What time, TMINE? Including De Twaalf, Love Life, Der gleiche Himmel, Les Newbies and Oktoberfest 1900

Der gleiche Himmel

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

A good flurry of new foreign shows are on their way. There’s a big bunch of Polish dramas headed towards Walter Presents we know not when – Chyłka (The Disappearance), Odwróceni (The Sins Of The Fathers) and Szadź (Angel Of Death) – but otherwise, everything has airdates.

Premiere dates for De Twaalf (The Twelve), Love Life, Der gleiche Himmel (The Same Sky), Les Newbies (The Newbies) and Oktoberfest 1900 (Oktoberfest: Beer & Blood) after the jump.

UK premiere dates

Les Newbies (Canada: Unis TV; UK: TV5 Monde)

UK premiere date: Tonight, 8pm

Three friends Andre, Luc and Christian dream of becoming famous comedians. They take up various gigs, from local bars to community centres, but face a lot of struggles during their journey.

Stars: Christian Essiambre, André Roy and Luc LeBlanc

Love Life (US: HBO Max; UK: BBC One)

UK premiere date: Wednesday, September 30, 10.45pm

Love Life is an anthology series following a different protagonist’s quest for love each season.

Stars: Anna Kendrick, Zoë Chao, Peter Vack and Sasha Compere

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Oktoberfest 1900 (Oktoberfest: Beer & Blood) (Germany: ARD; UK: Netflix)

UK premiere date: Thursday, October 1

1900: A rich newcomer with a shady past arrives in Munich determined to crash the local Oktoberfest with his own brewery. But when his daughter falls in love with the heir to a rival brewery, a violent chain of events is unleashed that will threaten both families’ futures.

De Twaalf (The Twelve) (Belgium: VRT; UK: All4)

UK premiere date: Friday, October 16

Twelve ordinary people are called for jury duty for a murder case as traumatizsng as it is controversial: the respected headmistress Frie Palmers stands accused of two murders, the latter being her own child. The members of the jury are in for a difficult task, as the testimonies constantly change their minds about Frie’s part in the murders, their own lives are not exactly a walk in the park.

Gradually, as the case gains momentum, it becomes a trial not only for the accused but for the jury members themselves.

Der gleiche Himmel (The Same Sky) (Germany: ZDF; UK: More4)

UK premiere date: Friday, October 23, 9pm

Cold War drama set in 1974. Uniformed beaux are taking part in a seduction class run by the Stasi as part of Operation Romeo, a real-life historical mission in which the most presentable spies were sent through Checkpoint Charlie on an under-the-covers mission to seduce female western intelligence officers.

Stars: Sofia Helin and Tom Schilling


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    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.