5USA Today Thursday 26 January 2023

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What’s On 5USA Today Thursday 26 January 2023

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


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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

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

Law & Order


With guest star Kathleen Turner

Detectives Fontana and Green investigate the strangling of a promising student at a specialist school. A suspect is soon arrested and charged – but formidable defence attorney Rebecca Shane (Kathleen Turner) tries to get him cleared by arguing he committed the crime while under the influence of prescription medication. Crime drama, starring Dennis Farina and Jesse L Martin

Law & Order


A woman admits to murdering her teenage son

A woman admits to murdering her teenage son, but pleads mitigating circumstances, claiming she killed him out of fear that he would become a menace to society, like his criminal father. McCoy and Borgia charge her, but a clever defence attorney argues that she did society a favour and suggests new video evidence might sway a jury. Drama, starring Annie Parisse and Sam Waterston

Law & Order


A private military contractor is found dead

The killing of a private military contractor leads Fontana and Green to the brother of a man who died because of the victim’s incompetence and another who witnessed the tragedy in Iraq. Once in court, one of the suspects claims he knows where a group of men was keeping an Iraqi PoW



A helicopter is found in a crop circle

A marine helicopter is discovered abandoned in a crop circle with its pilots missing, and witnesses report seeing strange lights in the night sky, adding to the intrigue surrounding the case. Gibbs orders the sightings to be kept under wraps for fear of attracting the attention of UFO enthusiasts, before uncovering a dark secret involving local residents. Guest starring Timothy Bottoms (The Last Picture Show)



A case stirs up bad memories for Ducky

An investigation into the rape and murder of a woman revives harrowing memories for Ducky, who once worked on a similar case in which the killer was never captured and vowed to return. Bafflingly, both victims were civilians dressed in the uniform of a lieutenant, and each had a trident symbol carved into their neck. Starring Mark Harmon and David McCallum



The remains of an FBI agent are discovered

An accident at a Navy bombing range brings to light an area used by the Mafia to dump bodies. One of the corpses is identified as a missing FBI agent, so the team investigates the events leading up to his death. Crime drama, guest starring Joe Spano, with Mark Harmon

Blue Bloods


Erin reopens one of Frank’s old cases

Erin reopens an 18-year-old rape case that was originally investigated by Frank. Meanwhile, Danny and Jackie look into the murder of three teenagers in a park, but cannot find a motive for the crime. Police drama, starring Tom Selleck, Donnie Wahlberg and Bridget Moynahan

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit


The team is called in after an exchange student is assaulted

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit


A pop star is attacked in her home

When a pop star is assaulted in her home, the SVU team investigates the public feud between her rapper husband and a competing recording artist. Meanwhile, Fin’s family ties to a suspect take him off the case. Mariska Hargitay, Kelli Giddish and Ice-T star

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit


Stone asks Benson to investigate a sexual assault from his past

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit


The investigation into a promising author’s death leads to a decades-old secret

The Blacklist


Liz investigates the bloody underworld of animal poaching

The hunters become the hunted when the discovery of a mutilated corpse leads Liz to investigate the bloody underworld of animal poaching. As Red provides a lead on who could be behind the murder, Ressler develops an unhealthy habit. Drama, starring James Spader

The Blacklist


Keen and Ressler are tasked with tracking down a hitman

Keen and Ressler attempt to track down a hitman known as the Scimitar, who has been dispatched to exact revenge for the assassination of an Iranian scientist. Liz also continues to try to uncover information on Berlin, while Red becomes friends with a woman working at a food truck. Megan Boone and James Spader star

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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