British Murder Mysteries Starting August 2022

August 1, 2022

It’s the dog days of summer, but WLIW21 is here to help you escape the August heat with new seasons of your favorite crime dramas, filled with murder, mayhem, thrills, and chills. Liven up your Long Island nights on Fridays, Saturdays and Tuesdays.

Friday Nights

3 members of Death in Paradise cast shownIt’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas on Sainte Marie, the fictional Caribbean island setting of Death in Paradise (premieres Friday August 5 at 9:45 p.m.). The new season kicks off with the series’ first-ever Christmas special. The sun-soaked, scintillating beauty of Saint Marie is rocked by a baffling murder, with a dazzling array of guest stars under suspicion, including the special return of Danny John-Jules as Officer Dwayne Myers. When the team needs some extra help, Dwayne steps in, quickly making his presence felt in ways that they could not have anticipated. All the usual ingredients are in place for a truly unforgettable Caribbean Christmas.

Ralf Little is DI Neville Parker and Josephine Jobert is DS Florence Cassell. Don Warrington is Commissioner Selwyn Patterson and Elizabeth Bourgine is Catherine Bordey. Tahj Miles, new in Season 10, is back as Marlon Pryce. New to the cast is Shantol Jackson, who plays an ambitious sergeant who has arrived from another island, Naomi Thomas.

Saturday Nights

Join DCI John Barnaby (Neil Dudgeon) and his partner DS Jamie Winter (Nick Hendrix) as they investigate murders in a charming, picturesque British county in Midsomer Murders (Saturdays at 8 p.m., beginning August 6). In the season premiere, the annual Paramount Dance Extravaganza arrives at Midsomer, bringing deep-running feuds, passions, and deadly ambition behind the sequins and smiles. Also in the eight-episode season — filled with a galaxy of guest stars — the worlds of miniature dolls houses and real houses collide when a prolific real
estate agent is murdered at a museum exhibit launch.

Tuesday Nights

Pathologist Dr. Nikki Alexander (Emilia Fox) and her dedicated team return for a new season of crime solving in Silent Witness (Tuesdays at 9:30 p.m., beginning August 16). In the Season 22 premiere, Nikki and the Lyell unit investigate an attack against a transgender man. In other episodes, the team is called in when a teenager is killed in an explosion connected to a drug ring in the community.