Nikki is unsure if her predecessor can be trusted, as she seems to know more than she’s revealing. 
Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th May, 9pm, BBC One

6 We Hunt Together *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
S2 E4/6

DI Lola Franks and DCI Jackson Reid try to outsmart a pair of killers, one a former child soldier desperate to suppress his predisposition for violence and the other a magnetic and disarmingly charming free spirit.
Thursday 26th May, 9pm, Alibi

7 Now And Then *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
S1 E4/8

Confident in her case against the friends, Flora calculates a string of strategic moves to undermine them.
Friday 27th May, Apple+ TV

8 The Nordic Murders *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
S3 E3

A politician’s ex-wife wants to set up a hotel for people living with disabilities in a prominent location, but finds her plans sabotaged by anonymous acts of vandalism. She suspects her ex-husband’s involvement when a security guard goes missing. Ellen and Rainer get caught up in the escalating battle, while for once, Karin tries to keep out of the case.
Friday 27th May, 9pm, More4

9 The Staircase *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
S1 E6/8

In 2001, an ill-fated Thanksgiving leaves Kathleen stressed. Five years later, Sophie launches her own investigation.
Thursday 26th May, 9pm, Sky Atlantic

10 The Chalet *NEW UK PREMIERE SERIES*
S1
E1-6/6
A reunion of childhood friends at a remote chalet in the French Alps soon turns into a desperate struggle for survival as they get cut off from rest of the world and a shocking dark secret from the past surfaces.
Friday 27th May, All4/Walter Presents

PLUS!

Midsomer Murders
S22 E4

The annual Scarecrow Festival takes a grisly turn as bodies begin appearing on poles displayed alongside their straw creations. Barnaby and Winter’s investigation reveals rivalries that run deep and shows people will do just about anything to win
Sunday 29th May, 8pm, ITV

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