This high-octane thriller is set to arrive on ITV in 2020. 2pm Monday, 16th March 2020 - concludes 2pm Friday, 27th March 2020 on ITV. 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. 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. The crime drama was inspired by JS Law’s debut novel of the same name and was adapted for screen by Pete A Dowling, whose previous credits include Flightplan and Reasonable Doubt. Here, in alphabetical order, are the new British period drama series, mini-series and TV movies you need to see in 2020! Creegan leads the Organised & Serial Crime Unit which investigates dark and very British crimes. 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. 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. The episode is expected to air on BBC Two in the UK on Christmas Day. “The team’s investigation has the potential to shatter the reputations, family relationships and the lives these characters have built over the last 30 years.”. This, and Uhtred’s feelings for Aethelflaed, drive him back into the politics that threaten to break out into war. “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. Written by Jeff Pope, A Confession follows the investigation and the subsequent fallout. “Doctor Who at its best is a blend of belts and braces sci-fi and Horrible Histories strapped to a jet pack … It is brash, bonkers and unstinting – everything you want from Doctor Who, especially in the glum days of early January.” ★★★★ – The Independent, “There’s a sense of renewed confidence in showrunner Chris Chibnall’s writing and in the polished performances of the central quartet, returning for a second lap.” ★★★★ – Radio Times. The most chillingread of Christmas 2020. The British Isles are small bunch of green and pleasant rocks just off the coast of mainland Europe. “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,” says ITV. Fun fact: for the sixth year running our Murder Mysteries to Binge Watch NOW was the #1 clicked story on BYT. “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. ‘Downton’ star Hugh Bonneville joins new Terry Pratchett adaptation, ‘Miss Scarlet and the Duke’ preview: 1800s London detective drama is coming to PBS, Jenna Coleman interview: ‘Victoria’ star on her ’70s true crime drama ‘The Serpent’. Top 10 most romantic ‘Downton Abbey’ couples revealed – as voted by you! “[John] Boyega takes his career to the next level with a heroic and even tragic portrayal of Logan.” ★★★★★ – The Guardian, “McQueen’s gripping true-life drama compensates for some of its more heavy-handed beats thanks to Boyega’s staggering, career-best performance and the fiery tone that surrounds it at every turn.” – IndieWire. 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. Depicting Nilson’s arrest and trial, the cast of Des also includes Daniel Mays (Line of Duty) as Detective Chief Inspector Peter Jay and Jason Watkins (The Crown) as Masters. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Rumer Godden’s novel Black Narcissus is available on Amazon. And viewers agree. 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. January 7, 2020 By Jess Lourey. “Roald & Beatrix is a slow-burning yet heart-warming Christmas tonic for fans of all ages … Both uplifting and affecting … the touching dramatisation is still a soothing tonic that’s perfect for the frantic festive season.” ★★★★ – Radio Times, “Sweeter than a tin of condensed milk and just as retro, Kerr’s drama is a balm. 29-year-old English actress Juno Temple (Atonement) leads the cast as troubled American debutante Lucy Savage in the “provocative, intelligent, emotionally vibrant and unashamedly entertaining” series. New TV Series 2020 by richie-tm | created - 16 Oct 2019 | updated - 1 month ago | Public Refine See titles to watch instantly, titles you haven't rated, etc. “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. Psych. Season 1 is available to watch on Amazon Prime Video. 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. Here, in alphabetical order, are the new British period drama series, mini-series and TV movies you need to see in 2020! Michaela Coel in Black Earth Rising. The psychopathic Villanelle, played by Jodie Comer, is back on the BBC in typically flamboyant - and disconcertingly funny - fashion. Netflix premiered the long-awaited third season of the disturbing, gloomy smash hit Ozark last month, replete with more deception, destruction and death, courtesy of stars Jason Bateman and Laura Linney. Read "The Christmas Killer: The debut thriller in a gripping new British detective crime fiction series for 2020 (DI James Walker series, Book 1)" by Alex Pine available from Rakuten Kobo. List of the latest British TV series in 2021 on tv and the best British TV series of 2020 & the 2010's. ‘The Serpent’ recap: What happened in Episode 3? 