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Updated Tuesday 11th May 2021
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1899 2021 Netflix - Eight-part series from the makers of popular German series 'Dark'. The eight episodes follow the mysterious circumstances around the voyage of an immigrant ship from Europe to New York. The passengers, all of different backgrounds and nationalities, are united by their hopes and dreams for a new century and their future abroad. When they discover a second ship adrift on the open sea that had gone missing for months, their journey takes an unexpected turn. What they find on board will turn their passage to the promised land into a nightmare-like riddle, connecting each of the passenger’s pasts through a web of secrets. Emily Beecham, Aneurin Barnard, Andreas Pietschmann, Miguel Bernardeau, Maciej Musial, Lucas Lynggaard Tønnesen, Rosalie Craig, Clara Rosager, Maria Erwolter, Yann Gael, Mathilde Ollivier, José Pimentão, Isabella Wei, Gabby Wong, Jonas Bloquet, Fflyn Edwards, Alexandre Willaume and Anton Lasser, among others. Set out to be a truly multi-language series, the characters will speak in the language of their origin.

After Life 2021 Netflix - Final series of the comedy from Ricky Gervais about living with grief.

All Creatures Great & Small 2021 Channel 5 - Second series of the rebooted series. Patrica Hodge joins the cast following the death of Dame Diana Rigg.

Alama's Not Normal 2021 BBC2 A full series of Sophie Willan's comedy pilot in which she plays Boltonian wild-child Alma Nuthall and her family of eccentric, unruly women. After a recent break-up, Alma tries to get her life back on track.

Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled Spring 2021 - Alan Davies will once again take a seat at the table and lead captivating conversations full of stories from the world of comedy and entertainment with four well known celebrity guests.

Anatomy Of A Scandal 2021 Netflix - Thriller from Big Little Lies and Undoing adapter David E. Kelley. The series isb ased on the bestselling novel of the same name by Sarah Vaughan. The story centres around British politician James Whitehouse who is accused of sexual assault, throwing his marriage and political career into jeopardy. Doubts, accusations, and outcry follow as the public, and his wife, try to uncover the truth. Rupert Friend, Sienna Miller and Michelle Dockery are confirmed to star in the six-part series set in London.

Angela Black 2021 ITV - Six-part physiological thriller starring Joanne Froggatt in the title role. 
Angela Black’s life appears idyllic: a lovely house in suburban London, days working as a volunteer at the dogs’ home, two wonderful sons and a charismatic, hard-working husband, Olivier (Michiel Huisman). However, beneath this façade of charmed domesticity, Angela is also the victim of domestic abuse. Trapped in a relationship she cannot escape, Angela is approached out of the blue by Ed (Samuel Adewunmi), a private investigator, who spills Olivier’s darkest secrets. When faced with some horrifying truths about her husband, a stunned Angela is left reeling. Can she really trust Ed? Can she leave behind her life as she knows it and finally free herself from Olivier? With one encounter, Angela’s life switches from school runs and the dogs’ home to private detectives and buried secrets as she risks everything she holds dear to fight back against the man who has suppressed and tormented her for most of her life.  

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. 

The Arctic 2021 BBC2 - An adaptation of The North Water. Stephen Graham will play Brownlee, the Volunteer’s Captain, whilst Tom Courtenay will play the ship’s owner, Baxter. Sam Spruell will play Cavendish, the ship’s first mate, and Roland Møller will play Otto, a harpooner. Peter Mullan will appear in episode four in a pivotal role.

Atlanta 2021/2022 BBC2 - Third and fourth seasons of the inventive comedy from Donald Glover.

Atypical 2021 Netflix - Final season of the comedy that focuses on a man with autism.

Avenue 5 Sky One 2021 - Second series of the space set comedy from Armando Iannucci and starring Hugh Laurie.

The Baby 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.

Back to Life 2021 BBC Three - Second series of the comedy from Daisy Haggard. Meera Syal and Adrian Edmondson have joined the cast.

The Ballad of Renegade Nell Dinsey+  - A swashbuckling adventure series set in the 18th century, written by the multi-BAFTA Award-winning writer Sally Wainwright.  When she's framed for murder, Nell Jackson is forced into a life of highway robbery, along with her two orphaned sisters Roxanne and George. Aided by a plucky little spirit called Billy Blind, Nell realises that fate has put her on the wrong side of the law for a reason, a reason much bigger than she could've ever imagined, a reason that goes right up to Queen Anne and beyond, to the struggle for power raging across the battlefields of Europe.

Baptiste 2021 BBC1 - Second series of The Missing Spin-off following the work retired police investigator, Julien Baptiste. Fiona Show confirmed to star.

Barry 2022 Sky Comedy - Third season of Bill Hader's dark comedy about a hitman who juggles his darkside with a love of amateur dramatics. Bill Hader, Sara Goldberg and Henry Winkler star.

The Bay 2022 ITV - Third series of the crime drama set in Morecombe. Marsha Tommoson joins the cast as the new family liaison officer following the departure of previous lead Morven Christie.

Before We Die 2021 Channel 4 - Six-part British adaptation of the Sweedish drama. Lesley Sharp leads the cast as detective Hannah Laing who becomes deeply conflicted when she discovers her son is playing a crucial role as an undercover informant in a brutal murder investigation. Patrick Gibson and Vincent Regan star.

Best Interests 2021 BBC1 - 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?

Better 2021 BBC1 - 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.

Better Call Saul 2021 Netflix - Sixth and final season of the Breaking Bad prequel.

Better Things 2021 BBC2 - Fifth season of the semi-autobiographical comedy from star Pamela Adlon. 

Betty 2021 Sky Comedy - Second season of the comedy which focuses on a group of female skaters.

Big Boy 2021 Channel 4 - Six-part comedy from Jack Rooke which tells the story of a university fresher desperately trying to find his tribe whilst still finding himself. Dylan Llewellyn is confirmed to star.

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.

Black Mirror Netflix - A Fifth season of Charlie Brooker's anthology.

