The Weekly List (23-29 October)

New and returning world dramas

Jack Irish S3 Acorn UK [Available since 18/10/2021]
Petra S1 Acorn UK [Available since 18/10/2021]
Couple Trouble S2 Sundance Now [Available since 21/10/2021]
Family Business S2 Acorn UK 25/10/2021
An Astrological Guide for Broken Hearts S1 Netflix 27/10/2021
Mr. Inbetween S3 Star/Disney+ 27/10/2021
Sintonia S2 Netflix 27/10/2021
Luis Miguel: The Series S3 Netflix 28/10/2021
Takki S3 Netflix 28/10/2021
Angel of Death S1 Walter P. 29/10/2021
Call My Agent: Bollywood! S1 Netflix 29/10/2021
Maradona: Blessed Dream S1 Amazon 29/10/2021
Mythomaniac S2 Netflix 29/10/2021
The Time It Takes S1 Netflix 29/10/2021

New and returning British and US dramas

Awkwafina is Nora From Queens S2 BBC3 24/10/2021
Curb Your Enthusiasm S11 Sky Comedy 25/10/2021
Sandylands S2 Gold 25/10/2021
The Long Call S1 ITV 25/10/2021 [*]
The Outlaws S1 BBC1 25/10/2021 [*]
Insecure S5 Sky Comedy 26/10/2021
Stath Lets Flats S3 Channel 4 26/10/2021
Temple S2 Sky Max 28/10/2021
The Good Fight S5 More4 28/10/2021
Colin in Black & White S1/LS Netflix 29/10/2021 [*]
Fairfax S1 Amazon 29/10/2021 [*]
Los Espookys S1 Sky Comedy 29/10/2021 [*]
Mrs Brown’s Boys SP BBC1 29/10/2021
Swagger S1 Apple TV+ 29/10/2021 [*]


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

Continuing subtitled dramas (TV only)

Paris Police 1900 S1 BBC4 Sat Ep. 5 & 6 (of 8)

Other continuing world dramas (First run TV only)

Wentworth Prison S9 5Star Tue Ep. 10 (of 10)
Bump S1 BBC1 Wed Ep. 3 & 4 (of 10)

New and returning world dramas – details

Jack Irish S3 Acorn UK [Available since 18/10/2021]
The third & final season of the Australian crime drama is now available.

Petra S1 Acorn UK [Available since 18/10/2021]
Inspector Petra Delicato is unconventional and fiercely independent. For years she’s worked in the archive department of the Genoa homicide squad, until one day, a staff shortage forces her out in the field. Paired with old-fashioned constable Antonio Monte, Petra discovers that, despite their differences, the two make for a fractious but formidable team as they investigate heinous crimes. Italian crime drama.

Couple Trouble (Hånd i hånd) S2 Sundance Now [Available since 21/10/2021]
Couple Trouble is a love story – about Anders and Lise. A couple through which we experience the highs and lows of a modern relationships and the challenges of keeping it together.

Family Business (On va s’aimer un peu, beaucoup) S2 Acorn UK 25/10/2021
Mother and daughter Astrid (Catherine Marchal) and Audrey (Ophélia Kolb) are lawyers specializing in family law who make the perilous decision to work together. Along with partner Sofia (Charlotte des Georges), they deal with clients from a divorcing couple fighting over their bulldog to shady fertility trade dealings.

An Astrological Guide for Broken Hearts S1 Netflix 27/10/2021
Alice is heartbroken and hopelessly single. But after befriending a charismatic astrology guru, she looks to the stars to find her perfect match. Netflix Original series from Italy.

Mr. Inbetween S3 Star/Disney+ 27/10/2021
In Mr Inbetween, Ryan plays “Ray Shoesmith,” a father, ex-husband, boyfriend and best friend: tough roles to juggle in the modern age. Even harder when you’re a criminal for hire. The Australian drama moves to Star on Disney+ for its third & final season.

