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15 DAYS

4 EPISODES CHANNEL 5

BRAND NEW A new crime thriller which opens with a brutal murder before rewinding back 15 days to embark on a nail-biting countdown to find out why, how and who is responsible for the chilling crime.

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AND JUST LIKE THAT...

SKY COMEDY

SEASON 2 Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis return as Carrie, Miranda and Charlotte as they navigate the journey from the complicated reality of life and friendship in their 30s to the even more complicated reality of life and friendship in their 50s.

AND THEN YOU RUN

SKY MAX

BRAND NEW A close-knit group of rebellious London schoolgirls open the door to chaos when a spontaneous getaway to Rotterdam descends into a race across Europe with five kilos of heroin and a gun in their luggage. Tara and her childhood friends - reckless Stink, bright Ruth and fearful Nessi - are hunted across the continent by her uncle Reagan, a notorious gangster determined to find his missing cache of drugs. But he isn’t the only one they should fear – all the while a terrifying and mythical serial killer known only as ‘The Traveller’ is on a collision course with them all. Stars Leah McNamara, Vivian Oparah, Yasmin Monet Prince and Isidora Fairhurst.

ANNIKA

ALIBI

SERIES 2 NicoIa Walker returns as Annika Strandhed, who leads the specialist Marine Homicide Unit (MHU) that is tasked with investigating the unexplained, brutal, and seemingly unfathomable murders that wash up in the waterways of Scotland.

ANT & DEC'S LIMITLESS WIN

ITV

SERIES 2 The primetime gameshow with the world’s first-ever limitless jackpot and hosted by Ant & Dec returns. Every question is an opportunity to climb the endless money ladder and reach the big money, but only a correct answer banks the cash. Push their luck too far and they’ll crash out of the game and lose it all. 

AVENUE 5

SKY COMEDY

SERIES 2 Another series of Armando Iannucci’s spaceship-set comedy, set forty years in the future when travelling the solar system is no longer the stuff of sci-fi fantasy, but a booming, multibillion-dollar business. 

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BAD EDUCATION

ONE-OFF BBC THREE

RETURNING Ahead of a new series, useless teacher and big kid Alfie Wickers is reunited with his old students one last time as they return to Abbey Grove for a joyfully chaotic careers day and is a chance to bid a fond farewell to Alfie.

BAD EDUCATION

6 EPISODES BBC THREE

SERIES 4 A brand-new intake of unruly students arrive at Abbey Grove as well as two former classmates; world class diva Stephen and soon-to-be-family-man-with-responsibilities Mitchell, played by Layton Williams and Charlie Wernham, who find themselves at the other side of the desk as newly qualified, or not, teachers. The new series will see Stephen and Mitchell get to grips with their new career and wayward students, all whilst new headteacher and control freak Ms Hoburn looms large.

THE BALLAD OF RENEGADE NELL

8 EPISODES DISNEY+

BRAND NEW This new eight-part drama from Sally Wainwright promises to be a swashbuckling action and fantasy adventure and stars Louisa Harland as Nell, a quick-witted and courageous young woman who finds herself framed for murder and unexpectedly becomes the most notorious highwaywoman in 18th Century England.

BEFORE WE DIE

5 EPISODES CHANNEL 4

SERIES 2 The crime thriller returns as Lesley Sharp once again heads up the cast as detective Hannah Laing, who joins forces with maverick detective Billy Murdoch, played by Vincent Regan in a desperate bid to protect her son Christian, played by Patrick Gibson. Series two will not follow the same storyline of the original Swedish series, but will see Hannah pitched directly against Dubravka, played by Kazia Pelka, the matriarch at the head of the Mimica Croatian crime family.

BEST INTERESTS

4 EPISODES BBC ONE

BRAND NEW A new drama from Jack Thorne about a family driven apart after being told that Andrew and Nicci’s daughter, Marnie, has a life-threatening condition. The doctors believe it is in her best interests to be allowed to die, but her loving family disagree.

BIG BOYS

6 EPISODES CHANNEL 4

SERIES 2 The series, written and created by Jack Rooke stars Jon Pointing and Dylan Llewellyn as two boys from very different ends of the "spectrum of masculinity" who become best mates. 

