Freesat - New shows to watch in 2020

New shows to watch in 2020

Happy New Year all! 🙌

Let's kick off 2020 the right way with some seriously good telly. Discover the top TV shows coming your way...


Love Island, 12th January, ITV, 9pm

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In early 2020 Love Island will be back in an all new location, with the first series of the year bringing the sunshine to viewers at home from a brand new villa in South Africa. 


Doctor Who, 1st January, BBC One, 6:55pm

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The Doctor will see you now! Intelligence agents around the world are under attack from alien forces, so MI6 turns to the only people who can help - The Doctor and friends. As the team travels the globe looking for answers, attacks come from all sides. Earth’s security rests on the their shoulders - but where will this planet-threatening conspiracy lead them?


White House Farm, 8th January, ITV, 9pm

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ITV’s six part factual drama, White House Farm, produced by New Pictures revolves around one fateful night in August 1985 when five members of the same family were murdered at an Essex farmhouse; Sheila Caffell, her twin six-year-old sons, Daniel and Nicholas, and her parents, Nevill and June Bamber. The series will seek to provide fresh insight into this family tragedy and the contested accounts of the events that took place at White House Farm. 


Spiky Gold Hunters, 14th January BLAZE, 9pm

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One of the world’s finest and most expensive delicacies, a unique sea urchin is harvested from one of the world’s fiercest oceans, right at the bottom of the world in New Zealand. 

This series follows a team of six courageous, rough and tough free divers as they battle the tempestuous elements of Southern New Zealand to deliver the gastronomic equivalent of “gold” to fine diners around the globe. 


Pillars of the Earth, 5Select, Late January, TBC 

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The Pillars of the Earth is set against a backdrop of war, religious strife and power struggles which tears lives and families apart. In that time, there rises a magnificent Cathedral in Kingsbridge.

Against the backdrop, love-stories entwine: Tom, the master builder, Aliena, the noblewoman, the sadistic Lord William, Philip, the prior of Kingsbridge, Jack, the artist in stone work and Ellen, the woman from the forest who casts a curse. At once, this is a sensuous and enduring love story and an epic that shines with the fierce spirit of a passionate age. 


Our Girl, BBC, TBC 

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Georgie Lane (Michelle Keegan) will be back on our screens for 2020, so keep this page handy for confirmed dates. The military drama follows the story of a young working-class woman, who joins the British Army after deciding her life is going down the drain. 


Killing Eve: Season 3, BBC TBC 

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After that nail-biting cliffhanger at the end of Season 2, we're eagerly waiting for the new season of Killing Eve. It was renewed for a third series before the second even aired, so we're expecting it to drop sometime in the Summer. What will become of Villanelle? 


Belgravia, ITV, TBC

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Belgravia, a brand new six-part series from ITV, tells Julian Fellowes’ intriguing tale of London society. It's a story of secrets and dishonour amongst the upper echelon of London society in the 19th Century. When the Trenchards accept an invitation to the now legendary ball hosted by the Duchess of Richmond on the fateful eve of the Battle of Waterloo, it sets in motion a series of events that will have consequences for decades to come as secrets unravel behind the porticoed doors of London’s grandest postcode. If you're looking for your next period drama, then this is it. 


Homeland, Channel 4, February 2020

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The eighth and final season of Homeland, starring Claire Danes and Mandy Patinkin, will bring an end to the hugely popular US thriller. It's been a long wait for season eight, with the episodes originally meant to air in Autumn 2019. However, we have a feeling the finale will be worth the wait...


Glass Houses, ITV, TBC

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The Vicar of Dibley's Dawn French is set to star in Glass Houses in 2020, taking on the role of a dangerous village gossip. Her character, Maggie Connors, sparks off a series of unexpected events after giving an interview to a local radio interviewer...


The North Water, BBC Two, TBC

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Set in the late 1850s and adapted from Ian McGuire’s novel, this four-part series follows the harrowing exploits of a whaling vessel called Volunteer and its passengers, including the ship’s doctor Patrick Sumner (Jack O'Connell) and the unhinged harpooner Henry Drax (Colin Farrell).


The Nest, BBC One, TBC

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Bafta-winning writer Nicole Taylor is back in the New Year with a brand new thriller set in Glasgow, which explores the life-changing consequences of a wealthy couple asking a teenage girl to carry their baby.