Television - The Mentallist, 9pm, Five, Friday, November 2

What’s It All About? Bruno Heller’s procedural drama is one of America’s most successful crime sagas, not least because of intelligent scripts and a charismatic performance from Simon Baker as former conman Patrick Jane.

Now the CBI’s ace detective is back for more cups of tea and crimebusting, while trying to track down arch-enemy Red John, the man who killed his family.

There’s no shortage of drama in the season five opener as tensions rise between the CBI and the FBI.

They try to cover up the events leading to Patrick’s unsuccessful takedown of Red John and the death of Wainwright.

While Jane attempts to uncover more details about Lorelei’s connection to the serial killer, the agencies work together to investigate the murder of a hotel employee.

Look Out For: Aside from series regulars Tim Kang (Kimball Cho), Owain Yeoman (Wayne Rigsby) and Amanda Righetti (Grace Van Pelt), Brit Polly Walker (who worked with Bruno Heller on Rome) also pops up as Alexa Schultz.