When’s that show you mentioned starting, TMINE? Including Snowfall and 4 Blocks


Every Friday, TMINE lets you know the latest announcements about when new imported TV shows will finally be arriving on UK screens – assuming anyone’s bought anything, of course

Sheldon (US: CBS) has been the only acquisition this week, with E4 picking it up. I was moderately surprised by the first episode, and you might like it, too, but you won’t get to watch it until 2018, apparently. Sorry.

Otherwise, two new shows got premiere dates this week, the first of which starts on Wednesday:

4 Blocks

4 Blocks (Germany: TNT Serie; UK: Amazon)
Premiere date: Wednesday, October 4

Six-part story centred on an Arab family in the Neukölln district of Berlin where Toni Hamady (Kida Khodr Ramadan) and his wife Kalila (Maryam Zaree) want to leave their four blocks and put criminal activities behind them. But after his brother-in-law is arrested in a raid, Toni owes it to his family to take over operational leadership of the clan. When an old friend suddenly returns to Berlin, Toni believes he has someone he can trust at his side, and the hope of a lawful future seems to be within reach once more. But it’s too late for an escape.

Haven’t seen it, since it’s German and only aired in June, but I suspect it’ll probably be showing up in Boxset Monday some time soon.

Snowfall (US: FX; UK: BBC Two)
Premiere date: Sunday, October 8, 10pm

John Singleton-produced period drama about the birth of the crack epidemic in 80s LA.

Episode reviews: 1, 2