previews... - December 21, 2017

Best TV of January 2018: previews the top five…
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by Tom hmv London, Bio Editor. Peanut butter, punk rock and pillows.

Best TV of January 2018: previews the top five… previews five of the most exciting TV shows that will be coming to your screens in January…



(BBC One, Starts New Year's Day) 

James Norton leads this lavish new BBC drama, which has been created by Drive screenwriter Hossein Amini and Eden Lake’s Jason Watkins.

Norton plays British-raised Alex Godman, the son of exiled Russian mafia, who is trying to move beyond his family’s past and live a successful life in London.

Sadly his family’s legacy quickly comes back to haunt him, forcing him to confront Mexican drug cartels, Pakistani drug lords and Balkan smugglers.

David Strathairn, Aleksey Serebryakov, Maria Shukshina, Juliet Rylance and Caio Blat star alongside Norton in this drama, which will run over eight parts.




(Sky Atlantic, Starts January 18th)

Beloved playwright and Spectre co-writer Jez Butterworth delivers his own take on the earliest days of Britain in this new 10-part drama.

Set in AD 43, the series follows ancient Rome's conquest of the Celts in the British Isles and their battle with warrior women and powerful druids to do so.

David Morrissey, Kelly Reilly, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Mackenzie Crook, Zoë Wanamaker, Ian McDiarmid, Julian Rhind-Tutt and Hugo Speer all star.



Hard Sun

(BBC One, Starts January 6th)

Luther creator Neil Cross returns with a new six-parter, led by One Day’s Jim Sturgess and model turned actress Agyness Deyn.

Sturgess and Deyn play police officers Charlie Hicks and Elaine Renko who, whilst investigating what appears to be the routine death of a hacker in London, stumble upon proof that the world is facing certain destruction and it’ll be here in five years.



Derry Girls

(Channel 4, Starts January 4th)

Set during the heart of the Troubles in Northern Ireland, Channel 4’s new sitcom follows 16-year-old Erin as she negotiates the turmoil that is her late teens.

Lisa McGee, writer of Indian Summers and Being Human, is the driving force on this one, while Saoirse-Monica Jackson, Tara Lynne O'Neill, Nicola Coughlan and Tommy Tiernan all star.



The Blacklist

(Sky One, Starts January 2nd)

James Spader and Megan Boone return for a fifth run on the hit action drama about the unlikely relationship between a fledgeling FBI agent and master criminal.

After the revelations of the explosive fourth season, it’s all change and things are about to get very tense indeed...


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