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Updated Friday 13th July
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The ABC Murders BBC1 - Sarah Phelps' next Agatha Christie adaptation sees John Malkovich step into the iconic role of Hercule Poirot for the first time. He stars alongside Rupert Grint, Andrew Buchan, Tara Fitzgerald and Freya Mavor in this three-part interpretation of the 1936 novel. 

Adult Material 2019 Channel 4 - Sheridan Smith stars in this four-part drama as an experienced porn actress welcoming an up-and-comer into her world.

Age Before Beauty 2018 BBC1 - Drama set around a failing family-run beauty salon based in Manchester from Cutting It and Poldark writer Debbie Horsfield. The cast is set to include Robson Green, Sue Johnston, Polly Walker and James Murray. 

All Round to Mrs. Brown's 2018 BBC1 - Second series of the comedy chatshow fronted by the comedic creation. 

All Together Now 2019 BBC1 - Second series of the inclusive singing show hosted by Rob Beckett and featuring Geri Horner.

Anne ITV - Factual drama focusing on Anne Williams; who dedicated her life to discovering the truth about the Hillsborough disaster which claimed the life of her son Kevin who was only fifteen years old at the time. 

Back 2018 Channel 4 - Second series of Simon Blackwell's sitcom starring Robert Webb and David Mitchell. 

Back to Life BBC3 - Sitcom written by and starring Daisy Haggard who stars as a woman fresh out of prison whose forced to move back in with her parents and attempt to put her past behind her 

Bancroft 2018 ITV - Second series of the crime drama starring Sarah Parish.

Baptiste 2019 BBC1 - Tchéky Karyo reprises his role as the French detective in Jack and Harry Williams' spin-off to The Missing. The drama sees Baptiste asked to aide the Dutch police whilst on holiday in Amsterdam, a request that soon sees him embroiled in the city's dark underbelly. Tom Hollander is set to co-star alongside Karyo.

The Barking Murders *Working Title* 2018 BBC1 - Factual drama which goes beneath the headlines to shed new light on this story by telling it from the point of view of the families of Stephen Port’s victims, focusing on their fight to uncover the truth about what had happened to their lost sons and brothers. Written by Jeff Pope and Neil McKay.

The Bay 2018 ITV - Six-part drama about a murder in a tight-knit coastal community.

Beecham House 2019 ITV - Epic drama from Bend it Like Beckham's Gurinder Chadra and set in 19th century Delhi; the six-part series focusing on the titular residence; an imposing mansion occupied by a handsome former-soldier and his family as they attempt to stat a new life.

The Bisexual 2018 Channel 4 - New comedy. New Yorker Leila is feeling lost in London. Recently part of an uber-cool power couple, she’s now split from girlfriend Sadie and is struggling to adjust. Moving in with a ‘stranger off the internet’ she soon discovers she’s swapped her luxe old life (think: high quality condiments, plus a girlfriend who sorted all of the Life Admin) for a house-share with Gabe, a British guy who’s only ever other female ‘flat-mate’ was his mum. Gabe doesn’t know any lesbians and Leila’s not got too much experience of hanging out with heterosexuals - their worlds collide in deeply awkward and revealing ways as he becomes her unlikely wingman and helps her to navigate her new life dating men. Desiree Akhvan stars as Leila alongside Brian Gleason as Gabe and Maxine Peake as Sadie. Further cast includes Eva Birthistle and John Dagliesh. 

Black Earth Rising BBC2 - New thriller drama written by Hugo Blick concerning a black Anglo-American family. Michael Coel and John Goodman head the cast whilst Harriet Walter and Lucian Msamati feature in supporting roles. 

Black Narcissus 2018 BBC1 - Three-part adaptation of Rumer Godden’s iconic tale of sexual repression and forbidden love from Amanda Coe. Returning this haunting love story to its original setting in the 1930s, as the western colonial order is about to explode into the crisis of World War Two, Black Narcissus follows Sister Clodagh and the nuns of St Faiths, who travel to Nepal to set up a branch of their order in the remote palace of Mopu.

Bodyguard 2018 BBC1 - Six-part contemporary thriller featuring the Royalty and Specialist Protection Branch (RaSP) of London's Metropolitan Police Service. Written and created by Line of Duty's  Jed Mercurio. When he is assigned to protect the ambitious and powerful Home Secretary Julia Montague (Hawes), whose politics stand for everything he despises, Budd finds himself torn between his duty and his beliefs. Responsible for her safety, is he actually her biggest threat? Keeley Hawes, Richard Madden, Gina Mckee and Sophie Rundle confirmed to star.

