Britain is well known for creating great telly. I think our formats count for something like 60% of those sold throughout the world, which for a small nation ain't that bad.
But every once in a while you are reminded how much TV we miss out on just because we are so successful at it - and consequently don't need to buy much in to fill air time.
BBC4 is great for capturing the gems that might otherwise go unnoticed. First there was Wallander - the amazing Swedish film length drama series that took over my life, and until last night there was Spiral II, or in it's original French 'Engrenages' - literally 'cogs'.
I watched the first series of Spiral a few years ago and loved it. The second series was just as good. It is an amazing piece of television - sexy, suspenseful and well acted.
I don't want to give the game away - just watch it!