previews... - April 24, 2018

Best TV of May 2018: previews five of the best shows...
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by Tom hmv London, Bio Editor. Peanut butter, punk rock and pillows.

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


Patrick Melrose

(Sky Atlantic)


Benedict Cumberbatch leads the way in this five-part series, based on the acclaimed novels by Edward St. Aubyn.

The series tracks Patrick Melrose from his privileged but deeply traumatic childhood in the South of France as he battles severe substance abuse in his twenties in New York and tries to recover back in his native Britain.

Holliday Grainger, Jessica Raine, Prasanna Puwanarajah, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Blythe Danner co-star.


Friday Night Dinner

(Channel 4)


The fifth and possibly final series of the hit Channel 4 comedy arrives on screens next month.

As we have for 25 glorious episodes, we follow The Goodmans as they host their weekly dinner on Friday night, where something always manages to go wrong.

Tamsin Greig, Paul Ritter, Simon Bird, Tom Rosenthal and Mark Heap all return to star, with Unforgotten star Rosie Cavaliero joining the cast for this new run.



The Bridge

(BBC Two)


The hit Scandi drama takes its final bow in May, moving from its usual berth on BBC Four to BBC Two.

For the final series, we see Sofia Helin’s Saga Noren reunited with partner Henrik (Thure Lindhardt) in what the creators are calling a “heart-stopping concluding case”.

We can’t wait to see it unfold…




(Channel 4)


After a sensational ending to its second series, Humans returns for a third run.

The show, which is set in a parallel present where the latest must-have gadget for any busy family is a 'Synth', returns for eight more episodes in May.

Key cast Colin Morgan, Gemma Chan, Emily Berrington, Ivanno Jeremiah, Ruth Bradley, Katherine Parkinson and Tom Goodman-Hill are all back, while Catastrophe star Mark Bonnar joins the party.





This new series is set in the small coastal town of Bristol Cove, known for its legend of once being home to mermaids.

Bristol Cove, however, is turned upside down when a mysterious young woman appears and begins wreaking havoc. To sort this out, two hotshot marine biologists are called in...

Alex Roe, Eline Powell, Ian Verdun, Rena Owen and Fola Evans-Akingbola all star in this one.


Friday Night Dinner: Series 4
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