The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 25th – Sunday 31st July)

With sport dominating. the schedules recently, it’s no surprise that series are finishing. This week, we say goodbye to Rig 45 and Murder In Provence. However, there some big, new things starting, too – most notably Under The Banner Of Heaven, starring Oscar-winner Andrew Garfield. Enjoy!

1 Black Bird *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
S1 E5/6

Jimmy’s mounting fear and paranoia compel him to provoke Larry. McCauley and Miller have a breakthrough. Larry’s therapist grows concerned.
Friday 29th July, Apple+ TV

2 Under The Banner Of Heaven *NEW UK PREMIERE SERIES*
S1

A devout detective’s faith is tested as he investigates a brutal murder seemingly connected to an esteemed Utah family’s spiral into LDS fundamentalism and their distrust in the government.
Wednesday 27th July, Disney+

3 Sins Of The Father
S1 E1-8/8

A retired policeman and a former criminal, must face their past when their daughters’ lives are suddenly put at risk in this gangster thriller shining a light on the dark and dangerous activities of the Warsaw Mafia.
From Friday 29th July, All4/Walter Presents

4 Murder In Provence *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE* *LAST IN SERIES*
S1 E3/3

A love affair seems to be at the heart of a woman’s death in the town of Eguilles, but Antoine, Marine and Helene think it might be connected to the discovery of an older woman’s body at a vineyard kilometres away. They investigate the men in the two women’s lives to discover what was done to them and why.
Sunday 31st July, 8pm, ITV

5 Rig 45: Murder At Sea *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE* *LAST IN SERIES*
S1 E6/6

A lethal cat and mouse game commences on the desolate and damaged rig. The identity of the killer is still not known and many others in the vicinity remain at risk. 
Friday 29th July, 9pm, More4

6 Blocco 181 *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
S1 E6/8

Ricardo gets out of jail and immediately provokes Victor. The trio partner up with Snake, as Rizzo tells Lorenzo his plan for beating the pandilleros.
Tuesday 26th July, 9pm, Sky Atlantic

7 Snowfall *NEW UK PREMIERE SERIES*
S5 E5&6/10

A brutal attack leaves the crew in chaos.
Tuesday 26th July, 10pm, BBC Three

8 Murdoch Mysteries *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
S15 E17/24

Violet Hart investigates when a protester dies at an event for civil rights.
Thursday 27th July, 9pm, Alibi

9 The Pembrokeshire Murders *REPEAT*
S1 E1-4/4

Drama based on the true story of John Cooper, a serial killer who evaded justice for more than 20 years. Two unsolved double murders from the 1980s cast a shadow over the work of the Dyfed Powys police force, so in 2006, newly promoted Detective Superintendent Steve Wilkins decides to reopen both cases. 
Monday 25th – Thursday 28th July, 10pm, ITV3

10 CSI: Vegas *REPEAT*
S1 E3/10

Grissom and Sara’s investigation into charges against David Hodges heats up, and a video-game developer’s body is found floating in a fountain before a gaming tournament
Tuesday 26th July, 9pm, Alibi

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