Lots going on this week, not least the return of Astrid: Murder In Paris, one of our favourite crime dramas from last year. We also get a new BBC primetime crime drama set in Northern Ireland – Blue Lights – and a couple of Netflix series from Taiwan and South Africa. We also say farewell to Grace. Enjoy!
1 Unforgotten *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
Sunny and Jess get closer to the truth of what happened on the night Precious was murdered, but after an anonymous call a shocking discovery turns the case upside down. The suspects must decide if they should keep running or face the truth.
Monday 27th March, 9pm, ITV
2 Astrid: Murder In Paris *NEW UK PREMIERE SERIES*
A famous lawyer is murdered in front of 12 witnesses, but somewhat bizarelly none of them appears to have seen or heard anything. Are they victims of a hoax, or is it possible they’re involved in the crime? The return of the detective drama starring Sara Mortensen as a gifted living encyclopaedia of criminal investigations.
Friday 31st March, 9pm, More4
3 The Bay *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
Dean is faced with another life-changing event, and unable to deal with his grief, he returns to work. With tensions running high, Jenn fears fears that he may resort to doing something he regrets. With the MIU now under pressure to solve multiple attacks on the Metcalf family, Manning persuades Jenn to keep a secret from the team in an attempt to stop his personal affairs from becoming public. Elsewhere, Conor takes matters with Maddie into his own hands.
Wednesday 29th March, 9pm, ITV
4 Redemption *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
A visit from Organised Crime confirms Colette’s suspicions that there is more to Stacey’s death than suicide. Tracing the few clues she has, the detective pieces together fragments that point to one person’s involvement. At home, Colette rocks the boat with Cara and has to tread carefully to make amends.
Friday 31st March, 9pm, ITV
5 Blue Lights *NEW UK PREMIERE SERIES*
Probationer Grace tries to help a fellow single mother whose son has fallen in with a notorious gang. However, fulfilling her promise could put her at risk from both sides of the law. Her fellow new recruits Annie and Tommy deal with an apprehensive colleague and undercover agents at work in the city, while their superior officer finds himself being threatened by MI5.
Monday 27th March, 9pm, BBC One
6 Grace *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE* *LAST IN SERIES*
Rising music star Gaia Lafayette announces to her devoted fans that she and her band are headed to Los Angeles, but a shocking attack leads Grace and Branson to believe someone may be trying to harm her. With a perpetrator on the loose, Roy must deduce who of Gaia’s fanbase may be concealing sinister intentions. Meanwhile, a grisly discovery on a remote Sussex pig farm puts the detective under serious pressure, forcing him to split his team in order to investigate two impossible lines of enquiry.
Sunday 2nd April, 8pm, ITV
7 The Diplomat *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
The Consulate team deal with unreliable witnesses in a case of police violence.
Tuesday 28th March, 9pm, Alibi
8 Magpie Murders *NEW LINEAR TV PREMIERE*
Editor Susan Ryeland is eagerly awaiting the manuscript from Clover Books’ number one best-selling author Alan Conway, whose hero Atticus Pünd regularly solves murder mysteries in the fictional village of Saxby on Avon. Susan is drawn into her own mystery when she and her boss realise that the final chapter is missing and Conway is found dead in his shrubbery.
Saturday 1st April, 9.15pm, BBC One
9 Copycat Killer *NEW UK PREMIERE SERIES*
A serial killer takes advantage on the media interest over his murders, manipulating their victims, police and the media, turning the murders into a spectacle mediatic.
Friday 31st March, Netflix
10 Unseen *NEW UK PREMIERE SERIES*
A house cleaner desperately searches for her husband as a dreaded criminal syndicate dredges up past tragedies and ultimately drives her to violence.
Wednesday 29th March, Netflix