UK TV Premiere Dates: 2024 Calendar

Here's a handy guide to release dates on UK television in 2024.

Sian Brooke in PSNI uniform as Grace Ellis in Blue Lights series 2
Photo: BBC/Two Cities Television

Fans of British police dramas are eating well at the moment, with the second series of Belfast-set Blue Lights currently airing on BBC One, soon to be joined by the second series of Liverpool-set The Responder, starring Martin Freeman. And if your Brit TV tastes extend to the stranger side of things, then Alibi has a brand new crime mystery set on a weird island where the new copper played by Anjli Mohindra investigates some Summerisle-style goings on.

Over on Netflix is excellent seven-part drama Baby Reindeer, an uncomfortably honest dramatisation of creator Richard Gadd’s real-life experience of being stalked. On Prime Video, there’s Fallout, which continues The Last of Us‘ trend of being a videogame-to-TV adaptation that’s actually, you know, good. Also on Netflix is moody, intoxicating psychological thriller Ripley, adapted from Patricia Highsmith’s The Talented Mr Ripley and starring Andrew Scott.

As well as all that, here’s a big look ahead to the new British drama coming up in 2024 and a whisper in your ear to watch Wunmi Mosaku in creepy new Brit mystery Passenger on ITV1, which is well worth a look.

And we’re still in the not-too-long wait until May 11, when Ncuti Gatwa and Millie Gibson return in the TARDIS for the new Doctor Who episodes. See the latest trailer here.

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We’ll update this list of TV highlights weekly with more shows, dates and times as the release announcements arrive. If you’re based in the US, here’s where to look for the relevant info.

Wednesday, April 24, 9 p.m.the red king (6 episodes, weekly and streaming boxset)Alibi
Wednesday, April 24big door prize series 2Apple TV+
Wednesday, April 24, 9 p.m.hold the front page series 2 Sky Max
Thursday, April 25dead boy detectives (8 episodes)Netflix
Thursday, April 25them: the scare series 2 (8 episodes)Prime Video
Thursday April 25, 9 p.m.hold the front page series 2 (6 episodes)Sky Max
Thursday April 25, 10 p.m.joe & katherine’s bargain holidaysChannel 4
Saturday, April 27knuckles (6 episodes)Paramount+ UK
Sunday, April 28, 9 p.m.the piano series 2 Channel 4
Wednesday, May 1shardlake (4 episodes)Disney+
Thursday, May 2the tattoist of auschwitz (6 episodes)Sky Atlantic
Thursday, May 2welcome to wrexham series 3Disney+
Friday, May 3clarkson’s farm series 3Prime Video
Saturday, May 4star wars: tales of the empire series 2 (6 episodes)Disney+
Sunday, May 5the responder series 2 (6 episodes)BBC One/BBC iPlayer
Wednesday, May 8, 10 p.m.inside No. 9 series 9 (6 episodes)BBC Two/BBC iPlayer
Wednesday, May 8dark matterApple TV+
Wednesday, May 8abbott elementary season 3 part 1Disney+
Saturday, May 11doctor who series 14 (8 episodes)BBC One/BBC iPlayer
Thursday, May 16bridgerton series 3a (4 episodes)Netflix
Thursday, May 16outer range series 2 (7 episodes)Prime Video
Wednesday, May 22trying series 4 Apple TV+
Thursday, May 23insomnia (6 episodes)Paramount+
Friday, May 24jurassic world: chaos theory (10 episodes)Netflix
Thursday, May 30ERIC (6 episodes)Netflix
Wednesday, June 5star wars: the acolyte (8 episodes total, 2 then weekly)Disney+
Thursday, June 13the boys series 4 Prime Video
Monday, June 17, 9 of the dragon series 2 (8 episodes)Sky Atlantic