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Best TV of October 2018: previews five of the best shows...
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Best TV of October 2018: previews five of the best shows... previews five of the most exciting TV dramas that will be coming to your screens in October...


Dark Heart



Da Vinci's Demons star Tom Riley leads the way in this bleak detective drama, which has been adapted by Unforgotten man Chris Lang from Adam Creed's series of books. 

Riley stars as DI Will Wagstaffe; known to most people as 'Staffe', a troubled police detective. He is tasked with leading the investigation into a serial killer who is targeting men accused of child sex offences. 

Charlotte Riley, Anjli Mohindra and Miranda Raison star alongside Riley. 



Doctor Who

(BBC One)


It's been more than a year since Jodie Whittaker was confirmed as the 13th Doctor and nine months since she made her debut in the 2017 Christmas special, but next month we finally get to see her in all her glory. 

Bradley Walsh, Tosin Cole and Mandip Gill will be Whittaker's regular co-stars, while Alan Cumming and comedian Lee Mack are also confirmed to appear in the series.

The series will be the first to be led by Broadchurch creator Chris Chibnall after the departure of Steven Moffat, with Malorie Blackman and Wentworth creator Pete McTighe among the other writers.



The Walking Dead



The all-conquering drama enters its ninth season, with big changes promised. 

Set months after the defeat of Negan, things don't look like they're going to get any easier for Rick Grimes and his colleagues as they face obstacles and threats both outside and inside their alliance, with the threat of the mysterious Whisperers looming.

Callan McAuliffe and Avi Nash have been promoted to series regulars, while Samantha Morton will play a key role as Alpha, the leader of the Whisperers.

It's confirmed that this will be the final season on the series for lead actor Andrew Lincoln as Grimes. But how will he depart? 




(BBC One)


Paddy Considine, Bel Powley and newcomer Nabhaan Rizwan lead the way in this tense new drama.

The series follows Rizwan's Raza, a young, second-generation Pakistani man from East London, who is recruited by Considine's Gabe as an undercover informant for the British counter-terrorism police.

It's a decision that puts Raza at odds with people he's grown up with and in serious danger.


Penned by new writers Rory Haines and Sohrab Noshirvani and directed by sometime Westworld man Jonny Campbell, this six-parter looks to set pulses racing.




(Sky Atlantic)


Sky and HBO have teamed up with Nighty Nighty creator Julia Davis for this bleak comedy. 

Peep Show's Catherine Shepherd leads the way, starring as Sally, a soon-to-be promoted marketer who, for 10 years, has lived a comfortable and dull suburban life with partner David. But on the night he asks her to marry him, she freaks out.

As part of her freak out, she begins an affair with Davis's Emma, a charismatic, boho actress, singer, musician, poet and author.

Before Sally knows it, Emma has moved in, rearranged the furniture and her life...

Mark Gatiss, Julian Barrett and Joanna Scanlan co-star. 


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