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

Blue Lights BBC1 - Six-part drama 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.

Borgen 2022 Netflix - Forth season of the acclaimed Danish political drama that will see Sidse Babett Knudsen reprise her role as former Prime Minister Birgitte Nyborg. The new episodes will follow Nyborg in her role as Foreign Minister, with Birgitte Hjort Sørensen also reprising her role as Katrine Fønsmark. The new season of Borgen again follows Birgitte Nyborg (Sidse Babett Knudsen), her staff and the media tasked with covering her, this time in her role as Foreign Minister. The show will also follow Katrine Fønsmark’s (Birgitte Hjort Sørensen) journey. After being Birgitte’s head of press for a while, in the new season she is back in journalism where she has landed a job as head of the news department for a large, nationwide television station.

The Boys 2021 Amazon - Third season of the action-comedy.

Brassic 2021 Sky One - Third series of the anarchic comedy-drama from Joe Gilgun. With John Thompson and Bill Paterson joining the cast alongside Dominic West and Michelle Keegan.  

Breeders Thursday 27th May 2021 Sky One - Second 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.

Bridgerton 2021/2022 Netflix - Second & third seasons of the hit period drama from Shonda Rhimes.

Britania Sky Atlantic - The new series sees a radical transformation in Cait’s journey as the Chosen One, with a decision that will tie her to the future of her war-torn people and their ravaged land. Sophie Okenado has joined the cast.

Call the Midwife 2022/2023 BBC One - Two further series of the hugely popular period drama.

The Capture 2021 BBC1 - 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.

Carnival Row 2021 Amazon - Second series of the fantasy drama.

Changing Rooms 2021 Channel 4 - Reboot of the 90's interior design series which lets neighbours redecorate a room in their neighbours home. Joining returning Changing Rooms favourite Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen to give the show a fresh lick of paint is host Anna Richardson and designers Jordan Cluroe and Russell Whitehead of 2LG Studio. Completing the team is carpenter and joiner Tibby Singh.

The Children *Working Title* 2021 BBC2 - 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.

Chivalry 2021 Channel 4 - Six-part comedy-drama written by and starring Sarah Solemani. An unlikely couple are put together by a cynical studio exec to salvage a failing movie. Steve Coogan is also confirmed to star. 

Chole BBC Three - Thriller from Alice Seabright. Becky thinks Chloe has the perfect life. Years after Chloe abandoned her when they were teenagers, Becky still obsessively watches Chloe's life through her picture-perfect social media. But when Chloe dies suddenly, Becky's need to find out how and why leads her to assume a new identity and infiltrate the enviable lives of Chloe's closest friends. Billy Howle,Pippa Bennett-Warner and Jack Farthing will star.

The Cleaner 2021 BBC1 - Six-part comedy starring Greg Davies as Paul ‘Wicky’ Wickstead as a state-certified cleaning technician with a very special field of work: as a crime scene cleaner he is responsible for the removal of any signs of death. Wicky works for Shropshire-based cleaning contractors Lausen and is usually found, together with his baby-blue pickup truck, at crime scenes after the police have concluded their detective work. Armed with chemicals, scrubbing brushes and cleaning rags, Wicky removes the gruesome mess at the scene of the crime. When carrying out his duties, he stumbles across the strangest of people: from the victim’s relatives, employers, neighbours and acquaintances, to occasionally even the murderers themselves. And because he’s a sociable type, he sometimes gossips more than he cleans. David Mitchell and Helena Bonham Carter have joined the cast.

Cobra Kai 2022 Netflix - Third and fourth season of the drama spin-off from the Karate Kid films.

Code 404 Sky One - Second series of the unlikely 'buddy' comedy starring Daniel Mays and Stephen Graham.

The Control Room 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.

Conversations with Friends 2022 BBC1 - Adaptation of Sally Rooney's 2017 novel which follows two college students Frances and Bobbi, and the strange, unexpected connection they forge with a married couple, Melissa and Nick. From the team who adapted Normal People.

Cowboy Bebop 2021 Netflix - Based on the 1998 Japanese anime TV series from writer Cain Kuga, This live-action remake stars John Cho.

The Crown 2021/2022 Netflix - Fifth and sixth series of Peter Morgan's epic royal saga with Imelda Staunton taking over the role of Queen Elizabeth II.

Culprit Disney+ Billed as a 'Star Original' this darkly funny heist drama comes from acclaimed film-maker J Blakeson (I Care A Lot, The Disappearance of Alice Creed). Culprits follows what happens aftera heist, when the crew have gone their separate ways, but are being targeted by a killer one-by-one.

Curb Your Enthusiasm 2021 Sky Comedy - Eleventh season of Larry David's improvised comedy.

Daisy Jones & the Six 2021 Amazon Prime Video - The series is based on a best-selling book by Taylor Jenkins Reid, and will consist of a dozen episodes (told in a faux-documentary style) that detail the rise and fall of the titular rock band in the 1970s. Sam Claflin and Riley Keough are confirmed to star.

Dead to Me 2021 Netflix - Third and final season of the US comedy starring Linda Cardellini and Christina Applegate.

Death in Paradise 2022/2023 BBC1 - Eleventh and Twelfth series of the crime drama set in the Caribbean.

Dear White People 2021 Netflix - Fourth and final season of the Netflix Original comedy.

Derry Girls 2021 Channel 4 - Third series of the critically acclaimed comedy from Lisa McGee.

Desire 2021 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…

Devils 2022 Sky Atlantic - Second series of the drama set in the world of global finance starring Patrick Dempsey.

Dexter 2021 Sky Atlantic - Revival of the hit crime drama with Michael C Hall returning to portray serial killer/DNA expert Dexter Morgan. The 10-episode run will bring back original showrunner Clyde Phillips and moves the action away from Miami.

The Diplomat 2021 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.

Doc Martin 2021 ITV - Tenth and final series of the cornish set drama starring Martin Clunes as the uptight doctor.

Doctor Who 2021 - John Bishop joins the long-running sci-fi adventure series alongside Jodie Whitacker's doctor. The show is run by Broadchurch's Chris Chibnal.

