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All the shows we know to be coming to terrestrial TV and Sky channels.

The Baby Thursday 7th July 2022 Sly Atlantic – Darkly comic drama about a woman in her late thirties who’s unexpectedly landed with a baby that takes over her world. The series comes from debut screenwriter Siân Robins-Grace.

Breeders Wednesday 13th July 2022 Sky Comedy – Third series of the comedy starring Martin Freeman and Daisy Haggard about the paradoxes of parenting, the show has been co-created by Freeman alongside Simon Blackwell and Chris Addison and is a co-production between Sky and FX.

Better Things Sunday 17th July 2022 BBC Two – Fifth and final series of Pamela Adlon’s comedy drama.

The Control Room July 2022 – BBC One – Three-part drama set in Scotland. It tells the story of Gabe, an ordinary man who works as an emergency call handler for the Scottish Ambulance Service in Glasgow. His world is turned upside down when he receives a desperate life-and-death call from a woman who appears to know him. With Gabe under pressure to work out who she is, he makes a decision that threatens to have devastating consequences. Iain De Caestecker, Sharon Rooney and Joanna Vanderham are confirmed to star.

I Hate You Summer 2022 – Channel 4 – New sitcom from Friday Night Dinner’s Robert Popper which focuses on the complicated friendship between two twentysomethings.

The Great Summer 2022 Channel 4 – Second series of Tony McNamara’s comic retelling of the life of Catherine The Great starring Elle Fanning & Nicholas Hoult. Gillian Anderson joins the cast as Catherine’s mother.

House of The Dragon Monday 22nd August 2022 Sky Atlantic – Game of Thrones prequel based on George R.R. Martin’s “Fire & Blood,” the series, which is set 300 years before the events of “Game of Thrones,” tells the story of House Targaryen. The series stars Emma D’Arcy as “Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen”: The king’s first-born child, she is of pure Valyrian blood, and she is a dragonrider.  Many would say that Rhaenyra was born with everything… but she was not born a man. Matt Smith as “Prince Daemon Targaryen”: The younger brother to King Viserys and heir to the throne.  A peerless warrior and a dragonrider, Daemon possesses the true blood of the dragon.  But it is said that whenever a Targaryen is born, the gods toss a coin in the air… Steve Toussaint as “Lord Corlys Velaryon” (“The Sea Snake”): Lord of House Velaryon, a Valyrian bloodline as old as House Targaryen.  As “The Sea Snake,” the most famed nautical adventurer in the history of Westeros, Lord Corlys built his house into a powerful seat that is even richer than the Lannisters and that claims the largest navy in the world. Olivia Cooke as “Alicent Hightower”: The daughter of Otto Hightower, the Hand of the King, and the most comely woman in the Seven Kingdoms. She was raised in the Red Keep, close to the king and his innermost circle; she possesses both a courtly grace and a keen political acumen. Rhys Ifans as “Otto Hightower”: The Hand of the King, Ser Otto loyally and faithfully serves both his king and his realm. As the Hand sees it, the greatest threat to the realm is the king’s brother, Daemon, and his position as heir to the throne.

Sorry, I Didn’t Know October 2022 ITV – Third series of the comedy panel show which unearths everything you didn’t know about black history. A teaser shares: We’ve all heard of Mary Seacole and Martin Luther King, but did you know that the first self-made female millionaire was black? Or that the inspiration for the character Monostatos in Mozart’s The Magic Flute’ was black classical composer Joseph Bologne? Celebrities set to appear on the upcoming series include White Yardie, Shaun Wallace, Russell Kane and Verona Rose. Jimmy Akingbola returns as host, with Chizzy Akudolu as one of two team captains. It’s not yet clear if Judi Love will be returning to captain the other team.


The 1% Club 2023 ITV – Second series of the game show hosted by Lee Mack.

A Funny Woman 2022 Sky Max – A young woman from Blackpool finds her voice in the male-dominated world of the1960s comedy, and in doing so takes London by storm. Gemma Arterton stars as Barbara Parker – a Blackpool Beauty queen with dreams of making it in London. It turns out London is not as quite as swinging as the one she expected, but after a series of setbacks, Barbara finds her uncompromising northern wit is her secret weapon, and she becomes a surprise hit with audiences in a new sitcom that will have an impact on British comedy for decades to come. Based on the Nick Hornby novel ‘Funny Girl’ starring David Threlfall and Rupert Everett.

Ackley Bridge 2022 Channel 4 – Fifth series of the school-based drama.

Am I Being Unreasonable? 2022 BBC One – Six-part comedy-thriller co-written by Daisy May Cooper and Selin Hizli. Cooper will play Nic, a mother stuck in a loveless marriage who is grieving a loss she can’t share. That is until Jen, played by Hizil arrives in town and her life is lit up with laughter and through this kindred soul, her dark secret starts to bubble up. Jessica Hynes and Karla Crome will also star.

Alma’s Not Normal 2022 BBC Two – Series two of the BAFTA-winning comedy from Sophie Willan.

And Just Like That 2023 Sky Comedy – Second season of the Sex and The City reboot.

And Then You Run 2022 Sky Max – Comedy-drama. A close-knit group of rebellious London schoolgirls open the door to chaos when a spontaneous getaway to Rotterdam descends into a race across Europe with five kilos of heroin and a gun in their luggage. Tara (Leah McNamara) and her childhood friends – reckless Stink (Vivian Oparah), bright Ruth (Yasmin MonetPrince) and fearful Nessi (Isidora Fairhurst) – are hunted across the continent by her uncle Reagan, a notorious gangster determined to find his missing cache of drugs. But he isn’t the only one they should fear – all the while a terrifying and mythical serial killer known only as ‘The Traveller’ is on a collision course with them all.

Ant & Dec’s Limitless Win 2023 ITV – Second series of the game show where contestants can win a limitless amount of cash.

Avenue 5 Sky Max 2022 – Second series of the space set comedy from Armando Iannucci and starring Hugh Laurie.

Bad Education 2022 BBC Three – One-off special of the BBC Three that will reunite useless teacher and big kid Alfie Wickers (Jack Whitehall) with his old students one last time as they return to Abbey Grove for a joyfully chaotic careers day. The special marks a fond farewell to Jack Whitehall’s character Alfie and will be written by co-executive producers Whitehall and Freddy Syborn.

Bad Education 2022 2022 BBC Three – Spin-off of Jack Whitehall and Freddy Syborn’s comedy. It will revolve around two former classmates, diva Stephen (Layton Williams) and soon-to-be-family-man-with-responsibilities Mitchell (Charlie Wernham) find themselves at the other side of the desk as newly qualified – or not – teachers. The series will see Stephen and Mitchell get to grips with their new career and wayward students, all whilst new headteacher and control freak Ms Hoburn looms large. Meanwhile, recently departed head Mr Fraser (Mathew Horne) and his questionable ‘bants’ continues to hang around the school in various lowly roles as HR struggle to fire him. Freddy Syborn will direct the series whilst Jack Whitehall will serve as executive producer.

The Bay 2023 ITV – Fourth series of the crime drama set in Morecombe and starring Marsha Thomason as Family Liason Office DS Jenn Townsend, alongside Daniel Ryan, Erin Shanagher, Thomas Law and Andrew Dowbiggin.

Before We Die 2023 Channel 4 – Second series of the crime drama based on the Danish series of the same name starring Lesley Sharp.

Best Interests 2023 BBC One – Four-part drama from Jack Thorne which tells the story of a family driven apart by having to make choices no parent would ever want to make. Andrew and Nicci’s daughter, Marnie, has a life-threatening condition. The doctors believe it is in her best interests to be allowed to die, but her loving family disagree. And so begins a fight that will take them through every stage of a legal process, as they struggle to contemplate this huge decision. Who decides? And in whose best interests will it be? Sharon Horgan and Michael Sheen are confirmed to star as Andrew and Nicci. The supporting cast includes Lisa McGrills, Noma Dumezweni, Pipa Haywood and Chizzy Akudolu.

