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Updated Thursday 5th October
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The A Word 2017 BBC1 - Second series of the drama centering on a family with an autistic child.

Ackley Bridge 2018 - Channel 4 - Second series of the school drama starring Jo Joyner and Paul Nichols which is returning for a twelve episode run.

Age Before Beauty 2017 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. 

 Army: Behind the New Frontline 2018 BBC2 - Three-part observational documentary series with unique access to the British Army during one of the most testing moments in its history, as it tackles recruiting and budgetary challenges whilst addressing complex new threats at home and overseas; this is the untold story of the British Army during an intense period of change.  Filmed over 12 months, the series follows British soldiers as they operate across the globe, and witnesses the British Army tackling terrorism in Iraq during the battle to liberate Mosul, a humanitarian crisis in South Sudan and Russian aggression in the Baltic States.

A Baker's Life *Working Title* 2017 Channel 4 - Five-part series fronted by Paul Hollywood. Travelling down memory lane Paul will visit the kitchens that inspired him and the chefs who taught him. From his Merseyside roots to the Bake Off tent he will be cooking some brand new treats and reminiscing over the delicious recipes that represent pivotal moments in his life. Not only will the series showcase the skills and expertise he has mastered and but it will allow viewers to get to know more about the man himself.

Bancroft 2017 ITV Encore - Four-part drama from Kate Brooke that explores what happens when heinous crimes, long buried in the past, come back to haunt us.  Elizabeth Bancroft is a respected DCI who has given her life to the police force. Sarah Parish to star.

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 Bisexual 2017 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. 

Black Earth Rising BBC2 - New thriller drama written by Hugo Blick concerning a black Anglo-American family 

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 2017 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.

The Boy With the Top Knot 2017 BBC2 - One-off drama based on the critically acclaimed memoirs of journalist Sathnam Sanghera. Born to Punjabi parents in the West Midlands, the book is his account of his childhood in 1980s Wolverhampton, and facing up to a bunch of painful family secrets and truths in his twenties - not least that his father and sister had suffered from schizophrenia - and that he was going to defy expectations of an arranged marriage. 

A Brief History of Tim 2017 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. 

Britain's Best Cook *Working Title* 2018 BBC1 - Mary Berry searches for Britain's best ametur cook in an eight-part competition hosted by Claudia Winkleman. 

Bulletproof 2018 Sky1 - In their first series for Sky 1, Noel Clarke and Ashley Walters star as police duo, Bishop and Pike - two best mates, bonded by the same moral code despite their very obvious differences. Growing up Bishop (Clarke) and Pike (Walters) had very different lives. Pike’s dad was the first black police commissioner and he grew up always trying to live up to his expectations, while Bishop grew up looking for a father figure as he was passed around foster homes, moving from school to school.

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.

The Button *Working Title* 2018 BBC1 -  Eight-part Gameshow which can arrive in any home around the country, will visit five families or friends each week and place a talking button at the heart of their front room where the teams face spontaneous challenges against the clock to win a cash prize. The teams must keep a beady eye on the button which turns from green to red when it’s time to play. They miss it at their peril as it’s a race against the clock to hit the button and start the game. The Button delivers the task they must complete in the quickest time, interacts with them, and also reveals their rival teams on screen and the results.

Call the Midwife 2018-2020 BBC1 -Three  more series of the incredibly popular nostalgic drama. 

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

The City and The City 2017 BBC2 - Southcliffe and Red Riding writer Tony Grisoni adapts China Mielville's novel for the small-screen. The fantasy drama focuses on the murder of a foreign student and a police investigation which leads the lead detective into some extremely strange places. David Morriserry stars.

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 Cloud 2017 Channel 4 - Sitcom written by Adam Buxton and Graham Linehan which is set aboard a space-based data storage facility. 

Come Home 2018 BBC1 - Three-part drama from Danny Brockelhurst about the impact of a mother walking out on her two young daughters. Christopher Eccleston and Paula Malcomson star.

