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It’s that moment you’ve all been waiting for: it’s the TMINE Top N programmes of 2019!

As usual at this time of year, TMINE is busily packing its bags to get ready for its annual Christmas break. We’re not there yet, though, as everything will continue until Thursday at least, although I have a Christmas party to go to on Friday so who knows what’ll happen then?

However, barring minor miracles, there’ll be no more shows that are both new and excellent for me to review this year, which means I can at last unveil TMINE’s Top N programmes of 2019, where N is a positive integer that you can guess, if you want. You haven’t got long. Just a few paragraphs in fact.

Here are previous years’ Top Ns:

I will say at this point, though, that despite the expansion in streaming services this year, N<14 for 2019. And for about the first half of the year, it looked like it wouldn’t be more than a handful. However, things have perked up since.

That’s all the clues you’re getting, mind.

There are other TV shows

As always, the caveat:

I’ve not watched every TV programme broadcast or acquired in the UK this year and I barely watched any live TV, so there are almost certainly some good shows that that I’ve left off the list. And, of course, there are a few shows that started well but I’ve not finished yet, so aren’t eligible for the list.

So best not to think of this as the definitive “Best new TV shows from all the shows that have aired around the world of 2019”, so much as just the “Top TV shows I would recommend to a friend of the ones I’ve reviewed in 2019”.

Old stuff is good

I should also point out that this is all the new shows that have hit TMINE’s TV-viewing radar this year, and it’s worth remembering that sometimes the best TV can come from people who have already been making great TV.

So honourable mentions for the following ineligible shows that have continued to provide me with considerable viewing pleasure this year:

  • Le bureau des légendes (The Bureau) (France: Canal+; UK: Sundance TV) – seasons three and four
  • Dark (Netflix) – season two
  • Engrenages (Spiral) (France: Canal+; UK: BBC Four) – season eight
  • Impulse (YouTube) – season two
  • Legion (US: FX; UK: Fox UK) – season three

Drum roll, please

But now, to the Top N of 2019. As always, feel free to leave your own recommendations in the comments, on your own blog or on the TMINE Facebook page.

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BAFTA events

What (more) TV’s on at BAFTA in January? Including Sex Education 2

Every Tuesday, TMINE flags up what new TV events BAFTA is holding around the UK

BAFTA is going big on Sex Education this January, it seems, since as well as the Welsh event, there’s now going to be one in London, too.

Preview Screening: Sex Education 2 + Q&A

Friday, 10 January 2020 – 7:30pm
The May Fair Hotel, Stratton Street, London, W1J 8LT

A preview of season 2 of the Netflix comedy-drama series, followed by a Q&A with key cast and crew.

Sex Education is about Otis Milburn, a socially awkward high school student who lives with his sex therapist mother, Jean. In season 1, Otis and his friend Maeve Wiley set up a sex clinic at school to capitalise on his intuitive talent for sex advice.

In season 2, as a late bloomer Otis must master his newly discovered sexual urges in order to progress with his girlfriend Ola whilst also dealing with his now strained relationship with Maeve.

Book tickets

Star Trek: Picard
News

Picard, Special, The Gulf renewed; Daybreak cancelled; + more

Every weekday, TMINE brings you the latest TV news from around the world

Internet TV

New Zealand TV

  • Three renews The Gulf, green lights Maori drama [subscription required]

UK TV

US TV

  • Trailer for season 2b of Freeform’s Good Trouble

US TV show casting

New US TV shows

Poppy Montgomery in Reef Break
News

Reef Break cancelled; Christmas trailers galore; + more

Every weekday, TMINE brings you the latest TV news from around the world

UK TV

  • Trailer for BBC One’s Call The Midwife Christmas Special
  • Trailer for BBC One’s Dracula
  • Trailer for BBC One’s The Trial of Christine Keeler
  • Trailer for BBC Two’s Responsible Child
  • Trailer for Channel 4’s Deadwater Fell
  • Teaser trailer for series 2 of Sky One’s Bulletproof
  • Anjli Mohindra and Laura Fraser to guest on BBC One’s Doctor Who

US TV

US TV show casting

New US TV shows

New US TV show casting

  • Desmond Chiam and Miki Ishikawa join Disney+’s The Falcon and the Winter Soldier
Avenue 5
Airdates

What time, TMINE? Including Jett, The Enemy Within, The Stranger, Blood & Treasure, Avenue 5 and The Flemish Bandits

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

It’s nearly Christmas, so maybe that’s why we’ve had so many presents this week – all of them with premiere dates.

Want to unwrap them? Then follow me after the jump, where you’ll learn when and where you can watch: Jett, The Enemy Within, The Stranger, Blood & Treasure, Avenue 5 and The Flemish Bandits (aka Thieves of The Wood).

But first…

Oops, I missed it

Morden i Sandhamn (The Sandhamn Murders) (Sweden: TV4; UK: Amazon Prime)

Viveca Sten’s popular novels come to life in “The Sandhamn Murders”, a perfect mix of Nordic crime and the beautiful surroundings of the outer Stockholm archipelago.

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