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Updated Tuesday 25th February 2020
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The A Word 2020 BBC1 - Third series of the family drama centred around a son with autism.

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

Adult Material 2020 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-creators 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. 

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.

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. Russell Tovey confirmed to lead with Bertie Carvel also starring.

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. 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.

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

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.

Boys 2020 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.

Brassic 2020/2021 Sky One - Second and 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 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 

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 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. 

Code 404 2020 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.

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.

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.

Des 2020 ITV - Three-part drama starring David Tennant as infamous serial killer Dennis Neilson.  Told through the prism of three men – Dennis Nilsen played by David Tennant, Detective Chief Inspector Peter Jay played by Daniel Mays and biographer Brian Masters played by Jason Watkins the series will explore the personal and professional consequences of coming into contact with a man like Nilsen.

Desire 2020 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. 

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.

Famalam 2020 BBC3 - Third series of the BBC Three comedy.

Finding Alice 2020 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.

Four Lives 2020 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 2020 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.

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.

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 2020 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. 

Hitmen  2020 Sky One - Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins write and star in this sitcom 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.

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. 

Industry 2020 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 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.

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.

Jan 22nd 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. Weruche Opia, Paapa Essiedu, Aml Ameen, Adam James, Sarah Niles and Ann Akin are 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.

Ladhood 2021 BBC3 - Second series of the coming-of-age sitcom from Liam Williams focusing on his misspent adolescence in mid-2000s Leeds alongside his three friends. 

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. 

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 

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

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.

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

McMafia 2020 BBC1 - Second series of the globe-trotting thriller starring James Norton. 

Mister Winner (w/t) 2020 - Full series of the sitcom, which has been commissioned following a successful Comedy Playhouse pilot, starring Spencer Jones as the ironically named Leslie Winner who is forever finding himself in disastrous situations. Shaun Williamson and Harriet Thorpe are set to co-star as the parents of Leslie's girlfriend Jemma. 

Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing 2020 BBC2 - Third series of the fishing series fronted by Bob Mortimer and Paul Whitehouse.

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

The Nest 2020 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 2020 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.

The Offenders *Working Title* 2020 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 Other One 2020 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 Pembrokeshire Murders 2020 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?

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. Hugh Laurie, Helen McCory, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Saskia Reeves, Sarah Greene, Patricia Hodge, Ophelia Lovibond confirmed to star.

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.

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

Showtrial 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.

The Singapore Grip 2020 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.

Sitting in Limbo 2020 BBC1 - Single drama written by Stephen S. Thompson and starring Patrick Robinson and Nadine Marshall  Anthony and Janet Bryan. Stephen S. Thompson has based this - his first screenplay for TV - on the true story of his brother Anthony Bryan and his personal struggle to be accepted as a British Citizen during the Windrush immigration scandal.

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.

Strike: Lethal White 2020 BBC1 - Tom Burke and Holliday Grainger return in this adaptation of JK Rowling's latest crime thriller.

A Suitable Boy 2020 - 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.

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 Las Vegas we see our kennel workers spend every last penny they own to see justice done.

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

Taskmaster 2020 Channel 4 - Three series deal that sees the Dave hit move across to Channel 4 in late 2020. Greg Davies and Alex Horne confirmed to return.

Temple 2020 Sky1 - Second series of the drama starring Daniel Mays and Mark Strong.

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 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  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 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.

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 2020 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?

Trigonometry 2020 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. Gary Carr, Ariane Labed and Thalissa Teixeria star in the lead roles.

Two Weeks to Live 2020 Sky1 - Maisie Williams stars in this six-part comedy that explores what happens when a seemingly harmless prank that goes terribly wrong. Sian Clifford, Kerry Howard are also confirmed to star.

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.

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.

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 2020 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.

The Wall 2020 BBC1 - Second series of the gameshow fronted by Danny Dyer

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

The Witchfinder 2020 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 2020 Channel 4 - Second series of Matt Berry's period detective comedy.

The Young Offenders 2020 BBC3 - Third series of the anarchic comedy.


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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