UK TV Returning Series 2019

by Mark_a_Wood | created - 20 Sep 2018 | updated - 2 months ago | Public

A list of UK Television Programmes IMDb is showing as broadcasting new episodes in 2019.

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1. The People's Vet (2018– )

60 min | Documentary, Reality-TV

Behind-the-scenes series following the staff and patients of the UK's leading veterinary charity.

Star: John Thomson

2. Island Medics (2017– )

45 min | Documentary

A behind-the-scenes look at the UK's most remote hospital, the Gilbert Bain Hospital in Lerwick, Shetland which provides emergency and medical care to the 23,000 inhabitants of the island group.

Star: Kevin Whately

Votes: 8

3. Cruising with Jane McDonald (2017– )

60 min | Documentary, Music

TV presenter and former cruise ship entertainer Jane McDonald hosts a new travel show in which she embarks on a series of ocean odysseys aboard some of the world's largest and most luxurious cruise ships.

Stars: Jane McDonald, Sebastian Lassandro

Votes: 48

4-episodes. The unusual, singing, cruise ship travelogue returns for Fifth and Sixth Series in 2019.

Series 6: Commences 9pm Friday, 29th November 2019 - concludes on Channel 5.

Series 5: Commenced 25th January 2019 - concluded 3rd May 2019 on Channel 5.

4. Flirty Dancing (I) (2019– )

43 min | Reality-TV

Ashley Banjo puts his choreography skills to work helping single people find a partner through the art of dance. Each of two singletons is given one half of a dace routine to perform.

Stars: Jordan Banjo, Perri Kiely, Ashley Banjo, Khairi Fortt

Votes: 85

The dating show in which 2 strangers are each given one half of a dance routine to perform returns for a Second Series.

Commences 8pm Friday, 8th November 2019 - concludes on Channel 4.

5. Help! My House Is Haunted (2018– )

60 min | History, Mystery, Thriller

A team of paranormal experts travel the UK looking into instances of paranormal activity in the homes of ordinary people.

Stars: Chris Fleming, Barri Ghai, Jayne Harris, Ian Shaw

Votes: 117

The quirky paranormal investigation programme seeking to help the owners of haunted properties returns for a Second Series.

Commences 10pm Thursday, 7th November 2019 - concludes on Really.

*Sandy Lakdar has left the show and is replaced by Jayne Harris for series two*

6. The Russell Howard Hour (2017– )

Comedy, News, Talk-Show

The Russell Howard Hour is a satirical comedy show on Sky 1. It follows stand up comic Russell Howard tackling hard-hitting topics with his unique sense of humour. Its format is similar to Russell Howard's Good News that aired on BBC.

Stars: Russell Howard, Paul Chowdhry, Greg Davies, Harry Baker

Votes: 400

14-episodes. The topical comedy show returns for a Third Series.

Commences 10pm Thursday, 7th November 2019 - conlcudes 10pm Thursday, 6th February 2020 on Sky One.

7. Britannia (2017– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

In 43 AD, the Roman Army returns to crush the Celtic heart of Britannia.

Stars: Mackenzie Crook, David Morrissey, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Eleanor Worthington-Cox

Votes: 10,860

10-episodes. The OTT period fantasy drama based loosely on the Roman invasion of Britain returns for a Second Series.

Commences 9pm Thursday, 7th November 2019 - concludes on Sky Atlantic.

*All 10-episodes released via Sky Box Sets on 7th November 2019*

8. The End of the F***ing World (2017–2019)

TV-MA | 25 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

James is 17 and is pretty sure he is a psychopath. Alyssa, also 17, is the cool and moody new girl at school. The pair make a connection and she persuades him to embark on a road trip in search of her real father.

Stars: Jessica Barden, Alex Lawther, Steve Oram, Christine Bottomley

Votes: 129,587

8-episodes. The dark comedy-drama returns for a Second Series.

Commences Monday, 4th November 2019 - concludes Thursday, 7th November 2019 on Channel 4.

*In the UK Channel 4 will broadcast 2 episodes back-to-back daily on 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th November 2019. All 8 episodes will be available via All4 after ep.1 has broadcast. Full series available internationally via Netflix from 5th November 2019*

9. Escape to the Chateau (2016–2019)


TV Series following British engineer Dick Strawbridge and his wife Angel, who buy a run down French chateau. The series shows them over the course of a year, as they restore the building after 40 years of standing empty.

