*A 4-episode Fourth Series looking at a … You need to keep it real—in life and in what you watch. There is no feel-good reality show quite like The Great British Bake Off.Watch as amateur contestants crack jokes and will their pastries to bake to perfection. The job they have done is quite bonkers … This shouldn’t work at all and yet it does, provided you’re here for entertainment rather than a good fright.” ★★★★ – The Telegraph. Cursed is definitely a bit of a slow starter…” ★★★ – Radio Times, “It’s Langford’s charm and the aesthetics that sustain Cursed when the story feels too slow or the lingo too obtuse.” – USA Today. From The Tunnel and Strike writer Ben Richards, it stars Robert Carlyle, Victoria Hamilton and David Haig as, respectively, the PM, his chief of staff and the home secretary. Filming began in Nepal and the UK in October 2019, and back in January the BBC included it in the year’s ‘New for 2020‘ trailer. Here’s the same for all the new British comedy we enjoyed in 2020. The Windermere Children tells the story of one coachful of young refugees brought to Lake Windermere to be rehabilitated through nature. It’s an original scripted drama for the channel, and stars Neil Morrissey, Julie Graham and Nico Mirallegro in a psychological thriller about grief, manipulation and morally murky relationships. Set in Tangier in northwestern Morocco in 1955, Sky Atlantic’s “playful and intensely evocative” six-part period drama series is based on Nin’s infamous collection of erotic short stories. The six-part series is set in a world where racial divisions are turned on their head, and two young people from different backgrounds battle through separation caused by power, politics and prejudice. Based on the classic novels by English author Enid Blyton, Malory Towers follows the adventures of Darrell Rivers as she leaves home for the first time to attend an all girls’ boarding school. It arrived on Netflix UK in March and reviews were… not kind. ITV has included this three-part true crime drama in its autumn 2020 schedule, so it looks like there are no delays here. Small Axe is available to watch on Amazon Prime Video. This year’s Christmas special is set in London 1603 and finds Will (David Mitchell) and Kate (Gemma Whelan) in lockdown due to the plague. Apr 1, 2020 Netflix. Gangs of London takes place in a version of modern London torn apart by international criminal organisations. The cast also includes Daniel Mays (Line of Duty) and Jason Watkins (The Crown). From the makers of The Missing and based on extensive research, ITV’s six-part factual drama tells the true story of the fateful night in August 1985 when five members of the same family were murdered at a farmhouse in Essex. The Windermere Children is one such drama.” ★★★★★ – Radio Times. UK Shows cancelled or renewed for new seasons? Shaun Evans returns as DS Endeavour Morse, alongside Roger Allam as DI Fred Thursday, in three new feature-length stories. For any reality shows that premiered before June 1, 2020, including America’s Got Talent and Holey Moley season 2, see the spring 2020 schedule. Poll: Which cancelled British period drama do you most want to return? Line Of Duty‘s Martin Compston joins Sophie Rundle in new five-part BBC One thriller The Nest. Read our spoiler-free review here. Season 1 is available to watch on Amazon Prime Video. Set in the Cotswolds in the early 1950s and based on the stories by GK Chesterton, the BBC’s hit daytime drama series returns for a eighth season. The cast includes Freddie Fox (Parade’s End), Mark Addy (Game of Thrones), Stephen Graham (Line of Duty), Gemma Whelan (Gentleman Jack) and Amanda Burton (Silent Witness). It’s available to stream on ITV Hub here and here’s our spoiler-filled episode one review. In the cast for the two-part mystery thriller are Rufus Sewell (The Man In The High Castle), Kaya Scodelario (Skins, Pirates Of The Caribbean), Bertie Carvel (Doctor Foster, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell), Sean Pertwee (Gotham) and more. Filmed in the Yorkshire Dales in autumn 2019 is a new adaptation of the memoirs of rural vet James Herriot (real name: James Alf Wight). Brian Masters’ book Killing for Company is available on Amazon. You can expect assassinations, intrigue, expertly choreographed fight scenes and full-muscled action from this excellent new drama. The Trial of Christine Keeler takes viewers “behind the headlines to tell a human story about the sexual and cultural politics of one of the most revealing and iconic stories of modern times.”