The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 20th – Sunday 26th February)

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p04t3lz8As we gird our crime loins for the incoming Broadchurch and Prime Suspect 1973, there’s still plenty to watch and enjoy this week, not least episode two of SS-GB and episode three of The Kettering Incident. Look out for the series finale of the now Kris Marshall-less Death In Paradise, as well as two new series – James Nesbitt in Sky1’s Lucky Man, and from New Zealand, The Brokenwood Mysteries. Enjoy! Continue reading

The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 13th – Sunday 19th February)

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(C) Sid Gentle Films – Photographer: Sid Gentle Films

Another big week in the crime drama universe, with the start of the five-part Len Deighton adaptation, SS-GB, at the end of the week, the curious, supernaturally-tinged Australian series – The Kettering Incident – starting up in the middle of the week, and Lars Mikkelsen returning to British screen in Walter Presents’ The Team. Look out also for the finals episodes of The Moorside and No Offence, too. Enjoy! Continue reading

The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 6th – Sunday 12th January)

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the-moorsideThere are a couple of notable finales this week – ITV’s excellent second series of Unforgotten comes to an end, while Apple Tree Yard, normally on a Sunday night, switches its finale to the vacant Monday-night slot vacated by Silent Witness. Elsewhere, there’s the new Shannon Matthews drama, The Moorside, featuring Sheridan Smith and a couple of noteworthy radio dramas. Enjoy! Continue reading

The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 23rd – Sunday 29th January)

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1236757_caseAnother big week in the world of crime drama, which sees two new series – and oh-so-many continuing series – both with a decidedly Nordic tinge. First up (on Channel 4, although after episode one the series is available to watch on All4 in its entirety) is Icelandic crime drama Case, and then, on Thursday, series two of the enjoyable/daft crime drama/horror yarn, Fortitude. Also new and noteworthy is the series finale of Endeavour, with Sheila Hancock making a guest appearance. Continue reading

The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 16th – Sunday 22nd January)

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landscape_uktv-a-song-for-jennyIt’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. Continue reading

The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 2nd – Sunday 8th January)

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unforgotten2The 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. Continue reading