Stars: Tracy Ann Oberman, Angel Adoree, Dick Strawbridge

Votes: 450

8-episodes. The show that follows the Strawbridge's restoration of a French chateau returns for a Sixth Series.

Commenced 8pm Sunday, 3rd November 2019 - concludes on Channel 4.

10. Britain's Lost Masterpieces (2016– )


Art experts track down the work of of some of the biggest names in art that are lying hidden away in museums, art galleries and country houses around the UK.

Stars: Emma Dabiri, Bendor Grosvenor, Jacky Klein

Votes: 28

3-episodes. The series that discovers works of art hidden away returns for a Fourth Series.

Commences 9pm Wednesday, 30th October 2019 - concludes on BBC Four.

11. Ben Fogle: New Lives in the Wild (2013– )


A British urbanite follows in the footsteps of various individuals, who against all odds, have willingly forsaken the luxuries and lifestyle of the modern world, for a less-than-ordinary life in the wilderness.

Stars: Ben Fogle, Ian Usher, Vanessa Anderson, Mickey Cofer

Votes: 271

4-episodes per series. The documentary series meeting people who have escaped the rat race returns for an Eighth, Ninth & Tenth Series in 2019.

Series 10: Commences 9pm Tuesday, 29th October 2019 - concludes on Channel 5.

Series 9: Commenced 9pm Tuesday, 16th April 2019 - concluded 9pm Tuesday, 7th May 2019 on Channel 5.

Series 8: Commenced 9pm Tuesday, 8th January 2019 - concluded 9pm Tuesday, 29th January 2019 on Channel 5.

12. Undercover Girlfriends (2018– )

60 min | Reality-TV

Reality TV series in which women secretly put their partners to the test, watching on as the lads think they are taking part in a reality TV series of their own.

Star: Susan Calman

Votes: 21

5-episodes. The reality TV show within a reality TV show in which women test their partners faithfulness returns for a Second Series.

Commenced 10pm Monday, 28th October 2019 - concluded 10pm Friday, 1st November 2019 on Channel 5.

13. Escape to the Chateau DIY (2018–2020)


Many Brits have moved to France to buy crumbling French chateaus to renovate into stunning homes. This series follows their progress and sees them try to use their homes as a business for events, etc.

Stars: Dick Strawbridge, Angelina Baillie-Smith, Philip Baillie-Smith, Angela Hall

Votes: 169

The spin-off series in which Dick Strawbridge and Angel Adoree advise other couples buying French chateaus returns for a Second and Third Series in 2019.

Series 3: Commenced 4pm Monday, 28th October 2019 - concludes on Channel 4.

Series 2: Commenced 5pm Monday, 18th February 2019 - concluded 5pm Friday, 29th March 2019 on Channel 4.

14. Take Me Out (I) (2010– )


This dating-based game-show sees a contestant come face-to-face with thirty women and attempt to impress enough of them so they can choose one to go on a date with to the "Isle of Fernando's".

Stars: Paddy McGuinness, Brian Blessed, Fleur Phoenix Munroe, Maria Kouka

Votes: 319

7-episodes. The popular dating show hosted by Paddy McGuinness returns for an Eleventh Series.

Commenced 7:15pm Saturday, 26th October 2019 - concludes on ITV.

15. Paul O'Grady: For the Love of Dogs (2012–2019)

TV-PG | Reality-TV

Comedian Paul O'Grady follows the work of Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, meeting some of the dogs there and the people who look after them.

Stars: Paul O'Grady, Shaun Opperman, Marc Baylis, Kate Ford

Votes: 137

8-episodes. Paul returns with an Eighth Series following the work of staff at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home in London.

Commenced 8pm Wednesday, 23rd October 2019 - concludes on ITV1.

16. The Sex Business (2018–2019)

65 min | Documentary

Documentary series exploring aspects of the sex industry in the UK -looking at how people buy, sell and market sex. Not for the faint-hearted.

Stars: Nimmy March, Lisa Palmer, Jema Gilsenan, Luke Hotrod

Votes: 23

3-episodes. The explicit documentary series looking at the sex industry returns for a Fourth Series.

Commenced 10pm Tuesday, 22nd October 2019 - concluded 10pm Thursday, 24th October 2019 on Channel 5.

17. Great British Ships (2018– )

60 min | Documentary, History, War

Engineer Rob Bell reveals the secrets behind some of the historic ships that shaped the history of our island nation.

Star: Rob Bell

Votes: 14

The documentary series in which engineer Rob Bell examines ships that shaped British maritime history returns for a Second Series.

