5 Programmes To Watch | 2017

5 Programmes To Watch | 2017

So if any of you know me, you know I love a good boxset (and typically those from the US – though the UK does have a few good ones).  With studying it isn’t always easy to watch programmes, so very often they sky+ until I can watch them.

However the start of 2017 is looking like it could be a great few months for crime/law related TV programmes.

Here are just 5 that I am super excited to watch over the coming months.

Prison Break

The rumours have been doing the rounds for many years about a potential return of Michael Schofield, and last year it was finally confirmed.   I was so excited to find out that Prison Break would be returning for another season, and that Michael was in fact not dead.  However, I am a little dubious about whether this series will be as exciting as the others.

Prison Break last aired on our screens in 2009, so it has been quite a while! For all the information on the new season of Prison Break which will be coming in a few months check out all the coverage from Fox here.


After two phenomenal series, everyone wanted more.  The suspense in series one reminded me that the UK can still produce a great TV drama.  I won’t lie, I was apprehensive that series 2 might not have the same suspense, and that cliffhanger every episode – but it did.  More and more information drip fed every episode, and instead of being able to eliminate suspects, you find yourself doubting even more people.  Broadchurch is wonderfully written, and the actors are amazing.

Season 3 airs very soon, and I am intrigued to see what line of approach they take.  Series 1 saw the murder investigation and Series 2 was the court case (albeit controversial in parts by many in the legal profession).  So what can we expect for Series 3?

You can get all the information prior to the launch on ITV here.

Little Boy Blue

It has been 10 years now since a murder that truly shocked the nation.  It was in August 2007 that 11 year old Rhys Jones was shot on his way home from football practice in Liverpool.  A crime that hit the nation, and one that I remember seeing on the news as I was growing up.  A senseless killing but one that brought a community together.

The TV programme is to air in April and you can follow all coverage on the ITV Hub here.

A Killing In My Family 

A Killing In My Family, is a channel 4 documentary which follows the charity Winston’s Wish.  This charity helps children who have sadly lost close family members to murder or manslaughter, sometimes the children have even witnessed the assaults.  The charity also supports those that are now caring for the children.

Murder is never a nice topic to discuss, but very often we live in a bubble where life is pretty much okay.  Sometimes we need a reality check to remind ourselves how lucky we are.  Charities like these are amazing, and the work they do is phenomenal.  Children should never have to lose a parent or sibling to murder or manslaughter, and they most certainly should never witness it.

I hope this TV documentary really helps highlight the damage that is caused after these horrific killings.

The Moorside 

This drama on BBC 1 due to air in February looks at the kidnapping of Shannon Matthews. It was back in February 2008 that school-girl Shannon Matthews was reported missing by her mother.  It was a news story that hit the nation hard, and one that left everyone puzzled and shocked by.  Even more so, when it was announced that her mother (who had acted somewhat weird throughout) had played a significant role in.  It left the nation questioning how anyone could do that to their own child. I remember the coverage, and the trailers for this TV drama have brought the memories back.

For more information check out the BBC info here.

If you have liked this post let me know! I always have so many crime and law related programmes I watch, or re-watch.  So I would happily share more information if you wanted it!

Rebecca x

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