Here we go – the new autumn season begins in haste with an absolute incident room full of new stuff. We have Agatha Christie from Sweden, we have cyber-thriller The Capture, we have crime drama from India, Poland and South Africa, we have Adrian bloody Dunbar, and we have all sorts going on. Enjoy!
1 Shetland *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
Connor’s ring is found in the same car as Bryd’s body, and while Rachel rejects any notion that her son might be involved, grieving mother Aileen Fleming presents a darker view of him. Abbie confesses that Connor used to work for drugs gangs in Glasgow, which is the real reason for his suicide attempt. With all this new evidence, Perez is forced to revise his view of the missing man – but is he capable of murder?
Wednesday 24th August, 9pm, BBC One
2 The Capture *NEW UK PREMIERE SERIES*
Return of the detective drama, starring Holliday Grainger. Rachel Carey has been promoted to DCI and seconded to the highly classified Correction team, where she lives with paranoia, isolation and thwarted ambition. She investigates the case of a man murdered by seemingly invisible assailants, which brings her into the orbit of a rising politician and exposes repercussions for national and international security.
Sunday 28th August, 9pm, BBC One
3 Ridley *NEW UK PREMIERE SERIES*
When a local farmer is found dead, retired detective Alex Ridley is called upon by his former colleague and protegee DI Carol Farman to assist on an unsolved missing person’s case. As they delve deeper, they uncover another body, and a shocking secret.
Sunday 28th August, 8pm, ITV
4 The Secrets She Keeps *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
Lorelei’s podcast about Agatha’s story becomes a success, but Meghan continues to shun the ambitious young journalist. Meanwhile, Agatha is fighting to hold onto her baby as the authorities attempt to identify the prison officer who fathered it, and Grace decides to tell Meghan about her relationship with Simon.
Saturday 27th August, 9.15pm, BBC One
5 Agatha Christie’s Hjerson *NEW UK PREMIEE SERIES*
Ex-criminal profiler Sven Hjerson, now living a quiet life ,is pursued by a fast-talking TV producer Klara Sandberg who wants him to be involved in a true crime series. Hjerson has just been informed of his mother’s death and, for the first time in over 30 years, is forced to return to Aland. Klara has managed to get on the same cruise ship heading to the archipelago. Once the ship is at sea, a young journalist is found dead. Klara and Hjerson are about to be involved in more true crime than either of them could have possibly expected.
Friday 26th August, 9pm, More4
6 Delhi Crime *NEW UK PREMIERE SERIES*
DCP Vartika Chaturvedi, aka Madam Sir, is back with her trusted team as a series of ghastly murders in Delhi keeps them on their toes. With escalating public fear and the media demanding answers, Madam Sir is forced to make some tough choices. Will the Delhi Police force manage to track down these ruthless criminals in time?
From Friday 26th August, Netflix
7 Angel Of Death *NEW UK PREMIERE SERIES*
Serial killer Piotr tries to convince the public of his ‘innocence’. With scenes unveiling the cold, calculated movements of the suspect as he uses any means necessary to sway public opinion.
From Friday 26th August, All4/Walter Presents
8 Darby And Joan *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODES*
No synopsis available.
Monday 22nd August, 9pm, Acorn TV
9 Ludik *NEW UK PREMIERE SERIES*
To save a kidnapped family member, an enterprising furniture tycoon must use his secret diamond smuggling operation to transport guns across the border.
From Friday August 26th, Netflix
10 Murdoch Mysteries *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
Murdoch investigates the murder of a musician whose death was narrated in a blues song.
Thursday 25th August, 9pm, Alibi
2 thoughts on “The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 22nd – Sunday 28th September)”
I’m glad The Capture is back. I like that series! It’s very intriguing👍
Ludik looks terrible!