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New TV shows coming soon

Stay up-to-date with all the latest TV releases coming soon to Freesat. From must-see drama to hard-hitting documentaries and side-splitting comedy, find out what TV is coming up this month.

The Disappearance  

6th February, 5STAR, 9pm

Get ready for a suspense drama over on 5STAR on the 6th February, with The Disappearance, which follows the story of a young boy named Anthony Sullivan, who, while participating in a birthday party treasure hunt, mysteriously disappears. The investigation will uncover buried secrets about the family from long ago... 

The Disappearance

Why should you watch it? 

If you’re into the crime/mystery/thriller vibes, then this one is a no-brainer. It promises all the elements of a good drama, and it’ll be the perfect Saturday night watch.  


The Drowning

1st February, Channel 5, 9pm 

The Drowning is a story about a woman whose son died in a tragic drowning accident when he was young, but nine years later, the woman (played by Jill Halfpenny) swears she has spotted her son, all grown up. What lengths will she go to in an effort to prove that he is really her son?  

The Drowning

Why should you watch it? 

Another one for the crime drama buffs, The Drowning is the perfect watch for anyone missing The Deceived, The Sister, or Penance.  


Ramy

5th February, Channel 4, 11pm 

For something a little more light-hearted, Ramy is coming to Channel 4 on February 5th at 11pm, and follows a first generation Egyptian-American on a spiritual journey in his politically-divided New Jersey neighbourhood. 

ramy

Why should you watch it? 

The comedy-drama promises laughs and tears, and that’s our favourite combination. Perfect for fans of Finding Alice, Normal People, I May Destroy You, and Love Life.  


Aircrash Confidential

13th February, DMAX, 9pm 

With a brand-new series of Aircrash Confidential coming to DMAX on Saturday 13th February, the show checks out a Boeing 777 which made a routine landing with three fatalities and many injured. How could things have gone so terribly wrong? Tune in to find out if it was a mechanical fault or a pilot error... 

aircrash confidential

Why should you watch it? 

If you’re into conspiracies and uncovering the truth, this documentary series is definitely going to be your go-to. Perfect for fans of Air Crash Investigation.  


Billion Pound Cruise

7th February, Channel 4

Check out these super fancy, expensive, beautiful cruise ships, and find out what really goes on behind the scenes to make the magic happen in Billion Pound Cruise over on Channel 4 on Sunday 7th February. The show takes us behind the scenes of the Symphony of the Seas, with 2,200 crew members that work around the clock to keep 6,680 guests happy.  

Billion Pound Cruise

Why should you watch it? 

If you enjoyed Below Deck on Prime Video, this will be a great show to fill the gap! Also for fans of Manctopia: Billion Pound Property Boom


Deliver Us 

7th February, Channel 4

If you’re looking for a new foreign drama to get stuck into, Deliver Us is a Danish psychological thriller coming to Channel 4 on February 7th, starring Morten Hee Andersen. It follows the story of a group of people in a town who are being terrorised, and decide to take matters into their own hands.  

Deliver Us

Why should you watch it?  

Desperate for a new psychological thriller? This is definitely one to look out for. Great for fans of The Investigation, Dark, or Money Heist.  


The Stand-Up Sketch Show 

8th February, ITV2

For a bit of light-hearted stand-up comedy, ITV2 are bringing us The Stand-Up Sketch Show, a brand new approach to the way stand up is usually done, and will feature established routines by some of the nation’s favourite comedians, as well as brand-new material from Britain’s up and coming talent.  

stand up sketch show

Why should you watch it? 

If you love stand-up comedy and sketches, this is going to be a great Monday night watch. Stars Russell Kane, Marlon Davis, Seann Walsh and Sarah Keyworth


The Balmoral Hotel 

Coming soon to Channel 5

Go behind the doors of Scotland’s finest hotel, The Balmoral! First opened in 1902, the hotel has accommodated celebs, prime ministers and even royalty for over a century. The Queen Mother was a regular diner at the Balmoral, and more recently J.K. Rowling finished the Harry Potter books in room 552 😮 . For the first time ever, they’re taking us behind the scenes of the hotel, of which can cost more than £5000 per night, with £20,000 whiskey being served 👀

balmoral hotel

Why should you watch it? 

If you’re thinking of watching Billion Pound Cruise, this show is definitely on the same wavelength, just, well, on ground.  


Maxima 

25th February, PBS America

Discover a brand new to the UK documentary on PBS America called Maxima, following a brave indigenous inhabitant of the Peruvian Andes who, though cannot read or write, is standing up for her land, which is being threatened by the US-based Newmont Mining corporation. In their efforts to mine Maxima’s land, which would in turn destroy and contaminate critical water and land ecosystems, they cannot proceed without her cooperation.  

Maxima

Why should you watch it? 

Maxima is a powerful documentary and a must-see for anyone interested in learning about how transnational corporations manage to get away with human rights and environmental crimes.  


Darcey Bussell’s Wild Coasts of Scotland 

8th February, Channel 4

Try Darcey Bussell’s ballet shoes on for size in her new documentary series where you’ll get to see her in a totally different environment as she explores the coasts of Scotland. Swapping her pointe shoes for walking boots, watch as she discovers life on the coast, seeing how people making a living by the sea.  

Darcey Bussell wild coasts of scotland

Why should you watch it? 

If you’re missing Darcey Bussell on Strictly Come Dancing, watch her new documentary to watch her new documentary to find out what she’s been up to.. Also perfect for fans of Coast


Guinness Six Nations 

6th February, ITV

Get ready for the return of the international men’s rugby union competition featuring the teams of England, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales. England were the last to win the tournament in 2020. Fixtures here.

six nations

Why should you watch it? 

If you watch it every year, you’ve probably already worked your plans around it (or lack-of plans due to the pandemic), but if not, in the midst of a lockdown is the perfect time to get into a new sport. You don’t know what you’re missing! 


Ex on the Beach 

1st February, My5

For a bit of a reality TV fix, Ex on the Beach is coming to my5 on the 1st of February, so get ready for eight sexy singles to arrive on a tropical beach paradise only to discover that they are on Ex on the Beach, and are about to face either a very unwelcome confrontation with their exes, or a pleasant meet and greet. Let’s be honest, though, it’s rarely the latter.  

ex on the beach

Why should you watch it? 

This is perfect for fans of Love Island, The Cabins, or Married at First sight: Australia.  


Still trying to decide what to watch next? Head to the Freesat Showcase to find our team of telly expert’s top picks and check out our TV guide for what's on this week. PLUS, bookmark this article and keep checking back to see what’s fresh and free on TV this month. Want more of the latest TV news and updates? Be sure to follow our TwitterFacebook and Instagram accounts.