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.

Cuckoo 2017/18 BBC3 - Series four and five of the sitcom starring Greg Davies, Helen Baxendale and Taylor Lautner. 

Damned 2017 Channel 4 - Second series of the social work sitcom starring Jo Brand and Alan Davies. 

Dead Pixels 2018 E4 - Six-part comedy produced by Peep Show's Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong  billed as  "part-live action, part-computer animation series".  Based on his 2016 Channel 4 Blap , ‘Avatards’, it will be written by BAFTA award-winning writer Jon Brown. It centres on mates Meg, Nicky and Usman, whose world revolves around their 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 in Paradise 2018 BBC1 - Seventh series of the sunny police drama that sees Ardal O'Hanlon join the team following the departure of Kris Marshall.

Derry Girls 2017 Channel 4 - Set in Derry in the run-up to the ceasefire, this sitcom is billed as a warm, funny and honest look at the lives of ordinary people living under the spectre of the Troubles, all seen through the eyes of a local teenager. Writer Lisa McGee has mined her own experiences to create a candid, one-of-a kind comedy about what it’s like to be a teenage girl living amongst conflict. It’s 1994 - a time when nobody can seem to agree on anything, except how much they all enjoy using an acronym (The IRA, The UDA, The RUC). Armed police in armoured Land Rovers, British Army check points and “peace” walls are all an everyday reality for 16-year old Erin and her friends. 

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… 

Detectorists  2017 BBC4 - Mackenzie Crook that follows keen metal detectorists Andy (Crook) and Lance (Toby Jones) as they attempt to find gold.  

Doctor Who 2017/18 BBC1 - Jodie Whittaker takes over from Peter Capaldi who exits the show during the Christmas Special ahead of a full series next year.  

Edith 2017 BBC1 - Six-part comedy starring Alison Steadman, Jason Watkins, Jessica Hynes, James Cosmo, Anne Reid, Peter Egan and John Cleese. For Edith (Alison Steadman), life is pretty good. She's been a widow for some years now, but her children live locally and drop by regularly, and she enjoys daily visits from Phil (John Cleese), an old boyfriend who now lives across the road. Phil dreams of marrying Edith, and the pair of them upping sticks and moving abroad to the sunshine. But after months of turning him down, on the happy day Edith finally says "yes", there's a knock on the door - and there on the step, with a large suitcase, is her 50 year old son Roger (Jason Watkins). He announces that he's left his wife, his kids and his good job at the bank, and come home in an attempt to find his lost happiness again. And in a blink, to Edith's dismay and Phil's fury, all dreams are on hold.

The End of the F***ing World 2017 E4 - Alex Lawther and Jessica Barden star in this eight-part adaptation of Charles Forman's comic books in which James and Alyssa; two seventeen-year-olds go on a road trip to find the latter's absent father.

Endeavour 2018 ITV - The Inspector Morse prequel returns for a fifth series and this time has an extended run of six ninety minute episodes. Shaun Evans, Roger Allam, Anton Lesser and Dakota Blue Richards will all be reprising their roles. 

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

Flowers 2017 Channel 4 - Second series of the obscure comedy starring Olivia Colman.

The Frankenstein Chronicles 2017 ITV Encore - Second series of the supernatural drama starring Sean Bean. 

Friday Night Dinner 2018 Channel 4 - Fifth series of the comedy starring Simon Bird, Tom Rothensall, Tamsin Greig and Paul Ritter as a family who gather for dinner every Friday. 

Gameface 2017 Channel 4 - Full-series of Roisin Conaty's sitcom about thirtysomething Marcella who struggles to navigate her way through modern life. 

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.

Girlfriends 2017 ITV - Six-part series from Kay Mellor focusing on lifelong pals Linda, Sue and Gal who are all pushing sixty and struggling to cope with what life has thrown at them. Phyllis Logan, Miranda Richardson and Zoë Wanamaker are set to star in the lead roles. 

