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Updated Monday 9th September 2019
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The A Word 2019 BBC1 - Third series of the family drama centred around a son with autism.

Ackley Bridge 2019 Channel 4 - Third series of the wildly popular school drama. 

Adult Material 2019 Channel 4 - Four-part drama centring around an experienced porn actress welcoming an up-and-comer into her world. Hayley Squires is to play lead character Jolene Dollar. She is joined by Siena Kelly, Kerry Godliman, Joe Dempsie, Julian Ovenden, Phil Daniels and Rupert Everett

Afternoons (w/t) BBC2 - Six-part sitcom from Inbetweeners co-creaters Iain Morris and Damon Beesley following the off-pitch misadventures of a trio of football players from a fictional premier league team.

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 2020 Channel 4 - Second series of Simon Blackwell's sitcom starring Robert Webb and David Mitchell. 

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.

The Bay 2020 ITV - Second series of the crime drama set in Morecambe Bay starring Morven Christie and Daniel Ryan. Cast set to include Stephen Tompkinson, Joe Absolom and Sharon Small.

Because the Night 2020 ITV - Four-part drama from Luther creator Neil Cross adapted from his novel of the same name. The central character is well-meaning but directionless Nathan, who has a terrible secret he’s long prayed would stay buried and for which he's long worked hard to make recompense.

Belgravia 2020 ITV - Period drama based on the Novel from Downton Abbey writer Jullian Fellows.

Best Interests 2020 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?

Black Narcissus 2020 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.

Blood 2020 Five - Second series of the family drama set in Ireland and starring Adrian Dunbar.

The Boys 2020 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. 

Brassic 2020 Sky One - Second 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 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 

Britian's Best Home Cook 2019 BBC1 - Second series of the cooking competition show hosted by Claudia Winkleman and featuring Mary Berry. Angela Harnett is joining the panel for this new series. 

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 2020-2022  BBC1 -The popular period drama returns for three more series. 

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. Further cast include Ron Perlman, Famke Jansen, Laura Haddock, Ben Miles, Lia Williams Paul Ritter and Ralph Ineson. 

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. 

The Children *Working Title* 2020 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.

A Christmas Carol Christmas 2019 BBC1 - Three-part drama which promises to offer a unique and original take on the Charles Dickens’ iconic ghost story from Peaky Blinders writer Steven Knight. The Cast includes Guy Pearce playing Ebenezer Scrooge; Andy Serkis as Ghost of Christmas Past; Stephen Graham as Jacob Marley; Charlotte Riley as Lottie; Joe Alwyn as Bob Cratchit; Vinette Robinson  as Mary Cratchit; Rutger Hauer as the Ghost of Christmas Future; Kayvan Novak  as Ali Baba and Lenny Rush as Tim Cratchit.

COBRA Sky One - Robert Carlyle stars as the Prime Minister in this new six-part drama from Ben Richards as the UK finds itself at the heart of a national emergency. Victoria Hamilton co-stars as the PM's chief-of-staff whilst further cast includes Richard Dormer, David Haig, Marsha Thomason and Lucy Cohu. 

Code 404 2019 Sky1 - Six-part comedy set in the near future and will revolve around two Detective Inspectors, DI John Major and DI Roy Carver, who are the top crime-fighting duo in the Unit. But when an undercover sting goes horribly wrong, Major is gunned down on the job and killed.  Major’s body is fast-tracked into an experimental Artifical Intelligence project to bring him back from the dead. The only problem is, Major 2.0 may look like and sound like the original, but something has been lost in translation - quite a lot actually. Daniel Mays and Stephen Graham will star.

Cold Feet 2020 ITV - Ninth series of the Manchester-set relationship comedy-drama starring James Nesbitt and Fay Ripley.

Dead Pixels 2020 E4 - Second series of the comedy centring around a group of online gamers.

Deadwater Fell 2020 Channel 4 - Four-part drama series which follows the story of two families in the aftermath of an unthinkable crime. When a seemingly perfect and happy family is murdered by someone they know and trust, cracks appear on the surface of a supposedly idyllic community.
The series examines the ripple effect of the crime on each person who knew and loved the family. From the best friends of the victims to their parents, and the children who have to go to school the next day. David Tennant and Cush Jumbo are confirmed to star.

