We actually rate this as a bit of a hoot, probably not top of your list if you haven’t seen some of our other recommendations, but a kind of extreme edition of Murder on the Orient Express, and who doesn’t love that?
We think State of Happiness is Nordic Noir moving on to a new level. Although it originally premiered on Netflix in 2018, it has only just arrived on free-to-air BBC Four, but it still feels as fresh as a Norwegian cod, straight from the net.
Must TV has always rated the Hospital series, but the arrival of Covid-19 has given it more urgency, more relevance indeed, than any of us could have imagined just a couple of months ago. This is a true Must.
Whilst we are all desperate to escape the lockdown and return to the big budget dramas of not so long ago, programmes like Isolation Stories will serve as a testament to the very strange times that we live in.
Some shows get big glitzy launches, parade huge stars, big-name directors and hog all the limelight. Others come up quietly with little fanfare, combining beautiful filmmaking with crafted story-telling.