Gone to Pot 2018 ITV - Reality series that sees a group of ageing celebrities travel across America to try legalised cannabis. Stars taking part include Pam St Clements, Linda Robson, Bobby George, Christopher Biggins and John Fashanu

The Good Karma Hospital 2018 ITV - Amanda Redman returns for a second series of the drama about group of English and Indian medics in a rundown Indian hospital.

Grenfell *Working Title* 2018 BBC1 - This single documentary will bring together the powerful human stories from the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy, drawing on the collective testimonies of the men, women and children who were directly affected by the most devastating tower block fire in British history. Featuring intimate and moving accounts from the people whose lives were forever intertwined and irrevocably changed by the fire, the documentary will not only remember those who lost their lives, but will also hear from those who survived and those who have been involved in the relief efforts - as well as the emergency services and others who were in positions of responsibility before, during and after the fire.

Gunpowder 2017 BBC1  - New three-part series centring around the 1605 Gunpowder plot and focusing on the ringleader of the conspiracy Robert Catesby who will be portrayed by Kit Harrington. Ronan Bennett's drama will also feature performances from Peter Mullan, Mark Gattis and Liv Tyler. 

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 Valley 2018 BBC1 - Third series of Sally Wainwright's gripping crime drama. 

Hard Sun 2017 BBC1 - Six-part pre-apocalyptic drama from Luther creator Neil Cross focusing on a pair of police detectives who work in a world that is nearing extinction. Jim Sturgess and Agyness Deyn star.  

Harry Hill's Alien Fun Capsule 2018 ITV - Second series of the zany panel show.

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. 

High and Dry 2017 E4 - Written by and starring Marc Wooton; this six-part sitcom focuses on the aftermath when a plane crashes on a deserted island, the cast also includes Vicki Pepperdine, Harry Peacock and Asim Chaudhry. 

His Dark Materials 2017 BBC1 - The first small-screen adaptation of Philip Pullman's much-loved trilogy of novels; Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass. 

Howard's End BBC1 - Four-part series based on the classic novel by EM Forster and adapted by acclaimed screenwriter Kenneth Lonegran. Hayley Atwell has been cast in the lead role as Margaret Schlegel whilst Matthew MacFayden will play opposite her as Henry Wilcox. Support is provided by Tracey Ullman who is set to play Aunt Juley Mund. 

Humans 2017 Channel 4 - Third series of the sci-fi series about humans living alongside Synths. 

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. 

Innocent 2017 ITV - Four-part drama about a man desperate to clear his name after serving seven years for the murder of his wife. Lee Ingelby, Daniel Ryan and Hermionie Norris star.

Inside Marks and Spencer 2017 Channel 4 - New fly-on-the-wall documentary going behind the scenes at one of the UK's most-beloved retail institutions. 

Inside No.9 2018 BBC2 -  Fourth series of Steve Pemberton and Reese Shearsmith's comedy drama anthology series. The cast confirmed to appear includes Zoë Wanamaker, Noel Clarke,  Emilia Fox, Monica Dolan,  Sian Gibson, Nick Moran, Nigel Planer,  Kenneth Cranham, Rory Kinnear, Marcia Warren, Bill Paterson,Helen Monks,  Tanya Franks,  Kevin Eldon, Hattie Morahan and Nicola Walker.

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).  

The Job Interview 2017 Channel 4 - Second series of the documentary series that uses fix rig cameras as people attend interviews for real jobs.

Josh 2017 BBC3 - Third series of Josh Widdicombe's flatshare sitcom. 

Kiri *Working Title* Channel 4 - New four-part co-production between Channel 4 and Hulu from writer Jack Thorne which focuses on the abduction and murder of Kiri; a young black girl and the trail of lies, blame and notoriety that follow. Sarah Lancashire plays the pivotal role of social worker Miriam who arranges a visit with Kiri's biological grandparents during which she goes missing. The cast also includes Lia Williams as Kiri's foster mother and and Lucian Msamati as her biological grandfather.

