The best TV shows airing in 2020

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2020 is shaping as much as be a 12 months jam-packed with terrific telly. There are some much-missed returning exhibits, from Physician Who to Final Tango in Halifax, plus some cracking working collection (anticipate extra Killing Eve, Gentleman Jack and Endeavour).

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Plus, these TV bigwigs have been cooking up a number of thrilling new collection and one-offs for us to take pleasure in. There’s an adaptation of Sally Rooney’s bestseller Regular Folks, David Tennant’s new Channel four collection Deadwater Fell, and Keeley Hawes’ return to the power in ITV factual drama Honour.

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Learn on for a full listing of the perfect TV to sit up for in 2020:


Completely happy Valley collection three

Channel: BBC1

Air date: TBC

Sarah Lancashire in Happy Valley

Completely happy Valley collection three on BBC1

The long-awaited third collection of Sally Wainwright’s Bafta-winning crime drama had beforehand been anticipated to lastly air in 2019, nonetheless it’s trying extra prone to hit screens in 2020, with Sarah Lancashire reprising her position as no-nonsense copper Catherine Cawood. Learn extra


Final Tango in Halifax season 4

Channel: BBC1

Air Date: TBC

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Derek Jacobi, Anne Reid, Sarah Lancashire and Nicola Walker will all return for 4 extra episodes of the much-loved comedy drama, written by Sally Wainwright. The Bafta-winning drama tells the story of former childhood sweethearts Celia and Alan who’ve rekindled their relationship later in life, in addition to following the lives of their respective grown-up daughters. Learn extra


His Darkish Supplies

Channel: BBC1

Air date: TBC

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His Darkish Supplies on BBC1

The BBC display adaptation of Phillip Pullman’s Darkish Supplies trilogy stars James McAvoy, Ruth Wilson and Lin Manuel Miranda and is written by Harry Potter and The Cursed Youngster author Jack Thorne. Regardless of initially being anticipated to land in 2019, it’s trying extra seemingly that it’ll have a 2020 launch date. Learn extra


Glass Homes

Channel: ITV

Air date: TBC

Glass Houses

The Vicar of Dibley star Daybreak French is ready to play a harmful village gossip in Glass Homes. Her character Maggie Connors is a busybody who offers an indiscreet interview to a neighborhood radio interviewer that sparks off a collection of surprising happenings within the fictional city of Thurlbury. Learn extra


Physician Who collection 12

Channel: BBC1

Air date: TBC

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Jodie Whittaker and her Physician Who staff will probably be again in 2020 for one more collection of adventures on the BBC. Bradley Walsh, Tosin Cole and Mandip Gill are all set to return, and stories counsel that actor, author, presenter and basic polymath Stephen Fry additionally has a job in an upcoming episode… Learn extra


Jan 22nd 

Channel: BBC2 

Air date: TBC

Netflix's Our Planet Royal World Premiere, London, April 2019. (L-R) Michaela Coel

Created by and starring Michaela Coel of Chewing Gum fame, Jan 22nd guarantees to be a “provocative” collection exploring the query of sexual consent in as we speak’s world, the place gratification is barely a relationship app away. Learn extra


Regular Folks

Channel: BBC3

Air date: 2020

Sally Rooney Normal People (Getty)

Sally Rooney is adapting her critically acclaimed novel Regular Folks for BBC3. The fashionable love story chronicles the romance between Marianne and Connell – each from a small Irish city, however from very completely different backgrounds – whose relationship is examined at numerous junctures of their lives. Learn extra


Outlander collection 5

Channel: Amazon Prime

Air date: early 2020

Outlander Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe were auditioned together in what is known as a 'chemistry read' (STARZ)

Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe will reprise their roles because the beloved Jamie and Claire in a fifth collection of Outlander, which is able to see the pair dealing with new challenges, adversaries and adventures because the present delves into American historical past and continues the story of the Frasers settling within the New World. Learn extra


LIFE

Channel: BBC1 

Air date: 2020  

LIFE is an “epic story about seemingly ‘ordinary’ people who turn out to be anything but” from the author of Physician Foster, Mike Bartlett. Set in a divided home in Manchester, it brings collectively 4 tales from completely different flats to inform an even bigger story about what occurs when individuals step out of their very own private area and take a better look into the lives of others. Learn extra


