It’s very much as you were this week, with the exception of a brand-new series in the vacated Sherlock slot – a four-part adaptation of Louise Doughty’s psychological thriller, Apple Tree Yard, starring Emily Watson and Ben Chaplin. It’s worth a watch. Elsewhere, if you’re a Silent Witness fan it’s worth noting that, because of the football, the second part of this week’s story is now on Wednesday night.
The eagle-eyed among you will know that the first week of January is mayhem when it comes to crime drama. The schedulers like to batter us with new series left, right and centre after the perceived quiet period over Christmas, and they think that all we want to do is stay in and watch TV and after a week of staying in and watching TV. No matter – this week sees the start of a LOAD of new crime drama series. You may not leave the house again for the next month or so.
I’m putting this up a day early, because… well Christmas and all that. The important thing to know is that there some heavyweights emerging from the shadows this week, namely a brand new Agatha Christie adaptation, Alan Davies back as Jonathan Creek and a certain resident of Baker Street. Add in some tasty nuggets on both radio and TV, and this holiday week is going to be a busy one for crime drama fans.
Well, here we are. It’s Christmas Day next Sunday – how did that happen? – and with everything pretty much coming to an end last week, we don’t have too much… hold on, we DO? Well, yes. Just as the first week of January is an absolute explosion of new series, the Christmas period is one of relative quiet. But there are new things to be enjoyed. So dig in, be merry and enjoy your festive helpings of crime drama!
As Christmas approaches, there’s a real ‘series finale’ feel in the air this week: Rillington Place, Y Gwyll, Modus and Secrets And Lies all reach their conclusion. But wait… there are some new things on this week. Look out for new series of Elementary and Midsomer Murders. Hurrah!
Rillington Place certainly caused a stir last week, and the series continues this week. But… there’ another series based on a mid-century serial killer starting up this week. ITV’s In Plain Sight stars Martin Compston and Douglas Henshall, and focuses on the deeds of William Muncie. Elsewhere, Y Gwyll and Modus continues. Enjoy!
It’s a decent week in crime drama land, with the finale of the twisty-turny Missing, a well as the continuing Modus over on BBC4. But there’s also something starting this week – the three-part series Rillington Place, which sees Yim Roth and Samantha Morton star in the re-telling of the John Christie story. Advanced reports suggest that it’s a goodie. Also look out for out for vintage radio drama, with a new adaptation of Jacque Futrelle’s The Thinking Machine.