Our Picks for January 2022.
The Apprentice Thursday 6th January 2022 BBC One – Alan Sugar returns to the boardroom for a 16th series of the reality competition which will be its first since 2019. Airing Weekly. Screw Thursday 6th January 2022 Channel 4 – Six-part drama set in an all-male prison. At the head of the gang of embattled ‘screws’ is Leigh, a woman who has devoted her adult life to this prison and its troubled population. On a wing bursting at the seams, at the front line of a train wreck of broken bureaucracy and short-term thinking, Leigh goes above and beyond for her prisoners. But Leigh has her own secrets and a past that if discovered, could cost much more than her job. Will mouthy young Rose, a new recruit with her own agenda, mark the end of the line for Leigh – or prove her unlikely saviour? The series is written by Rob Williams whose credits include BBC One’s The Victim. Nina Sosanya, Stephen Wight and Laura Checkley are confirmed to star. Euphoria Monday 10th January 2022 Sky Atlantic – Second season of the teen drama starring Zendaya. Airing weekly on Sky Atlantic & NOW. The Rules of the Game Tuesday 11th January 2022 BBC One – Four-part thriller about sexual politics in the modern workplace, starring Maxine Peake as Sam, a hard-headed manager at a family run business in the North West. When new HR Director Maya begins her job at Fly, she tries to shake up the old-fashioned lad culture and begins investigating historic cases of misconduct. But Sam bristles at the suggestion of institutional bias against women – that was all in the past, and things are different now that she’s in charge. However, when Sam arrives at work one day to find a dead body in the office reception, she is forced to reckon with not only the murky behaviour in the present, but murderous secrets from the past as well. Alison Steadman, Rakee Thakrar and Susan Wokoma co-star. All Episodes available from 9pm Tuesday on BBCiPlayer. The Bay Wednesday 12th January 2022 ITV – Third series of the crime set in Morecombe. With Morven Christie leaving the show after two series, Marsha Thomason joins the cast as DS Townsend who is immediately thrown in the deep end when a body is found in the Bay on her first day on the job. Daniel Ryan, Erin Shanagher, Thomas Law and Andrew Dowbiggin return. The series also sees guest cast Gary Lewis Rina Mahoney. Vincent Regan, Barry Sloan, Mark Stanley, Michael Karim, Zahra Ahmadi,Ash Tandon, Nadeem Islam and Georgia Scholes. All Episodes available from 9pm Wendesday on ITVHUB. After Life Friday 14th January 2022 Netflix – Final series of the comedy from Ricky Gervais about living with grief. As We See It 21st January 2022 Amazon Prime Video – Drama series that follows Jack (Rick Glassman), Harrison (Albert Rutecki), and Violet(Sue Ann Pien), twentysomething roommates on the autism spectrum, as they strive to get and keep jobs, make friends, fall in love, and navigate a world that eludes them.
Servant Season 3 Friday 21st January 2022 Apple TV+ – Third season of the horror drama created by Tony Bagsgallop and produced by M. Night Shyamalan, stars Toby Kebbell, Lauren Ambrose, Nell Tiger Free and Rupert Grint.
Ozark Season 4 (Part 1) Friday 21st January 2022 Netflix – Ozark’s final season begins. The Jason Batemen drama consists of 14 episodes. The first seven episodes will air on Friday 21st January.
Frayed Thursday 27th January 2022 Sky Max – Second series of the comedy from Sarah Kendall.
The Gilded Age Tuesday 25th January 2022 Sky Atlantic – Historical drama set in New York and created by Downton Abbey’s Jullian Fellows. It tells the story of New York City wealth in the 1880s and features Carrie Coon, Christine Baranski, Cynthia Nixon, Taissa Farmiga, Audra McDonald, and Morgan Spector.
The AfterParty Friday 28th January 2022 Apple TV+ – Murer-mystery comedy set after a high school reunion. Each of the eight episode feature a retelling of the same night told through a different character’s perspective. The ensemble cast includes Tiffany Haddish Ben Schwartz, Sam Richardson and Jamie Demetriou.
The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window Friday 28th January 2022 Netflix – Darkly comic thriller starring Kristen Bell as Anna a heartbroken woman who spends every day the same until a handsome neighbour moves in across the street. However, she then believes she may have witnessed a gruesome murder. Tom Riley co-stars.
Station Eleven Sunday 30th January 2022 StarzPlay – Critically acclaimed US drama series based on the international bestseller by Emily St. John Mandel. The ten-part series spans multiple timelines and the stories of survivors of a devastating flu as they attempt to rebuild and reimagine the world anew while holding on to the best of what’s been lost. Mackenzie Davies and Himesh Patel star.
The Responder January 2022 BBC One – Crime drama from ex-police officer Tony Schumacher, drawn from his real-life experiences which holds a mirror up to the emotional, often heartbreaking extremes of modern-day policing as it follows Chris, played by Martin Freeman, tackling a series of six night shifts on the beat in Liverpool as an urgent response officer. Martin Freeman and Myana Buring confirmed to star.
Trigger Point January 2022 ITV – Vicky McClure stars in this six-part drama as 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? Adrian Lester and Kerry Godliman co-star.