‘Cucumber’ and ‘Banana’ start date confirmed

Cucumber and Banana, Russell T Davies’ two new dramas about “the passions and pitfalls of 21st century gay life”, will launch on Channel 4 and E4 later this month. Written and created by Russell T Davies (Doctor Who, Queer as Folk), Cucumber begins on Thursday 22 January at 9pm on Channel 4, followed by Banana at … >

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‘Wolf Hall’ start date confirmed

BBC Two’s epic new drama series Wolf Hall will begin later this month. The six-part adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s Booker Prize-winning novels stars Homeland‘s Damian Lewis as Henry VIII alongside Mark Rylance as Thomas Cromwell and Claire Foy (The Promise) as Anne Boleyn. Wolf Hall begins at 9pm on Wednesday 21 January on BBC Two. … >

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Channel 4’s epic ‘Indian Summers’ to air in February

Channel 4 has announced that its new ten-part period drama about the final years of British colonial rule in India will begin in February. Indian Summers stars Julie Walters (Harry Potter), Henry Lloyd-Hughes (The Inbetweeners), Jemima West (The Borgias), Nikesh Patel (Bedlam), Roshan Seth (Ghandi) and Lillete Dubey (Monsoon Wedding). The official synopsis reads: “Set … >

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‘Girls’ Season 4 UK start date confirmed

HBO’s Girls will return in the UK next month. The new ten-part fourth season will launch at 10pm on Monday 12 January on Sky Atlantic. Settling into life in Iowa, Hannah attends her first writers’ workshop – what will the rest of the class make of her scribblings? Watch the Season 4 trailer… Are you … >

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‘Foyle’s War’ Season 8 start date confirmed

Michael Kitchen will return as Senior Intelligence Officer Christopher Foyle next month in three new feature-length Foyle’s War films. Written by creator Anthony Horowitz and inspired by real events in the early Cold War, Season 8 follow Foyle’s battles in the dangerous world of espionage, at a time in our country’s history when political and … >

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‘Mapp and Lucia’ start date confirmed

Steve Pemberton’s adaptation of EF Benson’s comic drama Mapp and Lucia will air over three consecutive days in the week after Christmas. Set in the summer of 1930, the three-part mini-series begins at 9.05pm on Monday 29 December on BBC One, concluding at 9pm on Wednesday 31 December. > Order Mapp and Lucia on DVD … >

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‘Last Tango in Halifax’ Season 3 start date confirmed

Last Tango in Halifax will return for a new six-part season later this month. Starring Derek Jacobi and Anne Reid as love-struck septuagenarians Alan and Celia, the comedy-drama’s third season begins at 9pm on Sunday 28 December on BBC One. > Order Season 3 on DVD on Amazon. Sarah Lancashire (Happy Valley) and Nicola Walker … >

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‘The Musketeers’ Season 2 start date announced

The new season of The Musketeers will launch next month, the BBC has confirmed. Season 2 will begin at 9pm on Friday 2 January on BBC One. Returning cast members include Luke Pasqualino (Skins) as D’Artagnan, Tom Burke (The Hour) as Athos, Santiago Cabrera (Merlin) as Aramis and Howard Charles (Royal Shakespeare Company) as Porthos. … >

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‘Birds of a Feather’ return date confirmed

Birds of a Feather will return to ITV on Boxing Day for a Christmas special ahead of the new season. The sitcom originally ran for nine series between 1989 and 1998 on BBC One, relaunching on ITV in January this year with audiences of up to 9.5 million. Airing at 9pm on Friday 26 December, … >

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‘Scandal’ Season 4 start date in UK announced

The new season of Scandal will begin in the UK next month. Shonda Rhimes’ US political thriller returns to Sky Living for a 22-part fourth season at 10pm on Thursday 8 January with ‘Randy, Red, Superfreak and Julia’. Watch the trailer… Two months have passed since tragedy struck the first family and Olivia and Jake … >

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