UK TV 2017 Returning Series

by Mark_a_Wood | created - 29 Dec 2016 | updated - 05 Jun 2018 | Public

A list of UK TV Programmes listed on IMDb as airing new episodes in 2017.

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1. Delicious (I) (2016– )

TV-14 | 45 min | Comedy, Drama

A drama series about food, love and infidelity in Cornwall.

Stars: Iain Glen, Dawn French, Emilia Fox, Tanya Reynolds

Votes: 1,202

4-episodes. The darkly amusing drama set in a Cornish hotel/restaurant returns for a Second Series.

Commences Friday, 29th December 2017 - concludes Friday, 19th January 2018 on Sky 1.

2. Peaky Blinders (2013– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama

A gangster family epic set in 1919 Birmingham, England; centered on a gang who sew razor blades in the peaks of their caps, and their fierce boss Tommy Shelby.

Stars: Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory, Paul Anderson, Sophie Rundle

Votes: 216,169

The popular, period gangland drama returns for a 6-episode Fourth Series in 2017.

Commenced 16th November 2017 - concludes 21st December 2017 on BBC Two.

*Series Five has already been commissioned for 2018*

3. Borderline (2016– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

Retro-scripted, spoof documentary series following the work of UK Border Force staff at the fictional Northend Airport. Narrated by Ralf Little.

Stars: David Avery, Jackie Clune, David Elms, Liz Kingsman

Votes: 1,051

4. Random Acts (2011– )

3 min

Arts strand billed as "an interruption to the schedules", featuring hundreds of 3-minutes films about everything, by everyone, for everybody.

Stars: Miriam Elia, Gina Boreham, Dylan Boyd, Daniel Edelstyn

Votes: 9

Channel 4's slightly random, late-night, short film showcase randomly pops up and down throughout 2017 with bursts of episodes.

Reappears on Thursday, 9th November 2017 on Channel 4.

5. Royal Recipes (2017– )

45 min | Documentary

Mixing social history and cookery, Michael Buerk meets with chefs and food historians to celebrate some of the food served to British monarchs from George IV to the present day.

Stars: Michael Buerk, Paul Ainsworth, Anna Haugh, Annie Gray

Votes: 9

6. The Rebel (2016– )

40 min | Comedy

A comedy series adapted from the comic-strip of the same name appearing in "The Oldie" magazine. Simon Callow stars as rebellious pensioner Henry Palmer.

Stars: Simon Callow, Bill Paterson, Anita Dobson, Anna Crilly

Votes: 83

Following a successful 3-episode pilot series in 2016 the comedy based on a comic strip about a Brighton-based rebellious OAP returns for a 6-episode Second Series.

Commenced Wednesday, 8th November 2017 - concludes 13th December 2017 on GOLD.

7. Detectorists (2014–2017)

Not Rated | 30 min | Comedy

The lives of two eccentric metal detectorists, who spend their days plodding along ploughed tracks and open fields, hoping to disturb the tedium by unearthing the fortune of a lifetime.

Stars: Mackenzie Crook, Toby Jones, Rachael Stirling, Gerard Horan

Votes: 8,420

The well-observed comedy about members of a metal detecting club returns for a 6-episode, Third (and final) Series.

Commenced Wednesday, 8th November 2017 - concludes on BBC Four.

*Self-cancelled by creator/director/co-star Mackenzie Crook, he was not keen on making a third series and only agreed to do so if it was the final series*

Investigative documentary series led by ITN News journalists, often mixing serious hard-hitting reports with lighter segments. Returns in 2017.

Commenced Tuesday, 7th November 2017 on ITV.

Kevin McCloud visits the houses in contention for the prestigious award. Returns for a Third year. 4-episodes.

Commenced Tuesday, 7th November 2017 - concludes on Channel 4.

10. The A Word (2016– )

60 min | Drama

The Hughes family work and love and fight like every other family. Then, their youngest son is diagnosed with autism and they don't feel like every other family anymore.

