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Updated Monday 17th December 2018
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Ackley Bridge 2019 Channel 4 - Third series of the wildly popular school drama. 

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

All Round to Mrs. Brown's 2019 BBC1 - Third series of the comedy chatshow fronted by the comedic creation. 

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

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

Back 2019 Channel 4 - Second series of Simon Blackwell's sitcom starring Robert Webb and David Mitchell. 

Back to Life BBC3 - Sitcom written by and starring Daisy Haggard who stars as a woman fresh out of prison whose forced to move back in with her parents and attempt to put her past behind her. Alongside Haggard the cast is set to include Geraldine James, Adeel Akhtar, Richard Durden and Christine Bottomley. 

Baghdad Central Channel 4 - Six-part crime series written and directed by Stephen Butchard and starring Corey Stoll, Neil Maskell, Clara Khoury and Bertie Carvel.

Bancroft 2019 ITV - Second series of the crime drama starring Sarah Parish.

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

The Barking Murders *Working Title* 2019 BBC1 - Factual drama which goes beneath the headlines to shed new light on this story by telling it from the point of view of the families of Stephen Port’s victims, focusing on their fight to uncover the truth about what had happened to their lost sons and brothers. Written by Jeff Pope and Neil McKay.

The Bay 2019 ITV - Six-part drama about a murder in a tight-knit coastal community. Morven Christie is set to star in the lead role as DS Lisa Armstrong whilst support is provided by Jonas Armstrong, Tracie Bennett, Daniel Ryan, Lindsey Coulson, Louis Greatorex, Chanel Cresswell and newcomer Taheen Modek.

Beecham House 2019 ITV - Epic drama from Bend it Like Beckham's Gurinder Chadra and set in 19th century Delhi; the six-part series focusing on the titular residence; an imposing mansion occupied by a handsome former-soldier and his family as they attempt to stat a new life. Tom Bateman, Lesley Nicol, Adil Ray, Marc Warren, Gregory Fitoussi and Dakota Blue Richards lead the large ensemble cast.

Black Narcissus 2019 BBC1 - Three-part adaptation of Rumer Godden’s iconic tale of sexual repression and forbidden love from Amanda Coe. Returning this haunting love story to its original setting in the 1930s, as the western colonial order is about to explode into the crisis of World War Two, Black Narcissus follows Sister Clodagh and the nuns of St Faiths, who travel to Nepal to set up a branch of their order in the remote palace of Mopu.

Bounty Hunters 2019 Sky One - Second series of the action sitcom starring Jack Whitehall and Rosie Perez. 

The Boys 2019 Channel 4 - New five-part series from Russell T Davies which focuses on  three eighteen-year-olds Ritchie, Roscoe and Colin as they leave home to embark on a new life in London in 1981. The story will look at the AIDS epidemic and will follow the three characters throughout the 1980's to explore their ups and downs. 

Breeders 2020 Sky One - Ten Part 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 

A Brief History of Tim 2019 BBC3 - Tim Renkow writes and stars in this sitcom, which originally aired as part of the comedy feeds season, as he plays a heightened version of himself; a youngster with cerebral palsy who sees himself as a one of life's rebels. 

Britain's Best Home Cook 2019 BBC1 - Second series of the cooking competition show hosted by Claudia Winkleman and featuring Mary Berry. 

Britannia 2019 Sky Atlantic - Second series of the medieval drama starring David Morrissey and Kelly Reilly. 

Bulletproof 2019 Sky One - Second series of the buddy cop drama starring Noel Clarke and Ashley Walters. 

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

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

Catastrophe 2019 Channel 4 - Fourth series of the comedy from Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney.

Catherine the Great 2019 Sky Atlantic - Helen Mirren stars in the lead role as the famous Russian leader in this co-production between Sky and HBO. Support is provided by Jason Clarke, Gina McKee and Rory Kinnear. 

