The Weekly List (7-13 December)

New and returning world dramas

Suits S1 Netflix 01/12/2019 [Available Now]
Beck S1 Amazon 04/12/2019 [Available Now]
Inside Edge S2 Amazon 06/12/2019 [Available Now]
Alex S2 Walter P. 08/12/2019

New and returning British and US dramas

Ice S1 + S2 Amazon [Available Now] [*]
The Firm S1 Amazon [Available Now] [*]
Elizabeth is Missing SF BBC1 08/12/2019 [*]
Family Reunion S1CS Netflix 09/12/2019
New Amsterdam S2P1 Amazon 09/12/2019
Traces S1 Alibi 09/12/2019 [*]
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit S21 Sky Witness 10/12/2019
Four Weddings and a Funeral S1 StarzPlay 12/12/2019 [*]
The Expanse S4 Amazon 13/12/2019 [*]

*For shows marked with a [*] scroll down the page for more details and links to trailers where available.

Continuing subtitled dramas

The Lies Within S1 Netflix Sat/Sun Ep. 15 & 16 (of 16)
Chief of Staff S2 Netflix Mon/Tue Ep. 9 & 10 (of 10)
The Restaurant S2 Sundance Now Thu Ep. 4 (of 10)
The Team S2 More4 Fri Ep. 7 (of 8)

Other continuing world dramas

Frankie Drake Mysteries S2 Drama Sat Ep. 7 (of 10) (Freeview Premiere)
Murdoch Mysteries S11 Drama Sat Ep. 16 (of 18) (Freeview Premiere)
The Heart Guy S4 Drama Sat Ep. 7 & 8 (of 10)
The Brokenwood Mysteries S6 Drama Mon Ep. 4 (of 4)
Mary Kills People S3 More4 Tue Ep. 6 (of 6)
Upright S2 Sky Atlantic Thu Ep. 5 & 6 (of 8)
Private Eyes S2 5USA Fri Ep. 7 (of 18) (Freeview Premiere)
The Name of the Rose S1 BBC2 Ep. 7 (of 8)

New and returning world dramas – details

Suits S1 Netflix 01/12/2019 [Available Now]
“A renowned corporate attorney at a prestigious firm gambles on a dropout with a photographic memory but no law degree to help on high-stakes cases”. A Korean remake of the popular US drama.

Beck S1 Amazon 04/12/2019 [Available Now]
“Commissioner Martin Beck and his eccentric partner Gunvald Larsson investigate murders in Stockholm, Sweden”. Early episodes of the popular Swedish crime drama. Amazon so far has the first 8 episodes – which aired in Sweden back in 1997-98 and have not previously been available in the UK: BBC Four have aired all episodes from Episode 21 onwards.

Inside Edge S2 Amazon 06/12/2019 [Available Now]
“Inside Edge is the story of the Mumbai Mavericks, a T20 cricket franchise playing in the Powerplay League. Set in a landscape of conflicting interests, where selfishness is almost a virtue, where sex, money, and power are mere means to an end, Inside Edge is a story that pulls no punches, minces no words, and takes no prisoners. Come witness the game behind the game”. Return of the cricketing drama from India.

Alex S2 Walter P. 08/12/2019
“A corrupt cop tries to leave his double life behind in this Swedish action crime thriller”. The Swedish crime drama returns for a second season.

A reminder, if you’re not a member already, that we have a Facebook group with discussion threads set up for you to discuss these shows and many other world dramas.

New and returning British and US dramas – details

Ice S1 + S2 Amazon [Available Now]
“After the accidental death of a diamond smuggler, the prestigious, diamond-dealing Green family finds itself under the thumb of a powerful crime boss who draws them into the dangerous world of blood-diamonds. While the family fights to keep their business legitimate, their relationships threaten to fracture under the pressure”. Both seasons of the US drama which aired on the Audience Network from 2016 to 2018 are now on Amazon Prime in the UK.

The Firm S1 Amazon [Available Now]
“The Firm continues the story of Mitch McDeere and his family, ten years after the events of the popular novel. After spending 10 years in witness protection, Mitch and his family emerge to reclaim their lives and their future, only to find that past dangers are still lurking and new threats are everywhere”. TV series from 2012 which is set 10 years after the events in the John Grisham novel.

Elizabeth is Missing SF BBC1 08/12/2019
“Maud’s best friend Elizabeth has disappeared, but as she tries to solve the mystery, dementia threatens to erase all the clues, giving the search a poignant urgency”.

Traces S1 Alibi 09/12/2019
“Set against the stunning Scottish landscape in and around Dundee, three compelling female characters – Emma Hedges (Molly Windsor), Prof. Sarah Gordon (Laura Fraser) and Prof. Kathy Torrance (Jennifer Spence) – join forces to uncover the truth about an unsolved murder case that’s very close to home”. Written by Amelia Bullmore, based on an original idea by best-selling crime writer Val McDermid. Martin Compston also stars.

Four Weddings and a Funeral S1 StarzPlay 12/12/2019
“Television adaptation of the romantic comedy film ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral'”.

The Expanse S4 Amazon 13/12/2019
“The disappearance of rich-girl-turned-political-activist Julie Mao links the lives of Ceres detective Joe Miller (Thomas Jane), accidental ship captain James Holden (Steven Strait) and U.N. politician Chrisjen Avasarala (Shohreh Aghdashloo). Amidst political tension between Earth, Mars and the Belt, they unravel the single greatest conspiracy of all time”. Season 4 of the epic space drama is the first to be a Prime Original after the first 3 seasons aired on Syfy in the US. A fifth season is already confirmed.

A reminder, if you’re not a member already, that we have a Facebook group with discussion threads set up for you to discuss these shows and many other British and US dramas.

Subtitled film list (BBC4, Channel 4 & Film 4)

Of Horses and Men (Iceland, 2013) Sun/Mon, Film4
Rahm (Pakistan, 2016) Wed/Thu, Channel 4
Wild Tales (Argentina, 2014) Wed/Thu, Film4
Marguerite (France, 2015) Fri, BBC2

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