Stars: Max Vento, Lee Ingleby, Morven Christie, Christopher Eccleston

Votes: 1,389

BBC adaptation of an Israeli TV series about a family learning to live with the challenges of their autistic son returns for a 6-episode Second Series.

Commenced Tuesday, 7th November 2017 - concludes on BBC One.

The spin-off show featuring professional chefs returns for a Tenth Series.

Commenced Tuesday, 7th November 2017 - concludes on BBC Two.

12. 100% Hotter (2016– )

60 min | Reality-TV

A make-under rather than a make-over show, targeting people whose style is so in your face you cannot help stop and stare while their family and friends squirm with embarrassment.

Stars: Daniel Palmer, Melissa Sophia, Karen Williams, Zoe Hardman

Votes: 622

The make-under show toning down people's mad styles returns in 2017 with a 10-episode Second Series and 10-episode Series Three.

Series Three: Commenced Tuesday, 7th November 2017 - concludes on 5Star. Series Two: Commenced 1st February 2017 - concluded on 5Star.

13. The Secret Life of 4, 5 and 6 Year Olds (2015– )

60 min | Documentary

Documentary following groups of 4, 5 and 6 year olds as they learn to navigate the world around them.

Stars: Jude Riordan, George Wakeman, Ava Talbot, Toby Jones

Votes: 47

Documentary series exploring the social interactions of groups of young children.

4-year-olds returns: Tuesday, 7th November 2017 - concludes on Channel 4.

14. Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railways (2012– )

45 min | Documentary

TV Presenter Chris Tarrant travels around the world to ride some of the most extreme railways that wind their way through some of the harshest terrain on Earth.

Star: Chris Tarrant

Votes: 107

Documentary series in which the TV presenter rides the rails on some of the world's most spectacular and most dangerous railway lines returns for a 4-episode Fourth Series.

Commenced Monday, 6th November 2017 - concludes on Channel 5.

15. The Frankenstein Chronicles (2015– )

TV-MA | 48 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

Inspector John Marlott investigates a series of crimes in 19th Century London, which may have been committed by a scientist intent on re-animating the dead.

Stars: Sean Bean, Richie Campbell, Tom Ward, Ryan Sampson

Votes: 7,786

The period crime drama returns for a second series in 2017. But is still on ITV Encore.

Commenced Wednesday, 1st November 2017 - concludes on ITV Encore.

16. Strike Back (2010– )

TV-MA | 45 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

Follows the actions of Section 20, a secretive unit of British military intelligence. A team of special operations personnel conduct several high risk missions across the globe.

Stars: Philip Winchester, Sullivan Stapleton, Michelle Lukes, Daniel MacPherson

Votes: 27,061

The action-adventure drama series about a covert British military intelligence unit returns for a 10-episode Sixth Series.

Commenced Tuesday, 31st October 2017 - concludes on Sky1.

17. Dave Gorman: Modern Life Is Goodish (2013–2017)


Dave Gorman points out things he finds strange about modern life.

Stars: Dave Gorman, The Billroth String Quartet, Annabel Port, Pat Sharp

Votes: 448

A Fifth Series of the power-point assisted, stand-up comedy show has been ordered for 2017.

Commenced Tuesday, 31st October 2017 - concludes on Dave.

18. 999: What's Your Emergency? (2012– )


The dispatches of the emergency services of Blackpool, Lancashire are followed.

Stars: Hugo Speer, Julian Barratt, Holly Goodhall

Votes: 99

Observational documentary series following the work of emergency services across Britain. Returns with two new series in 2017.

Series Five: Commenced Monday, 30th October 2017 - concludes on Channel 4. Series Four: Commenced 24th July 2017 - 28th August 2017 on Channel 4.

19. Tenable (2016– )


Daytime quiz show in which teams of contestants answer questions about Top 10 lists, then try to score a perfect 10 in the final round. Hosted by Warwick Davis.

Stars: Warwick Davis, Stuart Drummond

Votes: 59

The daytime game-show hosted by Warwick Davis returns for a 20-episodes Second Series.

Commenced Monday, 30th October 2017 - concludes Friday, 24th November 2017 on ITV.

