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WHAT TO WATCH New Year's Day

It's time to see in a New Year of telly in style!

As we welcome in 2024, there are three brilliant dramas to enjoy, including the return of 2022's most-watched drama as well as festive specials of Gogglebox and The Great British Bake Off.

Here are 5 TV shows you can't miss on New Year's Day...

1. Fool Me Once

New Year's Day on Netflix

Netflix's latest adaptation of a Harlan Coben novel, Fool Me Once, stars Michelle Keegan as Maya Stern, who is trying to come to terms with the brutal murder of her husband, Joe, played by Richard Armitage.

But when Maya installs a nanny-cam to keep an eye on her young daughter, she is shocked to see a man she recognises in her house. Her husband, who she thought was dead.

Adeel Akhtar plays Detective Sergeant Sami Kierce who leads the homicide investigation into Joe's death while grappling with secrets of his own. Meanwhile, Maya's niece and nephew, Abby and Daniel, are trying to find the truth about their mother's murder, several months earlier. Are the two cases connected?

Fool Me Once follows these characters on a thrilling hunt for the truth that will reveal shocking secrets and change their lives forever and stars Joanna Lumley as Joe's protective mother, Judith Burkett.

1-8/8 All episodes available at launch

2. The Great New Year Bake Off

New Year's Day at 7.40pm on Channel 4

On New Year's Day, The Great British Bake Off is back to celebrate in style as we get cosy in the tent with some familiar faces from Bake Off past.

Heading back into the tent to battle it out to become the first Star Baker of 2024, are 2022's Maxy, 2021's Jürgen and Maggie and 2020's Mark, before seeing the New Year in with a performance from Bone-Afide, featuring Jürgen on the trombone!


3. The Tourist

New Year's Day at 9pm on BBC One

On New Year's Day 2022, The Tourist launched with 11.4 million viewers on the BBC, becoming the most-watched drama of 2022 across all platforms.

The six-part thriller, created and written by Jack and Harry Williams, stars Jamie Dornan as Elliot Stanley, a man looking to rediscover his true identity after his memory loss, alongside Danielle Macdonald as police officer Helen Chambers.

Following their adventure in the Outback in series one, series two is set against the striking backdrop of Ireland as the pair travel to find answers about Elliot’s identity, but instead, they are forced to face the dangerous consequences of his past actions.

I recently caught up with Danielle Macdonald to talk about the reaction to the end of series one as well as what it was like to shoot in Ireland, why Helen fell in love with Elliot, the switch from series one to series two and so much more.

1/6 Continues weekly. All episodes available from 6am

4. Mr Bates vs The Post Office

New Year's Day at 9pm on ITV1

Kicking off 2024 on ITV1 is the new four-part drama Mr Bates vs The Post Office, which stars Toby Jones, Monica Dolan and Julie Hesmondhalgh and tells the story of one of the greatest miscarriages of justice in British legal history

Hundreds of innocent sub-postmasters and postmistresses were wrongly accused of theft, fraud, and false accounting due to a defective IT system. Many of the wronged workers were prosecuted, some were imprisoned for crimes they never committed, and their lives were irreparably damaged by the scandal.

It also stars Lia Williams, Alex Jennings, Ian Hart, Katherine Kelly, Shaun Dooley, Will Mellor, Clare Calbraith, Lesley Nicol, Amit Shah, and Adam James.

1/4 Continues nightly

5. Gogglebox

New Year's Day at 9pm on Channel 4

All your favourite armchair critics from Gogglebox have been doing the same as you over the last week, and that's sitting in front of the sofa, eating chocolates and watching telly.

We join them this week for a festive special as the cast sit down in front of this year's Christmas telly, from talked-about hits to classic movies, new dramas and traditional treats.



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