Best Returning British TV Series 2024: Doctor Who, Black Mirror, Bridgerton, Slow Horses & More

Which of your British TV favourites are coming back in 2024?

Ncuti Gatwa and Millie Gibson in the TARDIS in Doctor Who
Photo: James Pardon/Bad Wolf/BBC Studios

2024 really is the year of the Difficult Second Series: after wowing us in 2023 and even earlier, shows like The Tourist, Extraordinary, The Rig, Suspect and Bad Sisters are on the way back for another helping this year, but the question is: will they live up to series one?

In among this, a trio of behemoth shows coming back: Doctor Who will return for series 14, or season one as it’s being styled, the first with Fifteenth Doctor Ncuti Gatwa, Wolf Hall is returning after nine years to cover the late Hilary Mantel’s final book in the trilogy, The Mirror and The Light, and dystopian anthology series Black Mirror will return to Netflix for its seventh series. There’s even talk of a prequel series to Red Dwarf, if that comes off.

This is our round-up of the British TV shows we’re most excited to see returning for new series in 2024. If it’s brand-new British TV shows you’re looking for, see our big preview here. Keep checking back – we’ll update this list as new details are announced.


The Tourist Series 2 (January 1st, BBC One)

The first series of The Tourist was the most-watched drama of 2022, with over 11 million viewers tuning in to watch Jamie Dornan (The Fall) as a man with amnesia who wakes up in an Australian hospital and has to race to piece together his identity before his past catches up with him. Dornan is back for more nail-biting discoveries in series two alongside Danielle MacDonald (Unbelievable) as Constable Helen Chambers, and this time they’re visiting Ireland to find out more about his character’s murky past. New cast members for the second series include Industry‘s Conor MacNeill, Justice League‘s Francis Magee and The Northman‘s Olwen Fouéré. Filming took place in Dublin last year, and the new series arrived on BBC One and iPlayer on New Year’s Day.


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