This week in TV sees a new notorious true crime drama and the long-awaited arrival of WandaVision.
The Pembrokeshire Murders
ITV’s new true-crime drama, The Pembrokeshire Murders, recounts the solving of one of Wales’ most notorious crimes.
Luke Evans stars as newly promoted Detective Superintendent Steve Wilkins, responsible for reopening the unsolved Coastal Path Murders of the 1980s in 2006.
Then bolstered by pioneering forensic methods, Wilkins and his team found fibres and DNA that potentially linked the murders to a spate of burglaries committed in the 80s and 90s.
At the time, the perpetrator, John Cooper (Keith Allen), was nearing the end of his sentence, which is where the series picks up, with Wilkins racing against the clock to gather enough evidence to charge their suspect before he’s free to kill again.
Are Women the Fitter Sex?
Channel 4, 11pm
There have now been tens of millions of COVID-19 cases worldwide, and a curious global trend has emerged. Men are contracting the virus at a higher rate than women, and are more likely to die from the disease.
Given that there are many other diseases affecting men more than women, this begs the question: Are Women the Fitter Sex?
Emergency Doctor Ronx from London’s Hackney Homerton Hospital investigates, interviewing researchers and patients in search of answers.
A stylish new thriller from the creator of Mr Robot, Sam Esmail, Briarpatch stars Rosario Dawson as Allegra Dill, an investigator working for the ambitious Senator Joseph Ramirez (Enrique Murciano).
When Allegra’s sister Felicity is killed in a car bombing in San Bonifacio, she returns to their quirky Texan hometown to find the killer, only to uncover a wide web of corruption.
Following on from the events of Avengers: Endgame, Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany reprise their roles as Wanda Maximoff and Vision in WandaVision, a highly anticipated MCU traditional sitcom.
The two are now living a normal life in the suburban idyllic town of Westview while trying to conceal their superpowers. Wanda seems to be reshaping their reality, but as she cycles through the decades and their television tropes, cracks begin to show in the idyll.
In Finding Alice, the accidental death of Alice’s (Keeley Hawes) husband of twenty years, Harry (Jason Merrells), stirs up a storm of secrets for the widower to confront.
The cause of death was a fall down the stairs of their newly finished, weird and wonderful dream home. Or so it seems. When the police investigate, they begin to uncover the debt and criminality Harry had hidden.
The darkly comic drama also features Joanna Lumley, Kenneth Cranham and Nigel Havers.