The Weekly List (19-25 September)

New and returning world dramas

Mystery Road S2 BBC4 19/09/2020
Taken Down S1 Acorn UK 21/09/2020
Tehran S1 Apple TV+ 25/09/2020
The School Nurse Files S1 Netflix 25/09/2020
The Sect S1 Walter P. 25/09/2020

New and returning British and US dramas

Us S1 BBC1 20/09/2020 ]*]
Evil S1 Alibi 21/09/2020 [*]
Ghosts S2 BBC1 21/09/2020 [*]
The Resident S3 Sky Witness 21/09/2020
9-1-1: Lone Star S1 Sky Witness 22/09/2020 [*]
Sneakerheads S1 Netflix 25/09/2020 [*]
Utopia S1 Amazon 25/09/2020 [*]

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. 7 & 8 (of 8)
23 Cases More4 Fri Ep. 3 (of 6)

Other continuing world dramas (First run TV only)

Wentworth Prison S8 5Star Wed Ep. 8 (of 10)

New and returning world dramas – details

Mystery Road S2 BBC4 19/09/2020
“A decapitated corpse and drug-running bring taciturn detective Jay Swan to the remote, tight-lipped coastal community of Gideon”. Sofia Helin joins Aaron Pedersen in season 2 of the popular Australian crime drama.

Taken Down S1 Acorn UK 21/09/2020
“In this gripping Irish crime drama, when a Nigerian girl is killed, Inspector Jen Rooney (Lynn Rafferty, Ripper Street) and her team investigate a refugee community, where young mother Abeni Bankole (Aïssa Maïga, Paris, je t’aime) may know more than she lets on. After another child disappears, can the cops find the missing girl before she becomes a casualty of Dublin’s dangerous underground?”


Tehran S1 Apple TV+ 25/09/2020
“A Mossad agent embarks on her first mission as a computer hacker in her home town of Tehran”.


The School Nurse Files S1 Netflix 25/09/2020
“Wielding a light-up sword through the dark corners of a high school, a nurse with an unusual gift protects students from monsters only she can see”.

The Sect S1 Walter P. 25/09/2020
Russian drama about a young woman caught in a battle between the leader of the cult she’s recently been “rescued” from and the ‘Deprogrammers’ – the group assigned to carry out that rescue.

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

Us S1 BBC1 20/09/2020
“Douglas Petersen is looking forward to a grand tour of Europe with his wife Connie and their only son Albie. It is supposed to be the trip of a lifetime, but things don’t go as Douglas has planned”. Based on the novel by David Nicholls.

Evil S1 Alibi 21/09/2020
“From the creators of The Good Wife, this new supernatural drama series focuses on the battle between science and religion. A sceptical female clinical psychologist, Kristen Bouchard (Katja Herbers), teams up with priest-in-training David Acosta (Mike Colter) and blue-collar contractor Ben Shakir (Aasif Mandvi) to investigate supposed miracles, demonic possessions, and other extraordinary occurrences”.

Ghosts S2 BBC1 21/09/2020
“A cash-strapped young couple inherit a rickety country mansion, only to find it teeming with needy ghosts. Grown-up comedy from the Horrible Histories team”.

9-1-1: Lone Star S1 Sky Witness 22/09/2020
“New York firefighter Owen Strand moves to Texas to help rebuild a firehouse after a tragedy”.

Sneakerheads S1 Netflix 25/09/2020
“Family man Devin falls back into his sneaker obsession after his pal Bobby talks him into a wheeling-dealing scheme to score a mythical pair of kicks”.

Utopia S1 Amazon 25/09/2020
“Utopia is a conspiracy thriller that follows a group of young fans who come together when they discover that the conspiracy in an elusive comic, Utopia, is real. The comic foretells the demise of humanity and the world as we know it, thrusting this group of underdogs to embark on a high-stakes twisted adventure to use what they uncover to save themselves, each other and ultimately 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)

Blue is the Warmest Colour (France, 2014) Sun/Mon, Channel 4
The Lift Boy (India, 2019) Tue/Wed, Channel 4
The Midwife (France, 2017) Fri/Sat, BBC2

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