Better 2022 BBC One – Six-part drama from From the writers of Humans, Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley, The series is a redemption story set in Leeds, using the landscape of the city and surrounding countryside as a backdrop to what becomes an epic battle for one woman’s soul. After a family tragedy is narrowly averted, a corrupt police detective undergoes a painful moral awakening and decides to put right 20 years of wrongdoing – but satisfying her newfound conscience won’t be straightforward. She slowly realises that her redemption will only be complete once she brings down the powerful gangster she has worked for all this time, a man she helped rise to power, and has come to love like a brother. Leila Farzad and Andrew Buchan will lead the cast.

The Birth of Daniel F Harris Channel 4 – Eight-part drama series. When Danny was a baby, his mum was killed in a car crash. Overwhelmed with grief, his dad Steve bought a house in the middle of nowhere and locked Danny in, telling him the world outside was full of monsters waiting to take him away. Just like they took his mum. Steve thought he’d done the right thing, bringing Danny up safe and warm, away from murderers and wars and drugs and arsehole governments and burgers and evil. For eighteen years they just stayed in, listening to Benny Goodman records and watching old movies with no sad endings. And that’s how Danny grew up. It was all he knew. And he was happy. But when Danny turns eighteen his whole world – everything he’s ever known – explodes in an instant and he has to come to terms with a new world he never knew existed. And find the real monster – the one that killed his mum. Lewis Gribben will lead the cast as Danny whilst Rory Keenan will play his dad Steve. Lisa McGrillis will play his aunt Sue and Samuel Bottomely will portray his cousin Aaron.

Black-Ops 2022 BBC One – Six-part comedy-thriller created by Famalam alumni Gbemisola Ikumelo and Akemnji Ndifornyen. The series focuses on Dom and Kay who join the met police but quickly find themselves thrust into the world of deep-cover infiltration.

Bloodlands 2022 BBC One – Second series of the crime drama set in Northern Ireland and starring James Nesbitt.

Blue Lights 2023 BBC One – Six-part drama from the writers of The Sailsbury Poisonings centred around rookie (probationary) police officers working in contemporary Belfast, a city in which being a frontline response cop comes with a unique set of pressures and dangers. As they learn the basics of their profession, our new officers have to come to terms with a constant threat. Siân Brooke, Richard Dormer, Martin McCann, Katherine Devlin, John Lynch, Jonathan Harden and newcomer Nathan Braniff are confirmed to star.

Brassic 2022 Sky Max – Fourth series of the comedy drama starring Joe Gilgun and Michelle Keegan.

But When We Dance 2220 BBC One – Single drama from Vicar of Dibley writer Paul Mayhew-Archer about two people who fall in love at a ballet class for people with Parkinson’s disease.

Call the Midwife 2023 BBC One – A twleveth series of the hugely popular period drama.

The Capture 2022 BBC One – Holliday Grainger returns as Rachel Carey, following series one’s shock ending that saw Carey seemingly join forces with the shadowy correction team she had previously sought to expose. Paapa Essideu joins the cast as the series’ guest lead playing rising MP Isaac Turner. Indira Varma and Andy Nyman will also join the cast whilst Ben Miles, Lia Williams, Ron Perlman, Nigel Lindsay and Cavan Clerkin are all set to return.

Challenge Anneka 2023 Channel 5 – Four-part reboot of the popular ’80s show fronted by Anneka Rice. Anneka and her team of volunteers will be tackling some epic new challenges, responding to the new set of problems that people are facing. The series will shine the light on everyday heroes and deserving communities at a time when they’ve never needed help more. Across the series, the team will meet a wide range of inspirational people who will help Anneka move heaven and earth to achieve these challenges.

Champion 2022 BBC One – Drama series from Candice Carty-Williams, the award-winning writer of Sunday Times bestseller Queenie, Champion tells the story of what happens when fame collides with family. Bosco Champion. The golden boy of the Champion family and a UK rap sensation before he was jailed is home from prison, and he’s ready to dominate the music industry once more. Since she can remember, his younger sister Vita has been his personal assistant, running around after him, getting him out of trouble and hiding his various misdemeanours. But when Vita’s own talent is discovered by Bosco’s rival, Belly, she steps out of her brother’s shadow to become a performer in her own right, setting the Champion siblings against one another in their quest to both reach the top spot in the charts, and to be the star of the family. Even their parents, soundman turned radio DJ Beres and nineties R&B one hit wonder Aria, can’t stop Bosco and Vita from splitting the Champion family down the middle as they go head to head in a very public and messy battle. In fact, it might be in their best interests to keep Bosco and Vita apart….

The Change 2023 Channel 4 – Six-part comedy from stand up Bridget Christie will play Linda, a 50-year-old working-class married mother of two who is having an existential crisis. Who is she? What is she? Is this it? Convinced she’s got early onset dementia after forgetting what a shoe is called, Linda’s GP informs her it is, in fact, the menopause. Feeling invigorated and empowered by this information, Linda decides to claw back some of the time she’s spent doing ‘invisible work’ over the years (not all 3.5 million minutes, just 131,500 of them) to do something for herself… for a change. Dusting off her old Triumph motorbike that she hasn’t ridden in 30 years, Linda sets off alone to the spectacular wilderness of The Forest of Dean – in search of an identity, a purpose, and a tree she climbed as a child. Along the way, she meets an array of eccentric locals, including the infamous Eel Sisters, an angry local radio presenter and a mysterious man who lives in the woods with the wild boar. What could possibly go wrong?

The Children *Working Title* 2022 BBC Two – True life drama. One summer’s night in 1945 a coach-load of children, some as young as three years old, are in transit from Carlisle airport to the Calgarth Estate in Lake Windermere, England. They are child survivors, and presumed orphans, of the Holocaust.

The Chris and Rosie Ramsay Show 2023 BBC  Two – Second series of the chatshow fronted by the married couple.

Christmas Carole Christmas 2022 Sky Max – Surrane Jones stars in this comedy as  Carole Mackay, an unashamedly outspoken and wealthy entrepreneur. Her online business selling all things festive has earned her a fortune, as well as the nickname ‘Christmas Carole’. But her success hasn’t made her a better human being. In fact, it’s made her worse. The truth is that Carole is a monumentally mean person. Positively Scrooge-like. And, just like Ebeneezer, she doesn’t love Christmas at all. But this Christmas Eve, Carole’s past, present and future are about to collide. Will some rather familiar Christmas spirits help her discover the true spirit of Christmas?

The Cleaner 2022 BBC One – Second series of the comedy starring Greg Davies.

COBRA: Rebellion 2023 Sky Max – Third series of the high octane drama starring Robert Carlyle as a fictional Prime Minister.

Code 404 2022 Sky Comedy – Third series of the sitcom starring Stephen Graham and Daniel Mays.

The Confessions of Frannie Langton ITV – Four-part drama series based on the debut novel by Sara Collins who has adapted her story for the screen. Karla Simone-Spencer stars in the lead role as the drama’s young protagonist, who has been born into a life of slavery and his desperate to tell her story. Sophie Cookson, Stephen Campbell Moore and Steven MacIntosh are also set to star.

Crossfire 2022 BBC One – Three-part drama starring Keeley Hawes as Jo who, whilst on holiday in a luxurious resort in the Canaries, hears gunshots ring out across the complex as gunmen, out for revenge, have turned a slice of paradise into a terrifying heart-breaking hell. The drama co-stars Lee Ingleby, Daniel Ryan, Josette Simon and Anneika Rose .