Death in Paradise 2020-2021 BBC1 - Two more series of the popular mystery drama starring Ardal O'Hanlan.

The Deceived 2020 Channel 5 - Four-part psychological thriller from Derry Girls writer Lisa McGee. The story centres around a young English student called Ophelia, who falls in love with her married lecturer, Michael. However, when their affair results in a shocking and tragic death, Ophelia finds herself trapped in a world where she can no longer trust her own mind

Derry Girls 2020 Channel 4 - Third series of the critically acclaimed comedy from Lisa McGee.

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. 

Doc Martin Autumn 2019 ITV - Ninth series of the gentle comedy drama starring Martin Clunes. 

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. Further cast includes Joanna Scanlan, John Heffernan, Dolly Wells, Morfydd Clark and Gatiss himself. 

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

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. Glenda Jackson is to star.

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 2020 ITV - Series seven of the popular crime drama starring Shaun Evans and Roger Allam. The seventh series will consist of 3 episodes and sees the story move into the 1970's

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.

Famalam 2019 BBC3 - Third series and Christmas Special of the BBC Three comedy.

Flesh and Blood 2020 ITV - Drama series that centres around three adult siblings who are thrown into disarray when their recently widowed mother Vivien declares she's in love with a new man. This is no ordinary relationship drama, as someone in the family will be dead by the end of the story - but the question of who dies and who is the killer keeps us guessing right up to the last moment. Imelda Staunton, Francesca Annis, Russell Tovey, Stephen Rea and Sharon Small are confirmed to star.

Flirty Dancing 2020 Channel 4 - Second series of the dating show where Diversity star Ashley Banjo helps two people who have never met perform a dance together.

Four Lives 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. 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.

Friday Night Dinner 2020 Channel 4 - Sixth series of the family comedy starring Simon Bird.

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. 

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.

Gavin & Stacey Christmas 2019 BBC1 - The cast of the beloved BBC comedy reunite for a brand new Christmas one-off which catches up with the characters from Barry and Essex in the nine years since the series came to close. James Corden and Ruth Jones are reuniting to write the special and will reprise their roles as Smithy and Nessa alongside Matthew Horne and Joanna Page as Gavin & Stacey. Amanda Steadman, Larry Lamb and Rob Brydon are also confirmed as returning. 

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 2020 BBC1 -  Second series of Sally Wainwright's period drama starring Surranne Jones as landowner Anne Lister.

Ghosts 2020 BBC1 - Second series of the comedy 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.

Glass Houses 2020 ITV - Six-part drama created and written by Mark Brotherhood and starring Dawn French as Maggie Connors; a member of a close-knit community in a small coastal town who gives far more details about the local's personal lives when interviewed by a radio producer about the area. Further cast includes Mark Heap, Vicki Pepperdine, Patrick Robinson and Julie Hesmondhalgh.

The Goes Wrong Show 2019 BBC1 - The Mischief Theatre Company write and star in this six-part comedy as The Cornley Drama Society try their hands at a number of new productions.

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 2020 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 2020 ITV - Fifth series of the gentle detective drama starring Robson Green and Tom Brittney

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 .

Home 2020 Channel 4 - Second series of the comedy about a family who takes in an Iranian immigrant.

Honour 2020 ITV - Two-part drama that will see Keeley Hawes star as the real-life detective who brought five killers to justice in the heartbreaking true story of Banaz Mahmod, the young Londoner murdered by her own family for falling in love with the wrong man. 

I Hate Suzie 2020 Sky Atlantic - Series co-created by and starring Billie Piper. The eight-part series is a bold, bracing, funny drama about the moment in life when the mask slips, asking if any us can survive being well and truly ‘known’.  Suzie Pickles (Piper), a star on the wane, has her whole life upended when her phone is hacked and a photo of her emerges in an extremely compromising position. This excruciatingly honest show reveals her unmasking and its trauma episode by episode, through the stages of Shock, Denial, Fear, Shame, Bargaining, Guilt, Anger and Acceptance as Suzie and her best friend and manager Naomi try to hold her life, career and marriage together in the face of being exposed for who she truly is. But who the hell is that?

