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Coming Up Next: Spring Crime Drama 2015

Spring has sprung and a new season means one thing – lots of exciting new crime drama!

There are loads of treats in store for us over the next few months, but we’ve picked just five that we can’t wait to see. Showcasing the acting talent of big names such as David Tennant, Sheridan Smith, Christopher Eccleston, John Simm and David Threlfall, we reckon you’ll find it impossible to leave your sofa.

Which drama are you most looking forward to seeing? Let us know in the comments below!

Coming Soon: Crime Drama

Safe House (ITV One)
Begins Monday 20th April

If you didn’t get enough of Christopher Eccleston in Fortitude, be sure to tune in for new four-part thriller Safe House. Starring alongside Marsha Thomason and Paterson Joseph, Christopher plays Robert, a former detective and the owner of a remote guest house who is asked to turn his business into a safe house. For Robert, protecting his ‘guests’ brings back memories and fears from his past, leading him to re-question a terrifying event and uncover a web of lies.

Gracepoint (ITV Encore)

Gracepoint is the US remake of Dead Good favourite Broadchurch, and ITV Encore has just snapped up exclusive rights for the UK premiere. David Tennant – Detective Emmett Carver – stars alongside Anna Gunn – Detective Ellie Miller – and the two investigate when the body of local boy Danny Solano is discovered on the beach. In general, the plot is very similar to that of Broadchurch but there are a few crucial differences, and we can’t wait to see how it plays out on screen.

Black Work (ITV One)

Sheridan Smith, Matthew McNulty, Douglas Henshall, Geraldine James and Phil Davis are all set to star in new three-part thriller Black Work. Sheridan will play Jo Gillespie, a police officer hunting down the murderer of her husband Ryan, an undercover policeman who had been recently investigating a particularly shady case. Determined to find out the truth regarding his death, Jo has to work through her grief and guilt, come face to face with the grim realities of their marriage and question everything she once thought she knew about her life and family.

Code of a Killer (ITV One)
Begins Monday 6th April

Based on the true story of the discovery of DNA fingerprinting by Alec Jeffreys and its first use by Detective Chief Superintendent David Baker, Code of a Killer will bring together the brilliant acting talent of David Threlfall (Shameless) and John Simm (Life on Mars). The drama will depict the launch of the world’s first ever DNA manhunt, which tested over five thousand men to track down the killer of two Leicestershire schoolgirls, Lynda Mann and Dawn Ashworth.

London Spy (BBC Two)

Created by Tom Rob Smith – author of Child 44 and The FarmLondon Spy will star Ben Whishaw, who plays Q in Skyfall and the upcoming Sceptre, in the lead role. His character, Danny, falls for the anti-social and enigmatic Alex (Edward Holcroft) from the Secret Intelligence Service. Shortly after the two of them find each other, Alex is discovered dead. Danny, ill-equipped to take on the complex and codified world of British espionage, must decide whether he’s prepared to fight for the truth. Jim Broadbent also stars.



    No airing dates have been announced yet, but do check back as we’ll be updating the article when they are!

    Which channels are Safe House and Black Work going to be on?

    dead good books make my reading life interesting

    This is a good sight if you like murder, mystery, and police/detective novels. I don’t like too much gore, or descriptive murders, so I pick and choose.

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