The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 9th – Sunday 15th January) – The Killing Times


We’ve hit the ground running in 2023, and the goodness continues this week with new episodes of Vera – the last couple from series 11 and then series 12. Walter Presents is at it again, with German series Dark Rivers. Enjoy!

1 Happy Valley *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
S3 E3/6

Faisal and Joanna hatch a plan that takes an unexpected turn. 
Sunday 15th January, 9pm, BBC One

2 Vera *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODES*
S11 E5/6

DCI Stanhope is called out to a grim scene when a body found in the back of a burnt-out car and the victim is identified as a popular local GP. The detective’s investigation leads her into a world of intrigue, betrayal and lust, when she learns that the doctor’s relationships with those that knew her were anything but healthy.
Sunday 15th January, 8pm, ITV

3 Mystery Road: Origin *NEW UK PREMIERE SERIES*
S1 E3&4/6

Jay is ordered off the investigation but refuses to give up, and finds that family takes many forms. A murder from Mary’s past stirs anger.
Saturday 14th January, 9pm, BBC Four

4 Silent Witness *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODES*
S26 E3&4/10

An abandoned lorry is found at a quarry with several dead and dying people in the back. At first it appears to be a case of sex trafficking, but it soon becomes clear that all is not as it seems. With the survivors refusing to speak, Nikki and the team must use their pathological and forensic skillset to identify the deceased and piece together what happened.
Monday 9th and Tuesday 10th January, 9pm, BBC One

5 Yr Amgueddfa *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
S2 E2/6

Della and Glyn wait eagerly for the Mold Cape to arrive, with Della anxiously wondering whether Fioled will get to it first?
Sunday 15th January, 9pm, S4C

6 The Light In The Hall *NEW ENGLISH LANGUAGE PREMIERE EPISODES*
S1 E3&4/6

Tensions simmer between Sharon and Gafyn and Sali discovers Greta’s secret. Sharon’s constant threats against Joe are starting to take a toll. Cat and Caryl catch up again but Caryl reveals something that leads Cat to revisit the past.
Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th January, 9pm, Channel 4

7 Dark Rivers *NEW UK PREMIERE SERIES*
S1
E1-4/4
An ex-police officer in witness protection crosses paths with a dubious private detective.
From Friday 13th January, All4

8 One Lane Bridge *NEW UK PREMIERE SERIES*
S3
E1-5/5
Set against a breathtaking Queenstown backdrop, this engrossing detective drama follows Māori Detective Sergeant Ariki Davis, who uses his sharp logic and spiritual gift to solve the town’s most horrific crimes.
From Monday 9th January, Acorn TV

9 Death In Paradise *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
S12 E2/8

The team investigates a Preppers commune when one of its members is poisoned inside a locked bunke. However, with CCTV footage showing that no one went in or came out while he was in there, it seems likely that he has taken his own life – or has he? Meanwhile, Neville has a series of adventurous dates with Sophie. 
Friday 13th January, 9pm, BBC One

10 The Madame Blanc Mysteries *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
S2 E3/7

Jeremy and Judith are at the wake for Anna Dumonet, a leading light in the Sainte Victoire theatre. Jeremy introduces Jean to Anna’s daughter, Vivienne, an antique dealer, and her stepfather Jules, a theatre director. When Vivienne suddenly leaves in tears, Jean knows there’s more to this than meets the eye and is soon mixed up in a deadly family saga.
Thursday 12th January, 9pm, Channel 5

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