The Elephant Man 2021  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.

Elite 2021/2022/2023 Netflix - Seasons 3,4&5 of the Spanish teen drama.

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 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.

Euphoria 2021 Sky Atlantic - Second season of the teen drama starring Zendaya.

Extraordinary Disney+ A comedy from the production company behind Killing Eve and new writer Emma Moran.  The series follows Jen, a young, self-aware woman who lives in a world where everyone has a superpower… except her. 

Extinction 2022 Sky One - an 8-part thriller which follows the story of a man who begins to re-live time after witnessing the world end. Paapa Essiedu stars.

Feel Good 2021 Netflix - Second and final series of the comedy starring and written by comedian Mae Martin.

Finding Alice 2022 ITV - Second series of the comedy/dama that follows Keeley Hawes' Alice navigate life after the death of her beloved husband Harry.

The Flight Attendant 2022 Sky Comedy - Second season of the comedy thriller starring Kaley Cuoco as Flight Attendant Cassie. 

The Following Events Are Based On A Pack Of Lies 20201 BBC1 - 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.

Four Lives 2021 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. Sheridan Smith, Stephen Merchant and Jaime Winstone are set to star in the lead roles. Further cast includes Rufus Jones, Leanne Best, Stephanie Hyam and Samuel Barnett.

Frayed 2021 Sky One - Second series of the comedy from Australian comic Sarah Kendall.

Gangs of London 2021 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.

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.

Gentleman Jack 2021 BBC1 -  Second series of Sally Wainwright's period drama starring Surranne Jones as landowner Anne Lister.

The Gilded Age 2021 Sky Atlantic - Historical drama set in New York and created by Downton Abbey's Jullian Fellows.  It tells the story of New York City wealth in the 1880s and features Carrie Coon, Christine Baranski, Cynthia Nixon, Taissa Farmiga, Audra McDonald, and Morgan Spector. 

The Girl Before 20022 BBC Three - Four-part drama that centres around Jane, who gets the chance to move into a beautiful, ultra-minimalist house designed by an enigmatic architect. There’s just one catch: occupants have to abide by his list of exacting rules. Jane starts to feel the house changing her in unexpected ways, but when she makes the shocking discovery that her predecessor Emma died in the house, she’s forced to confront unnerving similarities. As the two women’s timelines interweave, Jane begins to question if her fate will be the same as the girl before…

Good With Wood 2021 Channel 4 - Mel Giedroyc hosts a new competition show in which a group of woodworkers are challenged to craft beautiful and ambitious builds to exacting briefs.

The Good Fight 2022 More4 - Fifth season of the legal drama that spun-off from The Good Wife. Mandy Patinkin confirmed to join the cast.

The Good Karma Hospital 2021 ITV - Amanda Redman returns to star for a third series of the gentle hospital drama set in India.

Gordon, Gino & Fred 2022/2023 ITV - Two further series of the food entertainment show which sees Gordon Ramsay, Gino D’Acampo and Fred Sirieix take to the road in an RV to explore different culinary habits of different countries. The two series will also include two Christmas specials.

Gordon Ramsay's Future Food Stars 2021 BBC1 - Gordon Ramsay is on the hunt for country’s most exciting and innovative new food and drink entrepreneurs and he's prepared to put his money where his mouth is by backing the winner with an investment to take their idea to the next level.

Grace 2022 ITV - Second series of the crime drama from Endeavour's Russell Lewis. Adapted from the popular Peter James' crime novels regarding Brighton-based DS Roy Grace; a hard-working police officer who has given his life to the job. John Simm returns as Grace.

Grantchester 2021 ITV - Sixth series of the gentle crime drama with Robson Green returning as DI Geordie Keating and Tom Brittney as Grantchester’s Reverend Will Davenport, the series resumes in 1958 with the crime-fighting duo renewing their partnership to solve new cases.

The Great 2021 Channel 4 - Elle Fanning and Nicholas Holt return for the second season of this US comedy loosely based on the life of Catherine The Great.

Guilt 2021 BBC2 - Second series of Neil Forsyth's dark comedy starring Mark Bonnar and Jamie Sives.

Half Bad 2022 Netflix - Eight-part drama from Giri/Haji writer Joe Barton based on the book trilogy of the same name. The series centres around a 16-year-old boy who has spent his life surveilled for signs that he may follow in the footsteps of his father – the world’s most feared witch.

The Handmaid's Tale 2021/2022 Channel 4 - Fourth and Fifth season of the award-winning hit based on the novel from Margett Atwood and starring Elisabeth Moss.

Hana 2022 Amazon - Third of the sci-fi drama.

Heartstopper 2022 Netflix - Adaptation of the graphic novel from Alice Oseman. The story of Charlie and Nick who meet at an all-boys school, become friends, and quickly discover a romance is blossoming between them. Over the series Charlie and Nick fall head over heels for each other. Along the way they realise there is a strong community of allies and friends around them, helping them to access their authentic selves, but also teaching them there is no ‘right way’ to come out.

Help 2021 Channel 4 - Single drama from acclaimed writer Jack Thorne. Set in a fictional Liverpool care home, the tells the moving story of the relationship between a young care home worker and a patient, whose lives are changed forever by the onset of the coronavirus pandemic last spring. Jodie Comer and Stephen Graham are confirmed to star.

Hitmen 2021 Sky One - Second series of the comedy written by and starring Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins as two best friends who make their living from killing people.

