5USA Today Thursday 19 January 2023

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What’s On 5USA Today Thursday 19 January 2023

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Ducky and Jimmy are abducted

While transporting the corpse of Lt Gordon Roth to the morgue, a flat tyre brings Ducky and Jimmy to a halt and they are abducted and taken to a remote cabin – where one of their captors wants the post-mortem to take place. Back at the scene, Abby finds a blood sample that does not belong to the victim, who in fact bore little resemblance to the picture of Roth in his old school yearbook. Guest starring Valerie Cruz (The Following)



Gibbs’s barber suspects his son may be a serial killer

A woman is stabbed to death after stepping out of her shower, becoming the latest victim of the Dead Rose Slasher. Gibbs is approached by his old friend and barber Frankie Dean, who shares his concern that his son Cameron may be the killer. He explains that a photo-fit released to the media resembles him, and the attacks stopped during a period coinciding with his three-year stint in the navy. Meanwhile, Tony has to take probationary agent Ned Dorneget under his wing



The team investigates the death of a US Marine in Afghanistan

US Marine sergeant Teddy Lemere is killed by a sniper in Afghanistan just after his sniffer dog helps guide a young child out of a minefield. Back in the US, his widow Ruby tells Gibbs and the team that she had recently received a message from her husband saying he might have upset a few people. Abby retrieves a tiny shard of the sniper’s bullet from Ted’s helmet and finds that it was made in America



The team investigates the death of a Navy doctor

A doctor dies on board the USS Borealis during a heavy storm and when the ship is brought into Norfolk Naval Yard, Ducky’s investigation reveals a telltale mark on the victim’s carotid artery, suggesting he was injected with poison. Initial inquiries focus on a petty officer with a history of drug use who may have wanted the doctor to remain silent about his problems. American drama, starring David McCallum

Law & Order


A governor’s wife is murdered

The Governor of Connecticut’s wife is murdered at a Republican Party function and the investigation leads police to uncover a gay love triangle involving her husband. An arrest is soon made, but a key witness is barred from testifying at the trial because he has entered into a civil partnership with the killer

Law & Order


An attack on a DJ is connected to the Mafia

A notorious radio DJ claims to have survived an attack by two men posing as chauffeurs. Fontana and Green are dubious at first, knowing he has a history of staging bogus assaults on himself, but the discovery that he is having an affair with a mobster’s mistress prompts them to investigate further. However, proving the Mafia’s involvement depends on a number of unreliable or unavailable witnesses. Dennis Farina and Jesse L Martin star

Law & Order


A police commissioner is implicated in two murders

The murders of a porn star and a maverick publisher lead Fontana and his new partner Falco (The Sopranos’ Michael Imperioli) to a powerful police commissioner who is expecting a promotion. DA Branch warns McCoy to tread carefully with the high-profile suspect – especially when an intimate link comes to light. Starring Dennis Farina and Sam Waterston

Law & Order


A jockey is shot dead

A jockey is shot dead, leading Fontana and Falco into the murkier side of horse racing, where they discover the victim’s prized thoroughbred was bought by a corporate boss using embezzled funds. McCoy takes control in court, but a witness’s emotional outburst and the defendant’s disappearance put the case in jeopardy. Starring Dennis Farina, Michael Imperioli and Sam Waterston

Law & Order


A reformed racist and murderer hopes for a soft verdict

Fontana and Falco discover a charred pistol after arresting an arsonist, which leads them to reinvestigate an unsolved murder. Their remorseful prime suspect offers a confession, hoping his new-found religious faith and charity work will benefit his case as public support builds for him



A woman is buried alive

A woman is buried alive, but manages to claw her way out of the grave. The only thing she remembers is that someone has planted a bomb on board a Navy ship – but in the process of trying to learn her identity, the team discovers things are not as they seem. Sherilyn Fenn (Twin Peaks) guest stars



A spy satellite technician witnesses a murder

A spy satellite technician’s voyeuristic activities inadvertently lead to him witnessing the murder of a Navy commander involved in an important weapons project. Tipped off by an anonymous call, the investigators arrive at the base to find the victim has been stabbed in the back. Drama, starring Mark Harmon and Sasha Alexander



A severed leg is found in a bin

A severed leg bearing a marine tattoo is discovered in a rubbish bin. Once the victim is identified, Gibbs and the crew follow the trail back to a small town, where an insurance fraud seems to have taken place. American naval crime drama, starring Mark Harmon, David McCallum and Sasha Alexander

Blue Bloods


A bank robbery turns into a hostage situation

A bank robbery turns into a hostage situation, and Danny is shocked to discover one of the perpetrators is a friend of Frank who has fallen on hard times. Meanwhile, Jamie gets a new partner. Crime drama, starring Tom Selleck and Donnie Wahlberg

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit


A family is murdered while sleeping

Hard-hitting series chronicling the life and crimes of the New York Police Department. The team confront an unthinkable crime when they are called in to investigate the murder of a father and his two young children who have been stabbed to death while sleeping

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit


The team investigates an attack on a waitress

The famous chef of a trendy New York City restaurant has accused of sexual assault by three employees but never been arrested – until now. When waitress Kayla Morgan realises that she was sexually assaulted in a taxi after an after-hours VIP party, charges are pressed against the chef, though Benson and Stone hit an immovable obstacle when they try to prosecute the case

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

The Blacklist


Liz teams up with Ressler to uncover Tom’s secrets

Liz teams up with Ressler to uncover Tom’s secrets, while Red’s latest target is a life insurance adjuster who is also a master of persuasion – using his position to convince ordinary people to become contract killers. James Spader and Megan Boone star in the US drama

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

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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