Kiss Me First E4 - An emotional thriller which follows the lives of a group of young gamers and through them explores the relationship between social media and self-image. The series is also set to feature a mix of live action content and animated sequences. 

The League of Gentlemen 2017 BBC2 - Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith, Mark Gatiss and Jeremy Dyson for three brand new specials to to commemorate the twentieth anniversary since their debut on BBC Radio. 

Les Misérables 2017 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. 

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

Little Women 2018 BBC1 - Three-part adaptation of the classic novel. Adapted by Heidi Thomas of Call the Midwife. Emily Watson is set to star as Marmee; the iconic matriarch of the March clan whilst Maya Hawke, Willa Fitzgerald, Annes Elwy and Kathryn Newton will play her daughters. The supporting cast will include Angela Lansbury as the cantankerous Aunt March and Michael Gambon as their neighbour Mr Laurence. 

Living the Dream 2017 Sky One - Six-part sitcom starring Philip Glenister and Lesley Sharp as the parents of a family who quit the UK for Florida. 

The Long Run 2018 Sky1 - Comedy loosely based on the formative years of Idris Elba starring Elbva and Bill Bailey.

Lookalikes 2017 Channel 4 - Second series of the The scripted comedy/reality show hybrid follows the antics of two of Britain’s premier lookalike agencies, run by long suffering David Beckham impersonator Andy Harmer, and his friend turned rival, David Brent alter ego, Tim Oliver.

Louis Theroux 2017 BBC2 -  Three diverse documentaries set in the US. Murder in Milwaukee sees Louis spend time with the Milwaukee Police Department as they patrol District 5, home to some of the nation’s deadliest streets, with a homicide rate over 12 times the national average. He follows the Homicide division as they investigate one of the city’s many killings. He also embeds himself with families and local social activists who have lost loved ones to these nightly acts of violence, and discovers a community who are often misunderstood by, and mistrustful of, the police.  In Sex Trafficking Houston (Working Title) Louis spends time with American women working in the city’s sex industry, and explores the often complex dynamic between pimp and prostitute. Opiate City sees Louis embed himself in an Appalachian community that is being devastated and stretched to its limits by widespread heroin use. With one in ten babies in the city born addicted to opiates and a fatal overdose rate 13 times the national average, this is ground zero of the nation’s heroin epidemic.

Loves, Lies and Records 2017 BBC1 - New series from Kay Mellor centring on registrar Kate, who finally lives her dream of becoming a superintendent but at the same time has problems in her personal life. When a colleague threatens to expose a secret from her past things go from complicated to impossible. Ashley Jensen is set to star as Kate while the cast also includes Rebecca Front, Adrian Bower, Kenny Doughty and Mark Stanley. 

The Luminaries 2017 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. 

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. 

Marcella 2017 - Second series of the crime drama starring Anna Friel created by 'The Bridge' writer Hans Rosenfeldt. 

Marigold on Tour 2018 BBC1 - Second four-part series moving from BBC Two to BBC One. Miriam Margoyles, Wayne Sleep, Bobby George and Jan Leeming will head to the hot and vibrant city of Havana, Cuba, where life expectancy is high, food is rationed, and the way to travel is in iconic 50s cars. The group will learn what life is like for pensioners in this fascinating and fast changing country. Paul Nicholas, Dennis Taylor, Sheila Ferguson and Rosemary Shrager will explore Chiang Mai, the cultural capital of Thailand, to find out what the city can offer in retirement. The pensioners will immerse themselves in the food and traditions that have attracted a generation of younger travellers, and is now a desirable place for elderly Thais to live.

McMafia 2017 BBC1 - James Norton stars in this complex family drama written by Hossein Amini and James Watkins which is set in the world of organised crime.  Norton's co-stars include David Strathairn, Faye Marsay and Juliet Rylance. 