Commenced 8:30pm Saturday, 19th October 2019 - concludes on Channel 5.

18. Would I Lie to You? (2007– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Game-Show

Two teams, lead by their team leader (either Lee Mack or David Mitchell), have to try and make the other team believe their crazy stories.

Stars: David Mitchell, Lee Mack, Rob Brydon, Paul Ridley

Votes: 6,337

11-episodes. The popular comedy panel show returns for a Thirteenth Series.

Commenced 9:30pm Friday, 18th October 2019 - concludes on BBC One.

19. In the Long Run (2018– )

Not Rated | 30 min | Comedy

The Easmon family living in London in 1985 sees their quiet life disrupted when their relative from Sierra Leone moves in.

Stars: Jimmy Akingbola, Madeline Appiah, Bill Bailey, Idris Elba

Votes: 854

6-episodes. Idris Elba's semi-autobiographical sitcom returns for a Second Series.

Commenced 10pm Wednesday, 16th October 2019 - concludes on Sky One.

*A Third Series has already been commissioned for 2020.*

20. Caught Red Handed (2013– )

Documentary, Crime

Documentary series in which Dominic Littlewood looks at clever new ways in which police forces across the UK and members of the public are catching crooks red handed.

Star: Dominic Littlewood

Votes: 18

20-episodes. The documentary series looking at clever new ways in which crooks are being caught returns for an Eighth Series.

Commenced 11:45am Monday, 14th October 2019 - concludes on BBC One.

21. Claimed and Shamed (2012– )

30 min | Documentary, Crime

Highlighting a growing UK epidemic, CLAIMED & SHAMED is the dynamic new documentary series that follows a crack team of insurance investigators as they hunt down suspected fraudsters. With ... See full summary »

Stars: Naga Munchetty, Ore Oduba, Mel Shiri, Navdeep Monga

Votes: 20

15-episodes. The documentary series exposing insurance frauds and scams returns for a Eleventh Series.

Commenced 11am Monday, 14th October 2019 - concludes on BBC One.

22. Celebrity Hunted (2017– )

54 min | Reality-TV

Celebrity participants go on the run and try to avoid their hunters to raise money for the Stand Up To Cancer charity.

Stars: Anneka Rice, Jamie Laing, Spencer Matthews, Jay McGuiness

Votes: 88

5-episodes. The celebrity version of the reality television series in aid of charity returns for a Third Series.

Commenced 9pm Sunday, 13th October 2019 - concludes on Channel 4.

23. Great British Car Journeys (2018–2019)


Christopher Timothy and Peter Davison get behind the wheel of the 1936 designed Morgan 4/4 and set out on a series of road trips along some of Britain's most beautiful vintage roads.

Stars: Peter Davison, Christopher Timothy

Votes: 50

4-episodes. Actors Christopher Timothy and Peter Davision return for a Second Series driving around the country in classic cars.

Commenced 8pm Saturday, 12th October 2019 - concludes on Channel 4.

24. Have I Got News for You (1990– )

29 min | Comedy, Game-Show, News

Hilarious, totally-irreverent, near-slanderous political quiz show, based mainly on news stories from the last week or so, that leaves no party, personality or action unscathed in pursuit ... See full summary »

Stars: Ian Hislop, Paul Merton, Angus Deayton, Alexander Armstrong

Votes: 4,264

10-episodes. The long-running satirical comedy panel show returns for Fifty Seventh and Sifty Eight Series in 2019.

Series 58: Commenced 9pm Friday, 11th October 2019 - concludes on BBC One. Series 57: Commenced 9pm Friday, 5th April 2019 - concluded 9pm Friday, 31st May 2019 on BBC One.

25. There's Something About Movies (2019– )

60 min | Comedy, Game-Show

Comedian Alan Carr hosts this movie game-show where comedians team up with famous actors to answer classic film trivia, spoof famous film scenes, and poke fun at their own work.

Stars: Alan Carr, Michael Sheen, Tom Allen, Jennifer Saunders

Votes: 96

The comedy panel show all about movies returns for a Second Series with Jennifer Saunders joing as a team captain.

Commenced 9pm Thursday, 10th October 2019 - concludes 9pm Thursday, 14th November 2019 on Sky One.

26. Motherland (2016– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy

This is a programme about navigating the trials and traumas of middle-class motherhood, looking at the competitive side and unromantic take on parenting - not the cute and acceptable public face of motherhood.

