The Christmas List (14 December 2019 – 3 January 2020)

New and returning world dramas

Crash Landing on You S1 Netflix 14/12/2019
The Blood Pact S1 Walter P. 15/12/2019
Twice Upon a Time SS Netflix 19/12/2019
Ultraviolet S2 Netflix 19/12/2019
The Bonfire of Destiny S1 Netflix 26/12/2019
The Gift S1 Netflix 27/12/2019
Wisting S1 BBC4 28/12/2019
The Neighbor (El Vecino) S1 Netflix 31/12/2019
Yanxi Palace: Princess Adventures S1 Netflix 31/12/2019
Thieves of the Wood S1 Netflix 02/01/2020
Anne with an E S3 Netflix 03/01/2020

New and returning British and US dramas

Dial M for Middlesbrough SF Gold 14/12/2019 [*]
Agatha & the Curse of Ishtar SF C5 15/12/2019 [*]
Shrill S1 BBC3online 15/12/2019 [*]
Star Trek: Discovery S1 E4 15/12/2019 (Freeview and TV Premiere) [*]
The Good Witch S5 Netflix 15/12/2019
Responsible Child SF BBC2 16/12/2019 [*]
Sticks and Stones SS ITV 16/12/2019 [*]
Soundtrack S1 Netflix 18/12/2019 [*]
Blood & Treasure S1 Syfy 19/12/2019 [*]
The Cure SF C4 19/12/2019 [*]
In the Long Run CS/S2.5 Sky1 20/12/2019
The Witcher S1 Netflix 20/12/2019 [*]
A Christmas Carol SS BBC1 22/12/2019 [*]
The Goes Wrong Show S1 BBC1 23/12/2019 [*]
The Reluctant Landlord CS/S2.5 Sky1 23/12/2019
Cinderella: After Ever After SF Sky1 24/12/2019 [*]
Lost in Space S2 Netflix 24/12/2019 [*]
Martin’s Close SF BBC4 24/12/2019 [*]
Not Going Out CS/S10.6 BBC1 24/12/2019
The Tiger Who Came to Tea SF C4 24/12/2019 [*]
Call the Midwife CS/S8.5 BBC1 25/12/2019
Gavin & Stacey CS/S3.5 BBC1 25/12/2019 [*]
Mrs. Brown’s Boys SP/S3.12 BBC1 25/12/2019
The Snail and the Whale SF BBC1 25/12/2019 [*]
This Is Us S3 Amazon 25/12/2019 [*]
Mimi and the Mountain Dragon SF BBC1 26/12/2019 [*]
Susan Hill’s Ghost Story SF C5 26/12/2019 [*]
Worzel Gummidge S1 BBC1 26/12/2019 [*]
You S2 Netflix 26/12/2019 [*]
Hawaii Five-0 S10 Sky1 29/12/2019
Magnum, P.I. S2 Sky1 29/12/2019
NCIS: Los Angeles S11 Sky1 29/12/2019
The Trial of Christine Keeler SS BBC1 29/12/2019 [*]
Bancroft S2 ITV 01/01/2020 [*]
Doctor Who S12 BBC1 01/01/2020 [*]
Dracula S1 BBC1 01/01/2020 [*]
Messiah S1 Netflix 01/01/2020 [*]
Spinning Out S1 Netflix 01/01/2020 [*]
Doom Patrol S1 StarzPlay 02/01/2020 [*]
The Deuce S3 Sky Atlantic 02/01/2020 [*]
Chicago Fire S8 Sky Witness 03/01/2020
Chicago Med S5 Sky Witness 03/01/2020
Chicago PD S7 Sky Witness 03/01/2020
NCIS S17 FOX 03/01/2020

*For shows marked with a [*] scroll down the page for more details and links to trailers where available.

New and returning world dramas – details

Crash Landing on You S1 Netflix 14/12/2019
“A paragliding mishap drops a South Korean heiress in North Korea — and into the life of an army officer, who decides he will help her hide”. Korean drama marketed as a Netflix Original series.

The Blood Pact (Klem) S1 Walter P. 15/12/2019
“Tense crime drama from the Netherlands. A high-ranking and ambitious tax official becomes dangerously connected to a mobster with money problems”.

Twice Upon a Time (Il était une seconde fois) SS Netflix 19/12/2019
“Months after a crushing breakup, a man receives a mysterious package that opens a portal to the past — and gives him a chance to win back his ex”. French drama marketed as a Netflix Original series.