BIG BROTHER

ITV2

RETURNING A new cast of carefully selected housemates, from all walks of life, will take up residence in the world’s most famous reality TV home for up to six weeks, with cameras capturing their every move, and the nation following every twist and turn. The action will all play out under the roof of the iconic Big Brother house, which will be given its own contemporary new look ready for this reimagining of the show. Clever tasks, nail-biting nominations and live evictions will be back, with the public once again playing a crucial role, voting throughout the series and ultimately determining the winner, who will walk away with a life-changing cash prize. 

THE BIRTH OF DANIEL F HARRIS

8 EPISODES CHANNEL 4

BRAND NEW Lewis Gribben stars as Danny, an eighteen-year-old whose mother was killed in a car accident when he was a baby. Overwhelmed with grief, his dad Steve, played by Rory Keenan bought a house in the middle of nowhere and locked Danny in, telling him the world outside was full of monsters waiting to take him away. Just like they took his mum.

BLACK OPS

6 EPISODES BBC ONE

BRAND NEW Created by Gbemisola Ikumelo, Akemnji Ndifornyen and writing duo Joe Tucker and Lloyd Woolf, this is the story of Dom and Kay, who join the Met Police in the hope of cleaning up their community but are unwittingly thrust into the murky world of deep-cover infiltration as they become part of a powerful criminal enterprise.

BOARDERS

6 EPISODES BBC THREE

BRAND NEW The six-part coming-of-age comedy drama has been created by Daniel Lawrence Taylor. It follows the lives of five underprivileged black students from inner-city London who win scholarships to an elite boarding school. 

BRASSIC

8 EPISODES SKY COMEDY

SERIES 5 Joe Gilgun, Michelle Keegan and Damien Molony return for a fifth series of this comedy about a group of working-class friends finding unconventional ways to win at life in northern suburbia.

BREEDERS

SKY COMEDY

SERIES 4 The hit comedy starring Martin Freeman and Daisy Haggard which continues to explore the challenges of modern parenting will return for a fourth series on Sky and FX, who co-commission the series in the UK and USA respectively.

BUT WHEN WE DANCE

BBC ONE

BRAND NEW A new one-off comedy-drama from Vicar of Dibley writer Paul Mayhew-Archer about two people who fall in love at a ballet class for people with Parkinson's disease, run by the English National Ballet.

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CALL THE MIDWIFE

BBC ONE

SERIES 12 & 13 The return of the popular drama centred around the practice of midwifery in 1960s East London.

CASH CARRAWAY

BBC ONE

BRAND NEW Inspired by her darkly funny debut memoir Skint Estate, this new drama is a wild and punky tale of being trapped below the poverty line and doing everything it takes to escape. It stars Daisy May Cooper as a young working-class single mum living with her ten-year-old daughter in the brutal lonely landscape of austerity Britain.

CHAMPION

BBC ONE

BRAND NEW Written by Candice Carty-Williams, Champion tells the story of what happens when fame collides with family. Described as a "love letter to Black British music" this new drama, set in south London, promises to be the celebration of a sound that has long been the beating heart of our culture.

THE CHILDREN

BBC TWO

BRAND NEW A new feature-length drama which begins on one summer’s night in 1945, and follows child survivors and presumed orphans of the Holocaust.

THE CHRIS & ROSIE RAMSEY SHOW

BBC TWO

SERIES 2 Following a successful first series, The Chris & Rosie Ramsey Show will return to BBC Two with another six 45-minute episodes in 2023. The show follows the huge success of real-life husband and wife Chris and Rosie Ramsey's number one podcast Shagged.Married.Annoyed.

CLARKSON'S FARM

PRIME VIDEO

SERIES 2 It's another year on Diddly Squat Farm and Jeremy aims to diversify, expanding his limited agricultural knowledge under the watchful eye of his no-nonsense team; tractor driver Kaleb, stone wall favourite Gerald, advisor ‘Cheerful’ Charlie, Jeremy’s better-half-turned-farm-shop-keeper Lisa and many more.

