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Best TV of January 2019: previews five of the best shows...
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Best TV of January 2019: previews five of the best shows... previews five of the most exciting TV dramas that will be coming to your screens in January...


True Detective

(Sky Atlantic)


After rumours that it would be two seasons and out for the brooding detective series, True Detectives lives again in 2019. 

The show's new run is led by Mahershala Ali, best known for his Oscar-winning role in Moonlight, with Stephen Dorff, Ray Fisher, Mamie Gummer, Carmen Ejogo and Jodi Balfour in supporting roles. 

The series is set in Ozarks over three separate time periods. We will watch on as partner detectives investigate a macabre crime involving two missing children.

Green Room's Jeremy Saulnier and Game Of Thrones/The First director Daniel Sackheim have directed the series, which sees writer and creator Nic Pizzolatto joined by Deadwood scribe David Milch.

To check out both previous seasons of True Detective in hmv's online store, click here. 



Brexit: The Uncivil War

(Channel 4)


The campaign behind UK’s divisive decision to leave the European Union gets dramatised in this lavish small screen film.

Benedict Cumberbatch plays Dominic Cummings, director of the Leave campaign, while Kinnear plays Craig Oliver, his opposite number at Remain.

The film will chart the referendum campaign, the key actors, the key decisions and the key revelations that decided the result.

James Graham, the playwright responsible for Labour of Love, Ink and Finding Neverland, has put the adaptation together.




Tin Star

(Sky Atlantic)


Tim Roth returns to for another run as Jim Worth, the ex-Met police detective who finds himself as new police chief of Little Big Bear, a small town at the edge of the Canadian Rockies. 

Cast into the wilderness of the Rockies for the second season, Worth's life is about to get a lot more difficult. 

The Fall's John Lynch and The Missing's Anamaria Marinca are among the new additions for this second run. 

You can check out the show's first season here in hmv's online store. 




(Channel 4)


Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney's comedy-drama returns on January 8th for a fourth series, following the couple who make a go of things after falling pregnant within a few days of meeting. 

Broadchurch star Julie Hesmondhalgh and Sex and the City’s Chris Noth join the cast for the new run, which picks up after the devastating end of the third series. 

You can check out the show's previous seasons here. 



Escape At Dannemora

(Sky Atlantic)


Benicio del Toro, Patricia Arquette and Paul Dano come together for this seven-part thriller, which has been directed by Ben Stiller.

Based on a real-life prison break in 2015 from the Clinton Correctional Facility escape, the story follows two convicted murderers who were aided in their escape from the prison by a married female prison employee, with whom they were both involved.

What followed was one of the biggest manhunts in US history...


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