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As the sun sets on summer and Autumn appears just around the corner, it’s time to look forward to cosy evenings in front of the TV. And if you’re looking for inspiration on what to watch next, there’s a whole selection of gripping crime shows, mind-opening documentaries, heart-warming dramas and much more, all new to Freeview Play this September. Keep reading to see what you should add to your watch list.

The Great British Bake Off

The Great British Bake Off is back towards the end of September, as the nation’s most famous tent gets pitched one again. From technical challenges to mouth-watering showstoppers, get ready for another baking rollercoaster on Channel 4.

Watch previous series on Channel 4

My Mum, Your Dad

Think Love Island for grown-ups in this brand-new dating show coming to ITVX this month, presented by Davina McCall. The show sees adult children setting up their parents up as they try to get them back into the world of dating.

Coming soon to ITVX

Screw season 2

The hit prison drama Screw has returned for a second series this month, and you can watch all episodes right now on Channel 4. After the tragic events of series one, the prison officers are set on a fresh start. But with a new governor and some dangerous rumours, it's not that simple...

Watch now on Channel 4

The Following Events Are Based On A Pack Of Lies

A deliciously dark tale of two very different women, Alice and Cheryl, and conman Rob Chance. Three strangers with nothing in common... except dupes, deceptions, and delusions.

Watch now on BBC iPlayer

The Inheritance

If you enjoyed previous Channel 5 dramas like Witness Number 5 and The Catch, be sure to keep an eye out for The Inheritance this September. Featuring a star-studded cast, including Gaynor Faye and Larry Lamb, follow three siblings as they face the dangers of discovering how their Father really died. 

Coming soon to My5

Big Zuu's Big Eats

BAFTA-winning cooking show Big Zuu's Big Eats is set to return later on this September with its fourth series. Big Zuu, Tubesy and Harder will cook up a storm alongside athletes, presenters, comedians and musicians in their brand new Big Eats HQ

Watch previous series on UKTV Play

The Long Shadow 

Autumn is always a great time for gritty crime dramas, and The Long Shadow will be no different. This seven-part series is based on the true story of the five-year manhunt for the serial killer Peter Sutcliffe, often referred to as the The Yorkshire Ripper.

Coming soon to ITVX

Stranger in my Family

Follow Luke as he sets out on a journey to uncover his past, from Rochdale to Portugal.

Coming soon to BBC iPlayer

Married At First Sight UK

Series 8 of the drama-filled dating show Married At First Sight UK is set to hit our screens this September. After meeting for the first time on their wedding day, will any of the happy couples make it through the experiment and find lasting love?

Watch previous series on Channel 4


Looking for a new documentary? While the days of lockdowns may be behind us, find out more about the story of the pandemic told through the portal of what was happening inside No 10 Downing Street as the controversial parties unfolded.

Coming soon to Channel 4

Secrets of our Universe with Tim Peake 

Across three episodes, British Astronaut Tim Peake will investigate the fantastic topics surrounding our universe, from black holes to human exploration of space and a laboratory that makes stars. 

Coming soon to My5

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