Ultraviolet S2 Netflix 19/12/2019
“An online community of amateur sleuths use technology to solve crimes — and make quirky friends  in their quest for justice”. Polish drama marketed as a Netflix Original series.

The Bonfire of Destiny (Le Bazar de la Charité) S1 Netflix 26/12/2019
“Amid a devastating fire in 1897 Paris, three women see their destinies turned upside down by identity theft, forbidden love, betrayal and emancipation”. French drama marketed as a Netflix Original series.

The Gift (Atiye) S1 Netflix 27/12/2019
“A painter in Istanbul embarks on a personal journey as she unearths universal secrets about an Anatolian archaeological site and its link to her past”. Netflix Original series from Turkey.

Wisting S1 BBC4 28/12/2019
“An FBI team join local detective William Wisting in the coastal town of Larvik when a body found in the snow underneath a Christmas tree turns out to be an American”. Norwegian crime drama.

The Neighbor (El Vecino) S1 Netflix 31/12/2019
“Javier, a 20-something struggling with adulthood and his girlfriend, unexpectedly becomes a superhero”. Based on Santiago García and Pepo Pérez’s comic. Netflix Original series from Spain.

Yanxi Palace: Princess Adventures S1 Netflix 31/12/2019
“A determined Qing dynasty princess contends with palace intrigue and a vendetta against her family while navigating the treacherous terrain of romance”. Chinese drama marketed as a Netflix Original series.

Thieves of the Wood (The Flemish Bandits) S1 Netflix 02/01/2020
“Charismatic highwayman Jan de Lichte leads the oppressed and downtrodden in a revolt against the corrupt aristocracy of 18th-century Belgium”. Belgian drama marketed as a Netflix Original series.

Anne with an E S3 Netflix 03/01/2020
“A plucky orphan whose passions run deep finds an unlikely home with a spinster and her soft-spoken bachelor brother”. Third and final season of the series based on the 1908 novel Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery.

New and returning British and US dramas – details

Dial M for Middlesbrough SF Gold 14/12/2019
“Following the hugely successful Agatha Christie-inspired whodunnits Murder on the Blackpool Express and Death on the Tyne, unlikely super-sleuths Johnny Vegas and Sian Gibson return with a killer group of comedy greats in the latest Draper’s Tours outing, once again written by Jason Cook. Terry (Vegas) and Gemma (Gibson) are forced to take refuge in a sinister and dilapidated caravan park after their coach breaks down. During the unplanned stay, visitors and residents begin to be bumped off one by one under grizzly circumstances”.

Agatha & the Curse of Ishtar SF C5 15/12/2019
“On an archaeological dig in Iraq, author Agatha Christie uncovers a series of murders”.

Shrill S1 BBC3online 15/12/2019
“A woman seeks out ways to change her life without changing her body”.

Star Trek: Discovery S1 E4 15/12/2019 (Freeview and TV Premiere)
“US science-fiction drama following the voyages of Starfleet on their missions and one young officer who must learn that to truly understand all things alien, you must first understand yourself”.

Responsible Child SF BBC2 16/12/2019
“Factual drama following the story of Ray, a young boy on the cusp of adolescence who finds himself standing trial for murder”.

Sticks and Stones SS ITV 16/12/2019
“Mike Bartlett, creator of Doctor Foster and Trauma, explores the corrosive effects of workplace bullying in this taut three-part psychological thriller starring Ken Nwosu. Set amid the competitive world of sales, the drama centres on the personal and professional life of Thomas Benson (Nwosu), a hard-working father and husband. Reliant on bonuses and winning pitches, Thomas often finds himself leading the team when trying to secure new business. However, when he freezes during a pitch, the fall out is monumental”. Airing over three successive nights.

Soundtrack S1 Netflix 18/12/2019
“Love, loss and transformative luck intersect in this musical drama about two struggling artists experiencing life at full volume in Los Angeles”.

Blood & Treasure S1 Syfy 19/12/2019
“An antiquities expert teams up with an art thief to catch a terrorist who funds his attacks using stolen artifacts”.

The Cure SF C4 19/12/2019
“Based on the inspiring real-life story of Julie Bailey, The Cure is the story of an ordinary woman who exposed one of the worst hospital care scandals in the history of the NHS”.

The Witcher S1 Netflix 20/12/2019
“Geralt of Rivia, a mutated monster-hunter for hire, journeys toward his destiny in a turbulent world where people often prove more wicked than beasts”.

