Starting at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, April 25, tune into Channel 17 for three of Britain’s most popular crime series - Dci Banks, Scott & Bailey and Dalziel & Pascoe.
Dci Banks: Bad Boy (8:00 pm)
When Banks’ old neighbor tells him that she has discovered a gun in her teenage daughter’s bedroom, his instinct is to quietly retrieve the weapon. But when Helen convinces him that she should lead a firearms team to take possession of the gun ‘by the book’, neither she nor Banks foresees that the incident will lead to an innocent man being critically injured. Soon, an internal investigation threatens to break up Banks’ team when Annie is ordered to scrutinize Helen’s role in the operation. The subsequent professional divisions are made worse by Annie and Banks’ fledgling romantic relationship. Meanwhile, news that the gun has been recently fired leaves Banks searching for both its owner and a potential victim. On the trail of a notorious ‘bad boy’, Banks soon discovers a connection which brings the case worryingly close to home…
Scott & Bailey (9:30 p.m.)
With their friendship in tatters, the lack of communication between Rachel and Janet is making even the simplest of tasks difficult, and it takes a call about Gill's possible abduction to reunite them as a team. The duo soon have Gill's car in their sights and identify the kidnapper, but discover they are heading for a notorious suicide location. Can the detectives get to their boss in time?
Dalziel and Pascoe: Dead Head Part 1 (10:30 pm)
Flamboyant businessman and Dalziel’s old friend, Dick Elgood, accuses one of his employees, rose-enthusiast Patrick Alderman, of trying to murder him. When Pascoe starts to investigate, he discovers a trail of suspicious deaths in Alderman’s past. Each one has benefited him in some way.
The case becomes complicated when Pascoe’s wife, Ellie, strikes up an unlikely friendship with Alderman’s wife, Daphne. As the two women grow close, Daphne reveals a history of marital and financial problems.