Bounty Hunters 2018 Sky One - Second series of the action sitcom starring Jack Whitehall and Rosie Perez. 

Brexit 2018 Channel 4 - Single drama focusing on the lead up to the big Brexit vote starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Dominic Cummings; the head strategist of the Vote Leave Campaign and Rory Kinnear as David Cameron's Director of Communications Craig Oliver. Further cast includes Liz White, Kyle Soller and Lee Boardman. 

A Brief History of Tim 2018 BBC3 - Tim Renkow writes and stars in this sitcom, which originally aired as part of the comedy feeds season, as he plays a heightened version of himself; a youngster with cerebral palsy who sees himself as a one of life's rebels. 

Butterfly 2018 ITV - Mini series starring Anna Friel as the mother of 11 year old boy Max who decides he wants to live as a girl.

Call the Midwife 2019-2020 BBC1 -Two  more series of the incredibly popular nostalgic drama. 

The Capture 2019 BBC1 - Six-part surveillance thriller from Cyberbully's Ben Chanan which begins with the unjust arrest of an innocent man and soon escalates into a multi-layered conspiracy of manipulated evidence. 

Care 2019 BBC1 - One-off drama written by Jimmy McGovern and starring Sheridan Smith and Sinead Keenan as sisters whose lives are changed forever when their mother, played by Alison Steadman, suffers a devastating stroke and develops dementia. 

Catastrophe 2018 Channel 4 - Fourth series of the comedy from Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney.

Cheat 2018 ITV - Drama written by newcomer Gaby Hull which focuses on the dangerous relationship between university professor Leah, and her student Rose, when, what begins as a seemingly open and shut case of academic deception, quickly spirals out of control, ending in fatal consequences, and triggering a devastating sequence of events that threaten to engulf them both. Katherine Kelly is set to star as Leah whilst Molly Windsor will play Rose, further cast includes Tom Goodman-Hill, Lorraine Ashbourne, Peter Firth and Adrian Edmondson. 

Clean Break 2018 ITV - Sheridan Smith stars as an ordinary working-class woman, Sam, who is caught between two worlds – the everyday life of a devoted and loving Mum and the darker, dangerous world of insider trading in a six-part drama from new writer Mark Marlow. The supporting cast is set to include Ben Bailey Smith, Neil Maskell and Rosie Cavaliero.

Clique 2018 BBC3 - Second series of Jess Brittan's university-set drama

The Cloud 2018 Channel 4 - Sitcom written by Adam Buxton and Graham Linehan which is set aboard a space-based data storage facility. 

Cold Feet 2019 ITV - Mike Bullen's drama returns for a six-part eighth series. 

The Cry 2018 BBC1 - Written by Jacquelin Perske, adapted from the novel by Helen FitzGerald, this psychological drama is set in Scotland and Australia and chronicles the collapse of a marriage in the aftermath of a tragedy, and explores the myths and truths of motherhood. Jenna Coleman and Ewen Leslie are set to lead the cast. 

Cuckoo 2018/19 BBC3 - Series four and five of the sitcom starring Greg Davies, Helen Baxendale and Taylor Lautner. 

Dark Heart 2018 ITV - Six-part crime drama from Chris Lang starring Tom Riley as DI Will Wagstaffe, a man haunted by the murder of his parents when he was 16 years old. 

Dark Mon£ny 2019 BBC1 - Four-part drama from Damilola: Our Loved Boy's Levi David Addai  which looks at the aftermath of a family's decision to accept a substantial pay-off from a renowned film director in exchange for their silence about theD obsession for the massively popular fantasy RPG[1] Kingdom Scrolls – a mystical, magical and, more importantly, virtual world of wizards and wyverns…. However in real life Meg and Nicky work in an office. They are not sure what Usman does for a living (though apparently it’s also something responsible and probably something involving spreadsheets). But they all have their priorities straight, especially Usman…. If Castle Blackfinger needs defending from a bunch of marauding orks then grabbing a decent night’s sleep would not only be selfish, it would be downright irresponsible.

Death and Nightingales 2019 BBC2 - Three-part adaptation of Eugene McCabe's novel from The Fall's Alan Cubitt; the drama  is a riveting twenty-four hour story of love, betrayal, deception and revenge, set in the beautiful, haunting countryside of Fermanagh in 1885. The cast is headed by Jamie Dornan, Matthew Rhys and Ann Skelly.

Death in Paradise 
2019 - Eighth series of the crime drama set on Caribbean island and starring Ardal O'Hanlon.