Hollington Drive 2021 ITV - Four-part drama from Sophie Petzal that 
focuses on the lives of two sisters, Theresa, and her older headteacher sibling, Helen. Both women appear close and their families enjoy spending time together.  We open on a warm, balmy evening, barbecue sizzling on the patio, the perfect family setting. The atmosphere is chilled, as they lounge in Theresa and her partner Fraser’s perfectly manicured garden.  Apart from Fraser’s brother Eddie winding everyone up, there’s hardly a hint of tension, but this is the calm before storm. When Theresa’s ten-year-old son, Ben, asks to play in the nearby park with his cousin Eva, the adults begin to niggle.  Fraser is relaxed and is fine for them to go, but this doesn’t help Theresa’s fears of foreboding and growing feelings of anxiety. expected the children don’t return on time, and Theresa goes in search.  Her suspicions are heightened when she finds the children on the edge of a woodland area and they appear to be fighting.  Immediately her instincts tell her something terrible has happened. Anna Maxwell-Martin and Rachel Stirling are confirmed to star as Theresa and Helen and with Rhashan Stone and Peter McDonald playing their husbands.

House of The Dragon 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.

His Dark Materials 2021 BBC1 - Third and final series of the fantasy series written by Jack Thorne.

I Am... 2021 Channel 4 - Return of the semi-improvised drama series from writer and director Dominic Savage. Each episode of the three-part series will be developed and written by Dominic Savage in collaboration with the leading actor – for whom, in each case, the story will have personal resonance. The three episodes are:  I Am Victoria, starring Suranne Jones, alongside Ashely Walters. I Am Victoria is a powerful meditation on the anxieties that often lie beneath a veneer of happiness and success. Suranne Jones portrays a woman weighed down by life's pressures and in need of help, but unsure of where to seek it. I Am Danielle also wrapped filming last year, starring BAFTA Rising Star Award-stars Letitia Wright and I am Maria stars Lesley Manville and takes an unflinching look at a long-term relationship and the unexpected distress and opportunities encountered at life's crossroads.

Impeachment: An American Crime Story BBC2 2021 - American drama  that unravels the national scandal that swept up Paula Jones, Monica Lewinsky and Linda Tripp as principal characters in the country’s first impeachment proceedings in over a century. It features a stellar cast starring Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Sarah Paulson as Linda Tripp, Beanie Feldstein as Monica Lewinsky, and Annaleigh Ashford as Paula Jones.

In My Skin 2021 BBCThree - Second series of the black comedy that follows a teenage girl trying to keep the fact her mother has mental health issues from her friendship group.

Industry 2021 BBC2 - 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.

Insecure 2021 Sky Comedy - Fifth season of the acclaimed comedy from Isa Rae.

Inside Man 2021 BBC1 - 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.

Inside No.9 2022 BBC2 - Seventh series of the darkly comedic anthology from Steve Pemberton and Reese Shearsmith.

Intelligence 2021 Sky1 - Second series of the workplace comedy set in the UK’s GCHQ — a kind of weedier, geekier version of MI5, where they tackle international and domestic Cyber Crime from a desktop. Created by and starring  Nick Mohammed. David Schwimmer will star as an aggorant NSA agent who enlists Mohammed's inept and tactless computer analyst Joseph in a power grab that threatens to disrupt the team’s ability to combat cyber terrorism.

Inventing Anna 2021 Netflix - A ten-part drama based on the true story of a Russian scammer who posed as a wealthy heiress while ingratiating herself into high-rise champagne circles, later being convicted for fraud and grand larceny. The show is from Showrunner Shonda Rhimes with Julia Garner and Anna  Chlumsky confirmed to star.

Invincible 2022/2023 Amazon Prime Video - A second and third season for the adult animated comedy from The Walking Dead's Robert Kirkman.

The Ipcress File 2021 ITV - Six-part adaptation of the acclaimed spy novel from Len Deighton. The series stars Joe Cole as Harry Palmer alongside Lucy Boynton and Tom Hollander. The Ipcress File is an enthralling and atmospheric espionage thriller set in Berlin and London during the 1960’s.

Karen Pirie *Working Title* 2021 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.

Killing Eve 2022 BBC1/BBC3 - Fourth and final series of the cat and mouse comedy-drama starring Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh.

King Gary 2021 BBC1 - Second series of the sitcom written by and starring Tom Davies.

Landscapers 2021 Sky Atlantic - Four-part blackly comic true-life drama directed by Oscar-winner Alexander Payne and starring Olivia Coleman as Susan Edwards who, along with her husband Christopher murdered her parents and bury them in the back garden of their Mansfield home. 

The Larkins 2021 ITV - Six-part reimagining of the Darling Buds of May characters written by Durrell's writer Simon Nye with Bradley Walsh and Joanna Scanlan confirmed to star as Ma and Pa Larkin.

Life after Life BBC1 - Four-part adaptation of Kate Atkinson's Novel.  The story centres on Ursula Todd, who dies one night in 1910, before she can draw her first breath. On that same night in 1910, Ursula is born and survives. She finds herself time and again, living and dying in different circumstances only to be reborn into a new, alternative iteration of life once more. Sian Clifford, Jessica Brown Findlay, Jessica Hynes and Thomasin McKenzie are confirmed to star.

The Long Call 2021 ITV - Series based on the novel from Vera creator Ann Cleeves.  The series focuses on reserved, but intense Matthew Venn who we meet outside the local church as his father’s funeral takes place. Sadly, the day Matthew turned his back on the strict evangelical community in which he grew up, he lost his family too. Now he’s back, not just to mourn his father at a distance, but to take charge of his first major murder. A body has been found on the beach near to Matthew’s new home: a man with the tattoo of an albatross on his neck has been stabbed to death. Through Venn and his team’s investigation, we are introduced to a wonderfully rich ensemble of characters, in a compelling crime story that captures the stark beauty of the North Devon coastline, and a community where murder and intrigue bubble beneath the surface. Ben Aldridge, Pearl Mackie and Martin Shaw confined to star.

Lupin May 2021 Netflix - Second half of the hit French drama.

Lost in Space Netflix - Third and final season of the gently comic sci-fi reboot of the 60s' drama.

Manhunt 2: The Night Stalker 2021 ITV - Second three-part true-crime drama with Martin Clunes reprising his role of DI Colin Sutton.

