It's time for darkness in the East...

Whitechapel Series 3 - Available from July 28th at 9pm

DI Chandler and the team are back tonight at 9pm as Series 3 of the police drama set in London's East End begins with the first of a two-part story.

The team investigate the gruesome murder of four people in a seemingly impregnable tailor's workshop. The crime sends shockwaves throughout the area - what can Chandler and Miles learn from history that could help them to solve these particularly grizzly killings?

Two's company, three's a crowd...

The Poison Tree- tonight & tomorrow 10pm

'" I wish I had written it. " Stephen King

Tonight & tomorrow at 10pm on Encore we have the two-part psychological thriller The Poison Tree based on the novel by Erin Kelly.

Starring MyAnna Buring (Downton Abbey & Twilight Saga), Ophelia Lovibond (Mr Sloane, Nowhere Boy), Matthew Goode (The Good Wife & Death comes to Pemberley) , and Patrick Baladi (Stella).

Karen Clarke (Buring) is a woman haunted by tragic eventsfrom her past. Flashbacks reveal how Karen entered the extraordinary world of Biba Capel and Rex Clarke, while in the present day she is living in Dungeness with Rex, recently released from prison, and their daughter Alice. Karen finds herself being stalked by a mysterious stranger and is desperate to protect her family...

Tommy Cooper: Not Like That Like This

The acclaimed one-off drama based on the life of the legendary comedian Tommy Cooper, written by Simon Nye (Reggie Perrin, Just William) will be coming to Encore on Sunday 13th at 9pm.

David Threlfall (Shameless, Nowhere Boy) will play the iconic comedian, Amanda Redman (New Tricks, Little Dorrit) takes the role of Dove and Helen McCrory (Peaky Blinders, We’ll Take Manhattan) plays Mary.

Revisit the award winning British drama DCI Banks Series 1

From the mind of writer Peter Robinson and brought to life by Stephen Tomkinson.
DCI Banks Series 1 kicks-off tomorrow night at 9pm on ITV Encore.

Series 1 adapts three Inspector Banks novels: Playing with Fire, Friend of the Devil and Cold is the Grave.

In Playing with Fire two bodies are found after a fire on some narrow boats and Banks and DS Annie Cabbot find themselves on the trail of an arsonist who has killed two people. In Friend of the Devil a young student is attacked in the middle of the city and in another part of Yorkshire a woman has her throat cut, but the two different murders have disturbing similarities.

Cold is the Grave is a case terrifyingly close to home as Banks is asked by his boss, Superintendant Gerry Rydell, to find his missing teenage daughter…

DCI Banks Series 1 begins Friday at 9pm

Go back to the start with Life Begins & Kingdom tonight...

Life Begins Series 1 - Available from June 30th at 7pm

From the writer of Cold Feet, Life Begins starts tonight at 7pm and stars Caroline Quentin as Maggie Mee and Alexander Armstrong as her husband Phil.

When Maggie's husband walks out on her and their two children, he leaves her back at square one and trying to rediscover herself. Feeling desperate after she is abandoned, Maggie does her best to keep life on an even keel for her children and find a job.

Kingdom Series 1 -Available from June 30th at 8pm

Starting tonight at 8pm, Kingdom Series 1 stars the quintessential Stephen Fry in his first acting role since Jeeves & Wooster, the series follows Peter Kingdom's life in Market Shipborough as he takes on the responsibility for everyone's welfare.

Stephen plays country solicitor Peter, and when his brother disappears leaving only some clothes on a beach, Peter forces himself to put on a brave face and return to his work as a solicitor. He soon finds himself dealing with two very different cases, one focussing on planning regulations, and the other concerning the untimely death of a woman in her jacuzzi. Then Peter's younger half-sister (Hermione Norris) arrives to stay, having just discharged herself from rehab.

Also stars Celia Imrie as Gloria Millington, the faithful receptionist and confidante, Phyllida Law plays Peter's eccentric Aunt Auriel, and Karl Davies plays the quick-witted young trainee solicitor, Lyle Anderson, who dreams of escape.

Not interested in the World Cup? Tune into Encore this weekend!

DCI Banks: Aftermath - Concludes Friday June 27th at 9pm

The death of the serial killer Marcus Payne leaves more questions than answers.

DCI Alan Banks still has to find a missing girl, time is against him and he is hindered by DS Annie Cabbot, who wants to spend time investigating the now-suspicious death of the killer.

Banks knows that Payne must have had an accomplice. Can a victim also be guilty?

Stephen Tompkinson (Wild at Heart, Grafters) leads the cast as DCI Banks, in the drama based on the hugely successful novel from award-winning international crime writerPeter Robinson.

Vera Series 1 continues Saturday at 9pm

Vera, accompanied by her loyal team of Sergeant Joe Ashworth (David Leon), DC Holly Lawson (Wunmi Mosaku) and Forensic Pathologist Billy Cartwright (Paul Ritter), delve into the secrets and lies of a small community that continues to be rocked by Abigail's murder. For some, the wounds remain close to the surface, while others seek to put the past behind them. It's not long before the case takes a violent and unexpected turn with another potentially connected murder...

Join us tonight for The Bletchley Circle

The Bletchley Circle Series 1 - Continues Thursdays at 10pm

Go back to the start for Series 1 of The Bletchley Circle. Join four ordinary women with an extraordinary flair for code-breaking and razor-sharp intelligence skills who worked at the top-secret HQ Bletchley Park during World War II.

Set in 1952, Susan, Millie , Lucy and Jean have returned to their normal lives, modestly setting aside the part they played in producing crucial intelligence, which helped the Allies to victory and shortened the war.

Until now that is... and the unresolved murders of Jane Hart and Patricia Oakes. With her handwritten charts of numbers, dates and times and stretched lines of wool connecting pins to clips, Susan has spotted a pattern of behaviour no-one else has...

Twice BAFTA award-winner, Anna Maxwell Martin (Accused, South Riding,Bleak House) stars as Susan, Rachael Stirling (Women in Love, Tipping the Velvet) is Millie, RADA graduate Sophie Rundle (Episodes, Garrow’s Law) plays Lucy and Julie Graham (Lapland, Survivors, William and Mary) is Jean.