The Weekly List (12-18 September)

New and returning world dramas

The Barrier S1 Netflix [Ep. 1 available now]
Moscow Noir S1 Walter P. 13/09/2020
Baby S3 Netflix 16/09/2020
Signs S2 Netflix 16/09/2020
The Bureau S5 Sundance Now 17/09/2020
The Last Word S1 Netflix 17/09/2020

New and returning British and US dramas

Awkwafina is Nora From Queens S1 BBC3 13/09/2020 [*]
The Singapore Grip S1 ITV 13/09/2020 [*]
Des SS ITV 14/09/2020 [*]
Room 104 S2 Sky Comedy 15/09/2020 [*]
The Third Day S1 Sky Atlantic 15/09/2020 [*]
Criminal: UK S2 Netflix 16/09/2020 [*]
FBI: Most Wanted S1 Sky Witness 17/09/2020 [*]
High Maintenance S4 Sky Comedy 18/09/2020
Ratched S1 Netflix 18/09/2020 [*]

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

Continuing subtitled dramas (TV only)

1994 Sky Atlantic Fri Ep. 5 & 6 (of 8)
23 Cases More4 Fri Ep. 2 (of 6)

Other continuing world dramas (First run TV only)

Coroner S2 Sky Witness Wed Ep. 8 (of 8)
Wentworth Prison S8 5Star Wed Ep. 7 (of 10)

New and returning world dramas – details

The Barrier (La Valla) S1 Netflix [Ep. 1 available now]
“One family’s fight for survival in a future dystopian Madrid illustrates the disparity between two worlds separated by a fence — and so much more”. Spanish drama marketed as a Netflix Original series. A very late entry to our weekly list. A new episode is being released each Friday.

Moscow Noir (Dirigenten) S1 Walter P. 13/09/2020
“In turn-of-the-21st-century Moscow, an innocent trade plunges Swedish investment banker, Tom Blixen, into a battle with millionaires, politicians, oligarchs and their private armies”. All episodes available on All4 from Friday, 11 September. Episode 1 is on Channe; 4 at 22:55 on Sunday.

Baby S3 Netflix 16/09/2020
“Fed up with their families and classmates, two teen girls from a wealthy part of Rome are drawn to the city’s underworld and start leading double lives”.

Signs (Znaki) S2 Netflix 16/09/2020
“When a young woman’s murder shows similarities to a decade-old cold case, a new police commander must break the silence permeating an Owl Mountain town”.

The Bureau (Le Bureau des Légendes) S5 Sundance Now 17/09/2020
“Within the French secret service, one department knows as the DGSE manages the missions of all undercover operatives working under fake identities to identify intelligence sources. After 6 years undercover in Syria, agent “Malotru” is called back home. He will face the difficulty to forget his undercover identity, the disappearance of a colleague in Algeria & the training of a young girl”.
We’ve not been able to confirm this with Sundance Now themselves – bizarrely their social media page doesn’t have the information available – but according to the usually very reliable Killing Times the 5th season of the French spy thriller is due to arrive next Thursday. Whether it’s a full season boxset drop or just a weekly release we’ll have to wait and see.

The Last Word (Das Letzte Wort) S1 Netflix 17/09/2020
“Suddenly a widow, a woman rekindles her thirst for life by becoming a eulogist while navigating the existential landscape of death, grief and love”.

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

Awkwafina is Nora From Queens S1 BBC3 13/09/2020
“With help from her dad and grandmother, Nora Lum navigates young adulthood in Flushing, New York with her cousin”.

The Singapore Grip S1 ITV 13/09/2020
“The son of a British family living in South East Asia becomes involved in a love triangle”. Airing weekly on ITV with all episodes also available on Britbox after the first episode airs.

Des SS ITV 14/09/2020
“Dramatisation of the life of Dennis Nilsen, convicted serial killer”. Airs over 3 consecutive nights.

Room 104 S2 Sky Comedy 15/09/2020
“An anthology series from Jay and Mark Duplass telling assorted tales of the various characters who pass through a single room of an average American motel”.

The Third Day S1 Sky Atlantic 15/09/2020
“A man and a woman make separate journeys to a mysterious island off the British coast”. Jude Law, Naomie Harris, Katherine Waterston, Emily Watson and Paddy Considine star in this unique story told in three separate but interconnected parts: Summer, Autumn and Winter.

Criminal: UK S2 Netflix 16/09/2020
“Within the walls of an interrogation room and with time running out, London investigators go after three suspects, each accused of a grievous crime”.

FBI: Most Wanted S1 Sky Witness 17/09/2020
“This high-stakes drama that focuses on the Fugitive Task Force, which relentlessly tracks and captures the notorious criminals on the Bureau’s Most Wanted list”.

Ratched S1 Netflix 18/09/2020
“In 1947, Mildred Ratched begins working as a nurse at a leading psychiatric hospital. But beneath her stylish exterior lurks a growing darkness”.

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)

After the Storm (Japan, 2016) Sat/Sun, BBC2
Gully Boy (India, 2019) Sun, Channel 4
Kattumaram (India, 2019) Tue/Wed, Channel 4
Fill the Void (Israel, 2012) Wed/Thu, Film4

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7 thoughts on “The Weekly List (12-18 September)

    1. I’ve got it listed for Thursday (17th) already. Is that the right date? I got that from The Killing Times big Autumn/Winter Preview.

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      1. One thing I have just learned from SN (assuming I’ve remembered how to read over the weekend) is that seasons one and two will only be available on Sundance Now as of Thursday. Regular Amazon Prime subscribers will not longer have access to it

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    2. By the way does the press release say if it’s the whole series out on Thursday or just a weekly release? I’m hoping it’s the boxset given we’ve had to wait longer than the US. Plus they’ve got We Got This doing the weekly thing at the moment too.

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      1. The PR person is very keen for me to say that as of Thursday “1-5 will be available for the first time in the UK in one place Sundance Now” and that “Yes 1 & 2 no longer on Amazon Prime, as of 27th August 2020 it’s available on Sundance Now add on with 1 – 4, and 5 arrives on Sundance Now on Thurs.”

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  1. Actually I noticed the other day you now had to pay to watch it on Amazon. Though possibly/likely even that option is going on Thursday as seasons 3 & 4 aren’t available that way. I hadn’t noticed those seasons were actually available on Sundance prior to that.

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