McDonald and Dodds 2022 ITV - Third series of the gentle crime drama starring Jason Watkins. Guest cast members Rob Brydon, Rupert Graves, Martin Kemp, Patsy Kensit and Cathy Tyson. Returning cast includes James Murray as Chief Superintendent Houseman, Jack Riddiford as DC Darren Craig with Lily Sacofsky joining as DC Milena Pachiorkowski.

McMafia 2021 BBC1 - Second series of the globe-trotting thriller starring James Norton. 

Maid 2021 Netflix - Veteran TV creator John Wells helms this US drama based on Stephanie Land's best-selling memoir Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive. It will star 
Margaret Qualley as a single mother who turns to housekeeping to make ends meet. Nick Robinson and Andie MacDowell co-star.

The Mandalorian 2021 Disney+ - Third season of the Star Wars spin-off.

The Marvelous Mrs Maisel 2021 Amazon - Fourth season of the award-winning comedy-drama about a female standup comic.

The Masked Dancer 2021 ITV - Joel Dommett and the panel from The Masked Singer front a new series that sees them trying to identify 'masked' celebrity dancers.

The Masked Singer 2022 - Third series of the hit entertainment show.

Meet the Richardsons Dave 2022 - Third series of the mockumentary following the lives of real married couple Jon Richardson and Lucy Beaumont. The series will consist of 8 episodes and a Christmas Special.

The Midwhich Cuckoos 2022 Sky Atlantic - Eight-part modern-day reimagining of John Wyndham’s classic science fiction novel. Midwich, a small English commuter town, is liberal and aspirational, populated by nuclear families and affluent high streets. A place where nothing much happens – and for a very good reason. That is until the twilight hours of a summer’s day when a sleepy corner of Midwich is plunged into panic. People pass out on their feet without warning, without reason. Anyone who tries to enter meets the same fate. And nobody can understand why. When the mysterious blackout is lifted, life for those affected returns to apparent normality - except every woman of child-bearing age inside the zone has suddenly and inexplicably fallen pregnant. Keeley Hawes, Max Beesley and Aisling Loftus, Lewis Reeves and Rebekah Staton are confirmed to star.

The Morning Show Apple TV+ 2021 - Second season of the drama set in a newsroom starring Reece Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston and Steve Carell.

Mortimer & Whitehouse Gone Fishing 2021 BBC2 - Fourth series of the gentle fishing show fronted by Paul Whitehouse and Bob Mortimer.

The Murder of Stephen Lawrence 2021 ITV - Three-part drama sequel to the drama that was originally shown in 1993. Stephen will portray events from 2006, thirteen years after Stephen’s death on the evening of 22 April 1993 in a racially motivated attack whilst waiting for a bus in Well Hall Road, Eltham. Even though Doreen and Neville Lawrence knew the identity of their son’s killers, the original investigation had failed to convict those responsible, and their extraordinary campaign for justice led to a public inquiry which branded Metropolitan Police institutionally racist and brought about sweeping changes in the law and police practices and transformed thinking and understanding of racial inequality in the UK. Yet six years on from the Inquiry no progress had been made into the case. The drama tells the story of the ongoing struggle by Doreen and Neville Lawrence to achieve justice and how a detective, DCI Clive Driscoll – working closely with the Lawrences – puts together an investigation that finally – more than 18 years after his death – secures the convictions of two of the gang who committed the murder of Stephen. Steve Coogan, Sharlne Whyte and Hugh Quarshie are confirmed to star.

My Brilliant Friend 2021 Sky Atlantic - Third series of the Italian drama based on the novels of Elena Ferrante.

My Name is Lizzie *Working Title* 2021 Channel 4 - Four-part drama series written by Emilia di Girolamo which examines the high-pressure investigation into the devastating murder of Rachel Nickell in 1992. Examining the complicated and toxic sexual politics of the early ‘90s and the police’s obsession with the wrong man, My Name is Lizzie enters a dysfunctional world, where a female undercover officer, codename ‘Lizzie James’, is asked to become sexual bait for a suspected killer. Niamh Algar is confirmed to star.

Never Have I Ever 2021 Netflix - Second season of the teen comedy loosely based on the school-life of creator Mindy Kaling.

No Return 2022 ITV - Four-part drama set around an idyllic family holiday to Turkey which turns into a living nightmare for Kathy and her husband Martin when they are left desperately fighting for their 16 year old son’s freedom after he’s accused of a serious crime. Written by Danny Brocklehurst. Sheridan Smith confirmed to star.

The North Water 2021 BBC2 - Four-part thriller from Andrew Haigh focusing on a disgraced ex-army surgeon who, in the 1850s, who signs up as a ship's doctor on a whaling mission in the arctic. Colin Farrell stars as harpooner Henry Drax. Jack O'Connell confirmed to star.

The Offenders 2021/2022 BBC1 - Six-part comedy from Stephen Merchant which follows seven strangers from different walks of life forced together to complete a Community Payback sentence in Bristol. The cast includes Stephen Merchant, Christoper Walken, Eleanor Tomlinson, Darren Boyd, Nina Wadia, Rhianne Barreto and Gamba Cole. A Second series has already been confirmed.

Our House 2022 ITV - Four-part drama based the novel of the same name from Louise Candlish. Our House is the story of Fiona Lawson who arrives home one day to find strangers moving into her house.  With all her family’s possessions and furniture nowhere to be seen, Fi believes there’s been a huge mistake and insists her home isn’t for sale.  With events spiralling beyond her control, we feel her panic rising as she can’t reach estranged husband, Bram.As she reflects upon the safe space in which she and her family had made a life together, Fi begins to peel back the layers of her relationship and discovers her husband has also disappeared. With her life shattered, she realises the secrets and lies have only just begun, but her husband isn’t the only one with things to hide…… The novel has been adapted by Simon Ashdown.

Ozark 2021/2022 Netflix - Extended final season of the crime drama starring Jason Bateman, Laura Linney and Julia Garner.

Peaky Blinders 2021 BBC1 - Sixth and final series of the acclaimed period drama.

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 2021 Sky Atlantic - Second season of the lawyer's origin story starring Matthew Rhys.