Stars: Anna Maxwell Martin, Lucy Punch, Diane Morgan, Paul Ready

Votes: 1,293

6-episodes. The parenting comedy returns for a Second Series.

Commenced 10pm Monday, 7th October 2019 - concludes on BBC Two.

10-episodes. The celebrity version of the reality television programme returns for a Fifth Series.

Commenced 7:30pm Monday, 7th October 2019 - concludes 7:30pm Friday, 18th October 2019 on E4.

28. Richard Osman's House of Games (2017– )

29 min | Game-Show

Richard Osman hosts the game show in which he sets a panel of four celebrity contestants a series of games and puzzles to test their general knowledge.

Stars: Richard Osman, Nish Kumar, Rick Edwards, Chizzy Akudolu

Votes: 195

100-episodes. The amiable celebrity game show returns for a bumper Third Series.

Commenced 6pm Monday, 7th October 2019 - concludes on BBC Two.

29. Make Me a Dealer (2018– )

45 min | Talk-Show

Paul Martin takes to the road as he searches the length and breadth of Britain in pursuit of a new generation of moneymaking antiques dealers.

Stars: Paul Martin, Mark Curry, Helen Adams, Dean Brittles

Votes: 13

20-episodes. The programme in which antiques expert Paul Martin teaches members of the public how to be antiques dealers returns for a Second Series.

Commenced 3:45pm Monday, 7th October 2019 - concludes on BBC One.

30. Still Open All Hours (2013– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

Having inherited the shop from his uncle, it's business as usual for Granville at Arkwright's corner shop.

Stars: James Baxter, Stephanie Cole, Brigit Forsyth, David Jason

Votes: 1,238

7-episodes. The follow-up to the classic sitcom returns for a Sixth Series.

Commences 8pm Friday, 18th October 2019 - concludes on BBC One.

31. Rich House, Poor House (2017– )

60 min | Documentary

Two families from opposite ends of the financial spectrum and class divide swap homes, social status and budgets for 7 days as they discover how the other half lives.

Star: Craig Kelly

Votes: 69

6-episodes. The show that sees some of Britain's wealthiest and poorest families swap homes for a week returns for a Fifth Series.

Commenced 9pm Thursday, 3rd October 2019 - concludes on Channel 5.

32. The Met: Policing London (2015– )


Fly-on-the-wall documentary following London's police officers tackling daily crime.

Star: Lennie James

Votes: 91

7-episodes. The observational documentary series following the work of London's Metropolitan Police returns for a Third Series.

Commenced 9pm Thursday, 3rd October 2019 - concludes 9pm Thursday, 14th November 2019 on BBC One.

33. Plebs (2013– )

TV-14 | 25 min | Comedy

PLEBS follows three desperate young men from the suburbs as they try to get laid, hold down jobs, and climb the social ladder in the big city - a city that happens to be Ancient Rome.

Stars: Tom Rosenthal, Ryan Sampson, Tom Basden, Karl Theobald

Votes: 6,261

8-episodes. The scatological sitcom set in Ancient Rome returns for a Fifth Series.

Commenced 10pm Monday, 30th September 2019 - concludes 10pm Monday, 11th November 2019 on ITV2.

34. Don't Hate the Playaz (2018– )

60 min | Comedy, Game-Show

High-energy, hip-hop based comedy panel show presented by Jordan Stephens featuring two teams made up of comedians, musicians and celebrity hip-hop lovers battling it out for the ultimate prize - bragging rights.

Stars: Jordan Stephens, Maya Jama, Lady Leshurr, Shortee Blitz

Votes: 24

The anarchic hip-hop based panel show returns for a Second Series.

Commenced 10pm Wednesday, 25th September 2019 - concludes 10pm Wednesday, 6th November 2019 on ITV2.

35. The Circle (III) (2018– )

60 min | Game-Show, Reality-TV

The original British version of the reality television format in which people from all walks of life compete in a popularity contest via a social media platform to win a cash prize.

Stars: Sophie Willan, Alex Hobern, Woody Cook, James Doran

Votes: 740

22-episodes. The original British version of the app-based reality tv popularity contest returns for an expanded Second Series.

Commenced 10pm Tuesday, 24th September 2019 - concludes 10pm Friday, 18th October 2019 on Channel 4.

36. Love in the Countryside (2018– )

60 min | Romance

Sara Cox goes back to her farming roots as she meets 8 singletons living in the countryside who are finding it difficult to meet that special someone. Could urbanites looking to escape the rat run be the answer?