Cunk on Earth 2022 BBC Two – Five-part mockumentary that sees Dianne Morgan’s creation attempting to unlock the mystery of human civilisation and discover humankind’s greatest achievements. Along the way, Philomena will be asking experts hard-hitting questions about humanity’s progress, as well as standing near impressive old ruins, or inside museums, before the shot cuts away from her to some archive of the bits that don’t exist anymore.

Curb Your Enthusiasm 2023 Sky Comedy – Larry David’s celebrated improvised comedy has been confirmed for its twelfth season.

Dance School 2023 Channel 4 -Created by Theresa Ikoko and Lisa this drama follows an eclectic group of dance students as they navigate the intense highs and lows of coming of age in today’s complex world – captured through stories which are as joyful and funny as they are raw and truthful, brought viscerally to life via irresistible dance choreography. Teacher Jackie – dynamic, determined, tough but passionate – heads up the Saturday class at the LAH and brings together our core friendship gang and dance ensemble: Puppy, Kobby, Liam, Tim, Francesca, Tash & Nohail– each of them unique, emotionally-complicated, independently-minded and trying to make their way in the world. The drama series will champion characters who have been meticulously workshopped (with support from the Young Audiences Content Fund (YACF)) and inspired by true stories from inner-city Leeds.

Death in Paradise 2023 BBC One – Twelfth series of the crime drama set in the Caribbean. The guest stars for series eleven include Tamzin Outhwaite, Nicholas Bailey and Jason Done.

Desire 2022 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 2022 BBC Two – A one-off special of Mackenzie Crook’s gentle comedy that will revisit the members of the Danebury Metal Detecting Society after a five-year absence.

The Diplomat 2022 Alibi – Six-part crime drama from Ben Richards which follows Laura Simmonds and her Barcelona Consul colleague and friend Alba Ortiz as they fight to protect British nationals who find themselves in trouble in the Catalan city. Mixing the roles of lawyer, counsellor and cop, Laura and Alba’s diplomatic skills are stretched to the limit by the stream of cases that walk through the Consul’s doors.

Django 2022 Sky Atlantic – A high concept retelling of the classic Western Django (loosely based on the Sergio Corbucci feature film). Award-winning Matthias Schoenaerts plays the mysterious gunfighter Django,  joined by  Noomi Rapace, Nicholas Pinnock and Lisa Vicari. After the Civil War, John Ellis has founded New Babylon, a city of outcasts, full of men and women of all backgrounds, races, and creeds, that welcomes everyone with open arms. Haunted by the murder of his family eight years earlier, Django is still looking for his daughter Sarah, relieving she may have survived the killing. He is shocked to find her in New Babylon, about to marry John. But Sarah, now a grown woman, wants Django to leave, as she holds him accountable for their family’s slaughter after he left to join the War. However, Django is adamant that he will not lose his daughter twice and decides to stay, siding John in the fight against his enemy: the Lady.

Doc Martin 2022 ITV – Tenth and final series of the Cornish set drama starring Martin Clunes as the uptight doctor.

Doctor Who 2022 BBC One  – Three special episodes which will lead up to Jodie Whitaker leaving her role as The Doctor.

The Elephant Man BBC One – Two-part dramatisation of John Merrick’s extraordinary story, from birth to death written by Neil McKay and starring Stranger Things’ Charlie Heaton in the lead role.

Endeavour 2023 ITV – Ninth and final series of the Inspector Morse prequel starring Shaun Evans and Roger Allam.

The English 2022 BBC One – Six-part drama written by Hugo Blick (The Shadow Line, The Honourable Woman) set in the mythic mid-American landscape in 1890. Emily Blunt stars as an Englishwoman who arrives into the new and wild landscape of the West to wreak revenge on the man she sees as responsible for the death of her son. The cast also includes Rafe Spall, Stephen Rea, Tom Hughes and Chaske Spencer.

Englistan 2020 BBC Two – 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.

Euphoria 2023 Sky Atlantic – Third season of the US drama centred on a group of high schoolers and led by drug addict Rue Bennett.

Everyone Else Burns 2023 Channel 4 – Six-part coming-of-age comedy about a Mancunian family and the puritanical Christian sect they are devoted to. Will patriarchal David Lewis ever ascend the church ranks and become an Elder? Will dutiful wife Fiona deviate from her own dogmatic moral compass? Will their naïve 17-year-old daughter Rachel be allowed to go to university, and will 12-year-old son Aaron ever fend off his secular bullies? All could lead to damnation. Simon Bird, Kate O’Flynn, Amy James-Kelly, Al Roberts, Lolly Adefope, Kadiff Kirwan, Seb Cardinal and Morgana Robinson are confirmed to star.

Finding Alice 2022 ITV – Second series of the comedy/drama that follows Keeley Hawes’ Alice navigate life after the death of her beloved husband Harry.

The Following Events Are Based On A Pack Of Lies 2022 BBC One – Six-part thriller that tells the story of two very different women and the conman they have in common; a dark, funny, and unpredictable thriller about three remarkable characters trapped in a triangle of epic proportions. Alice is a formidable PA, a single mother, and a lifelong Madonna fan. Caroline is a bestselling fantasy author who, recently bereaved, now lives alone with her toy poodle, Goblin. Rob is an eccentric and celebrated ecopreneur… who may or may not be trying to destroy them both.

The Gallow’s Pole 2022 BBC One – Period drama from This is England writer/creator Shane Meadows in his first BBC drama. The series is on the novel of the same name by Benjamin Myers and fictionalises the remarkable true story of the rise and fall of David Hartley and the Cragg Vale Coiners. Set against the backdrop of the coming industrial revolution in eighteenth-century Yorkshire, the compelling drama follows the enigmatic David Hartley, as he assembles a gang of weavers and land-workers to embark upon a revolutionary criminal enterprise that will capsize the economy and become the biggest fraud in British history. Michael Socha, Thomas Turgoose, George MacKay, Tom Burke, Sophie McShera, Cara Theobold, Yusra Warsama, Eve Burley, Nicole Barber Lane, Samuel Edward-Cook, Anthony Welsh, Joe Sproulle, Adam Fogerty, Fine Time Fontayne are confirmed to star.

Gangs of London 2022 Sky Atlantic – Second series of the gritty drama set in 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.

Gaynor and Ray BBC One – One-off Comedy Playhouse pilot starring Rob Brydon and Ruth Jones as a newly-married couple on their honeymoon in the Scottish Highlands.

Generation Z 2020 Channel 4 – Six-part comedy from Ben Wheatley. Billed as ‘a timely, startling and thrillingly outrageous ride through a green and pleasant land rent by division, disappointment and…death.

Get Millie Black 2022 Channel 4 – Six-part crime noir following the inimitable Millie-Jean Black, a police detective forced to quit Scotland Yard and return home to Jamaica, where she’s soon pursuing a missing persons case that threatens to expose more than she may be willing to confront. Tamara Lawrance will star as the title character Millie with Joe Dempsie, Gershwyn Eustache Jnr and Chyna McQueen confirmed to star.

Ghosts 2022 BBC One – Fourth series of the popular comedy starring Charlotte Ritchie.

The Gold 2023 BBC One – Six-part drama based on the Brinks-Mat Robbery written by Neil Forsyth. Hugh Bonneville, Jack Lowden, Dominic Cooper, Charlotte Spencer, Sean Harris and Stefanie Martini are confirmed to star.

Gordon’s Future Food Stars 2023 BBC One – Second series of the Apprentice style reality series where Gordon Ramsay puts chefs through their paces to earn an investment into their business.

Grace 2023 ITV – Third series of the crime drama led by John Simm.

The Great British Bake-Off 2022 and beyond Channel 4 – Three more series of the competition show.

