Seriously Good TV Series
With temperatures dropping and evening light fading faster, it's time to snuggle up on the sofa and succumb to some seriously good TV series starting and returning to our screens this autumn.
From reprised favourites to entirely new season shows, here's six series worth staying in for...
Sweeping in and stealing this seasons Sunday night spot, Victoria is a new period-drama following the early years and reign of Queen Victoria. Jenna Coleman stars as the feisty young Queen, while Prince Albert is played by easy-on-the-eyes Tom Hughes, plus Rufus Sewell (our favourite) plays prime minister Lord Melbourne. With only eight engrossing episodes, and a second series already on the cards, it's well worth catching up on.
Finally back for a second series after a nail-biting cliffhanger ended, Ross Poldark returns to our screens with fire haired wife Demelza, a stack of 18th century poverty-stricken drama and breathtaking Cornish sea views in tow. Four episodes in, six to go and a third series on the way, it's safe to say Poldark (and smouldering actor Aidan Turner) remain our favourite Sunday night guilty pleasure.
Whether, like us, you were an avid fan 13 years ago or have only just been introduced to the motley Cold Feet crew, we're thrilled this classic comedy-drama has made a comeback. The gang (and original cast) are reunited in Manchester, to deal with new trials and tribulations life has decided to throw at them. With all the laughter and poignancy of the first five series, we're happy to welcome back this true to life sitcom with open arms.
Airing this week, the epic third and final installment of the physiological thriller is back with a vengeance! Starring dark duo Gillian Anderson, as frosty DSI Stella Gibson, and Jamie Dornan, as eerily attractive serial killer Paul Spector, the plot will finally reach its painfully anticipated climax. We suggest binge-watching the first two seasons - whether you watched them first time round or not...
The Young Pope
An intriguing up-and-coming show, Jude Law will appear as fictional character Lenny Belardo, the youngest and first American Pope in contemporary times. Created by Academy Award winning director Paolo Sorrentino, the historical yet modern-day drama is set to create quite the stir, with Diane Keaton adding to the star studded cast. Keep your eyes peeled, the Vatican-filled eight-part drama will air at the end of October on Sky Atlantic.
The fantastic Robbie Coltrane and Julie Walters star in this new four-part dark drama, focused on the life of Paul Finchley, an ageing television comedian accused of rape, which dates back to the 1990s. Inspired by Operation Yewtree, a police operation that resulted in the prosecution of a number of TV performers, National Treasure makes its viewers judges, to solve the case and seek the truth.
And with the third series of Broadchurch and second installment of The Missing returning later this season, looks like we're staying in for good...