*20-episode Series Three & Four commissioned and scheduled for 2018*

20. Most Haunted (2002– )

180 min | Horror, Reality-TV

Paranormal investigations into haunted locations, using psychic mediums and scientific equipment.

Stars: Yvette Fielding, Ciarán O'Keeffe, Karl Beattie, Derek Acorah

Votes: 1,209

The ghost-hunting show returns for a 10 episode, 19th series (the 5th series of the new version of the show).

Commenced Good Friday, 14th April 2017 - concludes on Really.

21. Food Unwrapped (2012– )


The team explore food myths from a neutral point of view, culminating in a summary based on scientific research.

Stars: Kate Quilton, Jimmy Doherty, Matt Tebbutt, Helen Lawal

Votes: 112

The series revealing the secrets of the food we eat returns for a Tenth Series.

Commenced Bank Holiday Monday, 2nd January 2017 - concluded on Channel 4.

22. The Three Day Nanny (2013– )

Over the course of three days, Nanny Mewes offers help and advice to parents who are struggling to cope with their problem children in an effort to restore balance to family life.

Stars: Kathryn Mewes, Rupert Houseman

Votes: 8

23. Man Down (2013– )

30 min | Comedy

Dan (Davies) is a childish idiot trapped in an adult's life, helped along by his uniquely dysfunctional best friends, Jo (Conaty) and Brian (Wozniak). His inability to navigate the simplest... See full summary »

Stars: Greg Davies, Roisin Conaty, Mike Wozniak, Gwyneth Powell

Votes: 1,955

A 6-episode Fourth Series of the sitcom will be broadcast in 2017.

Commences Wednesday, 25th October 2017 - concludes Wednesday, 29th November 2017 on Channel 4.

24. Robot Wars (1998–2018)

45 min | Action, Game-Show

Knockout competition between deadly robots designed and controlled by contestants. There's chainsaws, spikes, and lots of flying metal.

Stars: Jonathan Pearce, Noel Sharkey, Dara O Briain, Angela Scanlon

Votes: 910

The reboot of the classic metal mangling robotic combat show returns for two 6-episode series in 2017.

Series 10: Commences 22nd October 2017 - concludes on BBC Two. Series 9: Commenced Sunday, 5th March 2017 - concluded Sunday, 16th April 2017 on BBC Two.

25. Travel Man: 48 Hours in... (2015– )

Not Rated | 24 min | Documentary, Adventure, Comedy

British comedian Richard Ayoade and a celebrity guest, usually from the comedy world, spend 48 hours in a popular city to discover the must see tourist attractions.

Stars: Richard Ayoade, Greg Davies, Noel Fielding, Mel Giedroyc

Votes: 1,220

The comedy travelogue hosted by Richard Ayoade returns with two new series in 2017

Series 6: Commenced Friday, 20th October 2017 - concludes on Channel 4. Series 5: Commenced Monday, 6th March 2017 - concludes on Channel 4.

26. 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, Bill Bailey

Votes: 27,919

The popular panel show returns for a Fifteenth Series (and second hosted by Sandi Toksvig) covering the letter O.

Commenced Friday, 20th October 2017 - concludes on BBC Two.

27. 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: 46

4-episodes. The neat reality show in which families from opposite ends of the wealth and class divide swap homes makes a swift return for a Second Series.

Commenced Thursday, 19th October 2017 - concludes on Channel 5.

28. Obsessive Compulsive County House Cleaners (2016– )


Two obsessive compulsive cleaners embark on a week of filth cleaning britain's most run down stately homes.

Stars: Kelly Waite, Dave Jennings, Vincent Gee

Votes: 14

The spin-off show from the popular Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners returns for a Second Series.

Commenced Wednesday, 18th October 2017 - concludes on More4.

29. 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: 210

8-episodes. The series that meets people who have ditched the rat race for an exotic off-grid life returns for a Sixth Series.

Commenced Tuesday, 17th October 2017 - concludes on Channel 5.

