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British TV 2024

The Radio Times profiled 65 shows to watch this year - below are the UK productions that will air on UK tv

2 THE WAY BBC1 February Co-written, directed and starring Michael Sheen, this three-part drama brings together Wales’s finest acting talent in a political thriller that follows the Driscoll family who have to escape their small town following a civil uprising, while pursued by a mercenary played by Luke Evans

3 THIS TOWN BBC1 Spring From Peaky Blinders’ Steven Knight, starring Michelle Dockery (right), and filmed in Birmingham and at Knight’s new Digbeth Loc Film and TV Studios. In 1981, a group of young people pursue their dream of making music during chaotic and violent times.

4 NIGHTSLEEPER BBC1 Later this year All aboard for this real-time thriller, which takes place on a Glasgow to London sleeper train that’s hacked. As a government agency tries to intervene, things on board start to escalate. Can two strangers (Alexandra Roach and Joe Cole), one on the train and one not, help each other reach their final destination unscathed?

5 THE JETTY BBC1 Later this year All good crime thrillers need a character with a murky past. In this four-parter, it’s Jenna Coleman’s Detective Ember Manning, who investigates a fire that destroyed a holiday home in Lancashire — but the case becomes a lot more complex as she digs into it.

DOUGLAS IS CANCELED ITV1 Later this year From Steven Moffat comes this comedy drama about cancel culture, with Hugh Bonneville as a seasoned news presenter and Karen Gillan as his savvy co-anchor (left). When Douglas is overheard making a distasteful joke, it could lead to the end of his career.

12 Mr Loverman BBC1 Later this year Lennie James stars in this adaptation of author Bernardine Evaristo’s 2013 novel as Antiguan-born Hackney personality Barrington Jedidiah Walker. His wife suspects he’s been cheating on her with other women, but the reality is far more complicated. SPOILER: He's a queer!

14 PLAYING NICE ITV1 Later this year James Norton, Niamh Algar, James McArdle and Jessica Brown Findlay star as two couples who discover that their children were switched at birth in a hospital mix-up. But giving up the toddler “sons” they’ve raised and loved might not be the easiest option.

15 JOAN ITV1 Later this year The true-life story of notorious jewel thief Joan Hannington is a gift to programme-makers. In the 1980s, Joan (Sophie Turner) forges out a new life for herself when her criminal husband goes on the run.

17 ALICE & JACK C4 Coming soon A romantic drama starring Domhnall Gleeson and Andrea Riseborough as the titular characters. When Jack meets Alice they form an instant connection, but the course of true love never did run smooth… But, as Glesson says, “The only work I’ve wanted to watch and do since the pandemic is about connection and love, with a sense of humour.”

18 THE GATHERING C4 Coming soon A Merseyside teenager is attacked during a rave and everyone who was there is a suspect. Could the teen’s hobbies have made her a target? Warren Brown and Richard Coyle star.

23 MISS AUSTEN BBC Perhaps we’ll finally get to the bottom of a mystery that has confused academics for centuries in this adaptation of Gill Hornby’s novel. Three years after Jane Austen’s death, her sister Cassandra (played by Keeley Hawes, above) stumbles across some of her private letters and decides not to treasure them, but to burn them.

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by Anonymousreply 5June 8, 2024 1:51 PM

That nasty Miss Scarlett,, the cheap show with the blue-green coloring, is back on. I can’t stand that woman, she looks like white Candace Owens.

by Anonymousreply 1February 3, 2024 6:01 AM

It's all Mr. Bates and the Post Office and The Traitors, all the time over here right now.

by Anonymousreply 2February 3, 2024 6:05 AM

Dear lord “Funny Woman” is dismal. The overacting, the weak plot, the overacting, the boring characters, the overacting…

“Let’s revisit the kicky, campy 1960s! But let’s do it on a shoestring budget, so it looks and sounds nothing like the 1960s and comes off as desperate instead of frothy.

by Anonymousreply 3February 5, 2024 7:18 PM

Quasi-British, Monsieur Spade is a mess also.

by Anonymousreply 4February 6, 2024 3:26 AM

[quote] played by Keeley Hawes

They're ALL bloody played by bloody Keeley Hawes.

by Anonymousreply 5June 8, 2024 1:51 PM
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