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BAPTISTE (BBC1, EARLY 2019)

Set in Am­s­ter­dam, this new thriller is a spin-off from The Miss­ing star­ring Tchéky Karyo as stub­born in­ves­ti­ga­tor Julien Baptiste. When Julien and his wife are on a sight­see­ing visit there, the Chief Of Po­lice – who also hap­pens to be an ex-girl­friend – asks for help on a case, lead­ing Baptiste into the dan­ger­ous un­der­belly of the Dutch city.

LINE OF DUTY (BBC1, MID 2019)

The BBC are keep­ing their lips firmly sealed about what’s go­ing on in Jed Mer­cu­rio’s bril­liant po­lice drama. What we do know is that the mighty Stephen Gra­ham (This Is Eng­land, Board­walk Em­pire) has a star­ring role in Se­ries 5, We can’t wait to see Kate (Vicky Mc­clure) and Steve (Martin Comp­ston) re­turn to fight cor­rupt cop­pers.

LUTHER (BBC1, EARLY 2019)

Idris Elba strides back on to London’s crime-rid­den streets (still wear­ing that coat, we see) for the fith sea­son and tries to solve a string of mon­strous mur­ders. He’s joined by a new side­kick, DS Cather­ine Halliday, played by Wunmi Mosaku, who wona BAFTA for her per­for­mance in Damilola: Our Loved Boy last year. Mean­while there are more than a few skele­tons about to pop out of Luther’s closet…

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