Deep Water 2019 ITV - Six-part female-led ensemble drama focusing on the lives of three women living in the Lake District as they struggle with busy lives whilst attempting to do the best for their respective families.

Defending the Guilty 
2019 BBC2 - Katherine Parkinson and Will Sharpe star in this six-part legal sitcom from Cuckoo writer Kieron Quirke.

Derry Girls 2019 Channel 4 - Second series of Lisa Magee's semi-autobiographical sitcom.

Desire 2018 ITV - Five-part drama which focuses on Leia, who is just about managing to hold her life together in the face of a messy divorce when she finds herself falling in love with an intensity she’s never experienced before. It’s the wrong man at the wrong time but Leia can’t give the relationship up. Desire looks at what happens when a passion is so powerful it starts to jeopardise your job, your home, and even your kids… 

A Discovery of Witches Sky One - Based on Deborah Harkness' book of the same name, Teresa Palmer stars as historian and secret vampire Diana Bishop who is thrown together with Matthew Goode's vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont in pursuit of the truth of a mysterious manuscript. 

Doctor Who 2018 BBC1 - Jodie Whittaker takes over from Peter Capaldi and is joined in the Tardis by a new team which includes Bradley Walsh, Mandip Gil, Sharon D Clarke and Tosin Cole. 

Doing Money BBC2 - One-off fact-based drama from Gwyneth Hughes focusing on modern slavery in Britain and telling the story of a young Romanian woman who is snatched from the streets of London and trafficked to Ireland to work in pop-up brothels. 

Don't Forget the Driver BBC2 - New six-part sitcom starring Toby Jones as a Bognor Regis-based coach driver whose life changes forever when a dead body is found on the beach of the docile Bognor shoreline. 

The Durrels 2019 ITV - Fourth series of the period drama starring Keeley Hawes. 

Ed Balls: My Deep South Road Trip 2018 BBC2 -  Three-part documentary in which ex-politician Ed Balls goes on a trip around America's Deep South as he attempts to immerse himself in the people that put Donald Trump into power back in 2016. 

Elizabeth is Missing BBC1 - One-off adaptation of Emma Healey's best-selling novel which looks at the disappearance of the titular character who is also suffering with dementia.

Endeavour 2019 ITV - Sixth series of the popular detective drama starring Shaun Evans and Roger Allam.

Englistan 2019 BBC2 - Nine-part drama series created by Riz Ahmed exploring three generations of the same Pakistani-family over four decades as they attempt to settle in England.

Fleabag 2019 BBC3 - Second series of the critically acclaimed comedy written by and starring Phoebe Waller-Bridge. 

GameFace 2019 Channel 4 - Second series of Roisin Conaty's self-penned sitcom. 

Gangs of London (w/t) 2018 Sky Atlantic - The Raid director Gareth Evans helms this tale of a contemporary London that is being torn apart as its  dark underbelly rises up, throwing everything into chaos. The murder of a gang boss creates a power vacuum that threatens to the fragile peace that exists between London’s powerful international gangs.

Gentleman Jack 2019 BBC1 -  Eight-part period drama from Happy Valley writer Sally Wainwright telling the remarkable life story of landowner Anne Lister. Suranne Jones is set to play Anne Lister whilst further cast includes Stephanie Cole, Timothy West, Gemma Jones, Gemma Whelan, Jodi May, Rosie Cavaliero, Vincent Franklin and Shaun Dooley.

Ghosts BBC1 - Six-part sitcom written by and starring the team behind Horrible Histories and Yonderland about a group of ghosts whose lives are disturbed when a young couple plan to turn their haunted house into a trendy hotel.

GIRL/HAJI 2018 BBC1 - Eight-part series about a middle-aged Tokyo detective who travels to London in search of his wayward younger brother. Once thought dead, Yuto is now believed to be posing as a Yakuza gangster in London and wanted for the murder of a Japanese businessman there.

Gold Digger 2019 BBC1 - New six-part drama from Thirteen's Marnie Dickens which explores a relationship between a wealthy 60-year-old woman and a 25-year-old man. The drama looks at whether this pair have really found love or if he's the gold digger that her friends and family believe that he is.

Good Omens 2019 BBC2 - Six-part adaptation of the hit fantasy novel by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman which will air on BBC Two in the UK and on Amazon internationally. Michael Sheen and David Tennant lead the cast as Arizaphale and Crowley whilst the all-star cast includes Anna Maxwell Martin, Miranda Richardson, Michael McKean, Jack Whitehall, Josie Lawrence and Mireille Enos. Mark Gattis and Steve Pemberton are the latest additions to the already impressive ensemble. 

