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).
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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.
Blood & Treasure (US: CBS; UK: Syfy)
Premiere date: Thursday, December 19, 9pm
Blood & Treasure is a globe-trotting action-adventure drama about a brilliant antiquities expert and a cunning art thief who team up to catch a ruthless terrorist who funds his attacks through stolen treasure. Danny McNamara is a former FBI agent specialising in stolen arts and antiquities. Lexi Vaziri is a resourceful art thief who is haunted by the tragic loss of her father, which she blames on Danny.
As they crisscross the world hunting their target, Danny and Lexi unexpectedly find themselves at the centre of a 2,000-year-old battle for the cradle of civilisation.
Stars: Matt Barr, Sofia Pernas, Michael James Shaw, Katia Winter, James Callis, Oded Fehr, Alicia Coppola and Mark Gagliardi
TMINE episode reviews
The Flemish Bandits (Thieves of the Wood) (Belgium: Not Netflix; UK: Netflix)
Premiere date: Thursday, January 2
The people are poor and exploited by the umpteenth occupier. Jan de Lichte and his friends form a gang who rob stage coaches and castles and give back to the poor, turning him into a mythical hero.
The Enemy Within (US: NBC; UK: 5USA)
Premiere date: Tuesday, January 7, 9pm
The Enemy Within tells the story of Erica Shepherd, a brilliant former CIA operative who is now known as the most notorious traitor in American history serving life in a Supermax prison. Against every fibre of his being but with nowhere else to turn, FBI Agent Will Keaton enlists Shepherd to help track down a fiercely dangerous and elusive criminal she knows all too well.
For Keaton, it’s not easy to trust the woman who cost him so much. While Shepherd and Keaton have different motivations for bringing the enemy to justice, they both know that to catch a spy… they must think like one.
Stars: Jennifer Carpenter, Morris Chestnut, Raza Jaffrey, Kelli Garner, Cassandra Freeman and Noah Mills
TMINE episode reviews
Jett (US: Cinemax; UK: BBC Four)
Premiere date: Tuesday, January 7, 10pm
Jett follows world-class thief Daisy ‘Jett’ Kowalski. Fresh out of prison, she is forced back into doing what she does best, and a cast of morally ambivalent, dangerous and eccentric criminals, from budding femme fatales to compromised law enforcers, are determined to exploit her skills for their own ends.
Stars: Carla Gugino, Giancarlo Esposito, Elena Anaya, Michael Aronov, Gaite Jansen, Chris Backus, Gil Bellows, Jodie Turner-Smith, Gentry White, Violet McGraw, Lucy Walters and Mustafa Shakir
TMINE episode reviews
Avenue 5 (US: HBO; UK: Sky1)
Premiere date: Wednesday, January 22, 10pm
Set 40 years in the future, Avenue 5 features Ryan Clark, the charming and in-control American captain of the Avenue 5, a space tourism vessel. He’s joined by second engineer Billie McEvoy and Matt Spencer, head of customer relations.
Passengers include Karen Kelly, who illicitly boarded Avenue 5 using her sister’s non-transferable ticket, and Spike Martin, an elderly space enthusiast and former astronaut who is a grizzled womaniser and heavy drinker.
Clark’s boss Herman Judd is the billionaire behind the Judd empire, which includes hotels, fitness clubs, space tourism.
Stars: Hugh Laurie, Lenora Crichlow, Zach Woods, Rebecca Front, Ethan Phillips, Josh Gad, Suzy Nakamura, Nikki Amuka-Bird
The Stranger (Netflix)
Premiere date: Thursday, January 30
Netflix UK original. Adam Price discovers a secret that destroys his perfect life and sends him on a collision course with a deadly conspiracy. Adam has a good life, two wonderful sons, and a watertight marriage – until one night a stranger sits next to him in a bar and tells him a devastating secret about his wife, Corrine.
Soon Adam finds himself tangled in something far darker than even his wife’s deception, and realises that if he doesn’t make exactly the right moves, the conspiracy he’s stumbled into will not only ruin lives – it will end them.
Stars: Richard Armitage, Jennifer Saunders, Hannah John-Kamen, Siobhan Finneran, Kadiff Kirwan