5USA Today Friday 13 January 2023

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What’s On 5USA Today Friday 13 January 2023

A full run down of everything airing on 5USA today.


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Murder, She Wrote


Jessica’s friend wins a fortune

A friend of Jessica’s wins a fortune in a sweepstake – but soon discovers her new-found wealth brings a host of problems in its wake, and realises she can trust no one. Starring Angela Lansbury and Loretta Swit



Gibbs and the team track an arsonist

A fire crew discovers a man’s body after putting out a raging blaze at a warehouse belonging to a Navy-contracted electronics company, and Gibbs recognises the victim as Carter Plimpton – a former member of an NCIS black-ops unit. Meanwhile, a member of the Baltimore police department helping with the case appears to have a grudge against Tony



The team discovers the elusive arsonist was not working alone

The team’s mission to track the arsonist targeting US Navy facilities appears to end in success when the man in question is killed by a thermite explosion on board the USS Brewer. Meanwhile, Abby studies evidence relating to fire-starter Bruce Johnson, who died when his car exploded, and discovers coded messages in his quarters that indicate he may have been working as part of a larger gang. Crime drama, starring Mark Harmon



The investigators try to catch fugitive terrorist Harper Dearing

The investigators discover probationary agent Ned Dorneget has been bugged by Harper Dearing, the man behind a spate of arson attacks on US Navy vessels. A phone call from the man himself makes it clear he is out for revenge, and Sam Ryan has information as to the motive behind it. Guest starring Richard Schiff (The West Wing)



Gibbs takes desperate measures to track down Harper Dearing

The team tries to track down wanted terrorist Harper Dearing before another US Navy ship is destroyed, and a desperate Gibbs enlists the aid of a prisoner to draw his target out of hiding. Meanwhile, Palmer is forced to consider putting his nuptials on hold as the stand-off with Dearing becomes heated. Crime drama, starring Mark Harmon



Harper Dearing is hunted following the attack on the NCIS headquarters

The aftermath of Harper Dearing’s bomb attack on the NCIS headquarters dominates proceedings. As rescue crews sift through the debris searching for survivors, Abby, Gibbs, McGee and Vance are accounted for, but Ziva and Tony are trapped in a lift. Dearing makes contact after his ex-wife is taken into custody, enabling his car to be traced to an abandoned lot – and the agents arrive just in time to see the vehicle blow up. Starring Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly and Pauley Perrette

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Showbiz news and gossip

Law & Order


A jeweller who betrayed the Russian Mob is shot dead

A jeweller with ties to the Russian Mob is shot dead in the middle of Times Square. It emerges that he had been helping the authorities bring his associates to justice, giving the detectives some obvious suspects. However, another man injured in the gunfire is later identified as one of the two shooters, bringing his accomplice and then the dead man’s wife under suspicion

Law & Order


Heroin users are murdered in a raid on a drug den

Detectives Fontana and Green investigate the murders of a group of heroin users in a raid on a drug den. The prime suspect is a warlord who aided American forces in Afghanistan and claims diplomatic immunity – but McCoy and Southerlyn refuse to be swayed in their attempts to prosecute. Drama, starring Dennis Farina, Jesse L Martin, Sam Waterston and Elisabeth Rohm



A Navy reservist returns home to find her husband missing

Gibbs and the team are called in when a Navy reservist returns home to find her husband missing and her living room covered in blood, and make a grim discovery when they find a finger in the bin. Meanwhile, Ziva ruffles a few feathers by insisting on continuing her investigation into the murder of her father, asking for permission to go to Rome on the trail of the chief suspect. Mark Harmon stars



Ziva and Tony travel to Berlin to track down Ilan Bodnar

New Mossad director Orli Elbaz asks for the team’s help in finding Ilan Bodnar when one of her agents is shot dead in Virginia, telling Gibbs he was investigating several operatives who had gone rogue after Eli David’s death. Ziva travels with Tony to Berlin in her pursuit of Bodnar, the man she believes was responsible for the death of her father. Guest starring Marina Sirtis (Star Trek: The Next Generation)



The team tracks Bodnar’s SUV to a remote house

The team tracks Bodnar’s SUV to a remote house in the countryside, but inside find only his dead accomplice – identified as a South African mercenary who helped Bodnar procure diamonds. Ziva and Tony, meanwhile, discharge themselves from hospital and wheedle information out of Abby to continue investigating on the quiet, having been warned by Homeland Security to stay off the case



A cook from a US Navy destroyer tells McGee and Gibbs someone is stalking him

A cook from a US Navy destroyer tells McGee and Gibbs he believes someone is stalking him with the intention of trying to make him poison the crew, and a picture on a stolen phone leads the team to a group testing the psychological effects of surveillance. Meanwhile, Richard Parsons from the Inspector General’s office closes in on Ziva as he investigates the death of Ilan Bodnar, the man who killed her father. Guest starring Colin Hanks



A Navy Seal’s wife receives a package containing her husband’s severed head

The team investigates when Navy Seal Chad McBride’s wife receives a package from Riyadh in Saudi Arabia containing her husband’s severed head, which Palmer discovers contains very high levels of radiation. McBride’s commanding officer reveals the soldier was on a top-secret reconnaissance mission and asks Vance not to disclose the details to anyone. Meanwhile, Richard Parsons tries to get Gibbs to take responsibility for the many unnecessary deaths for which he holds the NCIS team accountable

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit


Benson searches for an abducted mother and daughter

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit


A girl is held captive by her father

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit


Benson shares personal secrets with a rape victim

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit


The team gets involved in an online hoax

The team members get tangled in an elaborate online hoax that leads to the rape of a popular social media star. Meanwhile, Benson sets new ground rules with Sheila. Mariska Hargitay and Brooke Shields star

The Blacklist


Part one of two. A criminal tries to capture Red

Part one of two. News of Red’s systematic manhunt prompts Anslo Garrick, a man whose name is on the blacklist, to try to infiltrate the FBI to capture the ex-con. Meanwhile, Ressler is ordered to guard the informant when Liz goes missing. Crime drama, guest starring Ritchie Coster, with James Spader

The Blacklist


Part two of two. Red bargains with Anslo Garrick to spare Ressler’s life

Part two of two. Fugitive Anslo Garrick has the FBI agents at his mercy. While Red bargains with his captor to spare Ressler’s life, it dawns on the ex-con that the only way to satisfy Anslo’s appetite is to sacrifice himself. Elsewhere, Liz tries to disable the signal jammers cutting off contact with the outside world. Tom grows increasingly anxious about his wife’s safety, and then the hold-up takes a startling turn

Street Crime UK: Caught on Camera

Nick Wallis joins the Metropolitan Police’s robbery squads


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