A Christmas Carol SS BBC1 22/12/2019
“An original take on Dickens’s iconic ghost story from the creator of Peaky Blinders”. Airing over three successive nights.

The Goes Wrong Show S1 BBC1 23/12/2019
“Comedy series from the team behind The Play That Goes Wrong”. The six part series continues weekly from Friday, 3 January.

Cinderella: After Ever After SF Sky1 24/12/2019
“Cinderella weds her Prince Charming, only to find married life isn’t all it’s cracked up to be in this Sky original starring David Walliams and Sian Gibson”.

Lost in Space S2 Netflix 24/12/2019
“After crash-landing on an alien planet, the Robinson family fights against all odds to survive and escape. But they’re surrounded by hidden dangers”.

Martin’s Close SF BBC4 24/12/2019
“1684. John Martin is on trial for his life. Facing him, the infamous ‘hanging judge’, George Jeffreys. However, this is not a cut-and-dry murder case”.

The Tiger Who Came to Tea SF C4 24/12/2019
“A young girl befriends a tiger and invites him over for tea”.

Gavin & Stacey CS/S3.5 BBC1 25/12/2019
“The families get together once again for Christmas. Bryn is cooking dinner, Dawn is in shock, and there are revelations in the pub on Christmas Eve”. The popular BBC comedy returns after a decade.

The Snail and the Whale SF BBC1 25/12/2019
“Animated story from the creators of The Gruffalo. A tiny snail who longs to see the world goes on an amazing journey by hitching a ride on the tail of a huge humpback whale”.

This Is Us S3 Amazon 25/12/2019
“A heartwarming and emotional story about a unique set of triplets, their struggles, and their wonderful parents”. Season 3 of the popular NBC drama premieres in the UK on Amazon Prime.

Mimi and the Mountain Dragon SF BBC1 26/12/2019
“Animated adaptation of the children’s book by Michael Morpurgo. A shy little girl named Mimi finds a baby dragon and undertakes a perilous journey to return it to its mother”.

Susan Hill’s Ghost Story SF C5 26/12/2019
“An antique book dealer finds himself haunted by the ghost of a young boy, he decides to investigate the strange occurrences within his life”. One off drama based on Susan Hill’s The Small Hand starring Douglas Henshall.

Worzel Gummidge S1 BBC1 26/12/2019
“Siblings Susan and John arrive at Scatterbrook Farm to find it troubled by a late harvest. Can walking, talking scarecrow Worzel Gummidge help restore the natural order?” Mackenzie Crook stars in this modern adaptation of the classic family favourite. Airing over two successive nights.

You S2 Netflix 26/12/2019
“Obsessed with an aspiring writer, a charming bookstore manager goes to extreme measures to insert himself into her life”.

The Trial of Christine Keeler SS BBC1 29/12/2019
“Drama about the notorious Profumo Affair. In 1960s London, model Christine Keeler deals with an explosive love triangle, while War Minister John Profumo seeks press attention”. The first two episodes of this six part series are airing on successive nights.

Bancroft S2 ITV 01/01/2020
“A dark thriller centering on Detective Superintendent Elizabeth Bancroft, a female detective with an explosive secret”. Season 2 of the Sarah Parish led drama is airing over three successive nights.

Doctor Who S12 BBC1 01/01/2020
The popular family sci-fi drama returns for a 12th season (since 2005). After a New Years Day premiere the ten part series will continue on Sunday nights from 5 January.

Dracula S1 BBC1 01/01/2020
“1897. English solicitor Jonathan Harker has an unsettling story. A tale of a maze-like castle, undead brides and a count whose ambition is to conquer the new world”. Three-part adaptation of the classic novel by Bram Stoker airing over successive nights.

Messiah S1 Netflix 01/01/2020
“A wary CIA officer investigates a charismatic man who sparks a spiritual movement and stirs political unrest. Who exactly is he? And what does he want?”.

Spinning Out S1 Netflix 01/01/2020
“A figure skating Olympic hopeful struggles to balance love, family and fragile mental health as her dream of winning takes a dizzying hold”.

Doom Patrol S1 StarzPlay 02/01/2020
“The adventures of an idealistic mad scientist and his field team of superpowered outcasts”.

The Deuce S3 Sky Atlantic 02/01/2020
“James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal return in the third and final season of the lascivious, rough-and-tumble drama from the makers of The Wire. Slip back into the X-rated world of 70s New York, where the free-for-all sex trade of Times Square is at its gaudy, unrestrained height”.

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