From Australia to America, New Zealand to Sweden there’s a big, wide world of drama to enjoy on Freeview in the coming week.
Saturday 6 October at 9pm
Set against the big landscapes and stunning scenery of the Australian outback, this drama stars Aaron Pedersen as detective Jay Swan, who is sent to the remote town of Patterson for what he thinks will be a simple investigation into the disappearance of two young men. Partnered with tough local cop Emma James (Judy Davis), their investigation gradually unpeels the layers of the town, revealing crimes and miscarriages of justice that stretch back into Patterson’s history.
Criminal Minds: Suspect Behaviour
5 USA (Freeview Channel 21)
Saturday 6 October at 10pm
Forest Whitaker stars in this police procedural drama about a team of psychological profilers investigating cases without the restrictions of bureaucracy. In this first episode, the team look into a series of child abductions.
The Brokenwood Mysteries
Drama (Freeview Channel 20)
Sunday 7 October at 8pm
Set in a rural area of New Zealand, this crime drama has been building a steady following. Neill Rea stars as Detective Inspector Mike Shepherd whose unconventional approach to crime fighting clashes with local Detective Constable Kristin Sims’ by-the-book approach. Initially, Kristin (Fern Sutherland) came across as a little too driven and ambitious for Mike’s liking but after a rocky start, the pair have grown accustomed to one another’s differences and they now make up a formidable duo.
Sunday 7 October at 9pm
If you were looking for a great drama with more twists and turns than a helter-skelter to fill that Bodyguard-shaped gap in your schedule, this is definitely it. Jenna Coleman stars in this gripping drama about a new mother, whose world collapses after the disappearance of her baby. Filmed in Australia and Scotland, this is the second of three parts, so if you need to catch up, head over to BBC iPlayer.
Paramount (Freeview Channel 57)
Monday 8 October at 8pm
This modern-day fantasy crime drama is set in Portland, Oregon. It’s about a detective with the ability to see – and combat – supernatural creatures who are up to no good. If you haven’t caught it before, this pilot episode is a good place to jump in.
Wednesday 10 October at 11:40pm
This dark thriller from Sweden has all the elements we love in Nordic Noir. On the outside, Alex is a a model citizen, a devoted father and an exemplary law enforcement officer. In reality, he’s a drug-fuelled dirty cop whose dealings with a powerful gang leave him trapped in a desperate situation. And if you want to binge-watch the entire series, the box set is available on-demand on All4.