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Updated Monday 27th February
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5 Gold Rings 2017 ITV - Phillip Schofield hosts a brand new interactive game show.The format sees two teams go head to head over five rounds. One team will be walking away with up to £25,000 whilst the other will leave with nothing. Who wins and who loses is decided in a unique way… using five gold rings.The teams will have to battle it out against the clock to answer questions by placing gold rings onto a supersized image displayed beneath their feet on a huge circular LED floor

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

The ABC 2017 Channel 4 - Drama series focusing on the lives of the staff and students of a large comprehensive school in Huddersfield. Jo Joyner is set to head the cast as headteacher Mandy Carter whilst Paul Nichols will play her PE Teacher husband Steve. The six-part series will also star Sunetra Sarker, Arsher Ali and Liz White. 

Against the Law 2017 BBC2 - Factual based drama starring Daniel Mays as privately gay journalist Peter Wildeblood whose lover Eddie McNally ended up giving evidence against him in one of the most famous trials of the 1950s. The drama is set to co-star Mark Gatiss and Charlie Creed-Miles. 

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. 

All Round to Mrs. Brown's 2017 BBC1 - Saturday night entertainment show that sees Agnes Brown open the door of her very familiar family home, as mammy makes mischief with celebrity guests, surprise audience shenanigans and outrageous stunts, all in front of a live studio audience. 

Babs 2017 BBC1 - One-off drama about the life of Dame Barbara Windsor from former EastEnders writer Tony Jordan. Jaime Winstone portrays Windsor in her twenties and thirties whilst Samantha Spiro will portray the actress in her later years. Further cast includes Nick Moran and Leanne Best as Barbara's parents and Zoë Wanamaker as legendary theatre director Joan Littlewood. 

Back 2017 Channel 4 - Comedy pilot starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb as foster brothers who both want to take over the running of their late father's pub. Simon Blackwell's comedy is set to co-star Julia Deakin, Louise Brearley and Geoffrey McGivern. 

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. 

Benidorm 2017 ITV - New series of the comedy set in the Spanish holiday resort.

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 

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.

Born to Kill 2016 Channel 4 - A new groundbreaking drama from writers Kate Ashfield and Tracey Malone focusing on a teenage boy dealing with his psychopathic tendencies whilst falling in love for the first time. 

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. 

Broken BBC1 - Sean Bean stars in six-part series from Jimmy McGovern centring around a Liverpudlian Catholic priest and his congregation. Anna Friel, Paula Malcolmson, Aisling Loftus and Adrian Dunbar are also among the ensemble cast.  

Bucket BBC4 - Frog Stone writes and stars in this bittersweet sitcom as Fran, a history teacher who is forced to go on a road trip with her dying mother Mim who wants to cross a number of items from her bucket list. Miriam Margolyes is set to co-star in the role of Mim.

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 Child in Time 2017 BBC1 - Benedict Cumberbatch stars in Stephen Butchard's one-off adaptation of Ian McEwan's novel in which he portrays a successful children's author who has to deal with the loss of his own child. 

The City and The City 2016 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. 

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.

Clique 2017 BBC3 - Six-part drama series created and co-written by Jess Brittain focusing on childhood friends Georgia and Holly whose relationship is tested when the former gets drawn into a group of Alpha females led by lecturer Jude McDermid. In her TV debut Synnove Karlsen will play Holly whilst The Fall's Aisling Franciosi will star as her best friend Georgia and Sherlock's Louise Brearley will play Jude McDermid. 

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

Cold Feet 2017 ITV - Seventh series of the relationship drama from Mike Bullen and starring James Nesbitt, Fay Ripley, John Thomson, Hermionie Norris and Robert Bathurst.

The Comoran Strike Mysteries 2017 BBC1 - Adaptation of the three novels written by JK Rowling under the pseudonym of Robert Gailraith. The story focuses on a war veteran turned private detective and is steeped in the atmosphere of contemporary London. Tom Buke will star in the lead role of Strike whilst Holliday Grainger is set to play his assistant. 

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

The Crystal Maze 2017 Channel 4 - 20-part series of the classic game show hosted by new Maze Master Richard Ayoade and featuring celebrity specials for Stand Up to Cancer. 

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

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.

Decline and Fall BBC2 - Eveleyn Waugh's novel is adapted into a three part series by Rev's James Wood. The story focuses on Paul Pennyfeather whose life becomes a catalogue of misfortunes following his expulsion from Oxford. Jack Whitehall, David Suchet, Eva Longoria and Douglas Hodge are set to star in the lead roles. 

