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Updated Thursday 22ndOctober 2020
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A Great British, Female, Gay, Disabled, Covid Compliant Adventure *Working Title* 2021 Channel 4 - Travelogue series in which comedian Rosie Jones takes trips around the UK.
Who needs Venice when Norwich has its share of canals, local wine, and… wrestling? Will anyone turn their nose up at salt tasting and the adrenalin rush of cliff camping in Holyhead? How could anyone resist foraging on the coast with goths in Whitby? Rosie will stop at nothing to treat her guest to the very best that Britain has to offer.

Ackley Bridge 2020 Channel 4 - Fourth series of the wildly popular school drama. 

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.

All Creatures Great & Small Christmas 2020/2021 Channel 5 - Christmas Special and second series of the rebooted series.

Angela Black 2022 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  2020 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.

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

Back to Life 2020 BBC Three - Second series of the comedy from Daisy Haggard.

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

The Bay 2021 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.

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?

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 Narcissus 2021 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. Gemma Arterton Th leads the cast in the role of Sister Clodagh. Joining Arterton is Alessandro Nivola, Aisling Franciosi, Diana Rigg, Jim Broadbent, Gina McKee, and Rosie Cavaliero.

Bloodlands 2020 BBC1 - Drama series set in Northern Ireland. When a car containing a possible suicide note is pulled out of Strangford Lough, Northern Irish police detective Tom Brannick quickly connects it to an infamous cold case with enormous personal significance. Bloodlands follows his dogged hunt for a legendary assassin, an explosive cat-and-mouse game where the stakes have never been higher. James Nesbitt is confirmed to star.

Bloods 2021 Sky One - Six-part comedy starring Samson Kayo and Jane Horrocks as a pair of seemingly mismatched paramedics and their fellow ambulance station colleagues through the life-saving world of a south London emergency service.Lucy Punch, Julian Barratt, Adrian Scarborough  Kevin Garry and Sam Campbell co-star.

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 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.

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.

Bulletproof 2020 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 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.

Changing Rooms 2021 Channel 4 - Davina McCall hosts a reboot of the 90's interior design series which lets neighbours redecorate a room in their neighbours home. Designer Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen will return.

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.

Chivalry 2020 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. 

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.

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

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

Death in Paradise 2021 BBC1 - Continuation of the long-running crime procedural now starring Ralf Little.

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…

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

The Elephant Man 2020  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.

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.

Finding Alice 2021 ITV - Six-part drama series starring Keeley Hawes as Alice and focuses upon Alice’s honest, raw, blackly comic journey of grief, love and life after the death of her husband Harry. His accidental sudden death kicks up a storm of secrets and mess, debt, suspicion and criminality which Alice is forced to confront in order to survive.  The cast includes Joanna Lumley and Nigel Havers as Alice’s parents Sarah and Roger and Jason Merrells as her husband Harry. Written by Simon Nye.

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.

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

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 Goes Wrong Show 2021 BBC1 - Second series of the slapstick comedy from the mischief theatre.

The Good Karma Hospital 2020 ITV - Amanda Redman returns to star for a third series of the gentle hospital drama set in India.

Grace 2021 ITV - Endeavour's Russell Lewis adapts two of Peter James's novel regarding Brighton-based DS Roy Grace; a hard-working police officer who has given his life to the job. John Simm is set to star 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 Grayson Perry Art Show 2021 Channel 4 - Second series of the art programme that will see Grayson in his studio making his own art. Each episode Grayson will speak with celebrity guests, high-profile artists sharing insights into their processes, and will feature art made by the great British public. Should the social distancing rules permit it, Grayson will travel around the country to meet artists and discuss their artwork. Grayson invites you once again to join his Art Club.

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

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.

His Dark Materials 2020 BBC1 - Second 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. Surrane Jones and Ashley Walters have been confirmed to star in the first episode. This will be an authentic and thought-provoking series exploring contemporary female experiences and themes, including trust, relationships and mental health.

Industry 2021 BBC2 - Eight-Part 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.

Innocent 2021 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 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.

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.

Intergalactic 2021 Sky1 -  Drama that tells the story of rookie cop and galactic pilot, Ash. On a trajectory to the top, her glittering career is ripped out from under her when she is falsely imprisoned. The drama is set at a time in the future where Earth has drastically changed and the entire population is now governed by a global authority, the Commonworld. A fearless gang of high-security female prisoners hijack their transporter spaceship and set off into the galaxy in pursuit of freedom.  Savannah Steyn, Parminder Nagra, Eleanor Tomlinson, Natasha O’Keeffe and Craig Parkinson star.