12. As 2020 draws near, we take a look ahead at the new British programs are heading our way in the New Year, and discuss the favorites we can't wait to see return. The cast includes Natalie Dormer (Game of Thrones, Picnic At Hanging Rock), Nathan Lane (Modern Family) and Daniel Zovatto (Agents Of SHIELD). It didn’t hurt that the ever-sympathetic Martin Freeman was playing the lead role,” says Gerard O’Donovan at The Telegraph. The writer is Robert Murphy, lead writer of the DCI Banks series. “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. Sherlock writers Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss have teamed up again for a new version of Bram Stoker’s classic Gothic novel Dracula. Series Premiere, Sunday, September 13, 9/8c. Killers. This is his Dowling’s first UK TV show. It kicks off with a Royal Navy sailor being discovered dead aboard a British nuclear submarine called Tenacity. And no wonder. Created by Grantchester writer Rachael New, Miss Scarlet and The Duke follows the first ever-female detective in 19th century London. 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. 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). However fate shifts in a different direction, leading Uhtred to realise that his destiny is tied to Alfred’s dream of a united land. Stumbling across B Is for Burglar, the second book in Sue Grafton’s beloved Kinsey Millhone Alphabet Mysteries, brought me back into the crime … 2020, as a year for us binge watchers, has been great. Starring Gemma Arterton (Their Finest), Diana Rigg (Victoria), Jim Broadbent (War and Peace), Gina McKee (Bodyguard) and Rosie Cavaliero (Gentleman Jack), the three-part mini-series returns the 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 II. The Windermere Children is one such drama.” ★★★★★ – Radio Times. British crime investigation series based around aristocratic, Oxford-educated Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley ( Nathaniel Parker) and his working-class assistant Sergeant Barbara Havers ( Sharon Small). It builds to an unexpected climax that “no other show in 2019 could have attempted”, The Guardian says. Shaun Evans returns as DS Endeavour Morse, alongside Roger Allam as DI Fred Thursday, in three new feature-length stories. Malkovich stars alongside Rupert Grint and Andrew Buchan in this three-part crime-drama series. 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. Previewing the Best New TV Series of the Year. Elle Fanning (Ginger & Rosa) and Nicholas Hoult (The Favourite) star in Hulu’s satirical, comedic drama about the rise of Catherine the Great. Sport, shop-keeping, alcohol consumption per capita, stodgy food, sarcasm, poor teeth and, of course, entertainment. 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). This month on Netflix, prepare for a new drama series from the mind of Ryan Murphy (American Horror Story, American Crime Story). Whether because crime fiction is familiar or because its narratives usually contain a resolution, it has proved to be more popular than ever in 2020. Votes: 4,177 “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. Eve, with her marriage on the rocks, is cast back into the world of spying and assassins in the latest series, while Villanelle combines contract killing with a personal journey of her own. “…as edgy as a toasted teacake, but there’s bite beneath the cosy surface.” – The Telegraph. Farrell’s novel is available on Amazon. 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. The six-part Irish period drama series stars Michael Smiley (Luther), Kerr Logan (Game of Thrones), Eileen O’Higgins (Mary Queen of Scots) and Aidan O’Hare (Jackie). I have no idea if it is a realistic depiction of detective work, but it makes for gripping drama.”. In the second, Captain America’s Hayley Atwell is called in after her sister’s housemate is poisoned. But it’s also ultimately and frustratingly, a bloodless one that doesn’t quite know how to get hearts racing like its tenuous premise requires.” – Variety. “Netflix’s period drama is the shiny little stocking filler the world needs this Christmas … Shonda Rhimes’ historical romance series is all the better for putting entertainment before accuracy … Nobody’s going to mistake Bridgerton for Austen, but it hardly matters.” ★★★★ – The Independent, “Bridgerton is so good! RELENTLESS directed by Steven Murphy. A Look Ahead at Some New Crime and Mystery Series Launching in 2020. There are technically four shows - Criminal: United Kingdom, Criminal: France, Criminal: Germany and Criminal: Spain - each with three episodes depicting three intense police interrogations, all filmed in one studio in Madrid. You’ll hear very few complaints about that. Helen Baxendale (Friends) stars as Agatha Christie in the third of Channel 5’s Agatha and the… TV movies. “Psychopath, con man, thief and master of disguise, by 1976 serial killer Sobhraj was Interpol's most wanted man and had arrest warrants on three different continents.”, –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––For more arts reviews - and a concise, refreshing and balanced take on what really matters - try The Week magazine. The limited drama series is a gripping, character-driven thriller based on the 2012 New York Times best selling novel of the same name by William Landay. Set in 1880s Ireland, Dead Still follows a memorial photographer who investigates the murders of his recently deceased subjects. 