The National Digest

This Week’s Best Home Entertainment: From Criminal to Between Two Ferns

David Tennant leads the British end of a global police drama, while Zach Galifianakis’s internet parody-talkshow hits Netflix

Netflix goes global in this new police drama set across four countries and filmed in four different languages (subtitles at the ready). The casts span France, Germany and Spain with episodes set in the dingy confines of interview rooms. The British cast is led by David Tennant and Hayley Atwell – expect multilingual intrigue and tense interrogations.From Friday 20 September, Netflix

With his hotly anticipated memoirs being released this week, our former PM finally opens up about his turbulent time in office, the Brexit debacle and perhaps his shed furnishings to ITV’s Tom Bradby. A must-watch amid the political chaos.Monday 16 September, 8pm, ITV

Sue Perkins’s dry sarcasm is somewhat lost in Japanese translation but that is what makes this two-part series of her travels through the country all the more enjoyable. In this first episode, she samples sumo wrestling, robot-living and the troubling future of romance, featuring a fake bridal photoshoot. An empathetic and engaging travelogue.Wednesday 18 September, 9pm, BBC One

The Epstein revelations have been harrowing and continual. In this new podcast, led by the New Yorker’s Ariel Levy, a forensic level of detail is applied to the evidence, highlighting how wealth cloaked such an overt abuse of power. With expert contributions from reporter Julie K Brown.Podcast

Despite the Dostoyevskian title, this series is a thoroughly modern and harrowing look at the criminal justice system in the UK. Filmed over three years, tonight’s episode examines the IPP – a prison sentence with no end date.Monday 16 September, 9pm, Channel 4

Kevin Bacon plays a foul-mouthed, moustachioed cop in this new drama set in the 1990s in Boston, a city on the cusp of a violent, race-fuelled breakdown. African-American lawyer Decourcy Ward (Aldis Hodge) looks to clean things up, yet he first has to figure out who he can trust in a place filled with dodgy allegiances, dark secrets and the looming enigma of Rohr (Bacon) at its coreWednesday 18 September, 9pm, Sky Atlantic

It is Orwell’s year of dystopia and, in Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk’s horror series, it’s a year when a group of teenagers and their unwitting chaperones encounter hormones and a slasher on the loose at a sleepaway camp. Watch this one with the lights on and maybe don’t plan any camping trips soon.Thursday 19 September, 10pm, Fox

Brockhampton aren’t your usual boyband. As they embark on their first headline tour of the US, there isn’t a single corporate suit in sight with this DIY group of twentysomethings making thoughtful R&B and rap. Instead, it’s founding member Kevin Abstract who captivates with his heart worn firmly on his (designer) sleeve.From Friday 20 September, All 4

For anyone who has stared at a stale sandwich for their lunch each day, this heartwarming feature from Ritesh Batra will have your mouth watering. An apathetic office worker strikes up a culinary romance with a married woman after her husband’s lunchbox gets mistakenly delivered to him. Irrfan Khan is on peerless form as the dejected worker.Friday 20 September, 11.45pm, BBC Two

From a cult internet hit to an interview with Barack Obama, Zach Galifianakis’s parody talkshow Between Two Ferns has had a meteoric rise in recent years, and now it has its own outlandish film. Expect deadpan, lewd questions for his celebrity guests, which include Matthew McConaughey, Benedict Cumberbatch and David Letterman.From Friday 20 September, Netflix

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