Cheat 2019 ITV - Drama written by newcomer Gaby Hull which focuses on the dangerous relationship between university professor Leah, and her student Rose, when, what begins as a seemingly open and shut case of academic deception, quickly spirals out of control, ending in fatal consequences, and triggering a devastating sequence of events that threaten to engulf them both. Katherine Kelly is set to star as Leah whilst Molly Windsor will play Rose, further cast includes Tom Goodman-Hill, Lorraine Ashbourne, Peter Firth and Adrian Edmondson. 

Cleaning Up 2019 ITV - Sheridan Smith stars as an ordinary working-class woman, Sam, who is caught between two worlds – the everyday life of a devoted and loving Mum and the darker, dangerous world of insider trading in a six-part drama from new writer Mark Marlow. The supporting cast is set to include Ben Bailey Smith, Neil Maskell and Rosie Cavaliero.

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

A Confession 2019 ITV - New six-part drama from Jeff Pope starring Martin Freeman as DS Steve Bulcher who deliberately broke police procedure and protocol, a decision that lost him both his job and his reputation. Imelda Staunton also stars in the drama alongside Charlie Cooper and Siobhan Finneran. 

Cuckoo 2019 BBC3 - Series four and five of the sitcom starring Greg Davies, Helen Baxendale and Taylor Lautner. 

Curfew 2019 Sky One - Street-racing drama starring Sean Bean, Adrian Lester, Billy Zane and Miranda Richardson. Adam Brody is the latest member of the cast to be announced. 

Dark Mon£y 2019 BBC1 A new thought-provoking four-part drama by writer Levi David Addai (Damilola, Our Loved Boy), produced by The Forge, Dark Mon£y sees an ordinary London family decide to accept a substantial pay-off from a renowned filmmaker to keep silent about the abuse of their youngest son. Although guilt-ridden, they believe the money will enable the family to heal and move on, to start a new life and erase the memories of the past. But damage runs deep, and the price of taking the money may be very high. Babou Ceesay and Jill Halfpenny lead the cast whilst support is provided by Rebecca Front, Susan Wokoma and Ellen Thomas.

Deep Water 2019 ITV - Six-part female-led ensemble drama focusing on the lives of three women living in the Lake District as they struggle with busy lives whilst attempting to do the best for their respective families. Anna Friel, Sinead Keenan and Rosalind Eleazar star in the lead roles.

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

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

Desire 2019 ITV - Five-part drama which focuses on Leia, who is just about managing to hold her life together in the face of a messy divorce when she finds herself falling in love with an intensity she’s never experienced before. It’s the wrong man at the wrong time but Leia can’t give the relationship up. Desire looks at what happens when a passion is so powerful it starts to jeopardise your job, your home, and even your kids… 

A Discovery of Witches Sky One - Series Two and three of the adaptations of the novels by Deborah Harkness starring Matthew Goode and Teresa Palmer. 

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

Dracula 2019 BBC1 - Three-part co-production between BBC and Netflix based on Bram Stoker's gothic classic and adapted by Sherlock's Stephen Moffat and Mark Gatiss. Award-winning Danish actor Claes Bang has been cast in the lead role as the eponymous count. 

Dublin Murders 2019 BBC1 - Eight-part adaptation of the Dublin Squad Murder novels starring Killian Scott and Sarah Greene. 

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

The Elephant Man 2019 BBC1 - 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.

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

The End Sky Atlantic 2019 - Six-part drama series starring Dame Harriet Walter and Frances O'Connor about three generations of a family who all have separate but intersecting obsessions.

The End of the F***ng World 2019 Channel 4 - Second series of the Channel 4 and Netflix co-production starring Alex Lawthor and Jessica Bardon and written by Charlie Covell.

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

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

Fleabag 2019 BBC3 - Second series of the critically acclaimed comedy written by and starring Phoebe Waller-Bridge. Olivia Colman, Bill Patterson and Hugh Skinner are all reprising their roles whilst Andrew Scott is set to join the cast for the second series 

Frayed 2019 Sky Atlantic - Set in 1989, this new comedy sees Sarah Kendall star as the British housewife forced to return to her small Australian hometown. 

