The Weekly List (25-31 July)

New and returning world dramas

El Candidato S1 Amazon [Available Now]
The Last Wave S1 BBC4 25/07/2020
The Adulterer S3 Walter P. 26/07/2020
The Heights S2 BBC1 27/07/2020
Coroner S2 Sky Witness 29/07/2020

New and returning British and US dramas

Katy Keene S1 BBC3 25/07/2020 [*]
A Suitable Boy SS BBC1 26/07/2020 [*]
Fort Salem S1 BBC3 26/07/2020 [*]
Good Girls S3 Netflix 26/07/2020
MacGyver S4 Sky1 26/07/2020
S.W.A.T. S3 Sky1 26/07/2020
Anthony SF BBC1 27/07/2020 [*]
Prodigal Son S1 Sky1 28/07/2020 [*]
The Umbrella Academy S2 Netflix 31/07/2020 [*]

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

Continuing subtitled dramas (TV only)

Code 37: Sex Crimes S3 More4 Fri Ep. 8 (of 13)

Other continuing world dramas (First run TV only)

Spides S1 Syfy Tue Ep. 7 (of 8)

New and returning world dramas – details

El Candidato S1 Amazon [Available Now]
“In “El Candidato,” rookie CIA field operative Isabel Alfaro works alongside infamous CIA legend Wayne Addison to bring down Rafael Bautista, Mexico’s most vicious and brilliant narco. Her mission brings her into conflict with Eduardo Yzaguirre, her former boyfriend and the current Mayor of Mexico City, the cleanest and most inspirational politician in the country”. Prime Original series from Mexico.

The Last Wave (La dernière vague) S1 BBC4 25/07/2020
“The life of a seaside community is thrown into disarray when ten of its members disappear during a surfing competition after a mysterious cloud descends upon the sea”. French supernatural drama.

The Adulterer (Overspel) S3 Walter P. 26/07/2020
Final season of the Dutch relationship drama which began when photographer Iris and lawyer Willem met. Their attraction was immediate but both were married, Iris to state prosecutor Pepijn and Willem to Elsie, the daughter of a dubious property tycoon. Episode 1 airs on Channel 4 on Sunday night.

The Heights S2 BBC1 27/07/2020
“Australian drama series following six families living in a tower block in Perth”. Season 2 begins just a few days after the conclusion of season 1 and continues daily.

Coroner S2 Sky Witness 29/07/2020
“Drama series following Jenny Cooper, a recently-widowed Toronto coroner who investigates suspicious deaths while raising her son alone”. The series has switched to Sky Witness following the closure of Universal TV in the UK.

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

Katy Keene S1 BBC3 25/07/2020
“Follows the lives and loves of Katy, Josie, Jorge and Pepper as they chase their twenty-something dreams in New York City…together. If they can make it here, they can make it anywhere”.


A Suitable Boy SS BBC1 26/07/2020
“1951. In newly independent India, passionate literature student Lata Mehra is torn between family duty and the promise of romance as three very different men try to win her heart. Based on the novel by Vikram Seth”.

Fort Salem (Motherland: Fort Salem) S1 BBC3 26/07/2020
“In an alternate version of present-day America, witches are deployed on the frontline of military defence. Having ended their persecution some 300 years ago by cutting a deal with the government to use magic in the service of national security, they are now enlisted at an early age to train in combat witchcraft under the steely discipline of an all-female command”.

Anthony SF BBC1 27/07/2020
“From writer Jimmy McGovern, the story of Anthony Walker, a black teenager murdered in a racist attack in Merseyside in 2005, and how his life could have been”.

Prodigal Son S1 Sky1 28/07/2020
“A criminal psychologist hired by the NYPD has to consult with his serial killer father on a case. Drama, starring Tom Payne and Michael Sheen”.

The Umbrella Academy S2 Netflix 31/07/2020
“Reunited by their father’s death, estranged siblings with extraordinary powers uncover shocking family secrets — and a looming threat to humanity”.

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 (BBC, Channel 4 & Film 4)

Chevalier (Greece, 2016) Sun/Mon, Film4
The Salesman (Iran, 2016) Sun/Mon, BBC2
Ida (Poland, 2014) Tue, Film4
Cold War (Poland, 2018) Wed, Film4
Alpha: The Right to Kill (Philippines, 2018) Wed/Thu, Film4

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