Sintonia S2 Netflix 27/10/2021
Three teens living in the same São Paulo favela pursue their dreams while maintaining their friendship, amid a world of music, drugs and religion. Netflix Original series from Brazil.

Luis Miguel: The Series S3 Netflix 28/10/2021
Final season of the series which dramatizes the life story of Mexican superstar singer Luis Miguel, who has captivated audiences in Latin America and beyond for decades.

Takki S3 Netflix 28/10/2021
In Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, a young aspiring filmmaker and his circle of friends grapple with family expectations, gender roles, romance and rivalry. Originally a youtube series Netflix have recently picked this Saudi Arabian drama up as a Netflix Original for its third season.

Angel of Death (Szadz) S1 Walter P. 29/10/2021
A young girl is murdered in a cruel and perverse way on the outskirts of Opole, and police suspect it might be the work of a serial killer. Commissioner Agnieszka Polkowska is assigned the case but, to her distaste, must work with Commissioner Tomasz Mrówiec from the Provincial Headquarters. *Given the ongoing problems with subtitles on All4 this release date for this Polish crime drama is still very much a provisional one and it may well be pushed back until sometime in November. [EDIT: Delay now confirmed]

Call My Agent Bollywood! S1 Netflix 29/10/2021
From pulling off casting coups to calming celebrity egos, the drama never stops for four Mumbai talent agents hustling to save their sinking company.

Maradona: Blessed Dream (Maradona, sueño bendito) S1 Amazon 29/10/2021
The series tells the story of Diego Maradona, a boy from an Argentine shantytown who turned into the legendary soccer star. Prime Original series from Argentina.

Mythomaniac (Mytho) S2 Netflix 29/10/2021
Burned out and taken for granted, a working mom suspects her partner is cheating, so to win back his attentions, she feigns a medical diagnosis. French drama marketed as a Netflix Original series.

The Time It Takes (El tiempo que te doy) S1 Netflix 29/10/2021
Lina and Nico break up after many years together, and Lina struggles to find a new life and to think about him a little less each day. Netflix Original series from Spain.

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 British and US scripted shows – details

The Long Call S1 ITV 25/10/2021
Follows detective Matthew Venn as he returns to an evangelical community in which he grew up to attend his father’s funeral. Episodes airing nightly.

The Outlaws S1 BBC1 25/10/2021
Seven very different strangers begin their community payback sentences, renovating a derelict building in Bristol. But can any of these ‘outlaws’ really reform? Comic thriller from Stephen Merchant.

Colin in Black & White S1/LS Netflix 29/10/2021
Colin Kaepernick narrates this drama series recounting his formative years navigating race, class and culture while aspiring for greatness.

Fairfax S1 Amazon 29/10/2021
Fairfax is an irreverent animated comedy following the misadventures of thirteen year-olds Dale, Derica, Benny and Truman, four best friends on a never-ending quest for clout. It’s a modern look at the timeless struggle to be cooler than you are, to fit in while standing out, and what it feels like to wait in line for a pair of sneakers you’re never going to cop.

Los Espookys S1 Sky Comedy 29/10/2021
A group of friends turn their love for horror into a peculiar business, providing horror to those who need it, in a dreamy Latin American country where the strange and eerie are just part of daily life.

Swagger S1 Apple TV+ 29/10/2021
Inspired by Kevin Durant’s youth basketball playing experience on the AAU circuit.

A reminder, if you’re not a member already, that we have a Facebook group where you can discuss any & all of the new and returning shows this week or any other scripted TV shows you care to mention.

3 thoughts on “The Weekly List (23-29 October)

    1. There are – but we’ve recently (as of the last list) changed that section of the list so it only lists film premieres rather than all subtitled films. Since the list is primarily about TV shows and we originally added the film info. as an extra bonus at the end it seemed strange to me that we continue to include film “repeats” (some films seem to be aired on Film4 every 3 or 4 months) but not TV repeats.

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