This is a recommendation for an excellent French-language drama series, currently being shown here on BBC 4, with all episodes available free on i-player.
It is set around some real events in France at the turn of the century, particularly the Dreyfus affair, and the rise of far-right antisemitic parties at the time. The police force is outdated and corrupt, but is slowly being forced into the modern age.
Amazingly authentic sets and costumes give a real feel of the period, and committed performances by the cast ensure that each character is completely believable.
Some parts are very violent, and there are scenes involving sexual content, and drug use. But it never feels salacious, or exploitative.
If you don’t mind subtitles, this is top-notch Saturday evening television well worth watching.
(For readers outside the UK, I have no idea if this is being shown elsewhere at the moment.)
Here is an official trailer, with subtitles in Englsh.