Great Expectations 2022 BBC One – Six-part adaptation of the Dickens classic from Peaky Blinders writer Steven Knight. The cast includes Olivia Colman as Miss Havisham and Fionn Whitehead as Pip, alongside Ashley Thomas, Johnny Harris, Shalom Brune-Franklin, Hayley Squires, Owen McDonnell, Trystan Gravelle and Matt Berry. Great Expectations is the coming-of-age story of an orphan nicknamed Pip. Dickens first released it in a series of weekly chapters beginning in December 1860 before it was subsequently published as a novel.

Guilt 2022 BBC Two – Third and final series of Neil Forsyth’s darkly comic series which will bring brothers Max (Mark Bonnar) and Jake (Jamie Sives) together again for one final adventure full of the trademark twists and turns that the series has become famed for. As they return to Scotland, it becomes apparent the welcome they receive isn’t as warm or as straightforward as they might have hoped. As they battle threats both old and new, it remains to be seen whether they get the happy ending they crave or whether life conspires against them one more time.

Happy Valley 2022 BBC One – Third and final series of the gripping drama starring Sarah Lancashire. When Catherine discovers the remains of a gangland murder victim in a drained reservoir it sparks a chain of events that unwittingly leads her straight back to Tommy Lee Royce. Her grandson Ryan is now sixteen and still living with Catherine, but he has ideas of his own about what kind of relationship he wants to have with the man Catherine refuses to acknowledge as his father. Still battling the seemingly never-ending problem of drugs in the valley and those who supply them, Catherine is on the cusp of retirement. Returning cast includes James Norton as dangerous offender Tommy Lee-Royce. Siobhan Finneran is also back as Catherine’s sister, the recovering addict Clare Cartwright. It has also been confirmed that Con O’Neill will reprise his role as Clare’s recovering alcoholic boyfriend Neil Ackroyd. George Costigan will return as Nevison Gallagher, with Charlie Murphy as his daughter and Catherine’s police colleague Ann. They will be joined by other Happy Valley returning favourites including Derek Riddell as Richard Cawood, Karl Davies as Daniel Cawood, Susan Lynch as Alison Garrs, Rick Warden as Mike Taylor, Vincent Franklin as Andy Shepherd and Rhys Connah as Catherine’s grandson Ryan Cawood. New cast includes Amit Shah, Mark Stanley and Mollie Winnard.

His Dark Materials 2022 BBC One – Third and final series of the fantasy series written by Jack Thorne.

Hold the Front Page 2022 Sky Max – Josh Widdicombe and Nish Kumar front this six-part series following the comical duo’s journey into the heart of grassroots Britain.

The Hunt For Raoul Moat 2022 ITV –  Lee Ingleby stars in this true-life drama that shines a light on the human tragedies that lay behind Britain’s biggest manhunt, told through the eyes of those who sought to bring a violent killer to justice. The drama focuses on the innocent victims of Moat’s crimes – Christopher Brown, Samantha Stobbart and PC David Rathband; the police officers who put themselves in the firing line in their quest to apprehend Moat; and the local journalist who sought to tell Moat’s real story in a landscape of sensationalist reporting and social media provocation. The series will be written by Anne screenwriter Kevin Sampson

I Am… 2022 Channel 4 – Three more personal and semi-improvised dramas from director Dominic Savage. Kate Winslet and daughter Mia Threapleton are to star in the first feature-length episode.

I Hate Suzie Too Christmas 2022 Sky Atlantic – Second series of the comedy drama starring Billie Piper as a former pop star. Suzie has a new agent, new PR and a new job – dancing for likes on ‘Dance Crazee’, a reality TV competition that has the Saturday night audience hooked. Having lost everyone that matters to her, Suzie returns to her first love – the public. Battling ex-husband Cob (Daniel Ings) with the help of estranged best friend Naomi (Leila Farzad), Suzie must try to keep life as stable as possible for her young son Frank (Matthew Jordan-Caws), all whilst staying on ‘Dance Crazee’ long enough to finance her new role as single mum and ex-wife. In this three-part anti-Christmas Christmas special, Suzie fights to regain the love of the British public whilst her personal life spirals out of control. Will she win the hearts of the British public? And restore her reputation? And at what cost?

I Kissed a Boy *Working Title* 2023 BBC Three – Eight-part reality series that follows ten single men as they head to Europe to find their Mr Right, and it all starts with a kiss.But, in this show where preconceptions will be challenged and dramatic decisions made, everyone is a possible love interest. Over the course of the series we’ll find out whose spark will ignite, whose eyes might wander, and who will end up together in the ultimate summer of love. Dannii Minogue has signed on to host.

I Like The Wave U Move BBC3 – 2022 – Second series of the dancing dating show fronted by Jaimie Laing and KK Harris.

I Literally Just Told You 2022 Channel 4 – Second series of the entertainment game show where contestants are asked questions on what they’ve just been told by host Jimmy Carr.

In the Footsteps of Killers 2022 Channel 4 – Six-part second series of the crime documentary series that sees Emilia Fox and Professor David Wilson shine a light on unsolved murders

Independence Day? How Disabled Rights were Won 2022 BBC Two – Single drama from Jack Thorne about the passing of the Disability Discrimination Act. Ruth Madely stars.

Industry 2022 BBC Two – Second series of the drama series exploring the world of international finance, as seen through the eyes of ambitious twenty-somethings struggling to secure their futures. The ensemble cast includes Freya Mavor, Will Tudor and Ken Leung.

Inside No.9 2023/2024 BBC Two – Two more series of the darkly comic anthology from Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearmsith. It’ll take the series to its all-important ninth series.

Inside Man 2022 BBC One – Four-part drama series from Sherlock creator Steven Moffat. The drama focuses on a woman trapped in a cellar under an English vicarage and an American death row prisoner who cross paths in an unexpected way. David Tennant, Dolly Wells, Lydia West and Stanley Tucci confirmed to star lead the cast whilst Lynsey Marshall, Dylan Baker and Kate Dickie will also feature.

Interior Design Masters with Alan Carr 2022/2023 – Two more series of the interior design competition show fronted by the toothy comedian.

Irma Vep 2022 Sky Atlantic – “Mira” (Alicia Vikander) is an American movie star disillusioned by her career and recent breakup, who comes to France to star as “Irma Vep” in a remake of the French silent film classic, “Les Vampires.”Set against the backdrop of a lurid crime thriller, Mira struggles as the distinction between herself and the character she plays begin to blur and merge. Irma Vep reveals to us the uncertain ground that lies at the border of fiction and reality, artifice and authenticity, art and life.

Jerk 2022 BBC Three – Third series of  Tim Renkow’s black comedy which revolves around the character of Tim, a man who uses the fact that he has cerebral palsy to try and get away with anything. Tim makes people feel uncomfortable.

Juice 2022 BBC Three – Six-part comedy series written and created by Mawaan Rizwan. The series follows Jamma (Mawaan Rizwan) who desperately wants to be the centre of attention, but his family are constantly stealing his thunder. Mum, Farida (Shahnaz Rizwan), always makes everything about her, Dad, Saif (Jeff Mirza), ignores him and brother, Isaac (Nabhaan Rizwan), steals the limelight at work – the one place Jamma feels like he’s doing well. And when he finally does get the validation from boyfriend Guy (Russell Tovey), he can’t handle it. Jamma’s hyperactive imagination goes into overdrive and the world transforms around him in this surreal comedy,

Julia 2023 Sky Atlantic – Second series of the US series starring Sarah Lancashire as beloved TV cook Julia Child.