The North Water 

Channel: BBC2

Air date: 2020

Jack O'Connell

Jack O’Connell and Colin Farrell lead the solid of The North Water, a four-part thriller primarily based on the critically acclaimed novel by Ian McGuire. The 1850s-set survival collection, which takes place within the UK and the ice floes of the Arctic, tells the story of Patrick Sumner (O’Connell), a disgraced ex-army surgeon who finds himself on an ill-fated journey with a murderous psychopath (Farrell). Learn extra


The Singapore Grip  

Channel: ITV

Air date: 2020

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The Singapore Grip, starring David Morrissey and Luke Treadaway, is a brand new drama from the makers of Poldark tailored from JG Farrell’s 1978 novel of the identical identify. The present will observe a British household residing in Singapore on the time of the Japanese invasion throughout the Second World Conflict. Learn extra


Belgravia

Channel: ITV 

Air date: 2020

First look image from Belgravia

Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes is adapting his novel Belgravia right into a six-parter starring Tamsin Greig and Harriet Walter. The 19th century-set drama revolves across the Trenchard household who attend a ball hosted by the Duchess of Richmond on the eve of the Battle of Waterloo, sparking a collection of occasions that can have penalties for many years to return in London’s wealthiest neighbourhood. Learn extra


The Serpent

Channel: BBC1

Air date: TBC

Tahar Rahim

Set within the 1970s, French actor Tahar Rahim will play infamous serial killer Charles Sobhraj who turned the chief suspect in a spate of unsolved murders of younger Western travellers in India, Thailand and Nepal. Learn extra


Flesh and Blood

Channel: ITV

Air date: 2020 

Imelda Staunton (Getty)

Household drama Flesh and Blood is the fashionable story of three grownup siblings – Helen, Jake and Natalie – whose lives are thrown into disarray when their lately widowed mom Vivien reveals she’s fallen for a brand new man. The drama is written by The Lengthy Music’s Sarah Williams and stars Imelda Staunton and Russell Tovey. Learn extra


Deadwater Fell

Channel: Channel four 

Air date: 2020

David Tennant (Getty)

Daisy Coulam, the creator of Grantchester, is again with a brand new four-part crime drama starring Physician Who’s David Tennant. The drama will study the “notion of evil” and can observe two households within the aftermath of the homicide of three kids and their mom, trying on the ripple impact of the crime in the local people. Learn extra


The Final Days of Marilyn Monroe

Channel: BBC

Air date: 2020

Marilyn Monroe (Getty)

The BBC is ready to discover the ultimate months of Marilyn Monroe’s life in a brand new drama collection written by Belief Me screenwriter Dan Sefton. The present will hint the run-up to Monroe’s loss of life on the age of 36 from an overdose of sleeping drugs. Learn extra


Name the Midwife

Channel: BBC1

Air date: 2020

Call the Midwife

The midwives of Poplar return for one more collection (plus a 2019 Christmas particular) which begins in January 1965 with the funeral of Winston Churchill, and sees Nonnatus Home “entering a bold and innovative era”. And there’s excellent news for Midwife followers – the drama has been green-lit for an additional two collection so will probably be on our screens till at the very least 2022. Learn extra


Killing Eve collection three

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Killing Eve will return to screens in 2020 with a brand new feminine showrunner on the helm: Suzanne Heathcote. However who will probably be reprising their roles? Properly, it largely relies upon who survives collection two… Learn extra


Our Lady

Channel: BBC1

Air date: 2020

Michelle Keegan returns as military medic Georgie Lane for a fourth collection as she heads again to Afghanisatan, the scene of fiancé Elvis’s loss of life. 2 Part may also be again – however lacking a couple of acquainted faces this time. Learn extra


The Pale Horse

Channel: BBC1

Air date: TBC

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And Then There Had been None and Ordeal by Innocence author Sarah Phelps tackles her subsequent Agatha Christie story – The Pale Horse –  set in 1961 and centring across the character of Mark Easterbrook, a person whose identify seems on a mysterious listing discovered contained in the shoe of a lifeless girl. Learn extra


The Bay collection 2

Channel: ITV

Air date: TBC

Morven Christie as Detective Sergeant Lisa Armstrong in The Bay

The Bay, penned by the Being Human author Daragh Carville, is against the law story rooted within the households and communities of a coastal city. Morven Christie is predicted to return as Household Liaison Officer Lisa Armstrong for season two, with an entire new case to crack. Learn extra


Gentleman Jack collection 2

Channel: BBC1

Air date: TBC

Suranne Jones and Sophie Rundle in Gentleman Jack (BBC, EH)

