Criminal Record
GenreCrime thriller
Created byPaul Rutman
Written byPaul Rutman
Directed by
Music by
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
No. of episodes3
Executive producers
  • Paul Rutman
  • Elaine Collins
  • Peter Capaldi
  • Cush Jumbo
Production locationLondon
  • Laurent Barès
  • Jan Jonaeus
Running time43–52 minutes
Production companies
Original release
NetworkApple TV+
Release10 January 2024 (2024-01-10) –

Criminal Record is a British crime thriller television series created by Paul Rutman. It consists of eight episodes, and premiered on Apple TV+ on 10 January 2024.


Two detectives, one a seasoned veteran and the other early in her career, clash on an old murder case after an anonymous phone call draws them to it.





No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date [1]
1"Emergency Caller"Jim LoachPaul Rutman10 January 2024 (2024-01-10)
2"Two Calls"Jim LoachPaul Rutman10 January 2024 (2024-01-10)
3"Kid in the Park"Jim LoachPaul Rutman17 January 2024 (2024-01-17)
4"Protected"Jim LoachAmei Brown, Paul Rutman24 January 2024 (2024-01-24)


It was announced in June 2022 that Apple TV+ had ordered the series, which had begun production in London, with Peter Capaldi and Cush Jumbo starring.[2] Paul Rutman will write, while Jim Loach and Shaun James Grant will serve as directors.[3][4] Additional casting was revealed in August 2022.[5]


The first two episodes of the eight-part series premiered on 10 January 2024 on Apple TV+.[6]


Criminal Record received generally positive reviews, with a Metacritic score of 75 out of 100, based on 16 critic reviews.[7] Rotten Tomatoes reported a 91% approval rating with an average rating of 7.6/10, based on 34 critic reviews; the website's critics consensus reads, "With the formidable pairing of Cush Jumbo and Peter Capaldi providing a scintillating focal point, Criminal Record is a mystery that only gets more intriguing as it unfolds."[8]


  1. ^ "Shows A-Z – Criminal Record on Apple TV+". The Futon Critic. Retrieved 15 December 2023.
  2. ^ Petski, Denise (20 June 2022). "Peter Capaldi & Cush Jumbo To Star In London Thriller Series Criminal Record At Apple TV+". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 21 June 2022.
  3. ^ Ritman, Alex (20 June 2022). "Apple TV+ Orders Eight-Part London Thriller 'Criminal Record' Starring Peter Capaldi, Cush Jumbo". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 21 June 2022.
  4. ^ Petski, Denise (3 October 2023). "'Criminal Record' Starring Peter Capaldi & Cush Jumbo Gets Apple TV+ Premiere Date; First Photos". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 3 October 2023.
  5. ^ Goldbart, Max (30 August 2022). "Apple TV+ Drama Criminal Record Signs BAFTA-Winning Help Star Cathy Tyson & Sets Cast". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 1 September 2022.
  6. ^ Mantilla, Ryan Louis (30 November 2023). "Peter Capaldi and Cush Jumbo Revisit a Rocky Past in 'Criminal Record' Trailer". Collider. Retrieved 30 November 2023.
  7. ^ "Criminal Record". Metacritic. Retrieved 14 January 2024.
  8. ^ "Criminal Record: Season 1". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved 14 January 2024.