Karen Pirie *Working Title* 2022 ITV – Three-part adaptation of the novels from Val McDermid with Outlander star Lauren Lyle taking the lead role. Karen is a refreshingly normal and charmingly unfashionable young woman – slick, maverick cop she is not – but her quick mouth and ingenuity make her an impressive investigator. Following her promotion to Police Scotland’s Historic Cases Unit, Karen is tasked with reopening the investigation into a murder that has been the subject of a provocative true crime podcast. When teenage barmaid Rosie Duff was stabbed to death in 1995, suspicion fell on the three drunken students who discovered her body. But despite police suspicion, the boys were never charged. Nearly 25 years on, DS Karen Pirie is determined to uncover what happened that fateful night. Do the men know more than they previously revealed? When Karen uncovers flaws in the initial investigation, she finds herself in conflict with the very officers who led the original hunt for the killer.

The Last Woman on Earth with Sara Pascoe 2022 BBC Two – Second series of the travelogue where, in  a bid to become a living filing cabinet of lost skills, Sara Pascoe visits Greece, Denmark and Jordan to take on some unique jobs set for extinction

The Light in the Hall 2022 Channel 4 – Drama Written and created by Regina Moriarty which is filmed in Both English and Welsh. The cast includes Journalist Cat Donato originally from the same town as Ela Roberts, who has always been obsessed with her murder Ela’s mother has never stopped grieving the loss of her daughter. Joe Pritchard a quiet, unassuming gardener, was arrested for Ela’s murder after her DNA was found at his caravan. With so many questions unanswered, Joe’s return to the community could be a way to get to the bottom of the mystery once and for all. If Joe Pritchard did kill Ela, why did he do it, and where is the body? Alexander Roach, Joanna Scanlan, Iwan Rheon, are confirmed to star.

Litvinenko 2022 ITV – Four-part drama focusing on the Met Police investigation into the death of KCB officer Alexander Litvinenko from polonium poisoning. Written by George Kay, the drama will star David Tennant as Litvinenko alongside Mark Bonnar and Neil Maskell in supporting roles.

The Louis Theroux Interviews *Working Title* BBC Two – Intimate six-part series that sees the documentary maker meet some of the biggest stars. The series begins with Stormzy.

Malpractice 2023 ITV – Niamh Algar stars in this drama as Dr Lucinda Edwards whose nightmare shift ends in the death of an opioid overdose victim, Edith Owusu. Despite the support of her medical supervisor, Dr Leo Harris, played by James Purefoy, Edith’s grieving father Sir Anthony Owusu, played by Brian Bovell demands an enquiry into Lucinda’s actions on the fateful night. Leading the medical investigation are Dr Norma Callahan played by Helen Behan  and Lucinda’s former colleague, Dr George Adjei, played by Jordan Kouamé  While George feels this was an unavoidable tragedy, Norma is suspicious of Lucinda’s behaviour and decisions in the lead-up to Edith’s death. The Five-part series also stars Hannah Walters and is written by Grace Ofori-Attah.

Marie Antoinette 2022 BBC Two – Eight-part series written and created by The Favourite’s Deborah Davis which focuses on the life of the French queen. Emilia Schüle will star in the lead role of Antoinette.

Maryland 2023 ITV – Three-part relationship drama from new screenwriter Anne-Marie O’Connor who co-created the series with actress Suranne Jones who will star. The story centres around sisters Becca and Rosaline, who have forged ahead with family lives and careers, growing distant through time and circumstance. But when the body of an older woman is discovered at sunrise on Laxey Beach in the Isle of Man, it brings devastating news for the sisters. Each sister flies out to the Isle of Man to discover and repatriate the body of their mother, Mary, who they learn has been living a double life, leaving their father Richard at home in Manchester, whilst creating another world for herself….. Maryland.

Master of Ceremonies (w/t) BBC Two – Six-part factual entertainment series which sees six fledgling wedding planners fight it out to be crowned Britain’s next big wedding guru. Each week the planners will work together to help couples whose nuptials have been hindered by lockdown. However, they face elimination if the panel of experts deem that they haven’t pulled their weight that week.

Marriage 2022 BBC One – Four-part drama from Mum and Him and Her writer Stefan Golaszewski. The show examines in intimate detail the fears, frustrations and salvation of marriage and the comfort that can only be found in togetherness. Sean Bean and Nicola Walker will star in the lead roles of couple Ian and Emma.

Mel Giedroyc: Unforgivable 2022 Dave – Third series of the show  hosted by Mel Giedroyc and her sinful sidekick Lou Sanders which sees stars from comedy, sport and entertainment battle it out to see who is the absolute worst human of all time.

Michael McIntyre’s Big Show 2022 BBC One – Michael McIntyre returns to the Palladium to turn members of the public into ‘The Unexpected Star’ and play ‘Send to All’ with celebrities for a new run of six episodes.

Michael McIntyre’s The Wheel 2022 BBC One – Return of the game show.

Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing Autumn 2022 BBC Two – A fifth series of the gently comedic fishing show fronted by Paul Whitehouse and Bob Mortimer.

My Brilliant Friend 2023 Sky Atlantic – Fourth and final series of the Italian series based on the acclaimed novels from Elena Ferrante

Nevermind The Buzzcocks 2022 Sky Max –  Second series of the Sky’s reboot of the music quiz. Host Greg Davies oversees the musical festivities, while the teams will be headed up by Buzzcocks veteran Noel Fielding alongside Daisy May Cooper and regular guest Jamali Maddix.

The Nevers 2022 Sky Atlantic – The Victorian-era superhuman drama continues with the second part of The Nevers first season. Laura, Donnelly, Rochelle Neil, Tom Riley, Ben Chaplin and Nick Frost star.

Next Level Chef ITV/ITVXX 2023 – Eight-part series, set in an iconic and trailblazing TV studio like no other, with three unique kitchen spaces set across three storeys and almost 50ft high. Each floor will test the contestants’ culinary creativity, agility, flare, and expertise, as they vie to progress to the Next Level. From the top-level state of the art kitchen utopia to the gloomy basement level ‘scraps only’ surroundings, Next Level Chef will task its chefs to prove they can thrive in any environment. In a quest to unearth the culinary world’s next sensation, Gordon Ramsay will be joined by two of the most elite names in food, as the three judges preside over and mentor a group of talented chefs who will compete against each other to prove they can handle the heat in any kitchen space that is thrown at them. The contestants will be under the watchful eyes of the panel across all three floors as they battle it out to produce the most mouth-watering dishes and avoid elimination. Ultimately, only one can be named Next Level Chef, and the winner will receive a life changing cash prize of £100k and a one-year mentorship under all three mentors.

Ninja Warrior UK 2022 ITV – The agility course returns. In a twist on the format, and for the first time in the show’s history, the hunt is on for two champions, as the UK’s top female and male competitors take on the most challenging course ever to be crowned Ninja Warrior UK Male and Female Champions. Ben Shephard, Rochelle Humes and Chris Kamara will preside over the action as contestants take on new courses, new obstacles and even bigger challenges designed as the ultimate test of strength, speed, and courage.

Nolly 2022 ITV – Three-part drama from Russell T Davies starring Helena-Bonham Carter as legendary actress Noele Garden who was the darling of the TV establishment until it turned on her and betrayed her.

Passenger 2023 ITV/ITVX – Six-part horror-comedy created by actor Andrew Buchan. Former Met Police Detective Riya Ajunwa has been searching for that ‘one big crime’, that one challenge that will make her feel alive again. Then one night local girl, Katie Wells is mysteriously abducted. Her car is found abandoned and there are traces of blood on the seats. But the village barely has time to register Katie’s disappearance before she reappears the next day, safe and sound. The rest of the villagers ask few questions and life resumes as normal. But for Riya, a relative outsider to the Chadder Vale way of life, none of this sits right. As a series of strange happenings and increasingly horrific crimes start unfolding within the village, the residents start resorting to short-sighted theories and blaming outside influences. Riya fights hard to convince the villagers that all is not as it seems. And before long she is drawn into a universe, unlike anything she has ever seen.

