Apple TV is now joining the party with our Best of Europe sale! Running for one week only - from today until June 27th - in the UK 🇬🇧, all selected series are available on Apple TV for just £2.99!
Time to rediscover some of the most high profile European TV series and treat yourself!
Here is an overview of what’s waiting for you!
The first two seasons of the Emmy-nominated Danish crime drama created by Søren Sveistrup. In the first series, Detective Inspector Sarah Lund (Sofie Gråbol) is all set to emigrate to Sweden but her plans are put on hold when the police investigation into the murder of a young girl in Copenhagen turns out to have implications in high places. Each episode chronicles a single day in the investigation, which gradually brings a tangled web of corrupt politics and power struggles to light as the hunt for the killer intensifies. In the second series, set two years later, Lund, who has since been demoted from DI, is called into the homicide department to help her former colleagues on a tricky murder case. Initially reluctant, Lund soon gets involved and discovers that the victim was killed because she knew about the deaths of Afghan citizens at the hands of Danish soldiers.
The complete first two seasons of the Icelandic crime drama following the investigations of Police Chief Andri Ólafsson (Olafur Ólafsson), who comes to realise that after confronting human nature's icy depths in the first season, he has in fact barely scratched the surface.
Based on real-life accounts by former French spies, The Bureau tells the story of a man torn between love and loyalty, in a world where a single lie can kill. Within the French secret service, one department knows as the DGSE manages the missions of all undercover operatives working under fake identities to identify intelligence sources. When French intelligence officer Guillaume "Malotru" Debailly (Mathieu Kassovitz) returns to Paris after six years as an undercover agent in Syria, he struggles to reconnect with his daughter, ex-wife, colleagues and even, his old self. But after learning that his lover in Syria (Nadia, played by Zineb Triki), is now in Paris, Guillaume breaks agency rules and approaches her as the man he was in Damascus: Paul Lefebvre. As Guillaume begins living a double life, he opens himself up (and the DGSE) to new and unprecedented dangers.
Anno 1790 is an innovative take on the Nordic Noir crime drama genre in which the hero, Daadh, is a controversial surgeon and police commissioner who uses unconventional means to solve murder cases during the Age of Enlightenment. It is Stockholm, 1790, and Europe is in turmoil after the French Revolution.
Crimes of Passion
The series based on Maria Lang's crime novels is set in the magic beauty of Bergslagen, a genuinely Swedish environment. In six episodes, we meet Puck and Einar Bure along with police superintendent Christer Wijk in their quest to catch the killer. The murderer is always "one of us" and the murder plots are crimes of passion.
Follow The Money
Follow the Money takes us into the world of economic crime in the banks, on the stock exchanges, and in the board rooms. It is the story of speculators, swindlers, corporate moguls and the crimes they commit in their hunt for wealth.
1864 is a tale of innocence and love - of ignorance and political folly. An abundance of drama in the span between the years of beauty and the horrors of war.
From the windswept sand dunes of the coastline to the badlands of the hinterland, Aberystwyth steps DCI Tom Mathias. On the run from his London past, a brilliant but troubled man, he isolates himself on the outskirts of town a town filled with secrets as dark and destructive as his own. Partnered with the intelligent and complex Di Mared Rhys they form an engaging relationship as they embark on solving cases that involve the ultimate anti-social crime, murder.
Apple Tree Yard
The harrowing tale of a respected female scientist and the single irrational act that leads to her standing trial for murder.
There are only a few, crucial weeks left to the national election when the chief of staff at the Justice Department disappears without a trace. As her replacement, Elin Hammar, tries to find out what happened, she is thrown into a conspiracy of lies, falsified documents and hidden agendas.
Based on an idea by Roberto Saviano, from his international best-selling book, ‘Gomorrah’ and the film of the same name, directed by Matteo Garrone, comes an event-series from Italy focused on the fierce Neapolitan crime organisation, the Camorra. Set in the suburbs of Naples, focusing on organized crime and the relationships between gangsters, drug dealers, and ordinary people, Gomorrah depicts street-level crime and its hierarchical organization from the pavement, all the way up to regional government offices. The Savastano clan, led by the Godfather, Pietro (Fortunato Cerlino) and his loyal wife, Lady Imma (Maria Pia Calzone) reign over Naples with the assistance of his obedient and self-confident right-hand man, Ciro ‘The Immortal’ (Marco D’Amore), who must teach their only son Gennaro – the heir to the Savastano gilded throne – the brutal and bloody ways of their clan. As Gennaro transforms into, and beyond, what Ciro and Pietro could have ever wished for him to become, power struggles ensue, and the balance of power shifts back and forth with devastating consequences for all involved. As the era of the Savastano clan looks to be crumbling, Ciro and Gennaro’s fates will intertwine as they spread their criminal links beyond their homeland, encountering new illicit ways to trade in drugs and thrive on the spoils, despite both of them being all but destroyed in the process.
Follow psychologist and ex-FBI profiler Inger Johanne Vik as she finds herself and her autistic daughter drawn into an investigation surrounding a series of disturbing and brutal deaths. The case leads her to team up with detective Ingvar Nymann and together they set about uncovering clues to these shocking crimes.