. This British-Italian series follows the Medici family, bankers of the Pope, in 15th century Florence, exploring the political and artistic landscape of Renaissance Italy. The cast includes Rufus Sewell (Victoria), Kaya Scodelario (Skins), Bertie Carvel (Doctor Foster) and Sean Pertwee (Elementary). It belongs to television now. Indeed, two of Her Majesty’s Prime Ministers from that show, Anton Lesser and Michael Maloney, pop up here, in a cast that radiates class at every level.” ★★★★ – Radio Times. Moffat and Gatiss promised to “reintroduce the world to Dracula, the vampire who made evil sexy.” Job done. Its humour, rooted in period detail, class-consciousness, and juxtaposition, is an endless pleasure…” ★★★★ – Ready Steady Cut, “For any with a soft spot for British drama, who are open to throwing in a bit of “ghost story creepiness” that can’t manage a PG rating, this is curious, but brilliant entertainment. Farrell’s classic novel as a new six-part mini-series for ITV. Anais Nin’s book Little Birds is available on Amazon. “Rest assured, this six-part All Creatures Great and Small [succeeds in] piling on the charm without ever getting cloying … The casting is smart and veteran Downton Abbey director Brian Percival knows his way around spectacular scenery. Malorie Blackman’s hugely successful series of Young Adult novels have been adapted by Being Human’s Toby Whithouse for BBC One. A six-part series plus a Christmas special has been filmed, timed to mark the 50th anniversary of the first book’s publication. Nurses Who Kill – While nurses are an overwhelmingly good and compassionate group of people, a handful use their positions to hurt, rather than heal. The New York Times bestselling novel tells a story of secrets and scandals amongst the upper echelon of London society in the 1840s. An original six-part UK drama coming to Sky Atlantic, Little Birds is creatively adapted from Anais Nin’s collection of erotic short stories of the same name. Read our spoiler-filled episode reviews here. The Masked Singer is a British reality singing competition television series based on the Masked Singer franchise which originated from the South Korean version of the show King of Mask Singer. The psychological thriller is about Nathan, whose world is rocked when a face from the past suddenly appears on his doorstep. On the other, there are serious themes of coercion, enforced medication and psychological manipulation, as well as a subplot about colonialism in Fifties Morocco.” ★★★ – The Independent, “Little Birds is an unusual, ambitious and visually striking series about power and freedom. Filming began in London in November 2019 and we’re expecting it to arrive later this year. In 2020, Netflix's beloved adaptation of Lucy Maud Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables series came to an end with a third and final season, in which … Airing on Channel 5 in the UK and on Masterpiece on PBS in the US, this series stars Samuel West, Anna Madeley and Dame Diana Rigg, with newcomer Nicholas Ralph playing young vet James. “Magnetic but messy escapism … The ‘spiritual descendant’ of the macabre Victorian series offers heavily plotted yet beguiling horror in 1930s Los Angeles.” ★★★ – The Guardian, “…while it’s unclear who exactly the series is meant to appeal to, the sheer power of its cast keeps things moving.” – IndieWire. Whilst full of sugar-coated magic, it retains just enough bitter reality to make it work.” ★★★★ – The Arts Desk. Set in Transylvania in 1897 as the blood-drinking Count draws his plans against Victorian London, BBC One’s three 90-minute episodes “re-introduce the world to Dracula, the vampire who made evil sexy.”, “A blood-sucking delight that leaves you thirsty for more … Fun, smart, scary and with just the right whiff of ham … Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss have served up a diabolic luxury.” ★★★★★ – The Guardian, “Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat, creators of Sherlock, have adapted – loosely, it must be said – Bram Stoker’s classic as a New Year three-parter. The Spanish Princess tells the story of Catherine of Aragon (Charlotte Hope), the Spanish princess who became Queen of England as King Henry VIII’s first wife. Top British TV series to watch on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime & other Streaming services, out on DVD/Blu-ray or on tv right now. A Suitable Boy is a coming-of-age story about university student Lata (played by Tanya Maniktala), told against the backdrop of newly independent India in 1951. 