The Good Karma Hospital 2019 ITV - Amanda Redman returns to star for a third series of the gentle hospital drama set in India.

Grantchester 2019 ITV - Fourth series of the period crime drama which will feature the final appearance from James Norton in his role as Sidney Chambers whilst Robson Green, Tessa Peake-Jones and Kacey Ainsworth. Tom Brittney will replace Norton as Grantchester's newest clergyman Reverend Will Davenport. 

The Greatest Dancer 2019 BBC1 - Eight-part competition show that sees dancers from different backgrounds compete against each other to be crowned the UK's greatest dancer.

Hang Ups 2018 Channel 4 - Sitcom Written by Robert Delamere and Stephen Mangan, who also stars,  about an unconventional therapist trying to keep his unconventional life, and patients, from falling apart.

Happy AF 2019 Channel 4 - Sitcom written by and starring Aisling Bea as a woman who tries to pull her life back together after a nervous breakdown. Sharon Horgan co-stars as her increasingly-worried sister.

Happy Valley 2019 BBC1 - Third series of Sally Wainwright's gripping crime drama. 

Hatton Garden 2018 ITV - A new four-part series from Jeff Pope telling the story of an elderly gang of career criminals who pulled off the ultimate jewellery heist in 2015. Timothy Spall, Brian F. O'Bryne and Kenneth Cranham will play leading roles in the drama. 

His Dark Materials 2018 BBC1 - The first small-screen adaptation of Philip Pullman's much-loved trilogy of novels; Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass. 

Home Channel 4 - Rufus Jones writes and stars in this comedy about a family who go on holiday to France and bring back a Syrian refugee to live with them 

Icons: The Story of the 20th Century 2019 BBC2 - BBC Two is launching a major new global history series telling the definitive story of the 20th Century through the people who made it. From the individuals who came to define our concept of what a great leader is or were instrumental in the struggle for equality and civil rights to those whose inventions transformed the way we live or whose work came to enrich and influence the lives of billions, the series tells the story of a century of seismic change through the lives of the iconic figures who made it. Each individual episode, presented by a well-known public figure will focus on a particular field - leaders, scientists, activists, artists, revolutionaries, inventors and entertainers - with the presenter identifying three particular icons of the 20th century. The historical figures will be chosen by a panel of experts according to their achievements and legacy. The presenters will tell the story of their icons, demonstrating how the world changed and how the lives and achievements of these people have a direct impact on our lives today.

Informer 2018 BBC1 - Six-part contemporary thriller about a young, second generation Pakistani man from East London who is coerced by a Counter-Terrorism officer to go undercover and inform for him. Paddy Considine, Bel Powley and newcomer Nabhaan Rizwar star in the leading roles. 

Inside No.9 2019 BBC2 - A live Halloween special of the anthology series starring Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith followed by a full fifth series. 

Jerusalem 2018 Channel 4 - Six-part thriller set in the aftermath of the Second World War that centres around a seismic moment in history, when Britain was struggling to define itself in a new world order. Written and created by Bash Doran (Boardwalk Empire, Smash, Masters of Sex). Cast includes Emma Appleton, Luke Treadaway, Michael Stulhbarg, Keeley Hawes and Stephen Campbel Moore. 

The Last Song BBC1 - Three-part adaptation of Andrea Levy's novel and set in the final days of slavery in 19th century Jamaica. Tamara Lawrance stars as strong-willed slave July who works on a plantation owned by Hayley Atwell's odious Caroline, both find their heads turned by Jack Lowden's Robert when he arrives on the island to become the new overseer. Sir Lenny Henry and Sharon Duncan-Brewster head up the supporting cast. 

Les Miserables 2018 BBC1 -  Six-part adaptation of Victor Hugo's Les Misérables, a 19th century classic and widely regarded as one of the greatest books ever written adapted by Andrew Davies. Dominic West leads the cast as Jean Valjean whilst David Oyelowo plays his rival Javert. They'll be joined by Lily Collins as Fantine and Adeel Akhtar and Olivia Colman as Madame and Monsieur Thenardier. 

Liar 2019 ITV - Joanne Froggatt and Ioan Gruffudd reprise their roles as Laura and Andrew as the Williams Brothers' drama returns for a second series. 

