The Weekly List (28 August – 3 September)

New and returning world dramas

Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha S1 Netflix 28/08/2021
HQ Barbers S1 Netflix 01/09/2021
Dive Club S1 Netflix 03/09/2021
Money Heist S5P1 Netflix 03/09/2021

New and returning British and US dramas

Archer S11 Netflix [Available since 24/08/2021]
Pen15 S2P2 Sky Comedy 28/08/2021
Vera S11 ITV 29/08/2021
Vigil S1 BBC1 29/08/2021 [*]
Stephen SS ITV 30/08/2021 [*]
Back To Life S2 BBC3 31/08/2021 [*]
Good Girls S4 Netflix 31/08/2021
Only Murders in the Building S1 Star/Disney+ 31/08/2021 [*]
Code 404 S2 Sky Comedy 01/09/2021 [*]
Shameless USA S10 Netflix 01/09/2021
Q-Force S1 Netflix 02/09/2021 [*]
Grantchester S6 ITV 03/09/2021

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

Continuing subtitled dramas (TV only)

The Crimson Rivers S2 More4(WP) Fri Ep. 3 (of 4)

Other continuing world dramas (First run TV only)

Wentworth Prison S9 5Star Tue Ep. 2 (of 10)

New and returning world dramas – details

Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha S1 Netflix 28/08/2021
“A big-city dentist opens up a practice in a close-knit seaside village, home to a charming jack-of-all-trades who is her polar opposite in every way”. Korean drama marketed as a Netflix Original series.

HQ Barbers S1 Netflix 01/09/2021
“When a family run barber shop in the heart of Lagos is threatened by real estate devlopers, they’ll do whatever it takes to stay in business”. Nigerian comedy marketed as a Netflix Original series.

Dive Club S1 Netflix 03/09/2021
“On the shores of Cape Mercy, a skillful group of teen divers investigate a series of secrets and signs after one of their own mysteriously goes missing” Australian drama co-produced by Netflix.

Money Heist (La Casa de Papel) S5P1 Netflix 03/09/2021
The first part of the final season of the popular Spanish heist drama. Part 2 is due in December.

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

Vigil S1 BBC1 29/08/2021
“When a sailor is found dead on submarine HMS Vigil, DCI Silva flies out to investigate”. Episode 2 is on Bank Holiday Monday. The series then continues each Sunday night.

Stephen SS ITV 30/08/2021
“The story of the ongoing struggle by Doreen and Neville Lawrence to achieve justice and how a detective, DCI Clive Driscoll – working closely with the Lawrences – puts together an investigation that finally – more than 18 years after his death – secures the convictions of two of the gang who committed the murder of Stephen”.

Back To Life S2 BBC3 31/08/2021
“When Miri Matteson returns home after eighteen years, can she integrate back into her old life? With a terrible event from her past hanging over her, it won’t be easy”.

Only Murders in the Building S1 Star/Disney+ 31/08/2021
“Three strangers who share an obsession with true crime suddenly find themselves caught up in one”.

Code 404 S2 Sky Comedy 01/09/2021
“DI John Major (Daniel Mays) had it all: wife Kelly (Anna Maxwell Martin), best friend and police partner Carver (Stephen Graham), a glittering career in the police force… when his cover was blown and he met an untimely death. One year later, he’s back – part A.I. and better than ever… or so he’d like to believe. Full of glitches, he’s got to track down the person who shot him, prove himself as a cop so as not to get shut down, and save his marriage and his friendship, all with his partner Carver to boot”.

Q-Force S1 Netflix 02/09/2021
“A gay superspy and his scrappy LGBTQ squad fight to prove themselves to the agency that underestimated them. Today, West Hollywood… tomorrow, the world!”

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 & Film 4)

Dog’s Don’t Wear Pants (Finland 2019) Sat/Sun, Film 4
Force Majeure (Sweden 2014) Thu/Fri, Film 4

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