4-episodes. Miss Scarlet and The Duke is available on DVD on Amazon. Belgravia is available to watch on Amazon Prime Video. With warnings of adult and sexual scenes, here’s the official trailer. Read our episode one review here. Based on author James Herriot’s much-loved collection of stories, this new series from the makers of Downton Abbey stars Callum Woodhouse (The Durrells), Samuel West (Mr Selfridge), Anna Madeley (Patrick Melrose), and Rachel Shenton (White Gold). Establishing a home in the New World is by no means an easy task – and protecting it proves even more difficult – particularly in the wild backcountry of North Carolina during a period of dramatic sociopolitical upheaval. “Elba takes inspiration from his own family history in this gentle, accessible comedy … As a comedy this is not always laugh-out-loud stuff … but its warmth and charm is undeniable.” – Evening Standard. New political thriller Cobra arrived on Sky One and NOW TV in January. “Call the Midwife has long found entertaining ways of mixing soap with science, human interest with a political message. “The series is thought-provoking, going beyond the realm of sheer entertainment value.” – Independent Catholic News, “More hysterical than historical, chronological accuracy obviously goes out the stained glass window … Yet as a soap opera in a fancy cape it is an unexpurgated hoot.” ★★★ – The Telegraph. A kickass Jessica Fletcher in bloomers and a bustle.” – Mirror, “Miss Scarlet Etc is that very modern thing, a genre piece in a feminist bonnet, delivered in a tone that stays expertly on the chaste side of parody, while not taking itself entirely seriously.” – Evening Standard. A four-part adaptation of David Nicholls’ novel Us is on its way to BBC One. The six-part drama, available to stream on BBC iPlayer, boasts a strong cast, with Penny Dreadful‘s Eva Green and Eve Hewson taking lead roles in the 19th century New Zealand-set tale of adventure and mystery during the 1860s Gold Rush. Casualty‘s Patrick Robinson and Save Me‘s Nadine Marshall star. Freddie Fox plays the role of Jeremy Bamber, who is currently serving a sentence for the murders, with Stephen Graham, Alexa Davies, Mark Addy, Alfie Allen and more among the cast. Staunton plays the family’s neighbour, who harbours an unhealthy obsession with the unfolding drama… Think dark wit and the unearthing of long-buried secrets. She meets her match in the mysterious Villanelle, played by Jodie Comer, and their cat-and-mouse game quickly turns into something very twist… It’s a story about a celebrity (Piper) whose career is threatened when she’s hacked and a personal photo leaked to the public. The show: Victoria (2016-) The monarch: Victoria (1837-1901) Why you should watch: Thanks to the … Menu. Formerly under the working title of January 22nd, I May Destroy You is a BBC One/HBO co-production set and filmed in London, and stars Coel in the lead role of Arabella, a celebrated young novelist who suffers a sexual assault that causes her to reassess her life. It’s also not historically accurate, and it’s not trying to be.” – Vulture. From 12 Years a Slave director Steve McQueen, BBC One’s new anthology drama series is set within London’s West Indian community from the late 1960s to the early 80s. "Bridgerton" squeaks in as one of the final 2020 shows Certified Fresh before the new year. Rumer Godden’s novel Black Narcissus is available on Amazon. He manages it by being Rufus Sewell: saturnine, strong of jaw and piercing of eye.” ★★★★★ – The Daily Mail. It’s due to arrive on ITV this autumn. Peaky Blinders‘ Helen McCrory is set to play prime minister Dawn Ellison, with Westworld‘s Sidse Babbett Knudsen also appearing. Eleanor Catton’s novel The Luminaries won the Man Booker prize in 2013, and this June, arrived on BBC One. Set in the 1930s, it’s the story of a group of nuns who travel to Nepal to set up a branch of their order, and Sister Clodagh’s struggle with her attraction to a land agent, against the backdrop of the tragic history of a Nepalese princess. 