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

Gangs of London (w/t) 2019 Sky Atlantic - The Raid director Gareth Evans helms this tale of a contemporary London that is being torn apart as its  dark underbelly rises up, throwing everything into chaos. The murder of a gang boss creates a power vacuum that threatens to the fragile peace that exists between London’s powerful international gangs.

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

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

Girl/HAJI 2019 BBC1 - Eight-part series about a middle-aged Tokyo detective who travels to London in search of his wayward younger brother. Once thought dead, Yuto is now believed to be posing as a Yakuza gangster in London and wanted for the murder of a Japanese businessman there. The international cast includes Takehiro Hira, Kelly McDonald, Charlie Creed-Miles, Masahiro Motoki, Will Sharpe and Justin Long.

Gold Digger 2019 BBC1 - New six-part drama from Thirteen's Marnie Dickens which explores a relationship between a wealthy 60-year-old woman and a 25-year-old man. The drama looks at whether this pair have really found love or if he's the gold digger that her friends and family believe that he is.Julia Ormond is set to star in the lead role as Julia Day; who has spent all her life putting her family first and whose new relationship is the chance to do something for herself.

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

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

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

The Greatest Dancer 2019 BBC1 - Eight-part competition show that sees dancers from different backgrounds compete against each other to be crowned the UK's greatest dancer. Cheryl, Glee's Matthew Morrison and Strictly Come Dancing's Oti Mabuse will be captain three teams of amateur dancers as the show progresses. Meanwhile Alesha Dixon and Jordan Banjo will host the show. 

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

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

Hatton Garden 2019 ITV - A new four-part series from Jeff Pope telling the story of an elderly gang of career criminals who pulled off the ultimate jewellery heist in 2015. Timothy Spall, Brian F. O'Bryne and Kenneth Cranham will play leading roles in the drama. 

His Dark Materials 2019 BBC1 - The first small-screen adaptation of Philip Pullman's much-loved trilogy of novels; Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass. All three novels are to be adapted for the series by Jack Thorne. Dafne Keen is to take on the lead role of Lyra whilst Ruth Wilson will play Miss Coulter and James McAvoy takes on the part of Lord Asriel. Further cast includes Lin-Minuel Miranda as Scoresby as well as Anne-Marie Duff, James Cosmo, Georgina Campbell, Lucian Msamati and Will Keen. 

Hitmen (w/t) 2019 Sky One - Mel and Sue write and star in this sitcom as two best friends who make their living from killing people .

Hold the Sunset 2019 BBC1 - Second series of the sitcom starring Alison Steadman and John Cleese which sees Sue Johnston join the cast. 

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

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

In the Long Run 2019 Sky One - Second series of Idris Elba's semi-autobiographical sitcom which co-stars Bill Bailey.

Inside No. 9 2019 BBC2 - Fifth run of the anthology series starring Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith. 

Jamestown 2019 Sky One - Third series of the period drama starring Max Beesley, Sophie Rundle and Jason Fleming. Ben Batt is set to join the cast in this series as enigmatic trader Willmus Crabtree. 

Jan 22nd (w/t) 2019 BBC2 - New drama series created by and starring Michaela Coel which explores the question of sexual consent in a society where gratification is only an app away. 

Jerusalem 2019 Channel 4 - Six-part thriller set in the aftermath of the Second World War that centres around a seismic moment in history, when Britain was struggling to define itself in a new world order. Written and created by Bash Doran (Boardwalk Empire, Smash, Masters of Sex). Cast includes Emma Appleton, Luke Treadaway, Michael Stulhbarg, Keeley Hawes and Stephen Campbel Moore. 

Lee and Dean 2019 Channel 4 - Second series of the mockumentary focusing on two loveable yet dim-witted builders. 

