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Upcoming TV Shows to Look Out For

Gina Narramore

Gina Narramore

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Lifestyle

With plenty of reoccurring TV shows on the television at the moment, why not dive into a new series coming soon. From dramas and thrillers, to entertainment and comedy, we've found a few for you to look our for in the upcoming weeks.

Gentleman Jack

Gentleman Jack follows the remarkable love story of Anne Lister, Suranne Jones (Doctor Foster), in the complex, changing world of Halifax and the industrial revolution. 
Inspired by the actual four-million-words of Anne’s diaries, this eight-part drama explores Lister’s relationships at home with her family, servants and tenants as she sets out to improve her fortunes and the fate of crumbling Shibden Hall.

Gentleman Jack is set out to have the warmth, wit and complexity that audiences have come to associate with Sally Wainwrights’ (Happy Valley, Last Tango in Halifax) writing, and at its heart is Anne’s relationship with her would-be wife, Ann Walker. 

BBC One, started Sunday 19 May 9pm. Catch up on BBC iPlayer

Summer of Rockets

Summer of Rockets, a semi-autobiographical drama, is set in the UK in 1958 during the Cold War. The drama centres around Samuel, a Russian-born Jewish inventor of bespoke hearing aids, who is approached by the MI5 to spy on his friends Kathleen, her husband Richard Shaw MP and Lord Arthur Wallington. 

This six-part show is set against the backdrop of Britain testing its fist hydrogen bomb and the Russians beating the Americans in the first phase of the space race. 

BBC 2, started Wednesday 22 May 9pm. Catch up on BBC iPlayer

Catch 22

Based on Joseph Heller’s seminal novel, Catch 22 is the story of the incomparable, artful dodger, Yossarian, a US Air Force bombardier in World War II who is furious because thousands of people he has never met are trying to kill him. 

The six-part part series follows Yossarian and his struggles with his own army as they keep increasing the number of missions the men must fly to complete their service. 
He wants out of the war, but his biggest problem is his own military, which keeps increasing the number of missions a man must fly to complete their service and be sent back home.

The story follows Yossarian and his fellow bombardiers’ varying degrees of sanity and panic as they fight under a brutal regime as harsh as anything the enemy can throw at them.

Channel 4, coming soon 

The War of the Worlds 

Eleanor Tomlinson, Rafe Spall, Robert Carlyle and Rupert Graves will star in the three-part series, written for television by Doctor Who’s Peter Harness.  

When a strange object lands in the heart of England and hatches, the inhabitants of Earth find themselves under attack from ruthless aliens armed with heat rays and poisonous smoke. 

The story will follow Amy and George as they face the escalating terror, fighting for their lives against an enemy beyond their comprehension set in Edwardian England. 
BBC, coming soon 

A Confession 

Detective Superintendent Steve Fulcher (Martin Freeman) intends on catching a killer of a missing woman, even if that may cost him his career and reputation. 

A Confession sees Fulcher delve into the disappearance of 22-year-old Sian O’Callaghan in 2011, who never arrived back to her boyfriend’s house where she was due to stay after a night out clubbing. 

The investigation soon involves Karen Edwards, a mother whose daughter Becky also disappeared years before, and the two cases become connected, leading police to local taxi driver Christopher Halliwell.

However, in trying to rescue both girls, Fulcher breaks numerous protocols when interviewing the suspect.

ITV, coming soon

World on Fire 

World War II drama following the intertwining fates of ordinary people in Britain, Poland, France, Germany and the US. 

Set amid the creeping horror of the outbreak of the war, the drama follows an ensemble cast of characters as they traverse the ever-shifting lines between loyalty, brutality, love and loss. 

With an international cast, the story is told in multiple languages staring Zofia Wichlacz (Romanoffs), Tomasz Kot (Gods) and Bruno Alexandar (Eden) as well as Academy Award-winning Helen Hunt and Emmy and BAFTA winner Sean Bean.

BBC One, coming soon  

Dark Mon£y 

Dark Mon£y tells the story of an ordinary British family whose young boy has been abused by a famous filmmaker in Hollywood – and their decision to accept a substantial pay out in return for their silence.

The four-part drama stars Babou Ceesay and Jill Halfpenny and is written by Levi David Addai, best known for his TV movie Damilola Our Loved Boy.

BBC 1, coming soon 

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