The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 18th – Sunday 24th July)

It’s pretty much as you were this week, although – in a flash – we’re saying goodbye to both Trom and The Control Room. We do, however, welcome in a four-part Channel 5 thriller, Witness Number 3. Enjoy!

1 Black Bird *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
S1 E4/6

In the aftermath of a prison riot, Jimmy and Larry find themselves with time to learn more about each other.
Friday 22nd July, Apple+ TV

2 Trom *UK PREMIERE EPISODES* *LAST IN SERIES*
S1 E5&6/6

Hannis devises a new plan to expose the police investigation. Karla finally gets a breakthrough in the case, which can change everything.
Saturday 23rd July, 9pm, BBC Four

3 The Control Room *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODES* *LAST IN SERIES*
S1 E2&3/3

Gabe is blackmailed into further criminal behaviour by Anthony, who offers to keep his secret if he delivers a parcel to Kelvingrove museum. In order to escape the nightmare of the present, Gabe has to confront his past, reflecting on the events surrounding his mother’s funeral.
Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th July, 9pm, BBC One

4 Witness Number 3 *NEW UK PREMIERE SERIES*
S1 E1-4/4

Single mum and hairdresser Jodie Packer witnesses something seemingly innocuous, but soon finds herself as the significant witness in a murder enquiry and facing a campaign of intimidation. As Jodie’s paranoia grows, a local gang mounts a terrifying threat against her and her young son Kyle. 
Monday 18th – Thursday 21st July, 9pm, Channel 5

5 Murder In Provence *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
S1 E2/3

Now working as a consultant for the police, Marine helps Antoine and Helene investigate the death of an aristocrat found dead at his crumbling chateau, but just when the team think that they’ve got their suspects nailed, another body is found.
Sunday 24th July, 8pm, ITV

6 Rig 45: Murder At Sea *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
S1 E5/6

The crew splits up into two separate teams, both suspecting each other. Each hour is a struggle to survive, but it remains to be seen how far all concerned are willing to go.
Friday 22nd July, 9pm, More4

7 Blocco 181 *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
S1 E5/8

With a gang member now dead, war is brewing. As Bea looks for answers, Snake uncovers the trio’s dealings. 
Tuesday 19th July, 9pm, Sky Atlantic

8 Miss Scarlet and the Duke *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE* *LAST IN SERIES*
S2 E6/6

While Eliza and the Duke struggle around the edges of their relationship, private investigator Nash is shot just as Eliza agrees to work with him.
Tuesday 19th July, 9pm, Alibi

9 Snowfall *NEW UK PREMIERE SERIES*
S5 E3&4/10

Teddy’s return causes tension, forcing Jerome and Louie to negotiate with Skully.
Tuesday 19th July, 10pm, BBC Three

10 It Was Always Me *NEW UK PREMIERE SERIES*
S1 E1-10/10

Lupe is a Mexican girl whose life takes an unexpected turn when she learns of the death of her father, El Faraón. Lupe decides to leave her native Mexico behind to travel to Cartagena to attend the funeral. She quickly realises that nothing there is what it seems and decides to enter a music contest to be close to her father and investigate his suspicious death.
Wednesday 20th July, Disney Plus

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