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It’s the story of Gemma and Kieran, a couple who decide to ease the financial burden of their London flat by taking in a lodger who soon becomes entwined in their relationship. “If Season 3 felt like a possible ending for The Last Kingdom, Season 4 ushers in a new era for the series that readies it for many more stories. “Settle down for an Indian summer of love with this ambitious adaptation … The BBC’s take on Vikram Seth’s epic novel is the perfect Sunday-night saga … [the director] has succeeded in creating a world with charm and drama.” ★★★★ – Evening Standard, “Seth’s saga becomes sumptuous Sunday night fare. Uhtred believes the timing is right to challenge his uncle Aelfric, played by Joseph Millson (Casino Royale), and take back his ancestral home, Bebbanburg. This six-part co-production written by Trollied’s Rachel New and starring Peaky Blinders’ Kate Phillips aired on Alibi here in the UK. Watch now for free Directing is Room‘s Lenny Abrahamson and Hettie McDonald, telling an intimate story about a relationship between two young people – Marianne and Connell – stretching through their university years at Trinity College, Dublin. David Tennant leads a cast including The Good Fight‘s Cush Jumbo and The Bay‘s Matthew McNulty. However fate shifts in a different direction, leading Uhtred to realise that his destiny is tied to Alfred’s dream of a united land. Olivia Colman (The Favourite) returns in the fourth season of Netflix’s award-winning period drama series about the reign of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom. This page was last edited on 5 January 2020, at 04:32 (UTC). The third season sees the welcome arrival of Walter’s mum from Sierra Leone, with Walter desperate to impress. Set in the 1970s and 1980s, the new episodes introduce historical figures such as Margaret Thatcher, played by Gillian Anderson, and a young Princess Diana. How far will some people go for profit? List of the latest British TV series in 2021 on tv and the best British TV series of 2020 & the 2010's. All the latest on the renewal and cancellation status of UK Shows. Award-winning screenwriter Andrew Davies (Sanditon, Mr Selfridge) has adapted Vikram Seth’s bestseller A Suitable Boy for BBC One. “Channel 5 have once again solved the problem of not having the rights to any Agatha Christie novels by making the drama about Agatha herself … this sneaky Christie isn’t a patch on the real thing.” ★★ – The Telegraph. And in a gentle way, it’s really quite funny!” ★★★★ – Radio Times, “Even with its social commentary, the series has an easy vibe … and it’s a very digestible experience, especially when you also factor in the lush production design and costuming.” – News.com.au. Set in Tangier in 1955, filming took place in Andalusia and Manchester, with Juno Temple playing the lead role of Lucy Savage, a young women trapped by society who yearns for an unconventional life. All six episodes are currently available to stream on All4. Is life as a ‘throuple’ sustainable? Diana Rigg, Jim Broadbent, Gina McKee and more join Arterton. The series is due to air in Australia this July, and will arrive in the UK in autumn. Unlimited streaming available via Xbox Series X, S, One, and 360, Playstation 3, 4, and 5, Wii and many other devices. ‘The Electrical Life of Louis Wain’ preview: Benedict Cumberbatch stars in artist drama, ‘Sherlock Holmes’ director making World War II secret operatives movie. The story revolves around the Douglas family, reeling from the death of their son, and a young man they encounter at bereavement counselling with whom they become entangled. The series arrived in March, and here’s our episode one review. Filming on new ITV four-part drama Flesh And Blood got underway in June 2019, with an enviable cast led by Imelda Staunton, Stephen Rea and Russell Tovey. All Creatures Great and Small chronicles the heartwarming and humorous adventures of a young country vet in the Yorkshire Dales in the 1930s. The cast of Belgravia is led by Tamsin Greig (Episodes), Philip Glenister (Life on Mars) and Harriet Walter (Downton Abbey). Piper is terrific in it and it has plenty to say on fame and the nature of modern celebrity. BBC One’s new adaptation of Rumer Godden’s 1939 novel 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. Romola Garai, Tim McInnerny and Iain Glenn star in a screenplay from The Eichmann Show‘s Simon Block and directed by Any Human Heart‘s Michael Samuels. BBC’s uplifting 1980s drama ‘My Name is Leon’ begins filming in Birmingham, ‘Sanditon’ and ‘Downton’ stars will lead ‘Time Traveler’s Wife’ adaptation. Set in 1970, the seventh season of Endeavour “will test Endeavour’s moral compass to breaking point, both personally and professionally.”, “Shaun Evans … gives us an