Pieces of Her 2021 Netflix - Crime drama starring Toni Colette as Laura, the mother of a 30-year-old daughter, Andy, who finds herself drawn on a cross-country journey to discover the dark secrets of her family after a violent act throws their lives into chaos.

The Peripheral 2022 Amazon - Sci-fi series from the creators of HBO's Westworld and based on the novel from William Gibson. Chloë Grace Moretz stars as Flynn, a young woman that is seemingly stuck in the forgotten part of an America in the not-too-distant future. When she takes on a specialized job that was meant for her brother, Flynn finds herself dragged into a deadly mystery.

Pose 2021 BBC2 - Third and final season of the award-winning US drama that centres around the 'ball culture' of the 1980's and the group of gay and transgender community. The new season will see the story move into 1994.

Prodigal Son 2021 Sky1 - Second season of the American drama starring Tom Payne and Michael Sheen.

Professor T 2021 ITV - Based on the hit Belgian series of the same name, Professor T is set against the stunning backdrop of one of the world’s most prestigious educational institutions, Cambridge University.  The unique crime series is centred around the eccentric, but brilliant Criminology Professor Jasper Tempest, played by Ben Miller, who suffers with OCD and has a tortured past. 

Race Across the World BBC2 - Two more series of the reality series where couples compete for a cash prize by getting across the world without using flights.

Ralph & Katie 2021 BBC1 - A spin-off of The A Word that follows Katie and Ralph, two characters with Downs Syndrome as they navigate through married life.

Rebel May 28th Disney+ US legal drama loosly based on the life on Brockovich starring Katy Segal and Andy Garcia.

Red Rose 2022 BBC3 - 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 Reluctant Madame Blanc 2022 Channel 5 - Six-part thriller written by Coronation Street's Sally Lyndsay. Lyndsay stars a woman who learns her beloved husband has died while at the family's holiday home in France. She sets out to uncover the truth.

Ridley Road 2021 BBC1 - Four-part drama that focuses on the story of one brave young woman's fight against the rise of fascism on the cusp of the swinging sixties.  Rory Kinnear, Tamzin Outhwaite, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Eddie Marsan, Samantha Spiro, Rita Tushingham, Danny Hatchard and Tom Varey, Vivien Epstein, played by Aggi O’Casey, in her first television role. Confirmed to star. Written by Sarah Solemani.

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

The Reckoning *Working Title* 2022 BBC1 - 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.

The Responder BBC2 - Crime drama from ex-police officer Tony Schumacher, drawn from his real life experiences which holds a mirror up to the emotional, often heartbreaking extremes of modern day policing as it follows Chris, played by Martin Freeman, tackling a series of six night shifts on the beat in Liverpool as an urgent response officer. Martin Freeman and Myana Buring confirmed to star.

Riches 2021 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 Rising 2022 Sky Atlantic - Eight-part supernatural thriller inspired by Belgian drama Hotel Beau Séjour. Danish actress Clara Rugaard leads the cast as Neve Kelly, a woman who discovers she is dead. She’s scared and confused by this new existence. But, when she realizes she has been murdered, she’s furious. She’s determined to find her killer and get justice, believing that it was someone she knew. 

Rogue Heroes 2021 BBC1 - 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 and Dominic West among those confirmed to star.

Rules of the Game 2021 BBC1 - Four-part thriller about sexual politics in the modern workplace, starring Maxine Peake as Sam, a hard-headed manager at a family run business in the North West.When new HR Director Maya begins her job at Fly, she tries to shake up the old-fashioned lad culture and begins investigating historic cases of misconduct. But Sam bristles at the suggestion of institutional bias against women - that was all in the past, and things are different now that she's in charge. However, when Sam arrives at work one day to find a dead body in the office reception, she is forced to reckon with not only the murky behaviour in the present, but murderous secrets from the past as well. 

Russian Doll 2022 Netflix - Second season of Natasa Lyone's black comedy. Schitt$ Creek star Annie Murphy has joined the cast.

Screw 2021 Channel 4 - Six-part drama set in an all-male prison. At the head of the gang of embattled ‘screws’ is Leigh, a woman who has devoted her adult life to this prison and its troubled population. On a wing bursting at the seams, at the front line of a train wreck of broken bureaucracy and short-term thinking, Leigh goes above and beyond for her prisoners. But Leigh has her own secrets and a past that if discovered, could cost much more than her job. Will mouthy young Rose, a new recruit with her own agenda, mark the end of the line for Leigh – or prove her unlikely saviour? The series is written by Rob Williams whose credits include BBC One's The Victim. Nina Sosanya, Stephen Wight and Laura Checkley are confirmed to star.

Servent 2022 Apple TV+ - Third series of the horror drama.

The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle 2022 Netflix - High-concept thriller about a woman trying to solve a murder who keeps waking up in somebody else’s body every time she gets close to the answer. Written by Sophie Petzal.

Severance 2021 Apple TV+ - Series billed as an 'a workplace thriller following a man who works at Lumen Industries, a company that attempts to take work-life balance to a whole new level.' Ben Stiller has signed on to direct whilst Adam Scott will take a leading role.

Sex Education 2021 Netflix - Third season of the hit comedy-drama. Harry Potter actor Jason Isaacs joins the cast as Mr Groff’s more successful older brother, Peter. Jemima Kirke plays Hope, the new headmistress intent on turning Moordale into a pillar of excellence. And newcomer Dua Selah plays Cal, a non-binary student who interferes with Hope’s vision.

Shetland 2021/2022 BBC1 - Series six and seven of the crime drama series starring Douglas Henshall and Steven Robertson.

Shrill 2021 BBC3 - Third and final series of the comedy starring Aidy Bryant.

Showtrial 2021 BBC1 - New six-part drama from writer Ben Richards and World Productions. The series focuses on the arrogant daughter of a wealthy entrepreneur who is arrested following the disappearance of a fellow student who is the hard-working daughter of a single mother. Showtrial will look at both sides of the legal battle as defence and prosecution fight for their version of the truth.