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. Robert Lindsay plays the relentlessly middle-class multi-millionaire owner of the murder-scene mansion in the first episode. 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. After the death of Alfred, the alliances between the kingdoms are fractured. In the Long Run is available to watch on Amazon Prime Video. Based on the crime thrillers of author Nicolas Freeling, this reboot of the popular British series … “Julian Fellowes scores with winning drama about the birth of football.” ★★★★ – The Telegraph, “It is Downton Abbey for boys.” – The Guardian. 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. On the one hand, it’s very silly and gloriously camp. True crime dramatisations dominated our television screens last year, and the nation's appetite for the macabre shows no signs of abating in 2020. 34. Breeders. Dead Still is available to watch on Amazon Prime Video. Stylistically bold and wholly unpredictable, the drama feels more like an art-house production than one backed by the BBC. “Like in the first installment, Charlotte Hope carries this series on her petite shoulders, summoning a constant inner strength from Catherine as she recovers from repeated losses.” – Paste Magazine. Miss Scarlet and The Duke is available on DVD on Amazon. The second sees an unexplained death at a rehab centre. Unforgotten Seasons 1-3. As the snow begins to fall, the body count begins to climb… DI James 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. Featuring all new characters, Showtime’s Penny Dreadful spin-off moves the action on from Victorian London to Los Angeles in the 1930s. “I had an idea in my head and then Grenfell happened and the idea changed,” he said. Set during (and after) World War II, this British police procedural follows small-town detective Christopher Foyle (Michael Kitchen) and his driver Samantha Stewart (Honeysuckle Weeks) as … “It is rare indeed to find a television dramatisation, even one concerned, as here, with the Holocaust, that exercises such a raw emotional power.” ★★★★ – The Independent, “Every now and then, something comes along that reminds you just how powerful television can be; just how much it can touch you and move you, leaving you emotionally battered and yet profoundly grateful for the experience of having watched. New streaming platform HBO Max launches two weeks from today, and its offerings will include a number of British TV titles. Check out our list of the best crime series on Netflix, which includes true-crime docuseries like The Keepers to new hits like Evil. It is the fifth of Christie’s novels Phelps has rewritten for television since 2015. Here’s what arrived in 2019, and here are the new British TV dramas that arrived in 2020. This Netflix series is a re-imagination of the Arthurian legend, telling the story of gifted teenage heroine Nimue (Katherine Langford), who is destined to become the famous Lady of the Lake. BBC One’s new drama is based on the true story of international serial killer Charles Sobhraj, one of the most elusive criminals of the 20th century. The show is based on creator Neil Cross’s novel Burial, and is due to feature Bertie Carvel (Doctor Foster) and Amrita Acharia (Game of Thrones). One of Britain’s most notorious killers, Nilsen is thought to have murdered at least 12 young men in his flat from 1978 to 1983. 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). Fulcher, whose book serves as the basis for the show, breaks police protocol and extracts confessions from the killer Christopher Halliwell for the murder of O’Callaghan and another woman, 20-year-old Becky Godden-Edwards. The Last Kingdom is available to watch on Amazon Prime Video. “David Tennant excels as a perfectly ordinary serial killer. Roald & Beatrix: The Tail of the Curious Mouse is inspired by the true story of when a young Roald Dahl met his hero, Beatrix Potter. THE STRANGER Trailer (2020) Thriller TV Series© 2020 - Netflix The six-part crime drama series stars Kate Phillips (Wolf Hall), Stuart Martin (Jamestown), Ansu Kabia (World on Fire), Andrew Gower (Carnival Row) and Kevin Doyle (Downton Abbey). David Tennant is set to return again this autumn when he plays the real-life serial killer Dennis Nilsen in ITV’s Des. The British Isles punch above their weight in many areas. 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