excellently nuanced show as the younger Morse, adopting hints of some of the elder Morse’s little ticks and mannerisms, in a miniature homage to John Thaw.” – The Independent, “With the help of a mordantly funny script by writer Russell Lewis, [Shaun] Evans has proved that he has Morse’s measure.” – Den of Geek. Luke Treadaway (Ordeal By Innocence) will lead the cast as reluctant hero Matthew Webb, alongside David Morrissey (Britannia), Charles Dance (Game of Thrones) and Jane Horrocks (Absolutely Fabulous). Meanwhile, Valentine finally finds love and some developers start taking an interest in the Eastbridge Estate, threatening the very existence of the community. Human chameleon Michael Sheen (Frost/Nixon, The Damned United) pictured above, plays quiz host Chris Tarrant, with Ripper Street‘s Matthew Macfadyen playing the accused Major in the three-part ITV/AMC drama. Among the fine looking cast are Tamsin Greig, Harriet Walter, Tara Fitzgerald, Philip Glenister and Alice Eve. The poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal on British soil sent shockwaves around the world – but at the epicentre of the story was the city of Salisbury. Originally broadcast in 1988 and 1998 and featuring a host of acting talent including Julie Walters, Maggie Smith and Patricia Routledge, the new Talking Heads starred Jodie Comer, Maxine Peake, Martin Freeman, Lesley Manville, Kristen Scott Thomas, Sarah Lancashire and more. Set in London in 1940, the fictionalised story sees the author make the decision to kill off her most famous creation – Herucle Poirot – as the Blitz rages and her future is threatened by fallout from the war. Veep‘s Hugh Laurie is going back to politics. ‘All Creatures Great and Small’ future confirmed: Will there be a Season 2? Literary adapter extraordinaire Andrew Davies (Les Miserables, War & Peace, Pride And Prejudice) is back on the BBC with the first screen adaptation of Vikram Seth’s 1993 novel A Suitable Boy. A second series was ordered by Sky in February 2020. Based on research, interviews and published accounts, it’s written by The Slap and Requiem’s Kris Mrksa, and directed by Little Boy Blue and Hatton Garden’s Paul Whittington. Created by and starring Idris Elba, the Luther actor’s semi-autobiographical comedy series is based on his childhood in London during the eighties. An episode in recent UK history – the 2018 Novichok poisonings – is translated to the screen in three-part factual drama The Salisbury Poisonings, which filmed in 2019 in the Wiltshire cathedral city. The episode is expected to air on BBC Two in the UK on Christmas Day. Based on Brian Masters’ book Killing for Company, Des follows the arrest and trial of real-life serial killer Dennis Nilsen, known as Des, who murdered boys and young men in his flat from 1978 to 1983. ‘Downton Abbey’ sequel update: When does second movie begin filming? Making her television debut is acclaimed feature director Mira Nair (Monsoon Wedding, Queen Of Katwe). Trigonometry comes written by playwright Duncan Macmillan and actor-screenwriter Effie Woods, and provokes some fascinating questions about modern love. Medici features a cast of familiar British actors, including Rose Williams (Sanditon), Bradley James (Merlin), Sarah Parish (Cutting It), and Johnny Harris (This is England ’86). The Killing‘s Sofie Grabol and Agents Of SHIELD‘s Iain de Caestecker also star. The Pale Horse is available to watch on Amazon Prime Video. Set in Iraq shortly after the 2003 fall of Saddam Hussein, it’s described as “part noir detective drama, part Le Carre and part Green Zone“. This BBC commission was announced back in 2017 and we finally have some info on it. It cheered me right up at a generally awful time, and it will cheer you up too … The costumes are sumptuous, the locations are stunning, and the whole thing is full of bright colours.” ★★★★★ – Radio Times. Read our spoiler-free review of all six episodes. Watch The Great British Baking Show on PBS. Season 7 is available to watch on Amazon Prime Video. Complicated family dynamics meet complex moral issues. “…as edgy as a toasted teacake, but there’s bite beneath the cosy surface.” – The Telegraph. This time it’s 1961 novel The Pale Horse being adapted for the screen, a story where superstition and witchcraft meet rationalism and murder. It’s a 12-part drama for BBC Three and US streaming service Hulu, starring new(ish)comers Daisy Edgar Jones and Paul Mescal. See the trailer here. From cooking competitions to magical