In for a Penny 2020 ITV - A second series of Stephen Mulhern's street-set game show featuring members of the public. The show has also been given a Special for Christmas 2019.

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

Innocent 2020 ITV - Second series of the drama from Chris Lang and Matt Arlidge. The first starred Lee Ingleby as a man a released of prison after murdering his wife and how he coped with the air of suspicion which still hang over him. Cast are to be confirmed later this year.

Inside Man 2020 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.

Inside No. 9 2019 BBC2 - Fifth run of the anthology series starring Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith. Guests stars in this new series include Maxine Peake, Jenna Coleman, David Morrisssey, Ralf Little, Phil Davis, Jill Halfpenny, Tom Goodman-Hill and Fionn Whitehead. 

Invisible 2020 ITV - 2 feature-length films pair the wildly ambitious DCI McDonald with the shy, modest DS Dodds. While McDonald has transferred from the mean streets of South London to leap up the career ladder, Dodds has happily languished on the shelf for most of his working life. McDonald is a tough, driven, battering ram of a cop who cracks cases through sheer force of will; Dodds – the tortoise to her hare – is quiet, unassuming and enigmatic. But thrust back into frontline action for the first time in a decade, he discovers a hidden talent for deciphering puzzles. Jason Watkins and Tala Gouveia star. 

Jan 22nd (w/t) 2020 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. 

King Gary 2019 BBC1 - Six-part full series of the comedy from Tom Davies as proud neighbour Gary. The show first appeared as a pilot over Christmas 2018.

Ladhood BBC3 - Coming-of-age sitcom from Liam Williams focusing on his misspent adolescence in mid-2000s Leeds alongside his three friends. 

Last Tango in Halifax 2020 BBC1 - Four-part return for Sally Wainwright's drama starring Anne Reid and Derek Jacobi as a couple who find love later in life. Nicola Walker and Sarah Lancashire will also return. 

Liar 2020 ITV - Joanne Froggatt and Ioan Gruffudd reprise their roles as Laura and Andrew as the Williams Brothers' drama returns for a second series. 

LIFE 2020 BBC1 - Six-part drama series from Doctor Foster writer Mike Bartlett. The series brings together four separate, deeply human and surprising strands to tell a larger story about what happens when we decide to step out of our own personal space and take a closer look into other people’s lives. An epic saga that will unfold in a large divided house in Manchester. The cast includes Alison Steadman, Peter Davison, Victoria Hamilton, Rachael Stirling, Adrian Lester, Saira Choudhry and Susannah Fielding 

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. Sarah Lancashire is set to star.

Line of Duty BBC1 - Sixth series of the popular crime drama series. 

The Luminaries 2020 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 

Mae & George *Working Title* 2020 E4 - Six-part comedy written by Canadian comedian Mae Martin that delve into her own story which explores love, addiction and where the two intersect. Charlotte Richie, Sophie Thompson and Lisa Kudrow are confirmed to star.

The Man 2020 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. 

Marcella 2020 ITV - Third series of the dark crime drama starring Anna Friel.

The Masked Singer 2020 ITV - Gameshow based on a hit Korean show. Celebrities sing for a judging panel. The singers wear bombastic masks to disguise their faces and the audience and panel must judge their performance but also guess who lurks under the mask.

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. 

Michael McIntyre's Big Show Autumn 2019 BBC1 - Fifth series of the Saturday night hit. 

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. 

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

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? Martin Compston and Sophie Rundle will star.

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.

The North Water 2020 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.

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 2019 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.

Our Girl 2020 BBC1 - Fourth series of the army drama starring Michelle Keegan.

The Pale Horse 2020 BBC1 - Adaptation of Agatha Christie's novel first published in 1961. When a mysterious list of names is found in the shoe of a dead woman, one of those named, Mark Easterbrook, begins an investigation into how and why his name came to be there. He is drawn to The Pale Horse, the home of a trio of rumoured witches in the tiny village of Much Deeping. Word has it that the witches can do away with wealthy relatives using the dark arts alone, but as the bodies mount up Mark is certain there has to be a rational explanation. And who could possibly want him dead? Sarah Phelps is adapting.

