Created by Paul Abbott (Shameless) and written by Danny Brocklehurst (The Street, Clocking Off), BBC One’s Exile is a three-part psychological drama concerned with the impermanence of remembrance and the persistence of memory.
‘Three years in Seine-Saint-Denis would make any policeman corrupt,’ says Crime Squad Superintendent Brémont (Bruno Debrant) in this week’s double-episode of police drama Spiral, but it’s highly unlikely it takes anyone in the French justice system that long.
Steven Moffat is the finest writer in British television. There - we said what you were already thinking. His episodes of Doctor Who are as densely packed as Imelda Marcos’s holiday shoebox, each story brimming with inspiration, emotion and an endless stream of mind-boggling moments.
Based on a bestselling book of the same name by Kate Summerscale, ITV1's The Suspicions Of Mr Whicher recounts the true story of a tragic murder in a Victorian household in Wiltshire.
Despite a profound inability to work together without breaking the law, making horrendous cock-ups or screaming at each other, Captain Laure Berthaud (Caroline Proust) and her CID team finally start making some progress in their pursuit of the titular killer this week.
Based on the real life events pre and post the 1958 Munich air crash that saw eight of the Manchester United football team lose their lives, United is a one-off feature-length drama from BBC Two starring Doctor Who's David Tennant and Mission Impossible II actor Dougray Scott.
When call-centre worker and former nurse Sally Wilson (Ashley Jensen) discovers she has been bequeathed five million pounds in the will of someone she’s never heard of, it should be the windfall that she needs to provide expensive treatment for her seriously ill daughter.
BBC Four’s imported French police drama Spiral reaches the halfway point of its third season this week, maintaining its ability to disturb and distress but never disappoint with its unstinting gore and unending bleakness.
The final part of ITV1’s latest medical drama brings the series to a suitably watchable conclusion, although this is not a Casualty-style blockbuster climax, with no major calamity leaving bodies strewn all over the landscape and the hospital struggling to cope under the weight of the blood and gore.