The Left Behind 2019 BBC3 - Single fact-based drama charting one man's increasing attraction to anti-immigrant sentiment as a way of explaining the very real problems he faces in his own life and how some disenfranchised youngsters can be lured to the far-right.

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

The Light 2019 Channel 4 - New four-part drama from Jack Thorne, which will look at disability and focus on the repercussions of a catastrophic disaster that befalls a community in a small Welsh town which has seen more prosperous times.

Line of Duty 2019 & Beyond BBC1 - Fifth and Sixth series of the superior crime drama following the work of AC12. Stephen Graham is set to join the cast as one of the notorious 'balaclava men' whilst further new cast members include Rochenda Sandell, Taj Atwell and Richard Pepple. Whilst Polly Walker returns to the drama as Gill Bigelow alongside regulars Vicky McClure, Adrian Dunbar and Martin Compston. 

The Luminaries 2019 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? Eve Hewson and Eva Green are set to star in the lead roles with support provided by Himesh Patel and Ewen Leslie 

The Man 2019 ITV - Three-part drama from Mike Bartlett in which Ken Nwosu plays Thomas Benson; a hardworking family man who starts to be bullied at his workplace after he freezes during an important pitch. 

Manhunt 2019 ITV - Drama written by Ed Whitmore about the real life story of how the murder of French National, Amelie Delagrange, on Twickenham Green in August 2004 was eventually linked to the murders of Marsha McDonnell in 2003 and the abduction and murder of Milly Dowler as she travelled home from school in 2002. Martin Clunes will take the role of former DCI Sutton who determinedly and tenaciously pursued serial killer Levi Bellfield. 

Match Fit (w/t) 2019 ITV - Eleven England footballing legends attempt to get back in shape and get back on the pitch in this new two-part special. 

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

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

The Misadventures of Romesh Ranganathan 2019 - Second series of the adventure series which sees the comedian journey to some of the most supposedly dangerous countries in the world 

Mister Winner (w/t) 2019 - Full series of the sitcom, which has been commissioned following a successful Comedy Playhouse pilot, starring Spencer Jones as the ironically named Leslie Winner who is forever finding himself in disastrous situations. Shaun Williamson and Harriet Thorpe are set to co-star as the parents of Leslie's girlfriend Jemma. 

Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing  2019 BBC2 - Second series of the gentle documentary where Paul Whitehouse and Bob Mortimer travel around the country to fish and eat healthily. 

MotherFatherSon 2019 BBC2 - Eight-part political and psychological thriller, MotherFatherSon sits at the intersections of police, politics and the press, as much a family saga as it is a savage, unflinching study of power and how even the mightiest of empires can be in peril when a family turns on each other. From London Spy writer Tom Rob Smith. Richard Gere will star alongside Helen McRory and Billy Howle. Further cast includes Sarah Lancashire, Sinead Cusack, Joseph Mawle and Paul Ready.

Motherland 2019 BBC2 - Second series of the sitcom starring Anna Maxwell Martin and Diane Morgan.

Mum 2019 BBC2 - Third series of Stefan Golaszewski's sitcom starring Lesley Manville and Peter Mullan. It has been confirmed by the cast that the third series will be the last.

The Nest 2019 BBC1 - New six-part thriller from Three Girls' Nicole Taylor which focuses on wealthy Glasgow couple Dan and Emily who desperately want a baby. After randomly meeting eighteen-year-old Kaya on a night out the couple offer her a large sum of money to be their surrogate but is Kaya all she seems?

Normal People 2019 BBC3 - A dramatisation of Sally Rooney's upcoming novel, directed by Oscar-nominee Lenny Abrahamson and focusing on young Irish couple Marianne and Connell who meet at school and continue their romance throughout college.

Noughts and Crosses 2019 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. Jack Rowan will star as Callum with newcomer Masali Baduza cast as Sephy. Other cast includes Paterson Joseph, Helen Baxendale and Ian Hart.

