Channel 4 has given the British public quite a treat for the new year: a curated strand of the finest programmes from across the globe, available on the All4 site in entire box sets free to view with a selection (Deutsch-land 83 and Spin) granted high-profile broadcast berths on Channel 4 and More 4, respectively. This ambitious and innovative program has been overseen, curiously enough, by the titular Walter Iuzzolino, who sifted through 3500 (!) hours of foreign television to make his final selections-he commands great respect for both his stamina and commitment to the scheme! Scandinavian thrillers have dominated the scene for quite some time now, so this expansion of the options is very welcome-you may view a seriocomic show from Afghanistan, crime thrillers from Germany and Switzerland, political dramas from Turkey and Sweden, horror from Argentina…I applaud Channel 4 for their daring and risk in this venture, and wish them the greatest success for the range and reach of the series on offer.