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. 

Doctor Foster 2017 BBC1 - The ratings smash hit starring Suranne Jones returns for a second series as we see how Gemma is getting on following her separation from Simon. 

Doctor Who 2017 BBC1 - Peter Capaldi returns as a the doctor with new companion played by relative newcomer Pearl Mackie. Chris Chibnall takes over as showrunner.

The Durrels 2017 ITV - Second series of the adaptation of Gerald Durrell's Corfu trilogy starring Keeley Hawes. 

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. 

Fearless 2017 ITV - Six-part drama from Homeland writer Patrick Harbinson and starring Peaky Blinders actress Helen McCrory. McCrory plays Emma Blunt, a solicitor known for defending lost causes. She’s investigating the killing of a schoolgirl in East Anglia and trying to free the man she thinks was wrongly convicted of the girl’s murder. As she digs ever deeper into the case, she begins to sense powerful forces, in the police and the intelligence services at home and abroad, who want to stop her uncovering the truth. Sir Michael Gambon, John Bishop, Jonathan Forbes, Jamie Bamber and Wunmi Mosaku will also star in the series. 

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. 

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

Girlfriends 2017 ITV - New 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. 

Gone 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. 

Grantchester 2017 ITV - Third series of the period policing drama starring James Norton and Robson Green. 

Guerilla Sky Atlantic - Idris Elba stars in this 1970s political thriller from 12 Years a Slave's screenwriter John Ridley in which he plays one half of a radical couple living in London who find themselves releasing a political prisoner. 

Gunpowder BBC1 2017 - 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. 

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.  

Harlots ITV Encore - Set in Georgian London, Moira Buffini's drama centres around Samantha Morton's Margaret Wells who struggles to juggle her roles as both a brothel owner and mother. Lesley Manville also stars as a rival brothel owner whilst Jessica Brown Findlay will play Margaret's oldest daughter Charlotte. 

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. 

Hospital People 2017 BBC1 - Tom Binns and Matt Morgan's comedy centring around a colourful cast of characters who all reside at a fictional hospital returns for a full series following a successful comedy playhouse pilot. 

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. 

Ill Behaviour BBC2 - Three-part comedy written by Sam Bain and starring Tom Riley as Charlie a young man who is given a cancer diagnosis but is unwilling to go for treatment as he is sceptical of modern medicine. Chris Geere and Jessica Regan play the friends who kidnap him and force him to have chemotherapy whilst Lizzy Caplan plays the drunk oncologist they rope in to help them. The comedy will debut on the iPlayer before being screened on BBC Two later in the year. 

In the Dark 2017 BBC1 - Danny Brocklehurst adapts two of Mark Billingham's novels which centre around complex Detective Helen Weeks. In the first story Helen is forced to return to her home town after her best friend's husband is arrested in connection with the disappearance of two young girls. Myanna Buring is set to star in the lead role of Weeks whilst other cast members include Ben Batt as her partner as well as David Leon, Ashley Walters, Matt King, Clive Wood, Georgia Moffett and Jessica Gunning. 

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. 

Inspector George Gently2017 BBC1 - Final series of the crime drama starring Martin Shaw and Lee Ingelby comprising of two feature-length episodes set in the early seventies.

Jamestown 2017 Sky One - A frontier drama focusing on the first British settlers in America in 1619. 

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

King Charles III 2017 BBC2 - Doctor Foster's Mike Bartlett adapts his own award-winning play for the small screen. The one-off drama will focus on Prince Charles' ascent to the throne following the Queen's death and the problems that surround his refusal to sign a controversial bill into law. Tim Piggot-Smith reprises his stage role as Charles whilst Charlotte Riley is set to play Kate Middleton and Oliver Chris will portray Prince William. 

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 Last Post 2017 BBC1 - Semi-autobiographical series written by Peter Moffat which tells the story of his father's life as an officer in the military police and his mother's struggle to do what's expected of her. Jessica Raine, Stephen Campbell Moore, Ben Miles, Amanda Drew, Jessie Buckley and newcomer Jeremy Neumark-Jones make up the dramas main cast. 

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. 

