Series description: The stunning scenery of Ireland's west coast conceals a dark secret in 'North Sea Connection', in which Ciara must confront the dramatic consequences of her brother Aidan's decision to transport drugs at sea. Watch it here: (BBC iPlayer link when available) UK Premiere date: Saturday, 4 February 2023. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZF0sASnWDQg More detailed series description … Continue reading Irish crime drama North Sea Connection on BBC Four this February
Series description: 1999. Taciturn constable Jay Swan’s homecoming is greeted by guns, friction with his father and an impact with Mary. Prequel drama revealing the forging of indigenous detective Jay Swan in Western Australia. Mark Coles Smith takes on the role of Jay Swan in this prequel to the series & movies starring Aaron Pedersen. … Continue reading Australian prequel drama Mystery Road: Origin on BBC Four this January.
Series description: Norwegian thriller police procedural starring Sven Nordin as widower William Wisting, a senior police detective. Based on the novels by Jørn Lier Horst. In season 1, part 1 (5 episodes): when a body is found in the snow, Norwegian detective Wisting and the FBI are drawn into a complex hunt for a serial killer.In Season … Continue reading Season 2 of Norwegian drama Wisting on BBC Four.
Series description: Drama set in Stavanger, Norway, in the summer of 1969, that follows what happens following a last-ditch attempt to strike oil. Original title: Lykkeland Watch it here. Season 1 UK premiere date: Saturday, 2 May 2020. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=He5ezOslw0A Season 2 UK premiere date: Saturday, 20 August. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0raL3saBumE Link to imdb page. Other useful links:Drama … Continue reading Season 2 of Norwegian drama State of Happiness on BBC Four this August.
Series description: Based on Berlin’s Kaufhaus des Westens (‘department store of the West’), which has been a landmark destination for high-end shoppers for over a hundred years. Produced by Constantin Television (We Children from Bahnhof Zoo) and UFA Fiction (Deutschland83/86/89), the drama follows four progressive and ambitious young friends Hedi, Fritzi, Harry and Georg as … Continue reading German drama KaDeWe on BBC Four.
Series description: Created and directed by the award-winning showrunner Lucia Puenzo, Senorita 89 delves behind the curtain of Latin America’s beauty pageant culture in the 1980s, where hidden amongst the laughter, lights and glitter lurks a dark and disturbing world. The series follows budding beauty queens from all over Mexico as they gather at an … Continue reading Chilean drama Señorita 89 on BBC Four
Series description: Sicilian detective Salvo Montalbano tackles corruption and greed on the picturesque, sun-soaked island. The 37th - & at the moment final - episode of the popular Italian crime drama based on the novels of Andrea Camilleri is airing on BBC Four on Saturday, 2 July 2022. All previous episodes are currently available on … Continue reading The final episode of Inspector Montalbano on BBC Four this July.
Series description: After a missing animal rights activist is found amid a local whale hunt, journalist Hannis Martinsson risks his own skin on the trail of a spectacular story, sending shock waves through the isolated island community of the Faroes. Based on the books by Jógvan Isaksen. Watch it here. Premiere date: Saturday, 9 July … Continue reading Faroese crime drama Trom on BBC Four this July.
New and returning world dramas Balthazar S4 Acorn UK 25/04/2022 Missions S3 BBC4 25/04/2022 The 7 Lives of Lea S1 Netflix 28/04/2022Anomalia S1 Walter P. 29/04/2022 Devils S2 Sky Atlantic 29/04/2022 Five Bedrooms S2 BBC1 29/04/2022 New and returning world dramas – details Balthazar S4 Acorn UK 25/04/2022 Suave, smart, and somewhat strange, Raphaël Balthazar … Continue reading The Weekly World Drama List (23-29 April)
New and returning world dramas Forecasting Love and Weather S1 Netflix 12/02/2022 The Promise S1 BBC4 12/02/2022 Twenty-Five Twenty-One S1 Netflix 12/02/2022 Hudson & Rex S4 Alibi 13/02/2022 Aftertaste S1 Acorn UK 14/02/2022 Devotion, a Story of Love and Desire S1 Netflix 14/02/2022 Fishbowl Wives S1 Netflix 14/02/2022 Secrets of Summer S1 Netflix 16/02/2022 Thirty-Nine … Continue reading The Weekly World Drama List (12-18 February)