Line of Duty 2019 & Beyond BBC1 - Fifth and Sixth series of the superior crime drama following the work of AC12

The Little Drummer Girl 2018 BBC1 - Following the success of The Night Manager; the BBC and AMC team up for another John Le Carre adaptation this time directed by Park Chan-Wook. Florence Pugh stars in the leading role as Charlie; an aspiring actress who prepares for her ultimate role in 'the theatre of life'. Alexander Skarsgård is set to co-star. Michael Shannon, Max Irons and Charles Dance are also amongst the impressive ensemble cast. 

The Luminaries 2018 BBC2 - Six-part drama series based on the prize-winning novel. The story follows defiant young adventurer Anna Wetherell, who has sailed from Britain to New Zealand to begin a new life. There she meets the radiant Emery Staines, an encounter that triggers a strange kind of magic that neither can explain. As they fall in love, driven together and apart by fateful coincidence, these star-crossed lovers begin to wonder: do we make our fortunes, or do our fortunes make us? 

Luther 2018 BBC1 - Idris Elba dons the jacket once again as John Luther returns for a new four-part series. Dermot Crowley, Michael Smiley and Patrick Malahide will all reprise their roles whilst Wunmi Mosaku joins the cast as DS Catherine Halliday. 

Manhunt 2018 ITV - Drama written by Ed Whitmore about the real life story of how the murder of French National, Amelie Delagrange, on Twickenham Green in August 2004 was eventually linked to the murders of Marsha McDonnell in 2003 and the abduction and murder of Milly Dowler as she travelled home from school in 2002. Martin Clunes will take the role of former DCI Sutton who determinedly and tenaciously pursued serial killer Levi Bellfield. 

Maxxx E4 - New comedy written by and starring O-T Fagbenle as a former boyband star turned tabloid laughing stock who is trying to make a musical comeback to prove to his girlfriend that he isn't the loser everyone says he is. 

McMafia 2019 BBC1 - Second series of the globe-trotting thriller starring James Norton. 

Mister Winner 2018 - Full series of the sitcom, which has been commissioned following a successful Comedy Playhouse pilot, starring Josh O'Connor as the ironically named Leslie Winner who is forever finding himself in disastrous situations. 

Morning Has Broken 2018 Channel 4 - Six-part sitcom written by and starring Julia Davis as a daytime TV host. David Schwimmer co-stars as an Americn producer drafted in to save her show.

Mother's Day 2018 BBC2 - One-off factual drama about the aftermath and response to the Warrington bombing of 1993. Anna Maxwell Martin stars as Wendy Parry who lost her 12-year-old son in the blast whilst Vicky McClure plays Susan McHugh; the Dublin mother who was so appalled by the atrocity that she organised the biggest peace rally in Irish history. 

MotherFatherSon 2018 BBC2 - Eight-part political and psychological thriller, MotherFatherSon sits at the intersections of police, politics and the press, as much a family saga as it is a savage, unflinching study of power and how even the mightiest of empires can be in peril when a family turns on each other. From London Spy writer Tom Rob Smith. Richard Gere will star alongside Helen McRory and Billy Howle. Further cast includes Sarah Lancashire, Sinead Cusack, Joseph Mawle and Paul Ready.

Motherland 2018 BBC2 - Second series of the sitcom starring Anna Maxwell Martin and Diane Morgan.

Mum 2019 BBC2 - Third series of Stefan Golaszewski's sitcom starring Lesley Manville and Peter Mullan.

No Offence 2018 Channel 4 - Third series of Paul Abbott's cop comedy drama starring Jo Scanlan and Alexandra Roach.

Noughts and Crosses 2018 BBC1 - Adaption of Malorie Blackman's novel. Divided by their colour but united by forbidden love and burning injustice, Sephy and Callum are fighting for more than simply the right to be together, in a contemporary dystopian State where strict race laws make daily existence a matter of life and death.

The Other One BBC2 - Six-part sitcom co-written by Motherland's Holly Walsh alongside Pippa Brown exploring what happens when a woman discovers her late father had another family living in a town thirteen minutes away. The comedy stars Rebecca Front, Siobhan Finneran, Ellie White, Lauren Socha and Amit Shah.

Peaky Blinders 2019 - Fifth series of the drama starring Cillian Murphy as the head of a Birmingham gangster family.

Press BBC1 - New six-part drama from Doctor Foster writer Mike Bartlett and centring around the world of newspapers. David Suchet, Charlotte Riley and Ben Chaplin confirmed to star.

Pure Channel 4 - New six-part comedy drama focusing on 22-year-old Marnie who jumps a train from her Scottish university to London in order to reinvent herself whilst unwittingly trying to deal with an obsessive compulsive disorder known as 'pure O'. The series is to be adapted by Clique's Kirstie Swain from the novel by Rose Bretécher.

