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2017 is set to be a year packed with on-screen drama. Here’s a little taster of the must see shows you should be tuning into over the coming months. Happy watching!
The life story of acting legend Barbara Windsor is coming to the small screen in an exciting new drama. With Jaime Winstone and Samantha Spiro sharing the role of the Cockney star, we’ll find out there’s much more to our Babs than Carry On films and reigning over the bar at the Queen Vic.
Things are about to get even harder for young Queen Victoria, played by Jenna Coleman, as her children arrive in quick succession when the hit drama returns. Now she’ll have to balance being a wife, mother and ruler of the most powerful nation on earth too!
The Durrells (Spring, ITV)
Expect plenty more sun, sea and family mishaps with a second helping of The Durrells this spring. The family are still enjoying life in Corfu but with money troubles and new love interests, will they stay united? Louisa (Keeley Hawes) and her four children will have you dreaming of moving to sunnier climes.
Cold Feet (Autumn, ITV)
After 13 years away, Cold Feet made a triumphant return in 2016 and ITV has wasted no time in signing it up for another series. We can’t wait to catch up with the five friends from Manchester for more adventures through the minefield that is middle age.
Prime Suspect 1973 (Spring, ITV)
It’s been 10 years since Helen Mirren took her final bow as Jane Tennison in Prime Suspect, but now we can find out how it all began. Stefanie Martini stars as the 22-year-old Jane in her earliest days on the force.
Broadchurch (February, ITV)
David Tennant and Olivia Colman will return once more as DI Alec Hardy and DS Ellie Miller for the third and final instalment of Broadchurch. This time the pair are investigating a sexual assault that rocks the Dorset community. This is bound to be edge of your seat watching.
The Real Marigold Hotel (February, BBC2)
This second series will see a cast of brand new famous faces embarking on the journey of a lifetime to Kochi in south-west India to test whether they’re set for a better retirement there than in the UK. Amanda Barrie, Lionel Blair and Bill Oddie are among those trying out life in a new place.
The Jump (February, Channel 4)
Davina McCall is heading back to snowy Austria to put a new bunch of celebs through their paces on the slopes. Already confirmed are rugby star Gareth Thomas, model Caprice plus Spencer Matthews. Let’s hope the injury count stays low this time!
The Loch (Spring, ITV)
The place that spawned the legend of the Loch Ness Monster is the setting for the hunt for a serial killer in this creepy new thriller. Starring The Missing’s Laura Fraser and Happy Valley’s Siobhan Finneran, this is sure to be one that has you hiding behind your sofa.
Doctor Foster (BBC1)
The much-anticipated second series sees Suranne Jones return to her role as Dr Gemma Foster this year. After all the shocks and thrills of deceit and revenge in the first series, we can’t even begin to imagine what might be in store for Gemma’s next chapter…
Grantchester will be heading back to our screens for its third series this year. James Norton stars as sleuthing vicar Sidney Chambers, and this time he’ll be reminded that he must put his duty above his own needs but, given the strength of his feelings for forbidden love Amanda, is this something he can do?
Who could forget Naomi Watts dazzling turn as the late Princes Diana? Now the A-list actress will be back on dazzling form for this 10-part series airing on Netflix. She stars as Jean Holloway, a therapist who starts to develop dangerous with the people in her patients’ lives. With Fifty Shades of Grey director Sam-Taylor Johnson directing the first two episodes, we’re expecting big things!
Z: The Beginning of Everything (Amazon Prime)
Kicking off on the 27th of January Christina Ricci chronicles the life of Zelda Fitzgerald before she meets unpublished author F.Scott Fitzgerald. Expect to be swept up by their love affair and subsequent marriage.
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