Suranne Jones will probably be again to convey the exceptional story of Anne Lister to life in a second collection of the interval drama, which was recommissioned after simply two episodes of the primary season had aired. Learn extra


Honour

Channel: ITV

Air date: TBC

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Honour is a brand new two-part factual drama primarily based on the true story of 20-year-old Londonder Banaz Mahmod, who was murdered by her household for falling in love with the flawed man. Keeley Hawes will star because the lead detective on the case. Learn extra


Unforgotten

Channel: ITV

Air date: TBC

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DCI Cassie Stuart (Nicola Walker) and DI Sunny Khan (Sanjeev Bhaskar) dig into one other historic crime on this critically acclaimed collection from author Chris Lang. Learn extra


Tin Star collection three

Channel: Sky

Air date: TBC

Tim Roth in Tin Star

Sky Atlantic’s “epic thriller” Tin Star is ready to return for a 3rd and closing season – this time set within the UK because the Value household “confront their menacing past” in Liverpool. Learn extra


Salisbury

Channel: BBC2

Air date: TBC

Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov give interview to Russia Today

The poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal on British soil despatched shockwaves around the globe – however on the epicentre of the story was town of Salisbury. This two-part drama will inform the story “of how ordinary people reacted to a crisis on their doorstep, displaying extraordinary heroism as their city became the focus of an unprecedented national emergency.” Learn extra


All Creatures Nice and Small 

Channel: Channel 5

Air date: TBC

All Creatures Great and Small' cast members Rebecca Smith, Christopher Timothy, Lynda Bellingham and Oliver Wilson. January 1988. (Getty Images)

Channel 5 is teaming up with US broadcaster PBS for a six-part remake of the enduring comedy-drama primarily based on James Herriott’s memoirs, tying in with the 50th anniversary of the publication of his books. Learn extra

Harmless

Channel: ITV

Air date: TBC

Lee Ingleby in Innocent

Chris Lang’s tense drama returns however with a completely new story and characters. As soon as once more, it should revolve round a central conceit – is its essential character harmless or not? Learn extra


Grantchester

Channel: ITV

Air date: TBC

Tom Brittney, Grantchester (ITV)

James Norton might have gone, however his alternative – Tom Brittney’s motorcycle-riding Reverend Will Davenport – is returning for one more season of Grantchester. Learn extra


Loss of life in Paradise

Channel: BBC1

Air date: early 2020

Ardal O'Hanlon Death in Paradise

Ardal O’Hanlon’s DI Jack Mooney is due again in paradise at first of the 12 months to unravel one other batch of eccentric crimes and provides us all some severe Caribbean vacation inspo. Learn extra


Endeavour collection 7

Channel: ITV

Air date: TBC

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Shaun Evans is returning as younger Inspector Endeavour Mose, in a seventh collection by author Russell Lewis. Learn extra


That is Going to Damage

Channel: BBC2

Air date: TBC

Adam Kay, This is Going to Hurt (Getty)

Former junior physician Adam Kay has tailored his bestselling memoir into an eight-part collection charting his fraught – and sometimes hilarious – experiences of working within the NHS. Learn extra


Chilly Ft

Channel: ITV

Air date: TBC

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Stars James Nesbitt, Hermione Norris, Robert Bathurst, Fay Ripley and John Thomson are all set to return to Manchester for a ninth collection of the long-running comedy drama. Learn extra


Sitting in Limbo

Channel: BBC1

Air date: TBC

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Novelist Stephen S. Thompson has primarily based this drama on the real-life story of his brother Anthony Bryan and the Windrush immigration scandal. Anthony had lived within the UK since he was eight years previous – however when he determined to acquire a passport and go to his mom in Jamaica, he learnt that there was no report of him as a British Citizen. Learn extra


Russell T Davies’ 1980s AIDS drama 

Channel: Channel four

Air date: Summer time 2020

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Former Physician Who showrunner Russell T Davies will discover the lives of three younger homosexual males affected by the AIDS disaster of the 1980s. Ritchie, Roscoe and Colin arrive in London with “hope and ambition and joy” however stroll straight into “a plague that most of the world ignores.” Learn extra


Tenacity

Channel: ITV

Air date: TBC

Nuclear submarine HMS Vengeance

Tailored from JS Regulation’s debut novel, Tenacity sees a Navy sailor found lifeless aboard a nuclear submarine. A navy detective is shipped to research and it quickly transpires that the loss of life was no accident… Learn extra