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

Peaky Blinders BBC1 2019 - Fifth series of the drama starring Cillian Murphy as the head of a Birmingham gangster family. This is the first series of the show to be airing on BBC1. Sam Claflin, Anya Taylor-Joy and Brian Gleason join the cast alongside other newcomers Kate Dickie and Emmett J Scanlan.

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

Riveria 2019 Sky Atlantic - Second series of the sun-soaked drama starring Julia Stiles. The second series is set to co-star Will Arnett, Gregory Fitoussi, Jack Stevenson and Poppy Delevigne.

Rush of Blood 2019 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.

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

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

Scarborough 2019 BBC1 - A six-part comedy focusing on a small group of Scarborough residents who frequent a local karaoke bar and swap gossip, created by Benidorm's Darren Litten.

Serengeti 2019 BBC1 - Six-part wildlife documentary series using dynamic and compelling narrative techniques of long running drama serials, where multiple storylines are woven together, to tell the real life stories of some of the most charismatic animals in Africa.

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

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

Strike: Lethal White 2019 BBC1 - Tom Burke and Holliday Grainger return in this adaptation of JK Rowling's latest crime thriller.

A Suitable Boy 2019 - BBC1 - Eight part drama from Andrew Davies adapting Vikram Seth’s international bestseller A Suitable Boy. A modern classic about a young woman’s search for love and identity in a newly independent, post-Partition India defining its own future, this beloved novel has never been adapted for the screen before. Now, Andrew Davies’ scripts will bring the story to a whole new audience with his signature blend of warmth, wit and humanity.

Summer of Rockets 2019 BBC2 - Stephen Poliakoff’s semi-autobiographical six-part series. Set in the UK during the tumultuous year of 1957. Fear and excitement of the future permeates the lives of all, as Britain tests its first hydrogen bomb, the Prime Minister declares that "most of our people have never had it so good", the Soviets launch their first ballistic missile and beat the Americans by successfully sending a Satellite into space. All this washed down with the emergence of Elvis and rock ‘n’ roll. Toby Stephens, Keeley Hawes, Timothy Spall and Linus Roache headline the ensemble cast which also includes Lucy Cohu, Ronald Pickup, Mark Bonnar and Gary Beadle.

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

Temple 2019 Sky One - New thriller starring Mark Strong as a surgeon, driven by personal tragedy who operates in a secret clinic set-up in a disused network of tunnels underneath Temple tube station. Daniel Mays co-stars as the disgruntled transport worker aiding Strong's surgeon in his quest whilst Caprice Van Houten plays a guilt-ridden medical worker.

This Country 2019 BBC3 - Third series of  the BAFTA-winning comedy written by and starring siblings Charlie and Daisy Cooper.

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

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

Timewasters ITV2 - Second series of the time-travelling comedy

To Sir With Love 2019 BBC1 - A one-off adaptation of ER Braithwaite's autobiographical story about a Guyanese RAF engineer who becomes a teacher in a challenging school in the East End of London.

The Trial of Christine Keeler 2019 BBC1 - Six-part drama series about the sexual and cultural politics of one of the most revealing and iconic stories of modern times. At the centre of the storm was 19-year-old Christine Keeler - a young woman whom the powerful, male-dominated establishment sought to silence and exploit, but who refused to play by their rules.Sophie Cookson has been cast in the lead role of Keeler whilst James Norton will play Stephen Ward. Other cast includes Ellie Bamber, Ben Miles, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett and Emilia Fox

Trigonometry 2019 BBC2 - Eight-part drama series written by Duncan MacMillan and Effie Woods focusing on a cash-strapped couple who let out a room in their flat to a lodger who they subsequently both fall in love with.

Trust Me 2019 BBC1 - Second series of Dan Sefton's medical thriller which focuses on a completely different story from the first series following the departure of Jodie Whittaker. The new cast is set to include Alfred Enoch, Ashley Jensen, Richard Rankin and John Hannah.

Two Doors Down 2019 BBC2 - Fourth series of the Scottish sitcom.