Riviera Sky Atlantic - Second series of the sun-soaked drama starring Julia Stiles.

Rush of Blood 2018 BBC1 - Matt Charman adapts Mark Billingham's novel about three couples who realise one of them has committed murder after returning from a holiday together in Florida.

Sanditon ITV - Andrew Davies's adaptation of Jane Austen's uncompleted novel which focuses on the relationship between the unconventional Charlotte Heywood and the slightly wild Sidney Parker in the eponymous seaside town of the title.

Save Me Sky Atlantic - Lennie James's drama returns for a second series with both himself and Suranne Jones reprising their roles.

Serengeti 2018 BBC1 - Six-part wildlife documentary series using dynamic and compelling narrative techniques of long running drama serials, where multiple storylines are woven together, to tell the real life stories of some of the most charismatic animals in Africa.

The Singapore Grip 2019 ITV -  Adapted from Booker Prize winner J.G. Farrell’s novel by Oscar winning screenwriter and playwright Christopher Hampton The Singapore Grip is an epic story set during World War Two, centering on a British family living in Singapore at the time of the Japanese invasion.

The Split 2019 BBC1 - Second series of Abi Morgan's divorce law drama starring Nicola Walker.

Stan and Ollie BBC1 - One-off ninety minute drama focusing on Laurel and Hardy written by Jeff Pope and directed by Jon S Baird.

Still Open All Hours 2018 BBC1 - Fifth series of the sitcom starring Sir David Jason.

Stop! In the Name of Love 2018 BBC1 - Tony Jordan's four-part series will focus on six women in their thirties as their various struggles are highlighted by a number of classic Motown songs which will be performed by the cast.

Strangers 2018 ITV - Eight-part drama from newcomers Mark Denton and Jonny Stockwood which focuses on John Simm's London-based Professor Jonah Mulray who is forced to travel to Hong Kong to identify the body of his wife who has died whilst working there. Once in Hong Kong Jonah discovers a shocking truth about the woman he loved which leads him deeper and deeper into a web of conspiracy. Dervla Kirwin will star along Simm as Mulray's late wife whilst Emilia Fox, Tim McInnerny and Anthony Wong will also feature.

A Suitable Boy 2018 - BBC1 - Eight part drama from Andrew Davies adapting Vikram Seth’s international bestseller A Suitable Boy. A modern classic about a young woman’s search for love and identity in a newly independent, post-Partition India defining its own future, this beloved novel has never been adapted for the screen before. Now, Andrew Davies’ scripts will bring the story to a whole new audience with his signature blend of warmth, wit and humanity.

Summer of Rockets 2018 BBC2 - Stephen Poliakoff’s semi-autobiographical six-part series. Set in the UK during the tumultuous year of 1957. Fear and excitement of the future permeates the lives of all, as Britain tests its first hydrogen bomb, the Prime Minister declares that "most of our people have never had it so good", the Soviets launch their first ballistic missile and beat the Americans by successfully sending a Satellite into space. All this washed down with the emergence of Elvis and rock ‘n’ roll. Toby Stephens, Keeley Hawes, Timothy Spall and Linus Roache headline the ensemble cast which also includes Lucy Cohu, Ronald Pickup, Mark Bonnar and Gary Beadle.

Taboo 2019 BBC1 - A second series of Tom Hardy's atmospheric period drama.

There She Goes BBC4 - David Tennant and Jessica Hynes star as parents to severely learning disabled nine-year-old Rosie in Shaun Pye's semi-autobiographical sitcom.

This Country 2018/2019 BBC3/BBC1 - One-off special of the BAFTA-winning comedy written by and starring siblings Charlie and Daisy Cooper ahead of a third series in 2019.

This Is Going to Hurt BBC2 - Adam Kay adapts his own best-selling memoirs about life as a Junior Doctor into a new eight-part comedy drama seires.

This Time With Alan Partridge BBC1 - Steve Coogan reprises his role as the bufooonish host as he tackles his new job as co-anchor on a magazine show. Felicity Montagu reprises her role as Partridge's long-suffering P.A. Lynn and Tim Key returns to his role as Simon Denton.

To Sir With Love 2018 BBC1 - A one-off adaptation of ER Braithwaite's autobiographical story about a Guyanese RAF engineer who becomes a teacher in a challenging school in the East End of London.

The Trial of Christine Keeler 2018 BBC1 - Six-part drama series about the sexual and cultural politics of one of the most revealing and iconic stories of modern times. At the centre of the storm was 19-year-old Christine Keeler - a young woman whom the powerful, male-dominated establishment sought to silence and exploit, but who refused to play by their rules.