Star: Sara Cox

Votes: 20

6-episodes. Sara Cox returns with a Second Series of the rural romance programme.

Commenced 9pm Tuesday, 17th September 2019 - concluded 9pm Tuesday, 15th October 2019 on BBC Two.

37. Murdertown (2018–2019)


Katherine Kelly travels the UK to examine crimes that shocked the nation.

Star: Katherine Kelly

Votes: 26

10-episodes. The true crime documentary series returns for a Second Series.

Commenced 9pm Monday, 16th September 2019 - concludes on Crime + Investigation (UK).

38. The Great Model Railway Challenge (2018– )

60 min | Game-Show, Reality-TV

Teams of the UK's most talented model railway enthusiasts compete in a series of knockout heats to create amazing miniature masterpieces on specific themes against the clock. Expert judges determine who will go on to the next round.

Stars: James Richardson, Tim Shaw, Steve Flint, Kathy Millatt

Votes: 28

8-episodes. The model railway building competition returns for a Second Series.

Commenced 8pm Friday, 13th September 2019 - concludes 6:25pm Saturday, 26th October 2019 on Channel 5.

39. Front Row Late (II) (2017– )

30 min | Music, News, Talk-Show

BBC Radio 4's long-running, flagship culture review show makes the leap to television, as presenters and guests cast a critical eye over the arts world.

Stars: Mary Beard, Shahidha Bari, David Olusoga, Ella Whelan

Votes: 9

The BBC's arts and culture review show returns for a Fourth and Fifth Series in 2019.

Series 5: Commenced 11:05pm Friday, 6th September 2019 - concluded 11:05pm 11th October 2019 on BBC Two. Series 4: Commenced 11:05pm Friday, 11th January 2019 - concluded 11:20pm Friday, 24th May 2019 on BBC Two.

40. QI (2003– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Game-Show

A comedy panel game in which being Quite Interesting is more important than being right. Sandi Toksvig is joined each week by four comedians to share anecdotes and trivia, and maybe answer some questions as well.

Stars: Alan Davies, Stephen Fry, Sandi Toksvig, Phill Jupitus

Votes: 28,791

18-episodes. The popular comedy panel show returns for a Seventeenth Series (The Letter Q).

Commences 10pm Friday, 6th September 2019 - concludes on BBC Two.

41. The Mash Report (2017– )

Comedy, News, Talk-Show

Comedian Nish Kumar and his hilarious correspondents deliver a surreal take on the week's news.

Stars: Ellie Taylor, Rachel Parris, Steve N. Allen, Nish Kumar

Votes: 421

6-episodes. The topical, satirical comedy show returns for a Fourth Series (or a 3rd if you prefer).

Commences 10pm Thursday, 5th September 2019 - concludes 10pm Thursday, 10th October 2019 on BBC Two.

42. First Dates Hotel (2017– )

Reality-TV, Romance

Maître d' Fred takes a break from the show's restaurant to take over the running of a luxury hotel in the south of France where he will welcome singletons from the UK on a two-day dating stay.

Stars: Brian Protheroe, Fred Sirieix, CiCi Coleman, Sam Conrad

Votes: 146

6-episodes. The First Dates spin-off show returns for a Fourth Series.

Commences 9pm Thursday, 5th September 2019 - concludes on Channel 4.

43. The Reluctant Landlord (2018– )

Not Rated | 30 min | Comedy

A man reluctantly serves as the proprietor of a pub, which he inherited from his late father.

Stars: Alexander Molony, Romesh Ranganathan, Sian Gibson, Yasmine Akram

Votes: 511

6-episodes. The semi-autobiographical sitcom starring Romesh Ranganathan returns for a Second Series.

Commences 10pm Wednesday, 4th September 2019 - concludes 10pm Wednesday, 9th October 2019 on Sky One.

44. Only Connect (2008– )


Victoria Coren hosts the fiendishly difficult quiz in which two teams of three contestants have to find the connection between seemingly unrelated clues.

Stars: Victoria Coren Mitchell, David Stainer, Nick Mills, Stephen Pearson

Votes: 376

28-episodes. The fiendishly difficult brain-teasing game show hosted by Victoria Coren Mitchell returns for a Fifteenth Series.

Commences 8pm Monday, 2nd September 2019 - concludes on BBC Two

45. Pointless (2009– )

TV-PG | 45 min | Game-Show