Quiz 2020 ITV - Three-part drama about the controversy surrounding the Who Wants to be a Millionaire coughing scandal. The series will be directed by  Stephen Frears with Matthew McFadyen starring as Major Charles Ingram, Sian Clifford as his wife Diana and Michael Sheen as Chris Tarrant. The drama is written by playwright, James Graham.

Race Across the World 2020/2021 BBC2 - Two more series of the reality series where couples compete for a cash prize by getting across the world without using flights.

Ridley Road 2020 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. Written by Sarah Solemani.

Roadkill 2020 BBC1 - Four-part thriller starring Hugh Laurie as self-made, forceful and charismatic politician. As the personal revelations spiral, he is shamelessly untroubled by guilt or remorse, expertly walking a high wire between glory and catastrophe as he seeks to further his own agenda whilst others plot to bring him down.

Rogue Heroes 2020 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

Salisbury 2020 BBC2 - Two-part drama focusing on the impact of the 2018 Novichok poisonings on Salisbury and the community.

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

The Serpent 2020 BBC1 - Drama from Ripper Street writer Richard Warlow. Charles Sobhraj was the chief suspect in the unsolved murders of up to 20 young Western travellers across India, Thailand and Nepal through 1975 and 1976. Psychopath, con man, thief and master of disguise, having slipped repeatedly from the grasp of authorities worldwide, by 1976 serial killer Sobhraj was Interpol's most wanted man and had arrest warrants on three different continents. When Herman Knippenberg, a junior diplomat at the Dutch Embassy in Bangkok, unwittingly walks into Sobhraj’s intricate web of crime, he sets off an extraordinary chain of events that will see these two diametrically opposed men engaged in a chase across the porous borders of the Hippie Trail, as Knippenberg seeks to bring Sobhraj to justice for his terrible crimes. French actor Tahar Rahim is confirmed to star.

Sick of It 2019 Sky1 - Second series of the comedy starring Karl Pilkington.

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, centring on a British family living in Singapore at the time of the Japanese invasion. The drama is set to star Luke Treadaway, David Morrissey, Jane Horrocks, Colm Meaney and Charles Dance.

Small Axe 2020 BBC1 - Six-part anthology of hour-long stories conceived and written by Steve McQueen with Alastair Siddons and Courttia Newland. Alex Wheatle is a writing consultant to the
the first told across two episodes, and are set within London’s West Indian community from the late 1960s to the early 80s.  Newcomer Malachi Kirby, Shaun Parkes, Rochenda Sandall, Alex Jennings and Jack Lowden lead the cast.

The Small Hand *Working Title* Five 2020 - 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.

The Split 2020 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.

Taboo 2020 BBC1 - A second series of Tom Hardy's atmospheric period drama.

Tenacity 2020 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.

There She Goes 2020 BBC2 - Second series of the comedy-drama starring Jessica Hynes and David Tennant as parents to a daughter with complex needs.

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.

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.

Too Close ITV 2020 ITV - Three-part psychological thriller starring Emily Watson as a forensic psychiatrist assigned to work with a woman accused of a heinous crime but who claims she can’t remember a thing.

Travel Man 2020 Channel 4 - Joe Lycett replaces Richard Ayoade as host of the celebrity travel show.

The Trial of Christine Keeler 2020 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.

Unforgotten 2020 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 2020 BBC1 - Nick Payne adapts David Nicholls' best-selling novel about a fractured family's trip around Europe for a multi-part series. Tom Hollander will be joined by Saskia Reeves, Sofie Gråbøl and Tom Taylor

Vera 2020  ITV - Series Ten of the long-running crime drama starring Brenda Blethyn.

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

When it Happens To You 2020 BBC1 - Single drama about the abortion rules in Northern Ireland.

The Windsors
2020 Channel 4 - Return of the comedy about the Royal Family who have to adjust after the birth of a new Royal Baby.

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.