Trigonometry 2018 BBC2 - Eight-part drama series written by Duncan MacMillan and Effie Woods focusing on a cash-strapped couple who let out a room in their flat to a lodger who they subsequently both fall in love with.

Trust Me 2019 BBC1 - Second series of Dan Sefton's medical thriller which focuses on a completely different story from the first series following the departure of Jodie Whittaker.

Upstart Crow 2018 BBC Two - Third Series of Ben Elton's sitcom starring David Mitchell as William Shakespeare.

Us 2018 BBC1 - Nick Payne adapts David Nicholls' best-selling novel about a fractured family's trip around Europe for a multi-part series.

Vanity Fair 2018 ITV - A seven-part adaptation of William Makepeace Thackery's classic novel and starring Olivia Cooke as his timeless heroine Becky Sharp. The series is being adapted by Gwyneth Hughes and filming will begin in Budapest later this year.

Vera 2019 ITV - Series Nine of the long-running crime drama starring Brenda Blethyn

Vic and Bob's Big Night Out 2018 BBC4 - Four-part revival of Reeves and Mortimer's iconic 1990's sketch show.

The Victim 2018 BBC1 - Four-part contemporary legal thriller told through the eyes of the plaintiff and the accused. Set in Edinburgh, within Scotland’s unique legal system, the show offers a constantly surprising and twisting perspective on who is really ‘the victim’. Kelly MacDonald, John Hannah and rising star James Harkness head up the cast whilst the supporting cast includes Jamie Silves and Ramon Tikaram.

Victoria ITV - Third series of the historical drama starring Jenna Coleman and Tom Hughes.

The Virtues Channel 4 -  Four-part drama series from Shane Meadows and starring Stephen Graham as Joseph; a troubled man who returns to Ireland to confront the demons that are haunting him from a childhood spent in the care system. Helen Behan stars as the sister Joseph hasn't seen since childhood whilst Frank Laverty will play her husband.

The Voice UK 
2019 ITV - Third series of ITV's iteration of the singing talent show.

The Voice Kids 2018 ITV - Junior version of the singing competition which will air alongside its adult original. Pixie Lott and McFly's Danny Jones join Will.i.am as coaches on the series.

Wanderlust 2018 BBC1 - Six-part series written by playwright Nick Payne and starring Toni Collette as Joy Richards; a therapist trying to find a way to keep her spark with her husband alive after a cycling accident causes them to reassess their relationship. Steven Mackintosh, Zawe Ashton and Royce Pierreson co-star in this co-production between the BBC and Netflix.

The War of the Worlds 2018 BBC1 - Three-part adaptation of the classic from H. G. Wells'

Warren 2018 BBC1 - Six-part comedy starring Martin Clunes which centres around the life of Warren Thompson, a pedantic driving instructor who thinks the world is against him.
Warren is not growing old gracefully, he’s very much rooted in the now, with a modern voice and sharp edge. There are no happy endings for Warren as he grapples against the problems and misunderstandings of his own making.

The Widow 2018 ITV - Eight-part drama starring Kate Beckinsale and created by Liar and The Missing writers Harry and Jack Williams. The series will follow Beckinsale's Georgia as she is pulled back to face the world, and forced to seek the truth about what happened to the man she loved.Haunted by the past and grieving for all she has lost, she hasn’t given up hope of discovering what really happened to her husband while he worked in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo.

The Wilsons 2018 BBC1 - Inspired by a true story and written by Anna Symon, this three-part drama is set in 1960s London, 1940s London and India in the 1930s. Ruth Wilson is set to star.

World on Fire 2018 BBC1 -  Multi-stranded drama telling the story of World War Two through the lives of ordinary people from all sides of this global conflict. The first series of seven episodes tells the story of the first year of the war, starting with the German invasion of Poland in September 1939 and ending with the Battle of Britain.

Years and Years 2019 BBC1 - Six-part drama written by Russell T Davies which focuses on the Manchester-based Lyons family and chronicles their ups and downs over a fifteen year period.

Year of the Rabbit 2019 Channel 4 - Six-part sitcom written by and starring Matt Berry as DI Rabbit; a drunken Victorian-era sleuth who solves crimes alongside his by-the-books partner played by Freddie Fox.

The Young Offenders 2019 BBC3 - Second series of the Irish mockumentary series.


Daryl said...

The Custard's 'coming up' guide has been my most useful guide for keeping up-to-date with interesting TV currently in development/filming. But an alphabetical list mixing old and new entries makes it difficult to find the latest updates.

