What time, TMINE? Including Snowpiercer, Pandora, State of Happiness, The Eddy and Valeria

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

Just the one acquisition this week, which has a premiere date, so without further ado, let’s talk about when and where you can watch Snowpiercer, Pandora, State of Happiness, The Eddy and Valeria

UK premiere dates

Lykkeland (State of Happiness) (Norway: NRK; UK: BBC Four)

UK premiere date: Saturday, May 2

Drama set in the summer of 1969 in the small coastal town of Stavanger. International oil companies have been test drilling in Stavanger for years, but nothing has been found and they are now in the process of leaving.

Phillips Petroleum have been contracted to drill one final hole, but the company is reluctant to throw good money after bad and they send an ambitious young lawyer to Stavanger to wind things up. The town, however, is desperate for one last chance – it lives off fish and the North Sea is emptying out.

In the end, Phillips finally agrees to try one more hole, and the night before Christmas 1969 the gas flare at the Ocean Viking is lit. The largest sub-sea oil basin in history has just been discovered and everything is about to change.

Stars: Anne Regine Ellingsæte, Amund Harboe, Malene Wadel, Per Kjerstad

The Eddy

The Eddy (Netflix)

UK premiere date: Friday, May 8

Netflix American-French original. The owner of a Paris jazz club gets tangled up with dangerous criminals as he fights to protect his business, his band and his teenage daughter.

Stars: Andre Holland, Amandla Stenberg, Joanna Kulig, Tahar Rahim, Leïla Bekhti

Valeria (Netflix)

UK premiere date: Friday, May 8

Spanish Netflix Original based on the novels by Elísabet Benavent. Valeria is a writer who’s hit a dead end with both her writing and her husband. She finds solace in her three friends Carmen, Lola and Nerea.

Stars: Ibrahim Al Shami J, Diana Gómez, Maxi Iglesias, Silma López

The CW's Pandora
The CW’s Pandora

Pandora (US: The CW; UK: Syfy)

UK premiere date: Thursday, May 21, 9pm

Set in the year 2199, this sci-fi action series follows a resourceful young woman who has lost everything but finds a new life at Earth’s Space Training Academy where she and her friends learn to defend the galaxy from threats, both alien and human. When secrets about the nature of her own identity begin to surface, she must uncover the truth, and whether she will be humanity’s saviour or the instrument of its destruction.

Stars: Priscilla Quintana, Oliver Dench, Raechelle Banno, John Harlan Kim, Ben Radcliffe, Banita Sandhu, Martin Bobb-Semple, Noah Huntley

TMINE episode reviews

Snowpiercer (US: TNT; UK: Netflix)

UK premiere date: Monday, May 25

Set more than seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, this series centres on the remaining people, who inhabit a gigantic, perpetually-moving train that circles the globe.

Stars: Jennifer Connelly, Daveed Diggs, Alison Wright, Mickey Sumner, Katie McGuinness, Susan Park, Lena Hall, Annalise Basso, Sam Otto, Sheila Vand, Roberto Urbina, Sasha Frolova


  • Rob Buckley

    I’m Rob Buckley, a journalist who writes for UK media magazines that most people have never heard of although you might have heard me on the podcast Lockdown Land or Radio 5 Live’s Saturday Edition or Afternoon Edition. I’ve edited Dreamwatch, Sprocket and Cambridge Film Festival Daily; been technical editor for TV producers magazine Televisual; reviewed films for the short-lived newspaper Cambridge Insider; written features for the even shorter-lived newspaper Soho Independent; and was regularly sarcastic about television on the blink-and-you-missed-it “web site for urban hedonists” The Tribe. Since going freelance, I've contributed to the likes of Broadcast, Total Content + Media, Action TV, Off The Telly, Action Network, TV Scoop and The Custard TV.

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