WLRN presents some of television’s best crime and mystery dramas every Friday night.
Tune in to Channel 17 to see hit British police procedurals, such as DCI Banks, built around the driven and intense detective Alan Banks and Dalziel & Pascoe, featuring two Yorkshire detectives with very different styles; followed by Circus, a behind-the-scenes look at the world beneath the Big Top, with a real-life cast of characters in the greatest show on Earth.
DCI Banks: Playing With Fire (8:00 p.m.)
Two bodies are found after a fatal fire on two houseboats. Police suspect arson, and the discovery of a forged Turner landscape painting leads DCI Banks and his female sidekick DS Cabbot to connect the victims to an art forgery scam. Cabbot becomes dangerously involved with art expert Mark Keane who is assisting the investigation.
Dalziel & Pascoe: A Clubbable Woman, Part 2 (9:30 p.m.)
Previously, Dalziel visited the Wetherton Rugby Club where he's a member and learned that the wife of the club's star player, Sam Connon, has been murdered while her husband was away.
At Mary’s funeral, Dalziel and Pascoe discovered that another athlete, Arthur Evans, roughed up Connon on the sports field because he suspects him of having an affair with his wife.
The plot thickens in Part Two when Connon’s daughter receives an anonymous letter claiming Connon is not her father. It seems that rivalry, jealousy and infidelity give nearly everyone at the club a motive for murder.
Circus: One Ring Family (10:30 p.m.)
Tensions rise and romances blossom as the circus's first dress rehearsal approaches. The show is nowhere near ready. The Flying Neves trapeze troupe can't seem to pull themselves together, and there's talk in the office about canning the act.
Meanwhile, Glen, the novice clown, is having a hard time taking direction and is petrified that he'll be fired too. The fate of the show, and the livelihood of some of its performers, hangs in the balance.