Little Birds

Channel: Sky Atlantic

Air date: TBC

Juno Temple

Impressed by Anais Nin’s assortment of erotic quick tales, Juno Temple stars as an American debutante who travels to 1950s Tangier within the hopes of discovering a extra unconventional life. Learn extra


Alan Partridge’s travelogue collection

Channel: BBC1

Air Date: TBC

This Time With Alan Partridge

This Time With Alan Partridge (BBC)

A follow-up to This Time With Alan Partridge, the much-loved comedy character’s subsequent (as-yet untitled) collection is described as a motor travelogue collection, and can observe Partridge as he drives round Britain and meets numerous new characters. Learn extra


Finest Pursuits

Channel: BBC1

Air Date: TBC

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BAFTA-winning screenwriter Jack Thorne pens a model new four-part drama collection, following a pair who should battle for his or her daughter’s survival — even when they don’t know whose finest pursuits that may fulfil. Learn extra


The Handmaid’s Story season 4

Channel: Channel four, Hulu

Air date: TBC

The Handmaid's Tale, Channel 4 press

Hulu’s Golden Globe and Emmy-winning adaptation starring Elisabeth Moss returns for a fourth season, set in a dystopian future model of the USA. Learn extra


The New Pope

Channel: Sky Atlantic

Air date: TBC

The New Pope

Paolo Sorrentino returns together with his follow-up to The Younger Pope, starring Jude Regulation, as he reprises his position as Lenny Belardo, alias Pius XIII, the primary ever American pope, whereas John Malkovich performs his potential successor. Learn extra.


I Hate Suzie

Channel: Sky Atlantic and NOW TV 

Air date: TBC

Billie Piper

Physician Who favorite Billie Piper reunited with Secret Diary of a Name Lady author Lucy Prebble to co-create an authentic Sky drama aabout a star on the wane, whose world is turned the wrong way up after her cellphone is hacked and a picture of her in a “compromising position” is leaked. Learn extra.


Quiz

Channel: ITV

Air date: TBC

Quiz Helen McCrory and Michael Sheen (Getty)

The drama is ready to discover Who Desires To Be A Millionaire’s notorious coughing scandal, and stars Matthew Macfadyen, Fleabag star Sian Clifford, Helen McCrory and Michael Sheen. Learn extra.


As a result of the Evening

Channel: ITV

Air date: TBC

Neil Cross image

Luther creator Neil Cross has penned a darkish new four-part collection for ITV, that includes homicide — and presumably ghosts. Learn extra.


Father Brown

Channel: BBC1

Air-date: TBC

Father Brown

Harry Potter’s Mark Williams is again because the crime-solving priest for an eighth season of the immensely standard daytime collection. Learn extra.


Small Axe 

Channel: BBC1

Air date: TBC

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Oscar-winning author and director Steve McQueen is bringing an anthology of hour-long tales about London’s West Indian neighborhood to BBC1, with Black Panther’s Letitia Wright and Star Wars’ John Boyega becoming a member of the starry solid. Learn extra.


Roadkill

Channel: BBC1

Air date: TBC

Hugh Laurie

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Hugh Laurie (The Evening Supervisor) performs a self-interested Conservative minister whose life — each private and non-private — is falling aside, however whose eye stays on the final word political prize as he makes an attempt to out-run his previous. Learn extra.


The Journey to Greece

Channel: Sky1

Air date: TBC

Programme Name: The Trip - TX: n/a - Episode: n/a (No. Episode 4) - Picture Shows: (L-R) Rob Brydon, Steve Coogan - (C) Revolution Films - Photographer: Ciro Meggiolaro

Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan pack their suitcases as soon as once more, this time for a tour across the Greek islands. Anticipate loads of moussaka, tzatziki, feta and bickering… Learn extra

Ghosts

Channel: BBC1

Air date: TBC

Programme Name: Ghosts - TX: n/a - Episode: n/a (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: Thomas Thorne (MAT BAYNTON) - (C) Button Hall Productions - Photographer: Mark Johnson

The BBC’s lifeless humorous (sorry) sitcom has been recommissioned for one more collection following a bunch of squabbling spirits haunting crumbling nation pile Button Home. From the staff behind Horrible Histories, it stars Mathew Baynton, Charlotte Ritchie, Kiell Smith-Bynoe and extra. Learn extra
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