Air Dates: Your guide to the best new and returning shows

Find out when all your favourite TV shows are coming - and how you can make sure you never miss them again...

Discover the latest UK air dates and broadcast information for upcoming new dramas, comedies, and the best returning series below. 


And remember, with the Sky+ new Smart Series Link, you’ll never have to miss the return of a show again – once you’ve Series-Linked a show once it cleverly remembers to record all returning series for you, even if you forget! Click here to find out more.


AIR DATE: October     CHANNEL: Sky 1     SERIES: 3

Key cast: Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey

Criminal Minds

AIR DATE: October     CHANNEL: Sky Living     SERIES: 10

Key cast: Joe Mantegna, Shemar Moore

The Fall

AIR DATE: 13 November   CHANNEL: BBC2   SERIES: 2

Key cast: Jamie Dornan, Gillian Anderson 


AIR DATE: 15 November   CHANNEL: BBC1  SERIES: 2

Key cast: Jack Donnelly, Mark Addy 

Modern Family

AIR DATE: November     CHANNEL: Sky 1     SERIES: 6

Key cast: Ed O’Neill, Sofia Vergara


AIR DATE: November     CHANNEL: Sky Living     SERIES: 3

Key cast: Jonny Lee Miller, Lucy Liu

Remember Me

AIR DATE: November 2014     CHANNEL: BBC1     SERIES: 1

Key cast: Michael Palin

The Simpsons

AIR DATE: November     CHANNEL: Sky 1     SERIES: 26


AIR DATE: November     CHANNEL: Sky 1     SERIES: 4

Key cast: Jason Watkins, Rita May

Last Tango in Halifax

AIR DATE: Autumn 2014     CHANNEL: BBC1     SERIES: 3

Key cast: Derek Jacobi, Anne Reid

The Newsroom

AIR DATE: TBC     CHANNEL: Sky Atlantic     SERIES: 3

Key cast: Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer

Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell

AIR DATE: Winter 2014     CHANNEL: BBC1     SERIES: 1

Key cast: Eddie Marsan, Bertie Carvell

Call the Midwife

AIR DATE:  2014 Christmas special followed by series in early 2015    CHANNEL: BBC1     SERIES: 4

Key cast: Pam Ferris, Jenny Agutter, Helen George, Miranda Hart, Charlotte Ritchie 
Find all the latest Call the Midwife news here

Downton Abbey

AIR DATE: Christmas special  CHANNEL: ITV 

Key cast: Maggie Smith, Michelle Dockery, Hugh Bonneville 
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Doctor Who

AIR DATE: Christmas Day  CHANNEL: BBC1 

Key cast: Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Nick Frost 
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AIR DATE: Christmas special followed by new series in 2015     CHANNEL: Sky1     SERIES: 4

Key cast: Ruth Jones

The Casual Vacancy

AIR DATE: Winter 2014     CHANNEL: BBC1

Key cast: Michael Gambon, Keeley Hawes, Rory Kinnear

Esio Trot

AIR DATE: Winter 2014     CHANNEL: BBC1

Key cast: Dame Judi Dench, Dustin Hoffman, James Corden


Death in Paradise

AIR DATE: Early 2015    CHANNEL: BBC1     SERIES: 4

Key cast: Kris Marshall, Danny John-Jules, Sara Martins, Don Warrington
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The Musketeers

AIR DATE:  Early 2015  CHANNEL: BBC1     SERIES: 2

Key cast: Luke Pasqualino, Tom Burke, Santiago Cabrera, Howard Charles
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AIR DATE: Early 2015      CHANNEL: More4      SERIES: 3

Key cast: Hayden Panettiere, Connie Britton
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AIR DATE: January(?) 2015    CHANNEL: Dave     SERIES: 4

Key cast: Gabriel Macht, Patrick J. Adams

Foyle’s War

AIR DATE: Early 2015     CHANNEL: ITV     SERIES: 9

Key cast: Michael Kitchen
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The Good Wife

AIR DATE: Earl (January?) 2015   CHANNEL: More 4    SERIES: 6

Key cast: Julianna Margulies

Better Call Saul 

AIR DATE: February 2015 (in USA)    CHANNEL: AMC     SERIES: 1

Key cast: Bob Odenkirk

Mr Selfridge

AIR DATE: Spring 2015    CHANNEL: ITV     SERIES: 3

Key cast: Jeremy Piven
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Game of Thrones

AIR DATE: Spring 2015    CHANNEL: Sky Atlantic   SERIES: 5 

Key cast: Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
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AIR DATE: Spring 2015     CHANNEL: ITV     SERIES: 2
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Penny Dreadful

AIR DATE: Spring 2015     CHANNEL: Sky Atlantic    SERIES: 2

Key cast: Billie Piper, Rory Kinnear
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AIR DATE: 2015   CHANNEL: Sky Living   SERIES: 4

Key cast: Kerry Washington 

Wolf Hall

AIR DATE: 2015     CHANNEL: BBC2     SERIES: 1

Key cast: Mark Rylance, Mark Gatiss, Damian Lewis, Jessica Raine


AIR DATE: 2015     CHANNEL: C4     SERIES: 1

Key cast: Mark Gatiss, Bertie Carvell

The Outcast


Key cast: George Mackay, Jessica Brown Findlay

The Bridge

AIR DATE: Autumn 2015 in Denmark, tbc in UK     CHANNEL: BBC4     SERIES: 3



AIR DATE: Christmas special in 2015 followed by series in 2016     CHANNEL: BBC1     SERIES: 4

Key cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman
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The Night Manager



Key cast: Tom Hiddleston? Hugh Laurie?