People vs The Post Office 2022 ITV – Four-part drama telling the true-life story of the postal workers who were wrongly jailed for embezzling money from the Royal Mail. The script will be written by Gwyneth Hughes.

Perry Mason 2022 Sky Atlantic – Second season of the lawyer’s origin story starring Matthew Rhys.

Professor T 2022 ITV – Second series of the crime drama starring Ben Miller and Frances De La Tour

Queenie Channel 4 – Eight-part adaptation of Candy Cartice-Williams’s hit novel.

Race Across the World BBC Two – Two more series of the reality series where couples compete for a cash prize by getting across the world without using flights.

Rain Dogs 2023 BBC One – Eight-part drama from Cash Carraway.  Inspired by her book Skint Estate, the series is billed as a wild and punky tale of being trapped below the poverty line and doing everything it takes to escape. Daisy May Cooper (This Country) stars as a young working-class single mum living with her ten-year-old daughter in the brutal lonely landscape of austerity Britain. Told with a dark lick of humour and an anarchic attitude, Cash Carraway skewers stereotypes of what it means to be working class and underlines the importance of love, dreams and friendships. Ronkẹ Adékoluẹjo, Jack Farthing and Fleur Tashjian co-star.

Ralph & Katie 2022 BBC One – A spin-off of The A Word that follows Katie and Ralph, two characters with Downs Syndrome as they navigate through married life.

The Real Rude Puppet Show *Working Title* 2023 Channel 4 – Mel Giedroyc invites a different celebrity to read an erotic piece of creative writing where the celeb is the lead protagonist. Each character in the story is brought to life by a band of puppets voiced entirely by the celebrity and Mel.

The Reckoning *Working Title* 2022 BBC One – Factual drama that will trace the life of Jimmy Savile, a man who rose from working-class origins to become one of the biggest stars of British television, but in death has become one of the most reviled figures of modern history. The story will trace Savile through his early years in the dance halls of northern England, his career with the BBC, to his twilight years when, in failing health and with his fame in decline, he sought to dispel the growing rumours about his life and the legacy he would leave behind. Steve Coogan is set to play Savile.

Red Rose 2022 BBC Three – 8-part horror series which follows a group of teenagers, adrift in the long hot summer following GCSEs, hanging out on the Bolton moors. The cast Amelia Clarkson, Isis Hainsworth, Ali Khan, Ellis Howard and Ashna Rabheru.

The Responder BBC One 2023 – Second series of the Liverpool-set crime drama starring Martin Freeman.

Reunion Hotel 2022 BBC Two – Alex Jones oversees this new series which sees people reunited with someone from their past whether it be romantic reunions, emotional homecomings or the ex-pupil reunited with the teacher who changed his life.

Riches 2022 ITV – Six-part drama focusing on Stephen Richards, a successful and smart businessman, who always gets his own way. After 20 years of success, Stephen’s at the helm of his multi-million-pound cosmetics empire and is reaping the rewards of his business acumen and ambitions. He’s a great advocate for black-owned business, powerful, driven and impassioned, and with a glamourous, younger second wife, Claudia, life is never dull. Along with their adult children, Alesha, Gus and Wanda they love spending their hard-earned cash. The Richards are all about the good life and they’ve earnt it. Created and written by Abby Ajayi. The cast will feature Deborah Ayorinde, Hugh Quarshie, Sarah Niles, Brendan Coyle and Hermione Norris.

Ridley 2022 ITV – Contemporary detective drama staring Adrian Dunbar in the title role. The retired detective, who is now working in a consultancy role, resumes his partnership with his former protégée, DI Carol Farman, played by Bronagh Waugh who is now in charge of investigations. When he’s enlisted by Carol as a police consultant on a complex and compelling murder case, the investigation takes a dark and unexpected turn. Turning to her old mentor for support, Carol is keen to access Ridley’s unique insight into crime-solving which has served them so well in the past. With more intriguing cases to solve, Ridley will revive his formidable and successful partnership with Carol.

Ripley Sky Atlantic 2022 – Series based on the books and the film The Talented Mr Ripley. Andrew Scott will play the charismatic conman.

Romantic Getaway 2022 Sky Max – Six-part modern Bonnie and Clyde story mixing classic romantic comedy moments with high octane, thrilling set-pieces starring Romesh Ranganathan and Katherine Ryan. Allison and Deacon are desperate for a baby, but they’ve run out of money to fund any more IVF treatment. So they decide to ‘borrow’ the £50k they need from their filthy rich boss Alfie, who they discover is illegally creaming off money from the company. And it works! Except that, on a whim, Deacon secretly adds an extra nought to the transfer, and actually steals half a million quid. Also, Allison is secretly starting to doubt whether she wants a baby after all. Their web of lies kicks off a downward spiral into the criminal underworld of suburban Britain, and pushes them, and their plans for their future together, to the limit.

Rosie Molloy Gives Up Everything 2022 Sky Max – Sheridan Smith stars in this comedy as Rosie Molloy, a woman who is addicted to everything. Smoking, alcohol, Terry’s Chocolate Oranges, Xanax, Adderall, caffeine… the list goes on. After an embarrassing incident at her brother Joey’s wedding, she wakes up in hospital and decides to change her life by ‘giving up everything’.But as Rosie juggles her father’s ill health and the possibility of losing her job, she has the dawning realisation that her addictions are destroying everything – her friendships, her family and her work life. Harder still is the realisation that perhaps it isn’t the addictions that are the problem. If Rosie really does give up everything, will she still be Rosie?

SAS: Rogue Heroes 2022 BBC One – Adaptation of Ben Macintyre’s best-selling book SAS: Rogue Heroes which tells the story of how the world’s most renowned and ruthless Special Forces unit, the SAS, came to exist. The series will be adapted by acclaimed screenwriter Steven Knight. Alfie Allen, Jack O’Connell and Dominic West lead the cast alongside Jason Watkins, Ralph Davis and Sofia Boutella.

Safe Space 2022 Sky Max – Comedy from Greg Davies. Davies stars a psychotherapist in a small town who dispenses advice to his clients to suit his need to control them.

Screw 2023 Channel 4 – Second series of the prison drama series starring Jamie-Lee O’Donnell and Nina Sosanya.

Sherwood 2023 BBC One – Second series of James Graham’s crime drama set in a mining town.

Shetland 2022 BBC One – Series seven of the crime drama series starring Douglas Henshall and Steven Robertson.

Six Four 2023 ITVX/ITV 2023 – Four-part drama created by BAFTA Scotland Award-winning screenwriter, Gregory Burke starring Kevin McKidd and Vinette Robinson. Primarily in Glasgow, it’s a dark story of kidnap, corruption, betrayal and an uncompromising search for the truth, when Chris and Michelle O’Neill’s teenage daughter goes missing. Richard Coyle, James Cosmo, Alex Ferns, Iona Anderson, Andrew O’Neill and Nilani Chetty co-star. The series will be shown on ITV a few months after it has been available on new streaming service ITVX

The Sixth Commandment *Working Title* 2022 BBC One – True-crime drama from acclaimed writer Sarah Phelps which tells the story of how the meeting of an inspirational teacher, Peter Farquhar, and a charismatic young student, Ben Field, who bonded over their love of books and involvement with the Church of England, set the stage for one of the most complex and confounding criminal cases in recent memory. It also focuses on how suspicions around Ben’s relationship with Peter’s deeply religious neighbour Ann Moore-Martin, also targeted by Field, unlocked a series of stunning revelations, culminating in a headline-grabbing trial. The cast includes  Timothy Spall, Anne Reid, Éanna Hardwicke, Annabel Scholey, Sheila Hancock, Ben Bailey Smith, Conor MacNeill, Adrian Rawlins and Amanda Root.