It's a Sin *Previously titled 'The Boys'2021 Channel 4 - 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. Keeley Hawes, Stephen Fry, Neil Patrick Harris, Tracy Ann Oberman, Shaun Dooley, Omari Douglas, Callum Scott Howells and Lydia West confirmed to star.

Karen Pirie *Working Title* 2021 ITV - Three-part adaptation of the novels from Val McDermid. 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.

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

Landscapers 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. 

Line of Duty 2021 BBC1 - Sixth series of the popular crime drama series. Kelly MacDonald is confirmed as the new guest lead.

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

The Masked Singer 2021 ITV - Second series of the hit celebrity singing competition with Mo Gilgun replacing Ken Jeong on the panel.

McDonald and Dodds 2021 ITV - Second series of the gentle crime drama starring Jason Watkins.

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

Meet the Richardsons Dave 2021 - Second 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.

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

Motherland 2020 BBC2 - Third series of the comedy from writers Sharon Horgan, Graham Linehan, Holly Walsh, Helen Linehan.

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.

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 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.

The Offenders *Working Title* 2021 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 Pembrokeshire Murders 2021 ITV - Three-part true-crime drama starring Luke Evans. Two unsolved double murders from the 1980s cast a shadow over the work of the Dyfed Powys police force. In 2006, newly promoted Detective Superintendent Steve Wilkins decided to reopen both cases. Employing pioneering forensic methods, Wilkins and his handpicked team found microscopic DNA and fibres that potentially linked the murders to a string of burglaries committed in the 80s and 90s. The perpetrator of those robberies was nearing the end of his prison sentence, but if Steve Wilkins was right, he was also a serial killer ... Could Steve and his team find enough forensic evidence to charge their suspect before he was released to potentially kill again?

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.

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.

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.  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.

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 heart breaking 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.

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

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.

Screwed 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.

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.

Shetland 2020/2021 BBC1 - Series six and seven of the crime drama series starring Douglas Henshall and Steven Robertson.

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.

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.

Staged 2021 BBC1 - Second series of the Michael Sheen and David Tennant's lockdown comedy. The pair play fictional versions of themselves and the show is recorded over Zoom.

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. 

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.

The Syndicate 2021 BBC1 - Fourth series of Kay Mellor's drama series that centres around a syndicate who win the lottery. When the owners of Woodvale Kennels announce they are selling the business to a larger company, the staff are devastated to realise they may well be out of a job. As the team’s future is thrown into question the weekly lottery looks like their only lifeline. So when the friends check the ticket and the machine goes off they are ecstatic! But is everything as it seems and will our syndicate get what’s rightfully theirs? Set between Leeds and Monaco we see our kennel workers spend every last penny they own to see justice done. Neil Morrissey and Joe Sugg confirmed to star.

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

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.

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.

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.

Too Close 2021 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. Thalissa Teixeira and Denise Gough star.

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.

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?

Unforgotten 2020 ITV - Fourth series of Chris Lang's crime drama starring Nicola Walker and Sanjeev Bhaskar. The series follows the discovery of a dismembered body in a scrap metal yard, which the team believe has been stored in a domestic freezer for thirty years. Cast confirmed to star include Sheila Hancock, Liz White, Lucy Speed, Susan Lynch and Andy Nyman.

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

Vigil 2020 *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.

Viewpoint 2021 ITV - Five-part drama from Manhunt writer Ed Whitmore that follows a police surveillance investigation into a tight-knit Manchester community and explores whether it is ever possible to observe the lives of others with true objectivity and zero effect. When beloved primary school teacher Gemma King vanishes into thin air, DC Martin Young decides to set up his observation post in the home of single mum Zoe Sturges.  His reasoning is simple – Zoe’s flat commands a panoramic view of all the comings and goings in Westbury Square. More specifically, he can see straight into the flat that Gemma shares with boyfriend Greg Sullivan..…the prime suspect in her disappearance. Noel Clarke confirmed to star.

The Wheel BBC1 - Michael McIntyre hosts this Saturday night gameshow.  Contestants will be competing to win big money, celebrity experts will have their knowledge put the test

When it Happens To You 2021 BBC1 - Single drama about the abortion rules in Northern Ireland.

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.

Year of the Rabbit 2021 Channel 4 - Second series of Matt Berry's period detective comedy.

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.


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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