Silent Witness 2021 BBC1 - 24th series of the crime drama that puts a team of forensic scientists at the forefront.  Emilia Fox and David Caves are set to be joined by new team member Adam Yuen played by Jason Wong.

The Sixth Commandment *Working Title* 2021 BBC1 - 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 Small Hand *Working Title* Five 2021 - 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.

Space Force 2021 Netflix - Second season of Steve Carell's comedy based on Trump's 'Space Force' from Greg Daniels.

The Spilt 2021 BBC1 - Third and final series of Abi Morgan's legal drama starring Nicola Walker.

Starstruck 2022 BBC3/BBC1 - Second series of Rose Matafeo's romantic comedy.

Starstruck 2021 ITV - Entertainment format that sees ordinary members of the public with an exceptional talent team up to transform into some of the world’s biggest music icons from Amy Winehouse to Ariana Grande, Lionel Richie to Lady Gaga, Marvin Gaye to Michael Buble, and many more in between. Sheridan Smith, Adam Lambert, Jason Manford and Beverley Knight make up with the celebrity panel each week with Olly Murs confirmed as host.

Stranger Things Summer 2021 Netflix -  The entire ensemble returns for a fourth season of the Netflix hit, Millie Bobby Brown, Winona Ryder, Finn Wolfhard, plus newcomers Jamie Campbell Bower, Eduardo Franco, and Joseph Quinn.

Stath Lets Flats 2021 Channel 4 - Third series of the BAFTA-winning comedy from Jamie Demeritou. 

Stay Close 2022 Netflix - The next Harlan Coben adaptation from Danny Brocklehurst which follows three key characters whose dark secrets resurface, setting off a chain of events which threatens to destroy their lives. Stars Cush Jumbo, James Nesbitt, Richard Armitage and Sarah Parish are confirmed to star.

Stephen 2021 ITV - Three-part follow up to ITV's true-life crime drama The Murder of Stephen Lawrence. The drama will portray events from 2006, thirteen years after Stephen’s death on the evening of 22 April 1993 in a racially motivated attack whilst waiting for a bus in Well Hall Road, Eltham. Even though the Lawrences knew the identity of their son’s killers, the original investigation had failed to convict those responsible, and their extraordinary campaign for justice led to a public inquiry which branded Metropolitan Police institutionally racist and brought about sweeping changes in the law and police practices and transformed thinking and understanding of racial inequality in the UK. Yet six years on from the Inquiry no progress had been made into the case. The drama tells the story of the ongoing struggle by Doreen and Neville Lawrence to achieve justice and how a detective, DCI Clive Driscoll – working closely with the Lawrences – puts together an investigation that finally – more than 18 years after his death – secures the convictions of two of the gang who committed the murder of Stephen. 

Succession 2021 Sky Atlantic - Third season of the award-winning US drama from Jesse Armstrong that centres around the fictional Roy family. Alexander Skarsgard and Adrien Brody have joined the cast.

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.

Sweet Tooth 2022 Netflix -  Based on the comic of the same name, this comedy-drama tells the story of Gus, who is part-deer and part-boy, as he leaves his home to travel across a post-apocalyptic earth. He joins up with a group of humans and animal-children to find out what happened to the world. The series will star Will Forte and be narrated by James Brolin.

Taboo 2021 BBC1 - A second series of Tom Hardy's atmospheric period drama.

Ted Lasso 2021/2022 Apple TV+  - Second and third series of the warm-hearted comedy starring Jason Sudeikis.

Temple 2021 Sky1 - Second series of the drama starring Daniel Mays and Mark Strong.

Tenacity 2021 ITV - Six-part thriller. When a dead submariner is discovered aboard the British nuclear submarine, Tenacity, disgraced military detective Danielle ‘Dan’ Lewis is sent to investigate the accident. But when the case turns to murder it puts her in conflict with Tenacity's crew, her Navy superiors, and into the crosshairs of an assassin who has infiltrated her nuclear base with an agenda that will not only destroy national security but kill Dan and everyone she loves.

The Thief, His Wife and The Canoe ITV -  Four-part crime drama about how John Darwin faked his own death to claim his life insurance. Written by Unforgotten's Chris Lang. Eddie Marsan and Moncia Dolan have signed on to star as the couple.

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 Sceptred Isle 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.

This Time with Alan Partridge Friday 30th April 2021 BBC1 - Second series of the comedy that sees Alan clinging onto his job as co-presenter of the magazine television show 'This Time'. Susanah Feilding returns as his co-host.

This Way Up 2021 Channel 4 - Second series of the comedy written by and starring Aisling Bea.

Three Little Birds 2021 - 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 2021 BBC1 - Three-part drama from acclaimed writer Jimmy McGovern. Seen through the eyes of two very different men, Time is a visceral and high-stakes portrayal of life in the modern British penal system. Sean Bean and Stephen Graham confirmed to star.

To Sir With Love  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.

Toast of Tinseltown 2022 BBC1 - Six-part comedy that sees Matt Berry reprises his role as thespian Steven Toast. The new series, the first on the BBC, sees Stephen leave London for the glittering lights of Hollywood. Matt and Berry and Arthur Matthews return to write the series.

Top Boy 2021 Netflix - Fourth series of the acclaimed drama starring Ashley Walters.

The Tourist 2021 BBC1 - Drama series from Harry and Jack Williams. In the glowing red heart of the Australian outback, a British man is pursued by a vast tank truck trying to drive him off the road. An epic cat and mouse chase unfolds and The Man later wakes in hospital, hurt, but somehow alive. Except he has no idea who he is. With merciless figures from his past pursuing him, The Man’s search for answers propels him through the vast and unforgiving outback. The series is a character-driven mystery packed thriller, full of shocking, surprising, funny and brutal turns. Set in a world populated by quirky, enigmatic characters, off-beat black comedy punctuates high-stakes action. The six-episode series twists and turns through the dusty outback of Australia, to the frantic noise and lights of Singapore, and to the calm, luxury white-sand beaches of Bali. Jamie Dornan Hugo Weaving and Shalom Brune-Franklin are confirmed to star.