The Small Hand *Working Title* 2022 Channel 5  – One-off thriller about an antiques dealer who finds himself haunted by the ghost of a young boy. Based on the novel of the same name by Susan Hill.

Stonehouse 2022 ITV – Three-part series telling the true story of disgraced MP John Stonehouse. A high-flying member of Harold Wilson’s Government who vanished from the beach of a large luxury hotel in Florida in November 1974, intent on faking his own death. He left behind his loving wife Barbara and three young children as a shocked public and media presumed he had drowned or been eaten by sharks. Real-life couple Matthew Macfadyen and Keeley Hawes will star as the couple at the centre of the story.

Starstruck 2023 BBC Three – Third series of the romantic comedy written by and starring Rose Matefo.

Stuck 2022 BBC Two – Five-part comedy from Dylan Moran starring Dylan Moran and Morgana Robinson. Dan and Carla are at a cross-roads. Dan has been recently made redundant, while Carla is wondering whether this is all she can expect from life. Add their age gap to the mix, and the re-emergence onto the scene of Carla’s ex-girlfriend Maya, and it’s no wonder that they’re feeling stuck. Sometimes dark, sometimes surreal, the sitcom is the first for Moran since his Channel 4 sitcom Black Books.

Succession 2022 Sky Atlantic – Fourth season of the award-winning US drama from Jesse Armstrong that centres around the fictional Roy family.

The Suspect 2022 ITV – Five-part drama adapted from the novel by Michael Robotham starring Aidan Turner as Joe O’Louglin, a clinical psychologist who seems to have the perfect life. However, when he is drafted in to help the police with the investigation into a young woman found in a shallow grave, Joe’s life start to unravel as his secret life is revealed.

Sweetpea Sky Atlantic – Darkly comic drama adapted by Kirstie Swain from the novel of the same name by C. J. Skuse. When a chance encounter with a stranger leads to a shocking act of violence, Rhiannon’s mask slips completely and she is forced to confront the darker side she has long kept hidden.

Taboo 2022 BBC One – Second series of Tom Hardy’s atmospheric period drama.

Taskmaster 2022 Channel 4 – Greg Davies and Alex Horne return for a 14th series. Confirmed contestants are Dara Ó Briain M Fern Brady stand-up, writer, and actor John Kearns, comedian, broadcaster and leading digital creator Munya Chawawa and Sarah Millican

Tell Me Everything 2022 ITV2 – Six-part drama exploring the stresses of mental health for today’s teens created by the omnipresence of technology and social media, whilst they are still searching for their own identity, exploring sexuality, and experimenting with relationships, drink, drugs and sex. Created by Lee & Dean’s Mark O’ Sullivan the series has cast newcomers Eden H. Davies, Lauryn Ajufo, Spike Fearn and Callina Liang as 16-year-old friends Jonny, Louis, Neve and Mei. Also joining the cast are Tessa Lucille and Carla Woodcock as new college friends Regan and Zia.

Ten Pound Poms 2023 BBC One – Six-part drama series that follows a group of Brits as they leave dreary post-war Britain in 1956 to embark on a life-altering adventure on the other side of the world. For only a tenner, they have been promised a better house, better job prospects and a better quality of life by the sea in sun-soaked Australia. But life down under isn’t exactly the idyllic dream the new arrivals have been promised. Struggling with their new identity as immigrants, we follow their triumphs and pitfalls as they adapt to a new life in a new country far from Britain and familiarity. At the heart of the drama is the Roberts family; they try to look for ways to make the best of their situation but the poor living conditions at the migrant hostel and local attitudes towards immigrants test them in ways they couldn’t have imagined. And they aren’t the only people at the hostel avoiding the truth. Kate, a young nurse, arrives without her fiancé and will do whatever it takes to try and rewrite her devastating past. Bill has lost his family business back home and is so desperate to prove he’s living the Australian dream that he’ll stop at nothing in order to get a lifestyle he can’t sustain. Meanwhile, teenager Stevie comes from a troubled background and hopes to use this new adventure to escape his oppressive father. The series comes from British writer Danny Brocklehurst. Michelle Keegan, Faye Marsay and Warren Brown lead the cast.

Then You Run 2022 Sky Max – Eight-part thriller drama based on Zoran Drvenkar’s novel. Adapted by Ben Chanan (Cyberbully, The Capture), the series follows a close-knit group of rebellious London teenagers on a getaway in Rotterdam – but after the estranged father of Tara (Leah McNamara) is discovered dead, they find themselves on the run across Europe with three kilos of heroin and a host of deadly criminals snapping at their heels. Leading the hunt against Tara and her childhood friends – reckless Stink (Vivian Oparah), sharp Ruth (Yasmin Monet Prince) and loyal Nessi  – is Tara’s uncle Reagan (Richard Coyle), a notorious gangster haunted by his past who will stop at nothing to track down his missing cache of drugs. But Reagan isn’t the only person they should fear – because all the while a terrifying and mythical serial killer known only as ‘The Traveller’ draws closer, on a collision course with them all.

This England 2022 Sky Atlantic – Five-part drama series co-written and directed by Michael Winterbottom that will tell the story of the Covid-19 outbreak in the UK. It will tell the tale of some of the most devastating events to ever befall the United Kingdom, and of a Prime Minister leading in these unprecedented times. The drama will trace the impact on Britain from this once in a generation pandemic, and the response of scientists, nurses, and doctors as they worked tirelessly and heroically to contain and overcome the virus. It is based on the first-hand testimony of people from all walks of life; from Number 10 Downing Street, the Department of Health, The Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE), and from hospitals and care homes across the country. Kenneth Branagh is confirmed to star as Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Three Little Birds 2022 – Drama series written by Sir Lenny Henry, inspired by his mother’s stories about leaving Jamaica in the 1950’s for Great Britain, which became her lifelong home and where she raised her family.

Time 2023 BBC One – Second series of the prison-set drama from Jimmy McGovern. The first series starred Sean Bean and Stephen Graham but the second will see the series move to a women’s prison and focus on a new female lead.

To Sir With Love BBC One – 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.

Tokoyo Vice 2022 BBC Two –  US drama series co-produced by HBO Max, Endeavor Content and Japanese broadcaster WOWOW based on American journalist Jake Adelstein’s non-fiction first-hand account of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police beat. Ansel Elgort as Adelstein in this eight-part crime drama.

Tom Jones 2022 ITV – Gwyneth Hughes’s adaptation of the Henry Fielding classic starring Solly McLeod in the lead role and Sophie Wilde as the heroine Sophia Western. Hannah Waddingham will also feature as Lady Bellaston whilst the cast will also include Pearl Mackie, James Fleet, Alun Armstrong, Daniel Rigby, Shirley Henderson, Felicity Montagu and Dean Lennox Kelly.

The Tourist 2023 BBC One – Second series of the comedic crime drama from Harry and Jack Williams.

The Tower 2023 ITV – Second series of the crime drama starring Gemma Wheelan.

A Town Called Malice 2023 Sky Max – Comedy thriller set in Spain in the 1980s that follows the Lords, a crime family of petty thieves from South London who have fallen to the bottom of the criminal food chain. And they’re not happy about it. The series is written and created by Bulletproof’s Nick Lowe. Jason Flemyng, Jack Rowan, Tahirah Sharif and Martha Plimpton confirmed to star.

The Traitors 2022 BBC One – Claudia Winkelman hosts this intense psychological game in which players must decide who they can trust. In each episode, the players work together to complete spectacular physical and mental missions. The format is based on a Danish game show.

Trigger Point 2023 ITV – Second series of the drama about the work of bomb disposal unit starring Vicky McClure.

