Freesat - New shows to watch in 2020

New shows to watch in 2020

UPCOMING TV SHOWS 

STAY UP-TO-DATE WITH ALL THE LATEST TV RELEASES COMING SOON TO FREESAT, AS WELL AS ON-DEMAND ADDITIONS THAT YOU CAN BINGE WATCH IN ONE GO!


BBC

MRS AMERICA
BBC2, Wednesday 8th July at 9pm

mrs america cate blanchett

This fantastic new drama is set in the 1970s and features an all star cast, including Cate Blanchett (Carol, Marvel's Thor: Ragnarok), Niecy Nash (Selma, When They See Us), James Marsden (Westworld, Dead to Me) and many more big names. Following the struggle behind the Equal Rights Amendment and the women who fought for and against it, the show includes famous feminist icons like Gloria Steinem (played by Rose Byrne) and Betty Freidan (Tracey Ullman), as well as vital names like Shirley Chisholm (Uzo Aduba, Orange is the New Black) who was the first black woman in Congress and ran for president in 1972. Catch the first two episodes on Wednesday 8th July at 9pm on BBC2, and find out more about the cast and the women they're based on in our Mrs. America review

THE SECRETS SHE KEEPS
BBC1, Monday 6th July at 9pm

the secrets she keeps

In an affluent Sydney suburb, two women have a chance encounter. They are the same age, both pregnant and both due to give birth at the same time, but other than that they come from different worlds of privilege and poverty. They begin an unlikely friendship, but it isn’t long before dark secrets emerge. Based on a real-life hospital kidnap from the 1990s and starring Laura Carmichael (Downton Abbey, Marcella) and Jessica de Gouw (The Crown, Vienna Blood), this sociological thriller is an essential watch.  

ALEX BROOKER: DISABILITY AND ME
BBC 2, Sunday 5th July at 9pm

alex brooker disability and me

In this extremely personal documentary, comedian and TV presenter Alex Brooker confronts what disability means in Britain today, and comes to terms with his own identity as a disabled person. Alex revisits his past, asking the tough questions about disability and how it has affected his life. He also speaks with other disabled Brits to find out about different experiences with disability, the challenges it presents and the prejudice many face every day.

THERE SHE GOES, SEASON 2 
BBC2, Thursday 9th July 

there she goes season 2

The critically acclaimed comedy drama returns to BBC2 for a second season. Starring David Tennant and Jessica Hynes, the show follows the story of 9-year-old Rosie who has severe learning disability, along with her dad Simon, mum Emily and brother Ben. Heart-warming, emotional and funny, the second season is well worth tuning into.  

YOUNG OFFENDERS, SEASON 3 
BBC Three, July TBC 

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Dive back in with season 3 of this hilarious Irish coming-of-age comedy drama. Follow the misguided adventures of teenage rogues Conor (Alex Murphy) and Jock (Chris Walley) as they get themselves into even more mischief.  

HOME IS WHERE THE ART IS
BBC1, Weekdays at 3:45pm, starting on Monday 6th July

home is where the art is

Nick Knowles returns with his inspiring series which challenges talented artists to create someone for the homes of people they’ve never met. Three artists must soak up the personality of the occupant using their house and then present their artworks and, if they’re lucky, win the coveted commission. With five brand new episodes to watch, tune in on weekdays starting from the 6th July.  


ITV

MANHUNT: THE RAOUL MOAT STORY 
ITV, Thursday 9th July

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This brand new ITV documentary made our top crime shows list and is the perfect watch for fans of true crime. Featuring exclusive new interviews with police, witnesses, family members and journalists, this chilling documentary explores Raoul Moat after he shot three people, sparking one of the UK’s most infamous manhunts. Find out what led him down the dark path to murder and how he was eventually captured.  

BILLION POUND CRUISE SHIP: ALL AT SEA
ITV, Thursday 2nd July at 9pm

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Switch on this documentary to find out how the £120 billion pound cruise industry was brought to a standstill due to the coronavirus pandemic, with hundreds of ships and their inhabitants left drifting across six remarkable weeks. As passengers and crew found themselves in quarantine and stranded on infected ships, hear the inside stories from passengers who experienced the pandemic while trapped on cruise ships across the globe.  


CHANNEL 5

OUR YORKSHIRE FARM
Tuesday 14th July at 9pm

our yorkshire farm season 3

Our Yorkshire Farm is back for season three. Channel 5 is back to follow Yorkshire shepherd Amanda, Clive and their nine children. Follow the highs and lows of childhood on the farm alongside the changing seasons of a shepherd. Tune in at 9pm on Tuesdays for this heart-warming, slice-of-life series.  


