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  • Recommend a good drama series on iPlayer/All4
  • IHN
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    Looking for the next thing to watch, and we only have ‘normal’ telly (no Sky/Netflix/Prime or anything).

    Things we’ve watched recently-ish and liked:

    – Spiral
    – Snowfall
    – The Investigation
    – Showtrial
    – Guilt
    – Vigil (well, she liked, I thought it was ridiculous)
    – Borgen
    – It’s a Sin
    – A Very British Scandal

    Any other decent drama series we should try?

    joshvegas
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    Deutschland 83, 87 and (89ish)

    By 89 you kinda want them all to die.

    nickjb
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    Time

    Baptiste (Might need to start from the beginning with The Missing, which was also good)

    Hidden

    All on iPlayer, I think

    IHN
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    By 89 you kinda want them all to die.

    Yeah, loved the first series, watched the second series, tried but struggled to GAS by the third series, and gave up about halfway

    IHN
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    Time

    Yes, watched, brilliant

    Baptiste (Might need to start from the beginning with The Missing, which was also good)

    Yeah, this has been tempting me…

    grum
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    The Serpent is v good.

    Time seemed excellent but I couldn’t handle it – too grim!

    kelvin
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    Deutschland 83, 87 and (89ish)

    By 89 you kinda want them all to die.

    This!

    Actually, just watch ’83, it’s great. Pretend the sequels never happened.

    kelvin
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    Just started Outlaws. Feel like it’s going to be a gripping drama series… when I expected a sitcom.

    Philby
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    When the Dust Settles (All4)
    All the Sins (All4)
    Detective Cain (All4)

    multi21
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    Manhunt

    chrispoffer
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    https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/p0871pn8/in-my-skin

    2 series of perfectly written and acted half hour episodes. Seem to be reviewed as a comedy drama but there’s more drama than you can shake a stick at. A bit harrowing and definitely moving. Strongly recommended.

    jimmy
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    The North Water on iPlayer

    oldtennisshoes
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    Baptiste is good
    Start with The Missing though
    Roadkill and A Very English Scandal are worth watching too.

    appltn
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    Killing Eve is fun on iPlayer.

    grum
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    Outlaws is ok-ish but not great by any means.

    +1 for In My Skin – not the kind of thing I would normally watch but it’s very well written/acted.

    nbt
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    Ay, as above Manhunt was great. I’m a fan of Shetland though not sure which of the previous series are still on there. Currently watchin The Long Call which has been on ITV recently

    Checking the iPlayer “watch every episode” page, we’ve enjoyed these
    Happy Valley
    Killing Eve
    The Fall
    His Dark Materials
    Taboo
    Bloodlands
    Roadkill
    Strike
    Gentleman Jack
    Mrs Wilson
    The Trial of CHristine Keeler
    Sherlock
    Life on Mars / Ashes to Ashes
    The Victim

    Currently working through The Terror and The North Water. Black Narcissus promised a lot be didn;t really deliver

    IHN
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    Killing Eve – done, started good, went a bit meh
    The Fall – done, great
    His Dark Materials – started, but too kiddy
    Taboo – done, great
    Gentleman Jack – done, good
    The Trial of CHristine Keeler – done, good
    Sherlock – done, started good, went a bit meh
    Life on Mars / Ashes to Ashes – done, started good, went a bit meh
    North Water – done, good, weird

    Black Narcissus promised a lot be didn;t really deliver – Agreed

    hungrymonkey
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    without giving a run down of every series I’ve watched in the past 5 years, Valley of Tears on All4 is excellent.

    cinnamon_girl
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    Some All4 recommendations:

    ‘The Devil’s Throat’, a Bulgarian drama that I had to watch cos I’ve ski-ied on that mountain. Not as ‘gloomy’ as Scandi Noir can be but nevertheless a good watch.

    ‘The Adulterer’ from the Netherlands and probably more of a wimminz drama.

    ‘The Crimson Rivers’ was good although one series was enough.

    ‘Nordic Murders’ where it was a refreshing change to see an interesting older female as the main character. Set on an Baltic island.

    On Channel 5 there’s ‘Dalgleish’ which was recently shown. Lead role is good but found it all rather flat.

    There’s a new-ish Israeli series that’s next on my list, can’t recall the title though.