30. Tricks of the Restaurant Trade (2016– )

30 min | Documentary

Kate Quilton and chef Simon Rimmer investigate how consumers can get the best experience when dining out.

Stars: Simon Rimmer, Adam Pearson, Sophie Morgan, Kate Quilton

Votes: 21

6-episodes. The show that lifts the lid on eating out returns for a Third Series.

Commenced Monday, 16th October 2017 - concludes on Channel 4.

31. Impossible (2017– )

44 min | Game-Show

Rick Edwards hosts a new daytime quiz show in which 30 recurring contestants must avoid choosing the impossible answer as they compete for the chance to win 10,000 pounds.

Stars: Rick Edwards, Daniel Joseph Woolf

Votes: 33

20-episodes. The daytime quiz show hosted by Rick Edwards returns for a second and third series in 2017.

Series 3:Commenced Monday, 16th October 2017 - concludes on BBC One. Series 2:Commenced Monday, 22nd May 2017 - concludes on BBC One.

32. Zapped (2016–2018)

30 min | Comedy, Fantasy

James Buckley is transported to a parallel world featuring "psychopathic Fairies, Shell Men, seductive Demi-Fins and vicious Throcks".

Stars: James Buckley, Kenneth Collard, Louis Emerick, Paul Kaye

Votes: 860

6-episodes. Office worker Brian is still trapped in the magical world of Munty as the surreal, fantasy comedy returns for a longer Second Series following a successful pilot series.

Commenced Thursday, 12th October 2017 - concludes Thursday, 16th November 2017 on Dave.

33. Red Dwarf (1988– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

The adventures of the last human alive and his friends, stranded three million years into deep space on the mining ship Red Dwarf.

Stars: Chris Barrie, Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Robert Llewellyn

Votes: 31,006

6 episodes. Twelfth Series of the long-running, zany, Science Fiction sitcom commissioned for 2017.

Commenced Thursday, 12th October 2017 - concludes Thursday, 16th November 2017 on Dave.

34. Our Girl (2014– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Drama, War

The series follows Molly on her first deployment as a serving army medic against the backdrop of the British Army's withdrawal from Afghanistan. Series 2 introduces Georgie, her more experienced friend, as she is deployed to Eastern Africa.

Stars: Ben Aldridge, Simon Lennon, Sean Ward, Michelle Keegan

Votes: 2,873

12-episodes. Third Series of the military medical drama, and second starring Michelle Keegan. Will consist of 3 new stories in three new locations each told over 4 episodes starting with Nepal.

Commenced Tuesday, 10th October 2017 - concludes on BBC One.

35. Josh (2014– )

30 min | Comedy

Sitcom about three old school friends navigating life together with their constantly nearby landlord.

Stars: Josh Widdicombe, Elis James, Beattie Edmondson, Jack Dee

Votes: 680

6-Episodes. The sitcom that everyone thought wouldn't last returns for a Third Series. Once again all episodes will be made available via BBC Three website and BBC iPlayer before being broadcast on BBC One.

Commenced Friday, 6th October 2017 - concludes on BBC One.

36. 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: 4,013

The satirical current affairs panel show returns for a Fifty-Third & Fifty-Fourth Series during 2017.

Series 54: Commences Friday, 6th October 2017 - concludes on BBC One. Series 53: Commenced Friday, 21st April 2017 - concluded Friday, 16th June 2017 on BBC One.

37. 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: 16

The daytime, crime, documentary series returns for a Sixth Series.

Commenced Monday, 2nd October 2017 - concludes on BBC One.

38. The Gadget Show (2004– )

45 min | Comedy, Sport, Talk-Show

The Gadget show aims to focus on the latest upcoming gadgets, games and more.

Stars: Jason Bradbury, Jon Bentley, Suzi Perry, Ortis Deley

Votes: 434

Channel 5's tech review show returns with two new series during 2017

Series 26: Commences Friday, 6th October 2017 - concludes on Channel 5. Series 25: Commenced Friday, 10th March 2017 - concludes on Channel 5.

The documentary series looking at neighbourly disputes that got out of hand returns with two new series in 2017.

