The Weekly List (20-26 June)

New and returning world dramas

It’s Okay to Not Be Okay S1 Netflix 20/06/2020
A Deadly Union MS Walter P. 21/06/2020
The Luminaries S1 BBC1 21/06/2020
How to Survive Being Single S1 Amazon 26/06/2020

New and returning British and US dramas

Perry Mason LS Sky Atlantic 22/06/2020 [*]
Roswell: New Mexico S1 ITV2 22/06/2020 [*]
Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads S1 BBC1 23/06/2020 [*]
Insecure S4 Sky Comedy 23/06/2020 [*]
APB S1 FOX 24/06/2020 [*]
Make Me Famous SF BBC1 25/06/2020 [*]

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

Continuing subtitled dramas (TV only)

Das Boot S2 Sky Atlantic Tue Ep. 5 & 6 (of 8)
Code 37: Sex Crimes S3 More4 Fri Ep. 3 (of 13)
My Brilliant Friend S2 Sky Atlantic Fri Ep. 3 & 4 (of 8)

Other continuing world dramas (First run TV only)

The Heights S1 BBC1 Mon-Fri Ep. 6 to 10 (of 30)
Spides S1 Syfy Tue Ep. 2 (of 8)

New and returning world dramas – details

It’s Okay to Not Be Okay S1 Netflix 20/06/2020
“An extraordinary road to emotional healing opens up for an antisocial children’s book writer and a selfless psych ward caretaker when they cross paths”. Korean drama marketed as a Netflix Original series. Episodes added weekly.

A Deadly Union (Noces Rouges) MS Walter P. 21/06/2020
“A tragedy at a glamorous wedding starts an investigation into a family brimming with dark secrets and complex relationships”. French mystery drama.

The Luminaries S1 BBC1 21/06/2020
“An intricately woven, suspenseful tale of love, murder, magic and revenge set in New Zealand at the height of the 1860s gold rush – based on the Man Booker prize-winning novel”. All episodes available on BBC iPlayer after episode 1 airs. Episode 2 is on Monday night.

How to Survive Being Single (Cómo sobrevivir soltero) S1 Amazon 26/06/2020
“Sebastián, an actor known for just one role he played years ago, is about to get married, but life has other plans for him. Just when his life seemed to be all planned and solved, he gets together with his long time friends who are bad at relationships. All of the sudden, he goes back to the life he left almost 10 years ago: being single”. Prime Original series from Mexico.

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

Perry Mason LS Sky Atlantic 22/06/2020
“Based on characters created by author Erle Stanley Gardner, this drama series follows the origins of American fiction’s most legendary criminal defence lawyer”.

Roswell: New Mexico S1 ITV2 22/06/2020
“Centers on a town where aliens with unearthly abilities live undercover among humans. But when a violent attack points to a greater alien presence, the politics of fear and hatred threaten to expose them”. Episodes continue nightly.

Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads S1 BBC1 23/06/2020
“New versions of Alan Bennett’s much-loved monologues, with performers including Sarah Lancashire, Martin Freeman, Kristin Scott-Thomas, Jodie Comer and Maxine Peake”. All 12 episodes are available on BBC iPlayer from 23 June with episodes also scheduled intermittently on BBC1 over the next 3 weeks.

Insecure S4 Sky Comedy 23/06/2020
“Starring Issa Rae, Yvonne Orji, Jay Ellis and Lisa Joyce, the half-hour comedy series looks at the friendship, experiences and tribulations of two black women”.

APB S1 FOX 24/06/2020
“After witnessing a violent crime, a tech billionaire purchases a troubled police precinct, rebooting it as a private police force”.

Make Me Famous SF BBC1 25/06/2020
“Drama by Reggie Yates exploring the impact of fame on reality TV participants and those close to them. A year after stardom, can Billy escape the reputation that now precedes him”. Already available on BBC iPlayer (from 17 June).

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)

Leviathan (Russia, 2014) Sun/Mon, BBC2
In Between (Israel, 2016) Mon/Tue, Film4
A Fantastic Woman (Chile, 2017) Wed/Thu, Film4
Rafiki (Kenya, 2018) Thu/Fri, Film4
Blue is the Warmest Colour (France, 2014) Fri/Sat, Film4

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