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New UK TV Drama for Autumn 2023: Bodies, The Winter King, Criminal Record, Wilderness & More


Curl up and watch these top new British TV series, featuring Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Stephen Graham and Eddie Izzard – plus a new drama from Lenny Henry

Jenna Coleman in Wilderness
Photo: Amazon

Don’t despair about the end of another non-existent British summer – UK TV always gets good when the weather turns, as the nights draw in and we all retreat indoors, finally getting sick of rainy barbecues and being chased by wasps in pub gardens. 

This year is no different, so you can expect your 2023 autumn TV watchlist to include some compelling original dramas, from true crime shows covering some of the UK’s most shocking cases to enthralling depictions of real-life events, from the arrival of the Windrush generation to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Throw in some time-travelling crime-solving, mediaeval sword fights and a criminal gang on the run from a ruthless assassin, and we’ll be enjoying our self-enforced hibernation in front of the telly all the way until Christmas. Here’s what’s coming up, in order of release date.

The Killing Kind (Paramount+, 7th September)

Jane Casey’s novel The Killing Kind has been adapted into a six-part legal thriller, starring Emma Appleton (The Witcher) as high-flying barrister Ingrid, whose world is thrown into chaos when her former client, the charming but sinister stalker John Webster (Colin Morgan, Merlin) reappears to tell her that her life is in danger after her mentor (Unforgotten’s Sara Powell) dies in suspicious circumstances. It’ll be up to Ingrid to work out whether John’s intentions are as innocent as he claims when The Killing Kind arrived on streaming service Paramount+ on 7th September.

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