Is the slow movement still going? A while back, there was a trend for doing things at a more leisurely pace to put the brake on runaway stress levels. Slow television, for instance, covered events in real-time, so a 10-hour train journey took 10 hours. On behalf of Scotland, I’d like to put Granite Harbour (BBC Scotland, Thursday, BBC1, Friday) forward as the world’s first slow crime drama.

As it begins its second series, not much has changed down Aberdeen way. Following his transfer from Jamaica, former royal military policeman Davis Lindo (Romario Simpson) is still finding his way in Police Scotland under the guidance of his boss, DCI Cora MacMillan (Dawn Steele), and work partner DS Lara “Bart” Bartlett (Hannah Donaldson).

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Together, the women are trying to curb Lindo’s maverick tendencies, though to be fair it was his maverick tendencies which saved me from nodding off during the first series.

Made by LA Productions, the company behind Shetland, Granite Harbour looks the part of a slick crime drama in the Scandi noir mould. The ariel nightscapes, with the city presented as a glittering sprawl of industry and activity, are movie quality.

But man it is slow. Week in the jail slow. Every set-up is milked to the max. In one nicely lit scene of a man climbing stairs on a ship, for instance, the actor keeps trudging up and up when one flight would do. Over an hour, it all adds up.

Besides Lindo’s maverick tendencies, it was the cast, or rather a core of characters, that made the first series a hit on iPlayer and led to it being brought back for a second run. The chief attraction remains the chief, with Dawn Steele a Caledonian Jane Tennison by way of Christine Cagney, followed by Bhav Joshi as ambitious DI Jay Mallik. Have a look, though you might want to have a coffee to hand.

Dopesick (BBC2, Sunday) is another in a long line of dramas and documentaries charting America’s opioid addiction crisis. Like the recent Dropout, with Amanda Seyfried as con artist Elizabeth Holmes, it is a true story and arrives on the BBC after first showing on a streaming service - Disney+ for Dopesick, Hulu for The Dropout. These dramas might take a while to get to terrestrial television, but they are worth the wait.

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Michael Keaton is on Emmy and Golden Globe-winning form as Dr Samuel Finnix, an old school family doctor in a mountain town where the mine is king. Like many a doctor, he prescribed the painkiller OxyContin having been told there was a less than 1% chance of addiction. In fact, addiction spread like wildfire, laying waste to entire communities, young, old, poor and middle class alike. Crime spiked accordingly.

The rapidly shifting timeline - the tale opens in 1986, then hops to a grand jury hearing 2005, then 1996 when the mega sales push happens - proves a drag on the first episode. After that, a stellar cast, including Rosario Dawson as a DEA agent, Peter Sarsgaard as a lawyer and Michael Stuhlbarg as the drug’s creator, get the tale going at a watchable lick.

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Expectations have been sky-high and rising since it was announced The Tattooist of Auschwitz (Sky Atlantic/Now) was to be adapted for the small screen. Inspired by the book by Heather Morris, which was based on the memories of Lale (or Lali) Sokolov, it does not disappoint.

Harvey Keitel, the very same, plays Lale, with Melanie Lynskey as Morris. Jonah Hauer-King, outstanding in World on Fire, is the younger Lale, a Slovakian Jew. Told that one member of each family must “volunteer” for work, Lale goes along in the hopes of saving the rest of his family. When the train stops he has arrived at Auschwitz-Birkenau.

Besides telling the story of Lale, the drama explores the frailty of memory as ghosts from the past turn up to question his recollections. Keitel is perfect as the older Lale, while Hauer-King more than confirms the promise he showed in World on Fire.

Coronation Street continues to play a blinder, not with the missing Lauren/Roy suspected of murder storyline which has been going on for aeons. How long have we been gazing through Roy’s eyes at some half-formed memory, waiting for the real killer to swim into view? As for Roy, how is it possible for one man to have so much bad luck?

While Roy and co are treading that well-worn path, Paul is quietly getting on with the job of showing what a pain in the rump it is to be disabled in an able-bodied world. The character, who has MND and is a wheelchair user, waited ages for a taxi the other night, only for an inaccessible one to turn up. His radio interview plea for some consideration got the message across in a funnier, more effective way than any government ad would have done. Here’s hoping, anyway.