BBC Four has acquired a host of new international dramas for spring.
The selection of dramas includes new thriller Safe Harbour and returning favourites Trapped, Follow the Money and Cardinal.
Cassian Harrison, Channel Editor of BBC Four commented: “As the original home of contemporary international drama on British television, BBC Four continues to fire on all cylinders, bringing choice new titles and returning favourites back to its established Saturday night slot.”
The four-part drama stars Ewen Leslie (The Cry) as one of six friends sailing on a luxurious holiday from Brisbane to Indonesia on a private yacht.
The holiday is soon cut short when the group discover a broken-down ship with asylum seekers on board.
At first the friends come to provide aid to the refugees but this event leads to a series of unforeseen consequences that will change their lives forever.
The acclaimed Icelandic crime drama Trapped returns for a second series.
Former Chief of Police Andri Ólafsson (Ólafur Darri Ólafsson) is assigned to a new case in Reykjavik when the Minster for Industry is attacked by a man on fire, killing them both.
After uncovering the attacker was the minister’s twin, Andri must set off to the North to trace the family’s roots, leading the detective to a place he hoped to leave in the past.
Now under the authority of Chief of Police Hinrika (Ilmur Kristjánsdóttir), Ólafsson’s former colleague, Andri finds the town is in a state of anger with widespread protests at the proposal of a new aluminium plant.
When a power plant’s foreman is found dead, Andri’s investigation grows as she tries to determine if the two attacks are connected.
Follow the Money
Danish crime drama Follow the Money returns for a new series.
Kingpin Nicky Rasmussen (Esben Smed) develops a rivalry with cop Alf Rybjerg (Thomas Hwan) as they try to out manoeuvre each other with little success.
But when a new player bank employee Anna Berg Hansen (Maria Rich) enters the scene, what impact will she have on the criminal’s money laundering schemes?
Returning for a third series, the crime drama picks up with detective John Cardinal (Billy Campbell) struggling after the loss of this wife and his loyalties to his partner Lise Delorme (Karine Vanasse).
The two detectives will be pushed to their limits when they investigate a new case of double murder that threatens the safety of Algonquin Bay and its residents.