General TV thread for the week of 24-30 August (British and US shows)

New and returning series

Dad’s Army: The Lost Episodes SS Gold 25/08/2019 [*]
Peaky Blinders S5 BBC1 25/08/2019 [*]
Sanditon S1 ITV 25/08/2019 [*]
Chesapeake Shores S4 Netflix 26/08/2019
Instinct S2 Sky Witness 26/08/2019 [*]
Midsomer Murders S20P3 ITV 26/08/2019
Power S6P1 Netflix 26/08/2019 [*]
The Affair S5 Sky Atlantic 27/08/2019 [*]
Carnival Row S1 Amazon 30/08/2019 [*]
Ramy S1 StarzPlay 30/08/2019 [*]
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance S1 Netflix 30/08/2019 [*]

*The following section contains further details about all the shows marked with a [*]. This will include a show description and a link to a trailer where available. You’ll also find a link to the imdb page (click on the series name) and in most cases to the relevant page on their channel/streaming service. Most shows will have a discussion thread in our British and U.S. TV Dramas Facebook group. For a full list of – and links to – all our discussion threads for current and historic shows see here.

New and returning series – details

Dad’s Army: The Lost Episodes SS Gold 25/08/2019
“Dad’s Army is one of Britain’s favourite sitcoms but 3 of the original 80 episodes have been lost. Now, using the original scripts by Jimmy Perry and David Croft, those three episodes have been recreated as faithfully as possible and come to the screen for the first time since 1969”.

Peaky Blinders S5 BBC1 25/08/2019
The epic gangster drama set in the lawless streets of 1920s Birmingham returns for a fifth season – this time on BBC One. What will Tommy – and the rest of the Shelbys – get up to this time? Episode 1 on Sunday, Episode 2 on Bank Holiday Monday.

Sanditon S1 ITV 25/08/2019
“About Charlotte Heywood, a spirited and impulsive woman who moves from her rural home to Sanditon, a fishing village attempting to reinvent itself as a seaside resort”. Based on the unfinished Jane Austen novel.

Instinct S2 Sky Witness 26/08/2019
“Pulse-raising crime drama starring Alan Cumming as a former CIA operative turned college professor lured back into his dangerous past by a top NYPD detective”.

Power S6P1 Netflix 26/08/2019
“In this absorbing crime drama, a successful and well-liked nightclub owner moonlights as a drug dealer to New York City’s A-list users”. This is the first part of the final season although spin-offs are already in the works.

The Affair S5 Sky Atlantic 27/08/2019
“Golden Globe-winning drama about an extramarital relationship between a New York schoolteacher (Dominic West) and a waitress (Ruth Wilson)”. Final season of the Showtime drama.

Carnival Row S1 Amazon 30/08/2019
“With a serial killer loose on Carnival Row, and a government that turns a blind eye to the deaths of its lower class citizens, Rycroft Philostrate, a war-hardened investigator, is the only person willing to stop the murders and maintain the fragile peace. But when Vignette Stonemoss, a faerie refugee, turns up in the Burgue, she forces Philo to reckon with a past he’s tried to forget”.

Ramy S1 StarzPlay 30/08/2019
“Ramy, the son of Egyptian immigrants, is on a spiritually conflicting journey in his New Jersey neighborhood, pulled between his Muslim community that thinks life is a constant test, his millennial friends who think life is full of endless possibilities, and a God who’s always watching”.

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance S1 Netflix 30/08/2019
“As power-hungry overlords drain life from the planet Thra, a group of brave Gelfling unite on a quest to save their world and fight off the darkness”.

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