Liar 2017 ITV - Ioan Gruffudd and Joanne Froggatt star as Laura and Andrew in this new six-part thriller from Jack and Harry Williams. Teacher Laura and surgeon Andrew meet at the school where she teaches and eventually decided to go out on a date. However neither realises the far-reaching consequences their meeting will have on each other or their families. 

Line of Duty 2017/2018 BBC1 - Fourth and fifth series of the gripping drama centering around a unit that investigates corrupt police officers which moves to BBC1. The Fourth series is set to star Thandie Newton as guest lead DCI Roz Huntley. Under intense pressure to catch the culprit and prove herself to her superiors, and facing conflict with her colleague, Forensic Coordinator Tim Ifield  it’s not long before AC-12 decide to probe her handling of the investigation. A mother of two and wife to husband Nick  Roz will do anything to stop her life unravelling. Series regulars Martin Crompton, Vicky McClure and Adrian Dunbar are confirmed to return with Jason Watkins set to play Roz's boss and Lee Ingelby set to play Roz's husband Nick.

Little Big Shots 2017 ITV - Dawn French hosts the UK version of the hit US show. Little Big Shots shines the spotlight on some of the world’s most talented children.  With no prizes at stake, no winners or losers and no competition, this programme is simply a showcase for three to thirteen year olds to take to the stage and show that you don’t have to be a grown-up to be a star performer. 

Loaded Channel 4 - Comedy drama series from Nick Brown exploring what it means to be rich at a time in your life when all of your best friends are poor. 

Loch Ness 2017 ITV - New six-part mystery drama. In a community nourished and sustained by myth and bordered by untamed nature, the search for a serial killer becomes a matter of life and death for local detective Annie Cathro who is trying to cope with her first murder case. When the body of local man Niall Swift is found at the foot of Carn Mohr Mountain and an isolated human heart on the loch shore, the town’s normality is shattered and the nightmare begins.  Chillingly, the beautiful scenery, undulating Highlands and vast expansive loch becomes a character in it’s own right adding a haunting depth to the community’s plight. Laura Fraser, Siobhan Finneran and John Sessions star. 

Love Island 2017 ITV2 - A new series of the reality show fronted by Caroline Flack.

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. 

Lucky Man 2017 Sky1 - James Nesbitt returns for a second series of the crime drama created by Stan Lee.

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? 

Man in an Orange Shirt 2017 BBC1 - Two-part drama from best-selling British novelist Patrick Gale that tells two gay love stories, sixty years apart - stories linked by family, and by a painting that holds a secret that echoes down the generations. The cast will include Vanessa Redgrave, Julian Morris, James McCardle, Joanna Vandheram and Oliver Jackson Cohen. 

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

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. 

MotherFatherSon
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. 

The Nightly Show 2017 ITV - Satirical current affairs show featuring a guest presenter every week. David Walliams is set to be the first presenter when the show launches. 

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.

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

Paula BBC2 - A revenge drama created by Irish writer Conor McPherson starring Denise Gough as the titular chemistry teacher whose life starts to unravel following a one-night stand with a dangerous ducker and diver. Tom Hughes and Owen McDonnell will also star in the three-parter.

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

Peter Kay's Car Share 2017 BBC1 - Second series of Peter Kay and Sian Gibson's observational two-hand sitcom which will comprise of four half hour episodes and will once again debut on the iPlayer.

 Pitch Battle *Working title* 2017 BBC1 - Singing competition that will feature the best singing groups from across the UK and from all musical styles: pop, rock, folk and gospel to a capella groups and even fishermen’s choirs.Over the course of five hour-long, heat episodes, they'll compete head-to-head over a series of choral challenges including Pitch Perfect inspired Riff Offs, a soloists challenge and an a capella round. The groups will need to pull out-all-the-stops in this no-chords-barred, sing or be sung-off tournament to win the live final.

Poldark 2017 BBC1 - Third series of the much-loved period drama starring Aidan Turner and Eleanor Tomlinson.

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.

Quacks BBC2 - New sitcom written by Rev's James Wood and focusing on the weird and wonderful world of Victorian medicine. Mathew Baynton, Rory Kinnear, Tom Basden and Lydia Leonard form the central cast of this six-part series whilst guest stars will include Rupert Everett.

Redwater 2017 BBC1 - Eastenders' Kat and Alfie travel to Ireland in this new six-part drama series to track down the former's long lost son. The series is also set to star some of Ireland's most familiar actors including Fionnula Flanagan, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Ian McElhinney, Angeline Ball and Stanley Townsend alongside Shane Ritchie and Jessie Wallace. The series will be written by a number of Eastenders alumni and directed by Danish director Jasper Nilesen.