If it must be in alphabetical order rather than by date, could new entries be highlighted in some way? Just having 'NEW' in red next to the latest updates would do the trick.

Daryl said...

'Fuse' is from the writer of 'Conviction' so automatically earns a place on my must-see list. But it's about a guy who wakes up after a night of drinking to find he may have been responsible for a murder? We've seen that before - the first series of 'Criminal Justice' for one. I bet he didn't do it, you know.

Anonymous said...

It would be helpful also if an approximate date for transmission could be shown

Anonymous said...

This list is useless unless it has the most recent commissions at the top.

Daryl said...

Yay for new announcements for being at the top! And in red! This is my main source for TV news and this makes it easier to see the latest news. Such a great one-stop-shop.

Anonymous said...

There is going to be a second series of Vexed as well :)

Anonymous said...

Vexed starts Wed 1st August BBC2@ 9pm

Anonymous said...

"Morton" has been renamed "Hunted" and is set to premier on Oct 4th 2012.


I think this is right?

Anonymous said...

Undisclosed has aired as Hidden

Anonymous said...

Where's Heading Out? :)

Anonymous said...

Disappointed to see the list return to alphabetical-only format since it makes it harder to keep up-to-date with new shows. Latest updates should either be at the top or in red to make them stand out.

Anonymous said...

'Wars of the Roses' is now called 'The White Queen'

Anonymous said...

How doees Mr Selfridge come between Splash and Starlings? If the list is alphabetical whi h alphabet are you using?

Anonymous said...

What's happened to updating this section?

Anonymous said...

Good to see the Coming Soon section updated. Some interesting stuff there.

Anonymous said...

Third series of Top Boy! Yes! I hope for a longer run this time

Anonymous said...

It would be really nifty if this was formatted like the Hollywood Reporter does their premiers. I'd think it is preferable by date rather than alphabetically.

Anonymous said...

Channel 4 has green-lit an original drama series Indian Summers about the final years of British colonial rule in India.
Thank you your very useful work

Anonymous said...

I don't know how often this list is updated, but it would be useful if it was only updated once a week on the same day. The entries in red would then summarise the new series announced over the past week.

The announcements of new shows could still be made immediately and in more depth on your News pages. But this list would work best for the casual reader if it was updated once a week. (More often than that and a reader visiting once a week could miss details of a new show if they were looking for text in red).

marke09 said...

Head of BBC scheduling has said in this weeks RT - Doctor Who The Village New Tricks War Poems and at least one other drama series will start in August

Anonymous said...

It has been announced that Last Tango in Halifax will return for a fourth series in 2016.

Anonymous said...

Can someone please say when The Sun Trap with Bradley Walsh will air on BBC.Apparently spring

Daryl said...

I like the focus on British shows in this list. Most similar lists of new & returning shows are overwhelmed by American shows, even if they include British ones too.

Anonymous said...

I consider myself fortunate that I stumbled across this site when another website decided to shut down. All I can say is that I wish the other site had closed sooner!!! The British shows are my favorite and this helps me hunt them down.

AdamSilver said...

any news about a possible show called Kingfields which is the 3rd in the trilogy after Marchlands and Lightfields ?

Anonymous said...

The BROKEN drama coming to BBC with Sean Bean is about a Sheffield priest presiding over a parish which 'could' be Liverpool. The character is not 'Liverpudlian' as stated in the write-up.

Anonymous said...

Hinterland and Versailles are missing!

Anonymous said...

I find this really useful it ia a great service ...thanks!

Daryl said...

I think it would be useful to split the list into two parts - one part for brand new shows and another part for returning shows.

Personally, I'm far more interested in information about brand new shows.

Daryl said...

I think I read in the Radio Times that The Cloud was no longer going ahead.

Also, Shamed was broadcast last year.

celery66 said...

A Discovery of Witches Sky One - Based on Deborah Harkness' book of the same name, Teresa Palmer stars as historian and secret vampire Diana Bishop who is thrown together with Matthew Goode's vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont in pursuit of the truth of a mysterious manuscript.

She is a witch, not a vampire!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

The ITV drama "Innocent" has been going on since August 2016!

Now been shown in the Netherlands and New Zealand (as of Feb 2018)

Not sure how it has taken so long in production and it may even celebrate its 2 year anniversary later this year...but still not been shown in the UK...

Anonymous said...

This is such a helpful list. Thank you very much for making it and keeping it up to date. I'm also puzzled why it is that 'Innocent' is taking so long to get to British screens. It's very odd, especially since it's already been shown elsewhere.

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