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Les Petits Meurtres D’Agatha Christie (France: France 2; UK: Acorn TV)
“Agatha Christie’s masterful storytelling gets a dash of French flair in these sexy, witty mysteries”. Allegedly. You’re much better off reading Mr Thierry Attard’s reviews…
Episodes one to three are available now.
Balthazar (France: TF1; UK: Acorn TV)
Suave, smart, and somewhat strange, Raphaël Balthazar (Tomer Sisley) can make the dead speak like no one else. As a forensic pathologist in Paris, he works with no-nonsense chief inspector Hélène Bach (Hélène de Fougerolles) to solve the city’s most disturbing crimes. But there’s one case that continues to haunt him – the murder of his wife more than a decade ago.
Only one acquisition this week that didn’t have a premiere date: TV 2 (Denmark) and Arte (France)’s DNA, which will air later in the year.
Full details of when and where you can watch Ted Lasso, Perry Mason, Spides, Sommerdahl (The Sommerdahl Murders), Sygeplejeskolen (The New Nurses), Noces rouges (A Deadly Union), Can You Hear Me? and El Presidente after the jump
UK premiere dates
M’entends-tu? (Can You Hear Me?) (Netflix)
UK Premiere Date: Thursday, June 4
Netflix’s first French-language Canadian original. Three friends in a low-income neighbourhood find humour and hope in their lives as they grapple with bad boyfriends and their dysfunctional families.
El Presidente (Amazon)
UK Premiere Date: Friday, June 5
Amazon Chilean Original. The head of a small Chilean football club becomes a key player in the 2015 FIFA corruption scandal.
Spides (UK: Syfy)
UK Premiere Date: Tuesday, June 16, 9pm
Spides is set in modern day Berlin and follows Nora, a young woman who wakes from a coma without any memory of her previous life after taking a mysterious drug; local police detective David Leonhart and his partner Nique Navar are hunting down that drug in relation to dozens of missing teens.
When Nora sets out to discover what happened to her, she begins to unravel a conspiracy of aliens who are using a synthetic drug to infiltrate humans to use as host bodies. The more truth Nora uncovers, the more of her own dark secret is revealed: she is the key to the invasion she is fighting.
Stars: Rosabell Laurenti Sellers, Falk Hentschel, Florence Kasumba, Damian Hardung, Désirée Nosbusch, Susanne Wuest, Aleksandar Jovanovic, Branko Tomovic, and Kimberly Leemans
Sygeplejeskolen (The New Nurses) (Denmark: TV2; UK: Walter Presents)
UK Premiere Date: Friday, June 19
Denmark, 1952. There is a severe shortage of nurses. Fredenslund Hospital launches an effort in which, for the first time, male students are accepted into the nurse training programme. The young soldier Erik manages to convince the matron to get him a spot and, along with five other male nurses, settles in at the school. Meanwhile, the upper-class Anna moves into the girls’ dormitory and catches Erik’s attention.
However, not everyone is pleased with this modern experiment: the chief physician and the head nurse are old-school and make life miserable for the young students, who are up against conventional prejudices and rigid rules.
Noces Rouges (A Deadly Union) (France: France 3; UK: Walter Presents)
UK Premiere Date: Sunday, June 21
Sandra and William are getting married by the beautiful Provence sea. Alice, Sandra’s sister who moved to Australia against her family’s will 4 years previously, makes a surprise appearance. But the sisterly reunion is cut short when somehow, amidst the celebrations, the bride goes missing and is found dead on the rocky coastline.
The initial conclusion is that Sandra has committed suicide, but Alice knows her sister and suspects that something much more sinister is going on. She ropes in Vincent, a detective and friend of the family, to investigate. Sure enough, a string of evidence starts to uncover the true course of events and dark secrets buried deep within the family begin to emerge…
Perry Mason (US: HBO; UK: Sky Atlantic)
UK Premiere Date: Monday, June 22 (time-slot TBC)
Based on characters created by author Erle Stanley Gardner, this drama series follows the origins of American fiction’s most legendary criminal defence lawyer, Perry Mason.
Perry Mason is set in 1931, Los Angeles. While the rest of the country struggles through the Great Depression, this city is booming. When the case of the decade breaks down his door, Mason’s relentless pursuit of the truth reveals a fractured city and just maybe, a pathway to redemption for himself.
Stars: Matthew Rhys, John Lithgow, Tatiana Maslany, Juliet Rylance, Chris Chalk, Shea Whigham, Stephen Root, Gayle Rankin, Nate Corddry, Veronica Falcon, Jefferson Mays, Lili Taylor, Andrew Howard, Eric Lange, and Robert Patrick.
Sommerdahl (The Sommerdahl Murders)(Denmark: TV2 Charlie; UK: Acorn TV)
UK Premiere Date: Monday, July 13
Based on Anna Grue’s bestselling book franchise, The Sommerdahl Murders is a “blue-sky take” on Nordic noir and is set in the Danish coastal town of Helsingør. Each episode revolves around a murder investigation solved by Dan Sommerdahl (Peter Mygind) and his best friend, detective superintendent Fleming Torp (André Babikian).
Ted Lasso (Apple TV+)
UK Premiere Date: Friday, August 14
A new original comedy series from Jason Sudeikis and Bill Lawrence, that sees Sudeikis playing Ted Lasso, a small-time college football coach from Kansas hired to coach a professional soccer team in England, despite having no experience coaching soccer.