Requiem BBC1 - Six-part drama about a girl who sets out to learn the truth about herself following her mother's death.

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

Riviera 2017 Sky Atlantic - Julia Stiles stars in this thriller set on the French Riviera in which plays a woman who discovers her billionaire husband's fortune was built on dishonesty and murder.

Robot Wars 2017 BBC2 - The rebooted game show hosted by Dara O'Briain and Angela Scanlon returns for a second series.

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.

Safe House 2017 ITV - Second series of the crime drama that originally starred Christopher Eccleston and Marsha Thomason but will this time play host to a whole new cast.

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.

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.

SS-GB 2017 BBC1 - James Bond writers Neal Purvis and Robert Wade adapt Len Deighton's novels for this five-part series. The story imagines 1940s London under Nazi Occupation after the Germans won the Battle of Britain. Sam Riley and Kate Bosworth star in the lead roles while Jason Flemyng, James Cosmo and Aneurin Barnard also feature in the cast.

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.

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.

Three Girls BBC1 - New three-part drama written by The C Word's Nicole Taylor and focusing on the true stories of the girls who were groomed and sexually abused in Rochdale. Maxine Peake and Lesley Sharp star as the two women who were responsible for finally getting the girls' voices heard. Paul Kaye, Lisa Riley and Jill Halfpenny will also feature in the drama as the girls' parents alongside Ace Bhatti as the former Chief Crown Prosecutor for the North West.

Tin Star 2017 Sky Atlantic - A contemporary take on the western genre starring Tim Roth as an ex-police detective who moves his family to the Canadian Rocky Mountains where he discovers that life isn't as idyllic as he thought it would be, Christina Hendricks is also set to star in the series.

Timewasters ITV2 - Six-part sitcom written and created by Daniel Lawrence Taylor about a struggling four-piece South London jazz band who travel back in time to the 1920’s via a urine-sodden lift in a dilapidated block of flats. Stuck in the past after their ‘time machine’ is destroyed, our gang decide to explore, before quickly discovering that being young and black in the Jazz Age is a lot less genteel and a lot more shady than Downton Abbey had led them to believe.

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.

Top of the Lake 2017 BBC2 - Second series of the Australian drama created by Jane Campion.

Trauma 2017 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. When Jon fails to save the life of a 15-year-old boy, the boy's father seeks revenge and begins picking away at the very fabric of Jon's life.

The Trip to Spain 2017 Sky Atlantic - Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon return for a third series this time set in Spain.

Troy - Fall of a City 2017 BBC2 - David Farr's multi-episode series will tell the story of the fall of Troy, the judgement of Paris and his elopement with Helen.

Trust Me 2017 BBC1 - Four-part drama set in Edinburgh that tells the story of Cathy, a hardworking and skilled nurse, who, having lost her job for whistleblowing, is forced to take drastic measures to provide for her daughter.

 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.

Ultimate Gladiator 2017 BBC2 - A group of modern men attempt to discover if they could've lived as Roman Gladiators as they prepare to train and finally combat in the arena.

Upstart Crow
2017 BBC2 - Second series of Ben Elton's Shakespeare sitcom starring David Mitchell and Harry Enfield.

Us 2017 BBC1 - Nick Payne adapts David Nicholls' best-selling novel about a fractured family's trip around Europe for a multi-part series.

Victoria 2017 ITV - Second series of the period drama starring Jenna Coleman.

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

The Voice Kids 2017/18 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.

W1A 2017 BBC2 - Third series of the mockumentary filmed with the BBC and starring Hugh Bonneville as Ian Fletcher.

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.

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.

White Gold 2017 BBC2 - Six-part comedy from Inbetweeners writer Damon Beesley set in double-glazing showroom in Essex in 1983, led by charismatic salesman Vincent (Ed Westwick). Smart, handsome and cocksure, Vincent will happily break the rules if it guarantees a sale. It’s a story of dodgy shenanigans, scams and petty rivalries - alongside free-flowing drugs, cash and sex. Inbetweeners stars Joe Thomas and James Buckley star.

The Windsors 2017 Channel 4 - Second series of the spoof royal soap opera starring Hugh Skinner and Harry Enfield.

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.

26 comments:

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.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hunted_(TV_series)

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.

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