The Tower 2022 ITV - Acclaimed screenwriter and executive producer, Patrick Harbinson (Homeland, Fearless, 24, ER) adapts Kate London’s first novel. Gemma Whelan, Emmett J. Scanlan, Tahirah Sharif and Jimmy Akingbola are confirmed to star.

Traces 2021 Alibi - Second series of the forensic crime drama series starring Molly Windsor. The show’s second season will continue to delve into the world of forensic science, as the women of SIFA carefully analyse traces of evidence to help get to the bottom of who’s behind a series of cruel bombings in Dundee. The city is on edge as the pressure rises to identify the mystery bomber before the next bomb goes off. 

Travel Man Channel 4 - Joe Lycett replaces Richard Ayoade as host of the celebrity travel show.

Trigger Point 2021 ITV - Six-part drama. Vicky McClure will play front line officer Lana Washington, who is an experienced bomb disposal operative. Reckless and out of control, Lana is ex-military and pushed to breaking point dealing with a series of improvised explosive devices which threaten the capital during a terrorist summer campaign.  Under extreme pressure and searching for answers, Lana can’t help but become suspicious that the bomber is premeditatedly targeting her unit.  It’s a terrifying thought, but against all odds how does she prove it and discover the bomber’s real identity?

The Umbrella Academy 2021 Netflix - Third season of the fast-paced drama.

The Undeclared War 2022 Channel 4 - Cyber-thriller, directed and co-written by Peter Kosminsky (Wolf Hall, The Government Inspector). Set in a post-pandemic 2024 in the run up to a British general election, the six-part series tracks a leading team of analysts buried in the heart of GCHQ (the UK’s version of the NSA) secretly working to ward off a cyber-attack on the country’s electoral system. During a three-year research process, Kosminsky and his team gained access to the cyber security industry on both sides of the Atlantic, allowing a realistic picture of the threat faced by the Western world to be depicted in the drama. Mark Rylance, Simon Pegg, Adrian Lester, Alex Jennings, Maisie Richardson-Sellers and newcomer Hannah Khalique-Brown are confirmed to star.

Unforgivable 2022 Dave - Second series of the comedy panel show fronted by Mel Giedroyc.

Unforgotten 2022 ITV - Fifth series of the cold case crime drama starring Sanjeev Baskhar and yet to to be announced new partner.

Vera 2021 ITV - Eleventh series of the gentle crime drama starring Brenda Blethyn.

A Very British Scandal 2021 BBC1 -  Three-part drama written by Sarah Phelps, the drama focuses on the divorce of the Duke and Duchess of Argyll, one of the most notorious, extraordinary and brutal legal cases of the 20th century. Paul Bettany and Claire Foy confirmed to star.

Vigil 2021 *Working Title* BBC1 - Six-part thriller centring around the mysterious disappearance of a Scottish fishing trawler and a death on-board a Trident nuclear submarine bring the police into conflict with the Navy and British security services. DCI Amy Silvaeads an investigation on land and at sea into a conspiracy that threatens the very heart of Britain’s nuclear deterrent. Suranne Jones, Rose Leslie, Shaun Evans star.

The Void 2021 ITV - Gameshow that sees contestants put themselves to the test to take on a wide range of demanding mental and physical challenges - all whilst navigating the terrifying prospect of falling into ‘The Void’. The Void – a daunting and unforgiving chasm of 520,000 litres of water stretching across the arena floor.

The Wall 2021 - Third series of the gameshow fronted by Danny Dyer.

We Hunt Together 2021 Alibi - Second series of the crime drama starring Eve Myles and Babou Ceesay which picks up 10 months after the first. With a potential new accomplice on the scene and another game of obsession, murder and love to get underway.  Colin Morgan, , Nico Mirallegro and Angus Imrie are confirmed as the guest cast.

Westworld 2021 Sky Atlantic - Fourth season of the sci-fi drama.

What We Do in the Shadows 2021 BBC2 - Third season of the US comedy from Jermaine Clement and Taika Waititi based on their film of the same name. The mockumentary follows the lives of a group of Vampires living in New York. Kavan Novak, Matt Berry Natasia Demeritou star.

The Wheel 2021 BBC1 - Second series of the celeb game show fronted Michael McIntyre.

The Witchfinder 2021 BBC2 - Six-part comedy created by Neil and Rob Gibbons, the writers and directors of This Time with Alan Partridge. It’s the year of our Lord 1647 and fear of witchcraft is rife. Puritanical Christianity, deep-seated superstition and a willingness to scapegoat outsiders have created a tinderbox of suspicion in which few are safe. In this environment, witchfinding has flourished, as self-appointed witch experts achieve hero status by investigating accusations of witchery and extracting confessions. A failing witchfinder (Tim Key) transports a suspected witch (Daisy May Cooper) across 1640s East Anglia to a trial that could change his fortunes forever. But his captive is the worst possible travel companion: an inquisitive, uncouth woman whose ability to prick his pomposity and ask uncomfortable questions turns a straightforward journey into a life-changing ordeal.

Wolfe 2022 Sky One - Babou Ceesay stars as lauded Forensic Pathologist Professor Wolfe Kinteh. Each week Wolfe is propelled into a new environment to piece together the parts- in some cases literally - to solve the crime. One thing is for sure though, he won’t be doing it in a way anybody expected.

World on Fire BBC1 - 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.

Worzel Gummidge Christmas 2021 BBC1 - Two episodes of Mackenzie Crook's reimaging of the classic tale for Christmas.

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.

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 2021 Netflix - Third season of the serial killer drama.

You 2022 Sky One - 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 drama from new screenwriter Jamie Davis billed as 'a captivating relationship drama.

37 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.

Daryl said...

As I look to this list as a comprehensive guide to upcoming British dramas and comedies, I think I'd prefer it if American shows weren't included. It would become too unwieldy if it were to include too many highlights of Netflix, Amazon, Apple and Disney (unless they were British-made).

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