Series 6:Commences Thursday, 5th October 2017 - concludes on Channel 5. Series 5: Commenced Thursday, 9th March 2017 - concludes on Channel 5.

40. Inside Birmingham Children's Hospital (2016– )

60 min | Documentary

Eight-part documentary series going behind the scenes at Birmingham Children's Hospital following the young patients, their families and the staff caring for them.

Star: David Tennant

Votes: 6

The fly-on-the-wall documentary series returns for a Second Series but has switched to More4. I'd still like to know what happened to eps 9 & 10 of series 1.

Commences Wednesday, 4th October 2017 - concludes on More4.

41. Murderers and Their Mothers (2016– )

60 min | Crime

Do the warped and damaged relationships of murderers and their mothers lie at the root of many of the world's most notorious killers? In these ten episodes, journalist Donal MacIntyre ... See full summary »

Stars: Ethan Leyland, Julia Leyland, Sean Preston

Votes: 14

42. The Apprentice: You're Fired! (2006– )

31 min | Comedy, Reality-TV, Talk-Show

An interview with the newly-fired candidate from The Apprentice UK (2005).

Stars: Dara O Briain, Adrian Chiles, Rhod Gilbert, Romesh Ranganathan

Votes: 180

Spin-off show in which odious people who have failed to get a job working for a vile businessman are asked where did it all go wrong?? Birth?

Commenced Wednesday, 4th October 2017 - concludes 2017.

43. The Apprentice UK (2005– )

59 min | Game-Show, Reality-TV

20 young entrepreneurs compete in several business tasks, and must survive the weekly firings in order to become the business partner of one of the most successful businessmen.

Stars: Alan Sugar, Mark Halliley, Nick Hewer, Karren Brady

Votes: 2,455

14-episodes. Odious people vie for a job working for a vile businessman who made his fortune from selling crap that didn't work, as the British version of the US reality TV show returns for a 13th season.

Commenced Wednesday, 4th October 2017 - concludes on BBC One.

44. Alphabetical (2016– )


Jeff Stelling hosts a new quiz show in which contestants answer questions based around letters of the alphabet to try and win a jackpot prize that rolls over when it is not won.

Star: Jeff Stelling

Votes: 5

20-episodes. Alphabet-based Quiz Show hosted by Jeff Stelling returns for a Second Series.

Commenced Monday, 2nd October 2017 - concludes on ITV.

45. Unreported World (2000– )


Channel 4's acclaimed current affairs documentary strand in which reporters travel around the world uncovering stories overlooked by the world's media.

Stars: Krishnan Guru-Murthy, Marcel Theroux, Seyi Rhodes, Ade Adepitan

Votes: 97

Channel 4's always interesting documentary series shining a light on little reported stories from around the world returns with two 8 episode series during 2017.

Series 34: Commenced Friday, 29th September 2017 - concludes on Channel 4. Series 33: Commenced Friday, 17th March 2017 - concluded Friday, 5th May 2017 on Channel 4.

46. Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two (2004– )

30 min | Documentary, Family

Claudia Winkleman presents this weekday BBC2 half hour fanzine show dedicated entirely to the BBC1 programme Strictly Come Dancing (2004). Claudia interviews the dancers and celebrities ... See full summary »

Stars: Zoë Ball, Claudia Winkleman, Ian Waite, Craig Revel Horwood

Votes: 73

Spin-off 'Fanzine' show from the ancient dancing competition.

Commenced Monday, 25th September 2017 - concludes on BBC Two.

The competitive cooking show returns for a Second Series, but is still in an afternoon slot.

Commenced Monday, 25th September 2017 - concludes on Channel 4.

48. Neighbourhood Blues (2011– )


Documentary series following the hard work and dedication of pioneering community policing teams as they confront the problems of troubled communities.

Star: Rav Wilding

Votes: 7

10-episodes. The documentary series from BBC North-East following the work of neighbourhood policing teams in Northumbria returns for an Eighth Series.

Commenced Monday, 25th September 2017 - concludes Friday, 6th October 2017 on BBC One.