TV in 2020: Shows coming to small screen near you

They may not have the cash that some online services have, but they’re still doing what they can to deliver quality programming for audiences.

So the message is, the battle is far from over. Here are 20 TV titles from across the spectrum to watch out for in 2020.

The original BBC adaptation (pictured) was a huge hit in the 1970s and 1980s. The stories followed the lives of a group of vets in a Yorkshire village. Now the much-loved books are being filmed again, this time for Channel 5. The series is being made to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the publication of the first of the books, If Only They Could Talk

Armando Iannucci, who brought us Veep and The Thick of It, now explores space in Avenue 5. Set 40 years in the future it stars Hugh Laurie as the captain of a space cruise ship. The cast also includes Josh Gad and Nikki Amuka-Bird. A fire at Leavesden Studios in Hertfordshire destroyed one of the main sets during filming, but the series was still completed on schedule.

All Creatures Great and Small (Channel 5)

Avenue 5 (Sky One)

The Bay (ITV)

Boys (Channel 4)

The Crown (Netflix)

Doctor Who (BBC One)

Dracula (BBC One)

Killing Eve (BBC One)

Line of Duty (BBC One)

The Mandalorian (Disney+)

Normal People (BBC Three)

Noughts + Crosses (BBC One)

Quiz (ITV)

Salisbury (BBC Two)

Star Trek: Picard (Amazon Video)

Strike: Lethal White (BBC One)

Succession (Sky Atlantic)

A Suitable Boy (BBC One)


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