11 BAFTA Winners and Nominees

3.31.2022
1. DeceitUnited KingdomDrama1 SN | 4 EPS

SYNOPSIS  An undercover officer attempts to coerce a confession out of a suspect, eventually leading to the arrest of an innocent man.

WHAT  A police procedural told from a female perspective.

WHY  Based on a real entrapment case from 1992. The officer's identity has never been revealed.

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2. Moses JonesUnited KingdomDrama1 SN | 3 EPS
Last day to watch on Topic: October 30th

The discovery of the bizarrely mutilated body in the Thames who seems to have been the victim of a ritualistic witchcraft killing sparks a wave of violence in London’s Ugandan exile community. DI Moses Jones is seconded to the case from Scotland Yard due to his cultural links with the local African community. Assisted by hopeful DS Dan Twentyman, he sets out to uncover the truth. Forced to ask himself tough questions about his cultural identity, Moses Jones embarks on a frightening quest.

3. Not Safe For WorkUnited KingdomComedy1 SN | 6 EPS
Last day to watch on Topic: October 30th

Katherine is reluctantly relocated from London to Northampton as part of public spending cuts. Here she meets a disparate yet similarly disillusioned group of workmates. Together they must readjust to their new life, their new surroundings and an inescapable new surrogate family of colleagues. Full of black humor, razor-sharp dialogue and intricately-drawn relationships, this is a timely workplace comedy drama, laced with an acerbically surreal sensibility

4. Prisoners of WarIsraelThriller Suspense2 SN | 24 EPS
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SYNOPSIS  Two out of 3 soldiers come home after 17 years in captivity to families who have moved on and a government with questions.

WHAT  Inspired Showtime’s Homeland. Same themes but not the same stories.

WHY  NYTimes #1 Best International TV Show of the Decade. Winner of multiple Israeli TV Academy awards including best drama.

5. The BridgeSwedenCrime4 SN | 38 EPS

SYNOPSIS  Swedish and Danish detectives must work together to track down a brutal killer.

WHAT  The series that launched Nordic Noir as a genre.

WHY  See the original series that spawned 5 local-language remakes.

6. The KillingDenmarkCrime3 SN | 40 EPS

SYNOPSIS  Available for the first time to North American streaming audiences.

WHAT  Each season follows a different murder case, with each episode covering 24 gripping hours of investigation.

WHY  BAFTA winner for Best International TV Series. Basis for the American remake on AMC/Netflix.

7. The Missing ChildrenUnited KingdomDocumentary1 SN | 3 EPS

SYNOPSIS  An extraordinary true crime story that exposes the Catholic Church’s involvement in the trafficking, neglect and suspicious deaths of babies born to unwed mothers.

WHAT  Stories of some of the survivors of the Bon Secours mother and baby home in Tuam, Ireland.

WHY  Tuam is just one of 18 such mother and baby homes investigated across Ireland.

8. The OfficeUnited KingdomComedy2 SN | 14 EPS
Last day to watch on Topic: October 30th

From Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant comes this mockumentary about a British paper company in a drab industrial town that is run by a comically inept middle-manager dreams of stardom and who would rather be popular than effective. Meanwhile, his employees have their own inspired interactions. Full of painfully awkward cringe comedy, this legendary BBC comedy series inspired the American remake of the same name. Also stars Martin Freeman, Lucy Davis and Mackenzie Crook.

9. The ReturnedFranceDrama2 SN | 16 EPS

SYNOPSIS  In a small French mountain town where everyone knows each other, some dead inexplicably return as if their death never happened.

WHAT  A ‘sad, spooky, sexy’ suspenseful drama about life and loss. Plus one of the resurrected was a serial killer.

WHY  International Emmy Award winner, #23 on NYT Best Intl TV Shows of the Decade, 100% on Rotten Tomatoes & Stephen King is fan.

10. The VirtuesUnited KingdomDrama1 SN | 4 EPS

Stephen Graham stars as Joseph, a moral yet troubled man who’s lost everything. He’s compelled to travel to Ireland to confront the demons from a childhood spent in the foster care system. His path crosses with Dinah, a fiery and deeply guarded person who’s hiding a secret. Joseph and Dinah spiral out of control as they try to ground themselves and their self-indulgence, traumatized by their own harrowing histories. Neither thought their situation would tangle into a delicate love story.

11. The Act of KillingDenmarkDocumentary2 Hours 40 Mins

Filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer and documentary titans, Werner Herzog and Errol Morris examine a country where Indonesian death squad leaders are celebrated as heroes, challenging them to reenact their real-life mass-killings.

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