makeovers to far-off adventures, these reality TV shows do the trick. TV shows 2020. The Last Kingdom is available to watch on Amazon Prime Video. With a cast led by Waleed Zuaiter (Omar, Altered Carbon), it’s the story of a quest for justice in an almost lawless society. Picking up in 1957, a year after the events of Season 4’s finale, for many of the residents of Grantchester, it feels like they’re in a delightful new Eden, but for all the talk of paradise on earth and faith-in-action, Geordie Keating knows that trouble is never far away. The BBC’s long-running period drama series about a group of nurse midwives working in the East End of London returns for a ninth season. It premiered on ITV on 4 January 2020. Outlander actor Tom Brittney is back as DI Geordie Keating’s new crime-solving partner in a fifth season of ITV’s crime drama based on James Runcie’s novels. Cursed is described as “a coming-of-age story whose themes are familiar to our own time: the obliteration of the natural world, religious terror, senseless war, and finding the courage to lead in the face of the impossible.”, “Cursed never quite feels big enough to tell this epic story … but overall the storytelling does a good job of showcasing varied, interesting characters in a growing cycle of violence. It was co-written by BBC Panorama‘s Adam Patterson and Declan Lawn. Upstart Crow is available to watch on Amazon Prime Video. Filming took place last summer in Dublin, Sligo and Italy for Normal People, adapted by Sally Rooney from her 2018 publishing hit of the same name. This sensitive, finely worked drama shows us the unrelentingly bleak reality of the monstrous narcissist Dennis Nilsen’s macabre murders.” ★★★★ – The Guardian, “Mesmerising David Tennant has killer down to a tee.” ★★★★★ – The Times. Based on the thriller of the same name by Elliott Colla, Baghdad Central is a six-part Channel 4 commission written by House of Saddam and The Last Kingdom‘s Stephen Butchard. Read our review here. The title is inspired by the Jamaican proverb about marginal protest challenging dominant voices, “If you are the big tree, we are the small axe”. The Great British Baking Show – A popular British reality show baking competition. This ten-episode series aired on Sky Atlantic and NOW TV. The latest from acclaimed writer-actor Michaela Coel, creator of Chewing Gum, is a 12-part half-hour series exploring sexual consent, trauma, recovery, friendship and much more. The episodes are available to stream on BBC iPlayer in the UK, and were filmed using the standing EastEnders sets. This one-off feature length BBC Two drama delved into a little-explored part of English history – the child survivors and presumed orphans of the Holocaust who were granted the right to come and live in the UK following World War II. Oscar winning screenwriter and playwright Christopher Hampton (Atonement, Dangerous Liaisons) has adapted Booker Prize winner J.G. The series was developed by British girl group little, with the winning act of the series to join them in their upcoming tour. Where to stream: Hulu This supremely addictive crime thriller, produced by BBC America, stars Sandra Oh as an intelligence agent obsessed with female serial killers. The cast includes Natalie Dormer (Game of Thrones, Picnic At Hanging Rock), Nathan Lane (Modern Family) and Daniel Zovatto (Agents Of SHIELD). Expect it to arrive this Christmas. You know your free time? From Humans screenwriter Daisy Coulam, this new four-part Channel 4 drama aired in January this year. Iain Glen (Downton Abbey), Romola Garai (The Hour) and Tim McInnerny (Blackadder) star in this “stark, moving and ultimately redemptive story,” marking the 75th anniversary of the end of the Holocaust. Des stars David Tennant and is inspired by the real story of serial killer Dennis Nilsen, who murdered several boys and men between the years of 1978 and 1983. The Stranger (January) Announced in January 2019 and arriving on Netflix a year later, The Stranger … Starz’s sequel to The White Queen and The White Princess is based on Philippa Gregory’s novels The Constant Princess and The King’s Curse. Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes has adapted his 2016 book as a new six-part mini-series for ITV. David Tennant (Broadchurch, Doctor Who) stars in this three-part true crime drama for ITV. Danish actor Claes Bang played the title role alongside Dolly Wells and John Heffernan in the miniseries which comprises three ninety-minute episodes.