Unforgotten 2019 ITV - Fourth series of Chris Lang's crime drama starring Nicola Walker and Sanjeev Bhaskar.

Upright 2019 Sky Atlantic - Tim Minchin creates and stars in this new eight-part comedy drama as he plays gifted pianist Lucky Flynn who, alongside tough-as-nails-teenager Meg attempts to transport a piano 4,000 km from Sydney to Perth.

Us 2019 BBC1 - Nick Payne adapts David Nicholls' best-selling novel about a fractured family's trip around Europe for a multi-part series.

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

The Victim 2019 BBC1 - Four-part contemporary legal thriller told through the eyes of the plaintiff and the accused. Set in Edinburgh, within Scotland’s unique legal system, the show offers a constantly surprising and twisting perspective on who is really ‘the victim’. Kelly MacDonald, John Hannah and rising star James Harkness head up the cast whilst the supporting cast includes Jamie Silves and Ramon Tikaram.

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

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

The Voice UK 
2019 ITV - Third series of ITV's iteration of the singing talent show which will see the return of Olly Murs, Jennifer Hudson, Sir Tom Jones and Will.i.Am in those famous spinning chairs.

The Voice Kids 2019 ITV - Jessie J takes a fourth chair next to Danny Jones, Pixie Lott and Will.i.am for the third series of the junior iteration of the singing competition.

The War of the Worlds 2019 BBC1 - Three-part adaptation of the classic from H. G. Wells'

Warren 2019 BBC1 - Six-part comedy starring Martin Clunes which centres around the life of Warren Thompson, a pedantic driving instructor who thinks the world is against him.
Warren is not growing old gracefully, he’s very much rooted in the now, with a modern voice and sharp edge. There are no happy endings for Warren as he grapples against the problems and misunderstandings of his own making.

The Widow 2019 ITV - Eight-part drama starring Kate Beckinsale and created by Liar and The Missing writers Harry and Jack Williams. The series will follow Beckinsale's Georgia as she is pulled back to face the world, and forced to seek the truth about what happened to the man she loved.Haunted by the past and grieving for all she has lost, she hasn’t given up hope of discovering what really happened to her husband while he worked in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo.

Wild Bill 2019 ITV - Six-part drama exec-produced and starring Rob Lowe as a high-flying US Cop who travels to the UK and is set to stir up the East Lincolnshire police force along with his 16-year old daughter Kelsie who isn't keen on being in the UK. Angela Griffin, Tony Pitts and Rachel Stirling also confirmed to star.

World on Fire 2019 BBC1 -  Multi-stranded drama from Peter Bowker telling the story of World War Two through the lives of ordinary people from all sides of this global conflict. The first series of seven episodes tells the story of the first year of the war, starting with the German invasion of Poland in September 1939 and ending with the Battle of Britain. Helen Hunt is set to the lead cast alongside Lesley Manville and upcoming stars Jonah Hauer-King and Julia Brown. Sean Bean is the latest name to be added to the cast.

Years and Years  2019 BBC1 - Six-part drama written by Russell T Davies which focuses on the Manchester-based Lyons family and chronicles their ups and downs over a fifteen year period. Emma Thompson leads the cast as matriarch Vivienne alongside Rory Kinnear, Russell Tovey, Jessica Hynes, Ruth Madeley and Anne Reid.

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

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

35 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.

Anonymous said...

Hinterland and Versailles are missing!

Anonymous said...

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

Daryl said...

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

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

Daryl said...

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

Also, Shamed was broadcast last year.

celery66 said...

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

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

Anonymous said...

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

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

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

Anonymous said...

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

Daryl said...

I was wondering if it might be possible to include start dates when they are known? e.g. Doctor Who would be Sunday October 7th 2018. Then, since this is a 'coming soon' list, each show would be removed after the start date.

So the current series of Upstart Crow and Vanity Fair should probably be removed as they are no longer coming soon.

Daryl said...

'The Wilsons' is now called 'Mrs Wilson'. The title needs to be updated in your list, please.

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