Debut: FRIDAY, OCT. 28 (11:00-11:30 p.m. ET/PT)
Other HBO playdates: Oct. 28 (12:30 a.m.), 29 (5:45 p.m.) and 31 (10:35 p.m.), and Nov. 1 (midnight, 4:10 a.m.), 2 (6:55 p.m.) and 3 (2:50 a.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Oct. 29 (3:55 a.m.) and 31 (2:15 a.m.), and Nov. 12 (4:00 p.m.) and 27 (noon)
A delinquent Dame Judi Dench wriggles out of mischief; a woman returns home after 28 years in a far-East prison; German Chancellor Angela Merkel visits Wales with her personal assistant; Dame Maggie Smith auditions for an atypical film role; a massage therapist is dangerously accident-prone; a job applicant has an unsavory past; a feminist MP makes a risqué election pledge; and a librarian orchestrates a musical ode to a royal library that's about to be shuttered.
Written by Kevin Cecil, Andy Riley, Georgia Pritchett, Lucy Montgomery, Arthur Matthews, Laurence Rickard; directed by Dominic Brigstocke.