There's one question echoing around British households of a Sunday night (aside from "are there any Yorkshires left?") What really happened to Noah, the missing baby at the heart of BBC psychological thriller The Cry? Did Jenna Coleman's new mother Joanna, subsequently lambasted by her husband for not grieving visibly enough, harm her son? Did father Alistair plot to disappear his second child? Was it Alistair's ex-wife Alexandra, locked in a bitter custody battle over their daughter, Chloe? And above all, what can you watch to fill the days between each episode? These five TV shows like The Crywill keep you satiated while you wait for a new instalment — and start your brain churning over a whole new set of mysteries.
The Cry's defining elements include a missing child, a complex prosecution case, a twisty plot, and familial crisis, and the following TV shows all incorporate one or more of those characteristics. Try HBO's The Night Of, starring Riz Ahmed, for a harrowing insight into the racist injustice of the U.S. prison system, or watch the BBC's The Missing for another take on the suspicion that descends when a child disappears. Just keep reading to discover five more astonishing crime thrillers fans of The Cry will appreciate.