What time, TMINE? Including Nowhere Man, The Name of the Rose and Looking for Alaska

Looking For Alaska
Hulu (US)'s Looking For Alaska

Every Friday, TMINE lets you know when the latest TV shows from around the world will air in the UK

The observant will notice that last week, there was no ‘What time, TMINE?’ That’s not because I forgot but because there were no new acquisitions or premiere dates announced last week – at least, none that I noticed or anyone told me about.

This week, however, we’ve had a few premiere dates announced. And a faux-acquisition…

Oops, I missed it

Netflix has acquired TV3 (Spain)’s Les de l’hoquei (The Hockey Girls). That got announced this morning, but it’s apparently been available since September 20. Oh well.

Anyway, if you like teenage Catalan roller hockey and want to watch something that “addresses the subject of female adolescence in an honest way, with the occasional daring touch,” The Hockey Girls might be for you.

Premiere dates

The Name of the Rose

Il nome della rosa (The Name of the Rose) (Italy: Rai 1; UK: BBC Two)

Premiere date: Friday, October 11, 9pm

Initially promising adaptation of Umberto Eco’s classic novel with a good cast and equally good production values that slowly degenerates over the course of the series as more and more nonsense is added that’s extraneous to the original.

TMINE episode reviews

Looking For Alaska
Hulu (US)’s Looking For Alaska

Looking for Alaska (US: Hulu; UK: BBC Three)

Premiere date: Saturday, October 19, 10am

Based on John Green’s 2005 debut novel of the same name, Looking For Alaska follows teenager Miles ‘Pudge’ Halter as he enrols in boarding school to try to gain a deeper perspective on life. He falls in love with a girl, Alaska Young, and after her unexpected death, he and his close friends attempt to uncover the truth behind her death and make sense of it.

Stars: Kristine Froseth, Charlie Plummer, Denny Love, Jay Lee, Landry Bender, Sofia Vassilieva, Uriah Shelton, Jordan Connor, Ron Cephas Jones and Timothy Simons.

Nowhere Man
Nowhere Man

Nowhere Man (Netflix)

Premiere date: Thursday, October 31

Netflix’s first ever Chinese original. Two nefarious schemes a decade apart entangle a dauntless triad member, who must break out of prison to rescue a loved one.

Stars: Alyssa Chia, Mavis Fan, Joseph Chang