With more shows set to hit our screens that ever before, it’s no surprise that the first half of 2017 starts off strong. Here’s our selection of shows not to miss in the new year.
The Halcyon – Season 1
Monday 2 January at 9pm
This new eight-part drama focuses on the workings of The Halcyon hotel in the run-up to the Blitz. Filled to the brim with political intrigue, betrayal, and infidelity. See London life through the prism of war and the impact it has on families, politics, and work across every social stratum.
Unforgotten – Season 2
Thursday 5 January at 9pm
The critically acclaimed series exploring the fallout from historic murder cases refreshes with the same core duo (Nicola Walker and Sanjeev Bhaskar). Unforgotten interrogates society’s relationship with evil.
Homeland – Season 6
Homeland has always sailed close to the wind when depicting terrorism on the small screen. Season 6 shifts focus slightly, changing locations once again and taking a subtle approach, focusing on small-scale homegrown terrorism.
No Offence – Season 2
Wednesday 4 January at 9pm
Rejoin the unorthodox crack team of Manchester’s Metropolitan Police and their crumbling police centre in the not-so-nice part of town. From Paul Abbott, the man who brought you Shameless. Despite its humour, beware of the unflinching dark undertones.
Sherlock – Season 4
Sunday 1 January at 8:30pm
It’s not a game anymore.
Benedict Cumberbatch returns as the renowned detective with Martin Freeman as his sidekick Watson… and a baby. Season 4 picks up almost exactly where we left off three years ago. Since then, there’s only been a one-time special last year that took the characters back to their Victorian roots.
Taboo – Season 1
Saturday 7 January at 9:15pm
A new eight-part drama with Tom Hardy in the lead. Written by Steven Knight, the brains behind Peaky Blinders. Set in 1814, Taboo follows James Keziah Delaney, a son thought dead returning from Africa to inherit his father’s shipping empire. With a death penalty looming, Delaney must navigate complex territories as his father’s poisoned past begins to haunt him.
Set up to be one of the standouts of 2017, expect Taboo to pop up on plenty of end-of-year lists.