The Weekly List (30 October – 5 November)

New and returning world dramas

Search WWW S1 Netflix [Available since 23/10/2021]
Inspector Koo S1 Netflix 30/10/2021
Departure S2 Sky Witness 01/11/2021
Dr. Brain S1 Apple TV+ 04/11/2021
Gloria S1 Netflix 05/11/2021
Narcos: Mexico S3 Netflix 05/11/2021
The Club S1 Netflix 05/11/2021
The Unlikely Murderer S1/LS Netflix 05/11/2021

New and returning British and US dramas

Doctor Who S13 BBC1 31/10/2021
Godfather of Harlem S2P2 StarzPlay 31/10/2021
Showtrial S1 BBC1 31/10/2021 [*]
Alex, Inc. S1 IMDbTV 01/11/2021 (Late entry to list)
A.P. Bio S4 Sky Comedy 02/11/2021
What We Do in the Shadows S3 BBC2 02/11/2021
Family Guy S20 Star/Disney+ 03/11/2021
Station 19 S5 Sky Witness 03/11/2021
The L Word: Generation Q S2 Sky Atlantic 03/11/2021
The Premise S1 Star/Disney+ 03/11/2021 [*]
Dalgliesh S1 Channel 5 04/11/2021 [*]
The Act S1/LS 5Star 04/11/2021 (TV Premiere) [*]
Big Mouth S5 Netflix 05/11/2021
Dickinson S3 Apple TV+ 05/11/2021

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. 7 & 8 (of 8)

Other continuing world dramas (First run TV only)

Bump S1 BBC1 Wed Ep. 5 & 6 (of 10)

New and returning world dramas – details

Search WWW S1 Netflix [Available since 23/10/2021]
When Bae Ta-mi suddenly loses her job as a top director at a web portal company due to an underhanded colleague, she sets out to prove herself again. Korean drama.

Inspector Koo S1 Netflix 30/10/2021
A reclusive ex-cop reenters the game as an insurance investigator, searching for clues in crime scenes perfectly staged by a serial killer in her midst. Korean drama marketed as a Netflix Original series. Weekly episodes.

Departure S2 Sky Witness 01/11/2021
In the season two premiere, Kendra Malley is called to the US to investigate a mysterious, high-speed train crash in rural Michigan. The Canadian drama moves to Sky Witness for its second season.

Dr. Brain S1 Apple TV+ 04/11/2021
Brilliant brain scientist Sewon (Lee Sun-Kyun) suffers a horrific personal tragedy. Desperate to uncover what happened to his family, he conducts “brain syncs” with the dead to access their memories for clues. Apple TV+ Original series from Korea.

Glória S1 Netflix 05/11/2021
Spies, lies and secrets flourish in Glória do Ribatejo, 1968, as a privileged Radio Free Europe engineer plays all the angles of Cold War Portugal. Netflix Original series from Portugal.

Narcos: Mexico S3 Netflix 05/11/2021
Witness the birth of the Mexican drug war in the 1980s as a gritty new “Narcos” saga chronicles the true story of the Guadalajara cartel’s ascent.

The Club (Kulüp) S1 Netflix 05/11/2021
In cosmopolitan 1950s Istanbul, a mother with a troubled past works at a nightclub to reconnect with and help the rebellious daughter she couldn’t raise. Netflix Original series from Turkey.

The Unlikely Murderer S1/LS Netflix 05/11/2021
This series dramatizes how a man claiming to be a witness at the assassination of Swedish prime minister Olof Palme may have gotten away with murder.

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

Showtrial S1 BBC1 31/10/2021
When a privileged student is accused of murder, the shocking case grips the nation, igniting a battle for the truth as lawyer Cleo Roberts must defend her client against the odds.

The Premise S1 Star/Disney+ 03/11/2021
Anthological series, created by B.J. Novak, that uses the boldest issues of our times as a jumping-off point to tell singular, character-driven stories about the world we live in today.

Dalgliesh S1 Channel 5 04/11/2021
This new adaptation of the novels by P.D. James follows Adam Dalgliesh’s crime-fighting career from 1970s England to the present day.

The Act S1/LS 5Star 04/11/2021 (TV Premiere)
Dee Dee Blanchard is overprotective of her daughter, Gypsy, who is trying to escape the toxic relationship she has with her mother. Gypsy’s quest for independence opens up a Pandora’s box of secrets, which ultimately leads to murder. TV Premiere of this true crime drama which is also available on StarzPlay UK.

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.

Subtitled film premieres (BBC, Channel 4 & Film 4 only)

No premieres this week but I will still flag up a couple of films getting repeat runs.

Land of Mine (Denmark, 2015) Sat/Sun, BBC2
Denmark, 1945. The dangerous task of clearing coastal minefields falls to a group of teenage German prisoners of war assigned to the bitter Sergeant Rasmussen.


Let the Right One In (Sweden, 2008) Sun/Mon, BBC2
When a girl named Eli moves in next door to lonely and bullied Oscar, the two form a bond, and she encourages him to stand up to his tormentors. But Eli has some dark and troubling secrets of her own.

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