    Am sure I’ve done more reviews in another telly thread, probably a few months back.

    oldtennisshoes
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    On Channel 5 there’s ‘Dalgleish’ which was recently shown. Lead role is good but found it all rather flat.

    Watched this first 2 episodes and it’s a bit ponderous. Trying to be a stylish Morse IMHO

    finbar
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    How has Peaky Blinders not come up yet?

    cinnamon_girl
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    Watched this first 2 episodes and it’s a bit ponderous. Trying to be a stylish Morse IMHO

    Ponderous is a good word to describe it! Am old enough to remember Roy Marsden playing the part extremely well, there was some warmth to him unlike the current one. Have you watched ‘Endeavour’ ? First 4 series were excellent and prefer it to Morse.

    kilo
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    +1 Hidden
    The Investigation
    Cardinal
    Twin
    Dublin Murders (ok but goes a bit weak at the end and procedurally a bit meh)

    All iplayer

    Justified on e4 is easy to waste hour’s watching
    Also The river on e4 and Traffik is a bit old but has a good cast and story.

    IHN
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    How has Peaky Blinders not come up yet?

    Tried it, couldn’t get past the dreadful Brummie accents

    finbar
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    Tried it, couldn’t get past the dreadful Brummie accents

    Understandable. I would say it was worth persevering, but on the other hand I never got past the first few episodes of Breaking Bad which I gather I really should have.

    oldtennisshoes
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    Have you watched ‘Endeavour’ ? First 4 series were excellent and prefer it to Morse.

    Yes, it’s good – I believe Season 7 is supposed to be one of the best.

    kormoran
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    Hotel Beau Sejour is bloody awesome, best telly for years for me. Its on All 4 walter presents.

    Also Ride Upon the Storm, danish drama series, Very very good also on walter presents

    Professor T (original Belgian version) Leftfield crime drama that was addictive, again on Walter presents.

    plus-one
    Full Member

    Informer !! I’ve seen it twice it’s that good

    joshvegas
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    Netflix free trial. All of narcos all of Schitts creek.

    Hand back free trial because the rest is basically shit. Breaking bad is shit, actually most things with Brian Cranston are shit now o think about it. Other than Malcolm in the middle obviously.

    Its on All 4 walter presents.

    I still don’t know who Walter is but he definitely is up there in terms of being good at finding TV shows.

    maccruiskeen
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    Cardinal

    Something nicely still about Cardinal (I watched it during the peak torpor of lockdown number 1)  – but…. keep your eyes pealed. Theres one of the best one-take action sequences you’ll ever  see (or just as easily miss) on telly.

    Most people who do the one-shot thing really want you to know it – Something like the getting coffee scene in Baby Driver you know is a one-take scene when its barely begun because they’re really styling it out. But the one in Cardinal you’re so caught up in the story you don’t notice until its over, if you even notice it at all – it amplifes the scene and the story fantastically without you realising that theres something really crafted going on.

    duncancallum
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    Beck on iplayer

    pondo
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    I’m quite enjoying The Terror on iPlayer. 🙂

    vxaero
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    I’m enjoying The Announcer on All4. 1960s Paris, clothing and cars.

    kimbers
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    The Terror is great

    in a sort of similar vein theres The North Water, too

    kelvin
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    Vienna Blood. First series was great… just been reminded by a trail for the second series.

    Gachet
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    The Bridge on iPlayer, it’s available for another couple of months and all four seasons are prime scandi noir!

    grum
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    Can’t believe the lack of love for The Serpent. Best thing I’ve seen for ages.

    I thought Peaky Blinders started out well but I’m finding I CBA with all the weird government spy/Russian royal family secret plot stuff etc I’d rather just see retro gangsta shizzle.

    chakaping
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    Have a look at Industry on iPlayer.

    Dunno how it was so low profile as it’s a very relevant, original, well-made drama about young bankers in a Goldman Sachs kind-of place. Quite raunchy and a brilliant soundtrack.

    Also McMafia on iPlayer is very watchable but a bit more generic.

    cinnamon_girl
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    New Swedish series on All4 called “Partisan”. Have only watched 2 episodes so far and it looks promising but would suggest that if you’re baffled after episode 1 then watch episode 2 in regard to the lead actor. Certainly intriguing and creepy. Complete series available.

    Another thread worth reading:

    What next scandi noir stuff?

    kilo
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    Have a look at Industry on iPlayer

    Dunno how it was so low profile

    Because it was absolute, unmitigated crap?

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