5USA Today Friday 17 March 2023

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What’s On 5USA Today Friday 17 March 2023

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


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McGee tries to quell a crisis in a women’s prison

McGee is sent to a women’s prison to interview a murder suspect, but ends up being captured by the inmates, who have run riot and seized control of a cell block, afraid they will be blamed for killing a guard. Held hostage as a bargaining chip, he tries to identify the real culprit before the warden takes drastic action to resolve the crisis



Ducky is accused of war crimes

Ducky is attacked by a knife-wielding woman who accuses him of war crimes, alleging he tortured and killed her brother in Afghanistan in the early 1980s. Gibbs investigates and ascertains what really happened – but has to work with the Afghan embassy to avoid an international incident. Drama, starring David McCallum



The agents investigate the private life of a murdered Navy captain

The agents investigate the private life of a murdered Navy captain whose actions may have led to his death, while McGee finds his ideal woman on the internet – but it turns out she is too good to be true. Crime drama, starring Sean Murray, Mark Harmon and Michael Weatherly

Entertainment News on 5

Showbiz news and gossip

Law & Order


A bomb is discovered in a car park

A bomb is planted in a Wall Street car park, and a woman is apprehended in connection with the crime. However, Stone and Kincaid work to prove the culprit had been brainwashed by Daniel Hendricks, the charismatic leader of a sinister religious cult. Award-winning police drama, starring Jerry Orbach

Law & Order


A decomposed skeleton is unearthed

A decomposed skeleton is unearthed on a construction site and identification proves troublesome for Stone. The deceased is eventually revealed to be a man who disappeared years earlier and was presumed murdered. Police drama, starring Jerry Orbach

Law & Order


A murder is reported in a foster home

A teenager beats a fellow foster home resident to death, and his lawyer seeks a not guilty vedict, claiming the youth is genetically predisposed to violent behaviour because he possesses an extra Y chromosome

Law & Order


McCoy and Kincaid search for the truth behind the death of a wealthy woman

Assistant DAs McCoy and Kincaid put their careers on the line in search of the truth behind the death of a wealthy woman. Meanwhile, detectives question the victim’s first and second husbands, and her teenage daughter

Law & Order


Briscoe tries to trace a political fugitive

A routine investigation brings to light evidence that prompts Briscoe and Logan to pick up the trail of a political fugitive who went underground following a 1971 burglary that left a police officer dead. Police drama, starring Sam Waterston and Jerry Orbach

Law & Order


A lieutenant finds herself under suspicion

Lt Van Buren is mugged by two teenagers, but the hold-up does not go according to plan and the officer discharges her weapon, killing one of the youngsters with a shot to the back. Police drama, starring Sam Waterston and Jerry Orbach



A blogger who accused the NCIS of a cover-up is found dead

A blogger who accused the NCIS of a cover-up is found dead, and Gibbs and his team are forced to reopen a closed case to find the killer. However, state police suspect the special agents may have been involved in the murder and take control of the investigation. Mark Harmon, David McCallum, Cote de Pablo, Michael Weatherly and Pauley Perrette star



A marine with a link to Ziva is found dead

The team investigates the death of a marine off the coast of Tanzania – a case complicated by the discovery that he had a link to Ziva. The mystery deepens even further with the recovery of wreckage from a sunken freighter. Starring Mark Harmon, Cote de Pablo, David McCallum, Michael Weatherly and Pauley Perrette



A prank-loving marine is found dead on Halloween

The agents investigate the Halloween murder of a marine with a fondness for playing practical jokes. As the evidence accumulates, they begin to suspect he was killed by the exasperated victim of one of his pranks. Drama, starring Mark Harmon, David McCallum, Cote de Pablo, Michael Weatherly and Pauley Perrette



Gibbs’s mentor is linked to a double murder

The bodies of two dishonourably discharged officers are found on board a boat belonging to Gibbs, and inquiries cast suspicion on his mentor, retired agent Mike Franks. The case proves to have wider implications – and the team finds itself battling to prevent an international confrontation. Starring Mark Harmon, David McCallum, Cote de Pablo, Michael Weatherly and Pauley Perrette

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit


The team reopens a 20-year-old case

The team reopens a 20-year-old case after receiving a letter pinpointing where the remains of a seven-year-old boy are located. Initial investigations focus on a serial killer who is on death row for murdering another child, but he denies ever touching the victim and the focus of the inquiry shifts when the last person to see the boy alive is found dead. Starring Mariska Hargitay

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit


A prostitute is killed

The team is baffled by the violent murder of a prostitute who was knocked down by a car and beaten to death while talking on her phone in the street, until Stabler’s son suggests the crime appears to be modelled on a scene from a popular video game. A trail of clues leads the squad to a teenage couple who claim to be unable to distinguish between fantasy and reality, but the one piece of evidence that could put them behind bars is not allowed to be used for fear of jeopardising an anti-terror investigation

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit


A fertility doctor’s unethical practices are exposed

A woman is arrested after the attempted kidnapping a six-year-old girl, and tells officers the child is her daughter. DNA evidence appears to support her claim, and the ensuing investigation uncovers a fertility doctor’s unethical practices, prompting a custody battle between the child’s biological parent and the woman who gave birth to her. Christopher Meloni stars

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit


The team uncovers a smuggling and prostitution ring

Benson and Stabler investigate the disappearance of a Chinese woman and her daughter, and uncover a conspiracy involving women smuggled into the country by gangsters running a prostitution ring. Crime drama, starring Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay and Dann Florek

The Blacklist


Red tracks down a pair of professional kidnappers

Liz’s search for Tom’s true identity takes an international turn, involving a secret in Berlin and a mysterious key, while Red tracks down professional kidnappers the Pavlovich brothers – but rather than trying to stop their next hit, he’s actually interested in enlisting their services

The Blacklist


Red helps the team track down a cunning political strategist

Cunning and well-connected, The Kingmaker is the man behind the rise of some of the world’s most powerful politicians, but one of his operations receives unwanted attention from the FBI when a government official in Prague is framed for murder. Wise to the strategist’s ways, Red helps the team track him down, and with his attention focused on the chase, Liz seizes the opportunity to probe his closely guarded personal life, only to discover a shocking secret. Guest starring Linus Roache (Law & Order)

Criminals: Caught on Camera


The use of CCTV to fight crime

Journalist Nick Wallis joins police forces around the nation to discover how CCTV and technological advances are helping to bring criminals to justice. The programme reveals how essential surveillance cameras have become in the fight against crime and features footage of people caught red-handed


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