What is Criminal Record on Apple TV+ about?

Apple TV+ has a new crime drama for us to check out and it stars Doctor Who's Peter Capaldi. What can we expect in Criminal Record?
Criminal Record -- Courtesy of Apple TV+
Criminal Record -- Courtesy of Apple TV+ /

If you’re in the mood for a slightly more gritty crime drama, you’ll need to turn to Apple TV+. The new series Criminal Record premieres this week, and you’re not going to want to miss out.

This is a drama that touches on the systemic racism within the police system. Yes, Britain has the problem too, even though it likes to think it doesn’t. Confessions can be coerced, and cops tend to have agendas when it comes to getting them.

That’s what comes to light in Criminal Record. Is Doctor Who’s Peter Capaldi’s character one of the good ones? What are his secrets?

What to expect in Criminal Record on Apple TV+

The series starts with Capaldi’s Daniel Hegarty getting a confession out of a Black man. It’s a confession of murder, but what if he didn’t actually do it? That’s what Cush Jumbo’s June Lenker wants to figure out. She’s investigating an anonymous phone call that makes it clear the man arrested for murder didn’t do it.

Daniel is sure that he got the right man. He investigated the case fairly and he got a confession. However, June makes it clear that she doesn’t believe him. She will get to the bottom of the case, and she will find out who really killed the victim. She isn’t afraid to risk her career if it means an innocent man is released.

How many episodes are in Criminal Record?

There are eight episodes in this new Apple TV+ series. Like many shows on the streamer, the first two episodes will be released together. Watch them both on Wednesday, Jan. 10. After that, the episodes will be released weekly on Wednesdays.

This is a gritty story that makes it clear everyone has secrets. What is the secret behind this decades-old case?

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Criminal Record premieres on Wednesday, Jan. 10 on Apple TV+.