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

Zoombat 2019 ITV2 - Six-part comedy series. When the zombie apocalypse is unleashed in Birmingham, sisters Kat and Jo, together with unlikely travel companions Sunny and Amar, must flee for their lives… by canal boat. Jo has just returned from a season as a club rep and has decided to move back in with younger sister Kat, a computer game addict who buys into every conspiracy theory around. Jo struggles to take her sister seriously when Kat claims the zombie apocalypse is real and happening, right now…in Birmingham.


Daryl said...

The Custard's 'coming up' guide has been my most useful guide for keeping up-to-date with interesting TV currently in development/filming. But an alphabetical list mixing old and new entries makes it difficult to find the latest updates.

If it must be in alphabetical order rather than by date, could new entries be highlighted in some way? Just having 'NEW' in red next to the latest updates would do the trick.

Daryl said...

'Fuse' is from the writer of 'Conviction' so automatically earns a place on my must-see list. But it's about a guy who wakes up after a night of drinking to find he may have been responsible for a murder? We've seen that before - the first series of 'Criminal Justice' for one. I bet he didn't do it, you know.

Anonymous said...

It would be helpful also if an approximate date for transmission could be shown

Anonymous said...

This list is useless unless it has the most recent commissions at the top.

Daryl said...

Yay for new announcements for being at the top! And in red! This is my main source for TV news and this makes it easier to see the latest news. Such a great one-stop-shop.

Anonymous said...

There is going to be a second series of Vexed as well :)

Anonymous said...

Vexed starts Wed 1st August BBC2@ 9pm

Anonymous said...

"Morton" has been renamed "Hunted" and is set to premier on Oct 4th 2012.


I think this is right?

Anonymous said...

Undisclosed has aired as Hidden

Anonymous said...

Where's Heading Out? :)

Anonymous said...

Disappointed to see the list return to alphabetical-only format since it makes it harder to keep up-to-date with new shows. Latest updates should either be at the top or in red to make them stand out.

Anonymous said...

'Wars of the Roses' is now called 'The White Queen'

Anonymous said...

How doees Mr Selfridge come between Splash and Starlings? If the list is alphabetical whi h alphabet are you using?

Anonymous said...

What's happened to updating this section?

Anonymous said...

Good to see the Coming Soon section updated. Some interesting stuff there.

Anonymous said...

Third series of Top Boy! Yes! I hope for a longer run this time

Anonymous said...

It would be really nifty if this was formatted like the Hollywood Reporter does their premiers. I'd think it is preferable by date rather than alphabetically.

Anonymous said...

Channel 4 has green-lit an original drama series Indian Summers about the final years of British colonial rule in India.
Thank you your very useful work

Anonymous said...

I don't know how often this list is updated, but it would be useful if it was only updated once a week on the same day. The entries in red would then summarise the new series announced over the past week.

The announcements of new shows could still be made immediately and in more depth on your News pages. But this list would work best for the casual reader if it was updated once a week. (More often than that and a reader visiting once a week could miss details of a new show if they were looking for text in red).

marke09 said...

Head of BBC scheduling has said in this weeks RT - Doctor Who The Village New Tricks War Poems and at least one other drama series will start in August

Anonymous said...

It has been announced that Last Tango in Halifax will return for a fourth series in 2016.

Anonymous said...

Can someone please say when The Sun Trap with Bradley Walsh will air on BBC.Apparently spring

Daryl said...

I like the focus on British shows in this list. Most similar lists of new & returning shows are overwhelmed by American shows, even if they include British ones too.

Anonymous said...

I consider myself fortunate that I stumbled across this site when another website decided to shut down. All I can say is that I wish the other site had closed sooner!!! The British shows are my favorite and this helps me hunt them down.

AdamSilver said...

any news about a possible show called Kingfields which is the 3rd in the trilogy after Marchlands and Lightfields ?

Anonymous said...

The BROKEN drama coming to BBC with Sean Bean is about a Sheffield priest presiding over a parish which 'could' be Liverpool. The character is not 'Liverpudlian' as stated in the write-up.

Anonymous said...

Hinterland and Versailles are missing!

Anonymous said...

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

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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