Morning Has Broken 2017 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.

Motherland 2017 BBC1 - Full series of the previously piloted sitcom starring Anna Maxwell Martin and Diane Morgan and written by Sharon Horgan and Graham Linehan. 

2017 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.

Mum 2017 BBC2 - Second series of Stefan Golaszewski's sitcom starring Lesley Manville and Peter Mullan.

Next of Kin 2017 ITV - Six part contemporary family thriller written by husband and wife team Paul Rutman and Natasha Narayan. Next of Kin focuses on psychologist Mona who is left grief-stricken when her much-loved older brother is murdered whilst working for a medical charity overseas. As the death brings buried family secrets to light, Mona is drawn deeper into a tangle of betrayal, conspiracy and murder.  Archie Panjabi and Jack Davenport star.

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

Noughts and Crosses 2017 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.

Opposite Number 2017 Channel 4 - Ten-part international drama written by Matt Charman which focuses on the closed world of North Korea and the relationship between Washington and London's secret service agents.

Ordeal by Innocence 2017 BBC1 - Three-part adaptation of Agatha Christie's novel of the same name that will air at Christmas. The all-star cast includes Bill Nighy, Catherine Keener, Matthew Goode, Eleanor Tomlinson, Ed Westwick, Luke Treadaway, Morven Christie and Alice Eve.

Our Girl 2017 BBC1 - Third series of Tony Grounds' army drama with Michelle Keegan set to reprise her role as Corporal Georgie Lane.

Peaky Blinders 2017/2018 - Fourth and Fifth series of the drama starring Cillian Murphy as the head of a Birmingham gangster family.

Porridge 2017 BBC1 - Kevin Bishop returns as Fletcher's grandson in the updated version of Dick Clement and Ian Le Frenais' classic sitcom. 

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.

Requiem BBC1 - Six-part drama about a girl who sets out to learn the truth about herself following her mother's death. The cast includes Lydia Wilson, Joel Fry, Claire Rushbrook, Tara Fitzgerald, Richard Harrington, Joanna Scanlan and Brendan Coyle

The Revengers Channel 4 - A one-off comedy pilot centring around a mockumentary about superheroes and starring Daisy Haggard.

Rush of Blood 2017 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.

Save Me 2017 Sky Atlantic - Drama series, written by and starring Lennie James as Nelson ‘Nelly’ Rowe who sets out to find the real perpetrator when he is accused of a terrible crime. Surrane Jones and Stephen Graham also star. 

Serengeti 2017 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.

Shetland 2017 BBC1 - Douglas Henshall returns as DI Jimmy Perez.

Shibden Hall 2017 BBC1 - Eight-part period drama from Happy Valley writer Sally Wainwright telling the remarkable life story of landowner Anne Lister.

Sick Note 2017 Sky Atlantic - comedy starring Rupert Grint as a compulsive liar, who’s stuck in a failing relationship and a dead end job, where he is under the thumb of his irrepressible boss Kenny West (Don Johnson). And just when things couldn’t get any worse, he’s diagnosed with esophageal cancer. However, everyone starts to treat him better because of his diagnosis and suddenly Daniel finds he has a new lust for life. But then he finds out he was misdiagnosed by the most incompetent oncologist on Earth, Dr Ian Glennis (Nick Frost) and that’s when Daniel has a big decision to make: come clean and go back to his old rubbish life, or keep this new information a secret and pretend to be ill.

The Split 2017 BBC1 - Six-part drama series about London's high powered divorce lawyers from Abi Morgan. Nicola Walker will star in the lead role of esteemed divorce lawyer Hannah whilst Deborah Findlay will play her mother Ruth. The cast also includes Meera Syal, Stephen Tompkinson and Stephen Mangan.

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

Stath 2017 E4 - Six-part sitcom written by and starring Jamie Demetriou as the incompetent letting agent of the title.