Trip Hazzard 2022 Channel 4 – Second series of the travelogue series fronted by Rosie Jones.  Rosie will be joined by more celebrity friends to explore the unlikeliest of destinations around the UK, experiencing the unusual, quirky and bonkers activities on offer in each location.

Truelove 2023 Channel 4 – Six-part comedy series written by Iain Weatherby (Humans) and co-created by him and Charlie Covell (The End of the F***ing World). With a core cast in their late 60s and 70s, Truelove breaks the rules for older characters on screen and flips ageist tropes on their head in a series which promises thrilling twists and turns, irreverent humour and passionate romance. The series centres around Phil played Julie Walters. Phil is an ex-senior police chief enjoying a comfortable if boring retirement, and Ken played by Clarke Peters, a divorcee and ex-special forces vet who feels similarly at sea. Phil and Ken were teenage sweethearts and despite life having moved on, they have never quite managed to forget each other. Cut to a friend’s funeral many years later where Phil and Ken, along with a gang of old friends, are reunited. At the wake, with nostalgia and booze flowing in equal measure, talk soon takes a meditative turn and the group discuss what an ‘ideal’ death might look like. Our gang make a drunken pact: rather than let each other suffer a slow and dreadful decline, they will step in and engineer a dignified death. In short, they will help each other die when the time is right. Because that, they all agree, is a sign of Truelove. Sue Johnston, Phil Davis, Peter Egan, Karl Johnson, Fiona Button and Kiran Sonia Sawar co-star.

Two-Tone BBC One – Six-part drama that tells the story of an extended family and four young people who are drawn into the world of ska and two tone music, which grew from the grass roots of Coventry and Birmingham in the late 70s and early 80s. The music united black, white and Asian youths in an expression of unity. The series is written and created by Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight.

Unforgotten 2022 ITV – Fifth series of the cold case crime drama starring Sanjeev Bhaskar and Sinéad Keenan who will star as Sunny’s new police partner DCI Jessica James. Jess’s first case is the discovery of human remains in a newly renovated period property in Hammersmith, London. But how long have they been there and is this a murder dating back to the 1930’s or has the body been disposed of in more recent times? As the murder mystery unfolds, we’ll explore the lives of several central characters. The cast for series 5 includes Rhys Yates, Ian McElhinney and Max Rinehart.

Uptight 2022 Sky Max – Second series of Tim Minchin’s comedy.

Vera 2022 ITV – Brenda Blethyn stars in four new episodes.

Vigil 2023 BBC One – Second series of the crime drama. The first saw Surrane Jones investigate a murder aboard the Vigil submarine. It is unclear what form the second series will take.

The Voice UK 2022 ITV – Eleventh series of the singing competition with coaches Olly Murs, Sir Tom Jones, Anne Marie and Will.i.am all returning.

Wahala 2022 BBC One – Adapted by BAFTA nominated writer Theresa Ikoko from Nikki May’s soon to be published debut novel of the same name, Wahala follows three thirty-something Anglo-Nigerian female friends living in London, successfully navigating a world that mixes roast dinners with jollof rice. Simi, Ronke and Boo have been best friends for years, sharing every aspect of their careers, family lives and relationships with one another. But when the beautiful, charismatic and super wealthy Isobel infiltrates their friendship group, mounting tensions, unravelling bonds and unearthed secrets have shocking and tragic consequences.

Waterloo Road BBC One – The school drama returns to BBC One after years away from the screen. Angela Griffin is back as Kim Campbell and is now Headteacher of the school, Adam Thomas is returning as Donte Charles and Katie Griffiths is returning as Chlo Charles.

We Are Lady Parts 2022 Channel 4 – Second series of Nida Manzoor’s award-winning sitcom.

We Are Not Alone 2022 Gold – Single comedy set six weeks after aliens ahve invaded and completely conquered earth. Written by Ghosts’ Laurence Rickard and Ben Willibond, the comedy explores the culture clash between humankind and its new alien masters who are trying to make sense of a planet so confusing that its inhabitants can’t even agree which side of the road to drive on.

The White House Plumbers 2022 Sky Atlantic – Based in part on public records and the book Integrity by Egil “Bud” Krogh and Matthew Krogh, the five-part limited series The White House Plumbers will tell the true story of how Nixon’s own political saboteurs and Watergate masterminds, E. Howard Hunt (Woody Harrelson) and G. Gordon Liddy (Justin Theroux), accidentally toppled the presidency they were trying to protect. Also stars Domhnall Gleeson and Lena Headey.

The White Lotus 2022 Sky Atlantic – Second season of Mike White’s eccentric comedy drama set in a fictional resort, The White Lotus. Sopranos star Michael Imperioli will star as Dominic Di Grasso, who travels to the White Lotus resort with his elderly father and son, a recent college graduate, in tow. Jennifer Coolidge is the only cast member confirmed to return from the highly successful first season.

Without Sin 2022 ITV – Four-part psychological thriller starring Vicky McClure as Stella, a woman who is still suffering with the grief from the death of her teenage daughter three years ago. When Stella and her estranged husband receive a message from Charles (Johnny Harris), the man convicted of their daughter’s murder, they believe he wants to atone for his crime. However, when Stella visits Charles, she’s not prepared for what he has to say next.

Wolf 2023 BBC One – Six-part thriller based on Mo Hayder’s acclaimed Jack Caffery novels. Written and adapted by Megan Gallagher, Ukweli Roach has been cast in the lead role of DI Jack Caffery. DI Jack Caffery is a young man searching for himself. Obsessed with the neighbour he believes murdered his 10 year-old brother in the 90s, Jack finds himself trying to right the wrongs of others – but at what cost? In an isolated house in Monmouthshire, the wealthy Anchor-Ferrers family find themselves the victims of a psychopath’s cruel games, trapped and terrorised. When the two narratives collide, it’s a thrilling, nail-biting and deeply disturbing race against time. Confirmed cast also includes  Sacha Dhawan, Iwan Rheon,  Sian Reese-Williams Juliet Stevenson and Owen Teale.

World on Fire BBC One – Second series of the drama which tells the story of World War Two through the lives of ordinary people from all sides of the global conflict. Written by Peter Bowker.

Wrecked BBC3 – Created by up-and-coming new writer Ryan J. Brown and filmed in Northern Ireland, Wrecked is a mystery thriller, mixing jet-black comedy with a slice of slasher, set aboard a mega cruise ship.

Yellowjackets 2022 Sky Atlantic – Second season of the US drama about a group of girls who survive a plane crash and how their experiences in the wilderness have shaped them as adults. Melanie Lynskey, Juliette Lewis, Christina Ricci and Tawny Cypress play the adult version of high schoolers.

The Yorkshire Ripper *Working Title* 2022 ITV – Six-part true-crime drama that The drama will depict one of the most notorious and shocking serial killer cases in the world, the hunt for Peter Sutcliffe, dubbed the Yorkshire Ripper, between October 1975 and January 1981, police undertook the biggest manhunt in British criminal history. The search for Sutcliffe lasted five years, involved over a thousand officers and changed the way the British police worked forever.

You 2022 Sky Max – Drama from The Capture’s Ben Chanan based on the novel of the same name by Zoran Drvenkar. When Tara O’Rourke kills her estranged father in a drug-fuelled rage, she and her best friends are forced to flee across Europe.

You&Me 2022 ITV – Three-part romantic comedy from new screenwriter Jamie Davis. Harry Lawtey plays Ben, a young northerner in London who finds his life changed forever when catastrophe strikes on the happiest day of his life. Jessica Barden plays Emma, a rising theatre star who hides tragedy behind her success. Sophia Brown plays Jess, a young woman whose life takes an unexpected turn when she’s running for a bus… Julie Hesmondhalgh, Andi Osho, Lily Newmark and Janie Dee will co-star