Career-soldier Wilhelm, his pacifist younger brother Friedhelm, and their friends Charlotte, Viktor and Greta say farewell in the summer of 1941 in Berlin, with the promise to meet again after the war.
Joachim ‘ Jo ‘ Saint Clair is a veteran detective in Paris’ elite Criminal Squad tackling the city’s most challenging murder cases. ‘Jo’ takes the audience behind the scenes of Paris’ most iconic locations as we follow St-Clair in his relentless pursuit of justice. Brilliant yet brutal, St-Clair pits his wit against pathological killers to solve a series of shocking murders.
Following the intricate and complicated lives of politicians, media spinners and the reporters who feed off their triumphs and failures, Borgen uncovers a world of political and personal intrigue. The setting is Borgen, the nickname for Denmark's Parliamentary building, otherwise known as "The Castle". After scoring her party a landslide victory through her idealism and work ethic, the smart and sexy populist Birgitte Nyborg now faces the biggest dilemma of her life. The question is: Will she succumb to pressure to compromise her ideals and face the consequences, both on and off the political stage?
All 20 episodes from the first two seasons of the Emmy award winning Danish drama created by Peter Thorsboe. Season 1: Jasmina (Cecilie Stenspil), Rasmus (Søren Vejby) and Jonas (André Babikian) are the three newest members of the elite Personal Protection Unit based in Copenhagen who are tasked with guarding people recognised as potential targets for terrorist groups, such as members of the royal family or politicians. This series follows them in their day to day as they adjust to the pressures of their new job while trying to maintain balance in their personal lives as well. As the second gripping series of The Protectors begins, Denmark is still shaken by the outrage caused in the Islamic world over the publication of a Muhammad cartoon in a Danish newspaper. The Protection Unit of the Danish Intelligence Bureau is faced with a precarious mission, when the Foreign Minister moves to re-open the embassy in Islamabad, closed after a terrorist bombing several years before, the lives of many are at risk - not only in Denmark, but as far away as Moscow and Islamabad. Despite their relentless efforts, murders cannot always be prevented, and suicide bombers cannot always be stopped - even by a highly experienced and elite unit such as this.
The series follows a group of police led by Eddy Caplan (Jean-Hugues Anglade) who use violent and unorthodox methods in their criminal investigations. When this is brought to the attention of Internal Affairs, the department is faced with the difficult and dangerous task of exposing the group's methods and putting a stop to them.
John River is a brilliant detective whose fractured mind traps him between the living and the dead.
Mario Nardone was a living legend in Milan in the 1950s and 60s. Based on the real-life historical figure who has been likened to an Italian Eliot Ness, Inspector Nardone arrives in Milan shortly after the Second World War, on a forced transfer from Parma where his no-nonsense temperament and innate sense of justice had gotten him into hot water with his superiors.
Everyone has secrets, his public as well as his hidden life. One of our most fundamental fears is that our secrets will one day become public and be used against us. Brussels / Belgium. Sixty-six safes are robbed during a spectacular and bloody raid on the small but influential and extremely discreet private bank, Jonkhere, in Brussels.
Rolf Lassgard, one of Scandinavia's most popular actors (Wallander, False Trail), assumes a powerful new role as Police profiler Sebastian Bergman. Bergman is strong-minded, politically incorrect, abrasive and grief-stricken, since he has yet to come to terms with the loss of both his wife and daughter in the 2004 Thailand tsunami.
Mystery is everywhere and nobody is spared by revenge... Graves have been desecrated and the bodies dug up and left in model homes. Every time the same ritual: a woman, a man, a teenager, all unrelated but they form a new family. Amid the bodies, a photo of Paul Maisonneuve is found, a Crime Squad legend in the North of France who is forced to return to duty. Who is digging up the bodies and why are they leaving them in model homes? Heading the case is the young female detective Sandra Winckler who must work with Paul Maisonneuve to find out who's behind these macabre stage settings. During her investigation she will have to delve into Paul's past, believing him to know more than he lets on. Does the truth lie somewhere in Paul's past? For the detective and the ex-cop, life will never be the same for in the shadows is a man who will stop at nothing to gain his revenge. Written and directed by Hervé Hadmar and Marc Herpoux, the creators of Les Oubliees (Forgotten Girls), Pigalle La Nuit and Signature; Witnesses [Les témoins] is a modern, daring and breathtaking cop series, with a dark, mysterious mood, led by a top quality cast featuring Thierry Lhermitte and Laurent Lucas.
The complete four season series of the Nordic Noir crime drama following the joint efforts of Danish and Swedish police officers to solve complex and gruesome murders that take place along the border of both countries, led by the socially-awkward but brilliantly effective Swedish detective Saga Noren (Sofia Helin).
A six-part dramatisation of one of the most exciting stories from the Second World War - the Nazis efforts to develop an atom bomb and the Allies desperate struggle to prevent it from happening. The series starts in Stockholm in 1933 when German scientist Werner Heisenberg is awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics and is congratulated by his mentor Niels Bohr – a previous Nobel Prize winner. One of the dramatic high points is the daring sabotage mission to blow up the heavy water factory in the Norwegian mountains in 1943. Leading English, Norwegian and German actors portray real life characters and we get to understand their dilemmas and challenges in this epic story, the outcome of which will determine the future of democracy.