Steve McQueen Series 2017 BBC1 - The director of 12 Years a Slave's six part series will focus on the life of a West Indian comunity during the late 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. The drama will look at the formation of the Mangrove Club and the relationships between the group over a number of a years.

The Stephen Lawrence Story *Working Title* 2018 BBC1  -  Landmark documentary series from Academy Award winning documentary makers James Gay-Rees and Asif Kapadia that will examine one of the most famous cases of 20th century Britain, the murder of 18 year old black student, Stephen Lawrence by a group of white teenage boys. What followed was one of the longest, most complex and mishandled murder investigations in Metropolitan Police history allowing the suspected killers to evade justice for almost 20 years.

Stop! In the Name of Love 2017 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.

Strike: Career of Evil 2018 BBC1 - Third story to be adapted from JK Rowling's Cormoran Strike novels.

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.

Taboo 2018 BBC1 - A second series of Tom Hardy's atmospheric period drama.

This Country 2018 BBC3 - Second series of the mockumentary starring and written by siblings Charlie and Daisy Cooper.

To Sir With Love 2017 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.

Tracey Breaks the News BBC1 - Three-part topical news comedy from Tracey Ullman. Viewers can expect the return of favourites Angela Merkel, Nicola Sturgeon and Theresa May as well as the introduction of some extraordinary new faces including French First Lady Brigitte Macron and Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Trauma 2018 ITV - Doctor Foster's Mike Bartlett's new three-part drama is set in the trauma department of a London hospital and focuses on high-achieving consultant Jon Stephens played by Adrian Lester. When Jon fails to save the life of a 15-year-old boy, the boy's father played by John Simm seeks revenge and begins picking away at the very fabric of Jon's life. Rowena King, Jade Anouka and Lyndsey Marshal co-star.

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.

Troy - Fall of a City 2017 BBC2 - David Farr's 8-part drama will tell the story of the fall of Troy, the judgement of Paris and his elopement with Helen. David Threlfall, Frances O’Connor, Jonas Armstrong, Joseph Mawle, Tom Weston-Jones, David Gyasi, Johnny Harris, and Chloe Pirrie star.

The Tunnel: Vengeance 2017 Sky Atlantic - Third and final series of the crime drama starring Clémence Poésy and Stephen Dillane. The series follows detectives Karl and Elise as they are faced with toxic and terrifying duo whose hideous crimes see them take ever more dark and desperate measures to provoke the police into collaborating on their desperate endgame.

Unforgotten 2018 ITV - Third series of the crime drama starring Nicola Walker and Sanjeev Baskhar as detectives who attempt to solve cold cases. Written by Chris Lang.

Us 2017 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.

A Very English Scandal BBC1 - Hugh Grant stars as disgraced MP Jeremy Thorpe who, in 1979 was tried but acquitted of conspiring to murder his former partner. This three-part drama will be directed by Stephen Frears and will be adapted by Russell T Davies from the book by John Preston.

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’.

 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 
2018-2019 ITV - Two more series of the singing competition.

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 2017 BBC1 - Six-part series written by playwright Nick Payne focusing on the relationships of a multi-generational family and asking if lifelong monogamy is possible or even desirable.

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

White Dragon 2018 ITV - Eight-part drama from newcomers Mark Denton and Jonny Stockwood which focuses on 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.

The Widow 2018 ITV - Eight-part drama from Harry and Jack Williams who wrote the first two series of The Missing. The series will follow 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.

White Gold 2018 BBC2 - Second series of the double-glazing 1980's-set sitcom starring Ed Westwick, Joe Thomas and James Buckley.

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.

Witless 2018 BBC3 - Third series of the witness protection sitcom starring Kerry Howard.

The Woman in White  BBC1 - Four-part adaptation of the classic novel by Wilkie Collins. Ben Hardy and Jessie Buckley have been cast in the lead roles whilst support will be provided by Charles Dance, Art Malik, Dougray Scott, Joanna Scanlan and Vicki Pepperdine.

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.


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!

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