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Pedro Pascal as Javier Pena in Narcos season three.

Narcos (10 episodes, Season 3 starts streaming from September 1 exclusively on Netflix; Season 2 available now Netflix, available from September 4 on DVD £19.99/Blu-ray £24.99, Thriller/Drama/Romance)

THE gritty biographical drama about real-life drug kingpins, who waged war against the law enforcement officers trying to bring them down, continues for a third series exclusively on Netflix.

Following the death of infamous Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar (Wagner Moura), the Cali Cartel run by Gilberto Rodriguez Orejuela (Damian Alcazar), his brother Miguel (Francisco Denis) and their associate Jose Santacruz Londono (Pepe Rapazote) fills the power vacuum.

These men take a different approach to building a cocaine empire, by bribing officials.

Tenacious DEA agent Javier Pena (Pedro Pascal) pursues the new cartel with vigour, aided by two fresh-faced colleagues, Chris Fesitl (Michael Stahl-David) and Daniel Van Ness (Matt Whelan).

The acclaimed second series, also comprising 10 episodes, is released simultaneously on four-disc DVD and Blu-ray box sets.

Tin Star (10 episodes, streaming from September 7 exclusively on NOW TV, Drama/Thriller/Romance)

Revenge is a dish best served ice cold in this 10-part Sky Atlantic thriller set in the breath-taking Rocky Mountains, which streams on NOW TV.

London police detective Jack Worth (Tim Roth) transplants his family including his wife Angela (Genevieve O'Reilly) and truculent teenage daughter Anna (Abigail Lawrie) to the picture perfect town of Little Big Bear.

It's a close-knit community with very little crime so as the new chief of police, recovering alcoholic Jack has little to keep him occupied. Then powerful multinational North Stream Oil arrives, with the promise of a huge cash injection.

Friends and neighbour are divided and North Stream Oil's conniving head of public relations, Elizabeth Bradshaw (Christina Hendricks), makes false promises to secure her bosses the terms they want.

Migrant workers are coaxed to Little Big Bear, setting in motion a devastating chain of events that tears apart the community and soaks the land with blood of the innocents.

The Flash - The Complete Third Season (Cert 12, 943 mins, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, available now on Amazon Video/iTunes and other download and streaming services, available from September 4 on DVD £29.99/Blu-ray £39.99, Fantasy/Action/Adventure/Romance)

Crime scene investigator Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) continues to protect Central City in his guise as The Flash, who is blessed with the ability to move at super-human speed, in the popular TV drama based on the DC Comics superhero.

This series, multiple timelines create confusion for the characters and heralds the arrival of Kid Flash (Keiynan Lonsdale). Barry joins forces with Kara (Melissa Benoist) aka Supergirl and in the process, he acknowledges his love for Iris (Candice Patton), plus a diabolical new enemy called Savitar, who is a future version of Barry, inflicts a fatal blow.

The five-disc DVD and Blu-ray box sets include 23 action-packed episodes.

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