QUEST

VINTAGE VOLTAGE
Thursday 25th June, 8pm

vintage voltage

This new series premieres on Quest at 8pm on Thursday 25th of June. Watch as master mechanic Richard “Moggy” Morgan gives iconic vintage cars a new lease of life, converting classic cars into eco-friendly electric motors. From sporty Ferraris to gas-guzzling Land Rovers, there’s no challenge too big. Watch to see the amazing results, and check out our exclusive interview with Moggy for the inside scoop.  

MIGHTY TRAINS
Tuesday 21st July

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The perfect watch for keen trainspotters, the UK premiere of Mighty Trains is steaming onto Quest this July. Explore the globe in some of the greatest locomotives in the world. From luxury carriages to vintage engines and high-speed bullet trains, discover how these revolutionary locomotives navigate the terrain of Canada, Japan, Italy and many more beautiful yet challenging landscapes with behind the scenes exclusives with the engineers and crew which build and run these mighty trains.  


YESTERDAY

ABANDONED ENGINEERING
Thursday 9th July at 8pm

abandoned engineering season 6

A new season of Abandoned Engineering is coming exclusively to Yesterday on Thursday 9th July. Visit ruined sites across the world which are slowly crumbling after facing wars and natural disasters. From an infamous pirate city in Jamaica to a Gulag known as ‘Croatia’s Alcatraz’, learn the dark history of these fascinating ruins. Watch season 6 on Thursdays on Freesat Channel 159.  


CHANNEL 4

CELEBRITY SNOOP DOG
Friday 26th June at 8:30pm

celebrity snoop dogs

Snoop around celebrity homes with the help of their canine companions and try and guess their lucky owner! Yep, you read that right – this ingenious lockdown telly straps a GoPro camera to celebrity pooches so they can show you their home from a dogs-eye-view. Guess the celeb, explore their homes and meet their adorable pups with this fun Friday watch.  


BLAZE

WW2 TREASURE HUNTERS
Monday 6th July at 9pm

ww2 treasure hunters

WW2 Treasure Hunters returns for season 2 on Blaze. Follow WW2 militaria expert Stephen Taylor and Madness frontman Suggs as they uncover historical finds from around the UK to bring the forgotten stories of World War Two back to life.  

IN SEARCH OF...
Wednesday 8th July

in search of...blaze

Actor Zachary Quinto hosts the fantastic reboot of the iconic 1970s documentary series that explores unexplained phenomena from around the globe. Season two is dropping on BLAZE on Wednesday 8th July, so get ready to have your mind blown with weird and wonderful stories about instances of superhuman strength, aliens, mind control and much more.  


SMITHSONIAN CHANNEL

MYSTIC BRITAIN, SEASON 2
Tuesdays at 8pm

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Mystic Britain is back for season 2 to reveal the secrets of Britain’s most mysterious and ancient sites. Hosted by Clive Anderson, follow him across the length of Britain alongside anthropologist Mary-Ann Ochota to investigate and unearth the sacred and unusual beliefs of Britain’s history. Join the quest for King Arthur and the sand bodies of Sutton Hoo in this all new season.  

PRIVATE LIVES OF THE WINDSORS, SEASON 2
Wednesday 13th July at 8pm

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This new three-part series follows the stories of three key royal figures in Queen Elizabeth II’s reign: her rebellious sister Princess Margaret, her ambitious and power hungry uncle Lord Mountbatten and the royal matriarch of the Queen Mother. Uncover the truth of their relationships and the strain of their positions using letters and diary entries to get up close and personal with the real Windsors. Watch episode one on the 13th July at 8pm. 


DISCOVERY CHANNEL

MYSTERIES OF THE DEEP WITH JEREMY WADE
July, TBC

mysteries of the deep with jeremy wade

Dive into this fantastic new series with biologist and angler Jeremy Wade as your guide. Delve into an underwater realm which is largely unexplored, hostile and mysterious. Hunt for lost treasure, ghost ships, scientific mysteries and undersea anomalies and let the latest ground-breaking research cast a new light on this strange underwater world lurking beneath the surface.


Still trying to decide what to watch next? Head to the Freesat Showcase to find our team of telly expert’s top picks. PLUS, bookmark this article and keep checking back to see what’s fresh and free on TV this month.  

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