THE CLEANER

BBC ONE

SERIES 2 Greg Davies' returns as crime scene cleaner Wicky as he encounters yet another variety of larger than life characters, all in the wrong place at the wrong time. 

CRAZY RICH... GHANAIANS

CHANNEL 4

PILOT Comedian Eddie Kadi will explore the high-end, glossy and exclusive side of Ghana. Fast-rising comedy star Eddie Kadi becomes our tour guide and ticket into this exclusive world, full of rich culture, history and phenomenal access.

CRIMINAL RECORD

8 EPISODES APPLE TV+

BRAND NEW Peter Capaldi and Cush Jumbo star as detectives in a tug of war over a historic murder conviction in a new London crime thriller. Criminal Record promises to be a powerful, character-driven thriller set in the heart of contemporary London with Peter Capaldi playing Detective Chief Inspector Daniel Hegarty and Cush Jumbo starring as Detective Sergeant June Lenker. An anonymous phone call draws two brilliant detectives into a confrontation over an old murder case – one a young woman in the early stages of her career, the other a well-connected man determined to protect his legacy.

CULPRITS

8 EPISODES DISNEY+

BRAND NEW A dark and funny heist series following what happens after a heist, when the crew have gone their separate ways, but are being targeted by a killer one-by-one. Cast includes Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Gemma Arterton, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Niamh Algar, Kamel El Basha, Tara Abboud, Kevin Vidal, Ned Dennehy and Eddie Izzard.

THE CURSE

6 EPISODES CHANNEL 4

SERIES 2 A second series of the crime-comedy caper written by Tom Davis and director James De Frond. We join the gang eighteen months on from the dramatic airport escape, arrest, and murderous ending of the series one finale. It’s 1985 with Albert, played by Allan Mustafa, Tash played by Emer Kenny and Sidney played by Steve Stamp, now residing in the sunny Costa Del Sol, recently dubbed the Costa Del Crime, a safe haven for UK criminals during this period due to the lack of extradition treaty between British and Spanish governments meaning they were totally untouchable.

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DEAR EDWARD

10 EPISODES APPLE TV+

BRAND NEW Connie Britton, Taylor Schilling and Colin O’Brien star in this new drama based on Ann Napolitano’s acclaimed novel. It tells the story of Edward Adler, a 12-year-old boy who survives a devastating commercial plane crash that kills every other passenger on the flight, including his family. As Edward and a diverse ensemble of others affected by the tragedy try to make sense of life after the crash, unexpected friendships, romances and communities are formed. The new series is a heartbreaking, life-affirming and uplifting story about survival, resilience, connection and the examination of what makes us human.

DESIRE

5 EPISODES ITV

BRAND NEW A new drama which focusses on Leia who after a messy divorce finds herself falling in love with an intensity she’s never experienced before. But it's the wrong man at the wrong time.

DETECTORISTS

ONE-OFF BBC

RETURNING After a five-year absence, Detectorists returns for a one-off 75-minute special. This longer special will bring viewers up to date with the lives of Andy, Lance, Becky and the Danebury Metal Detecting Club.

DIPLOMAT

6 EPISODES ALIBI

BRAND NEW A new drama by Ben Richards which follows Laura Simmonds and her Barcelona Consul colleague/friend Alba Ortiz as they fight to protect British nationals who find themselves in trouble in the Catalan city.

DJANGO

SKY ATLANTIC

BRAND NEW A high concept retelling of the classic Western Django as Matthias Schoenaerts plays the mysterious gunfighter Django, and is joined by an international cast including Noomi Rapace and Lisa Vicari. After the Civil War, John Ellis has founded New Babylon, a city of outcasts, full of men and women of all backgrounds, races, and creeds, that welcomes everyone with open arms. Haunted by the murder of his family eight years earlier, Django is still looking for his daughter Sarah, believing she may have survived the killing. He is shocked to find her in New Babylon, about to marry John. But Sarah, now a grown woman, wants Django to leave, as she holds him accountable for their family’s slaughter after he left to join the War. However, Django, is adamant that he will not lose his daughter twice and decides to stay, siding John in the fight against his enemy: the Lady.

DREAMLAND

6 EPISODES SKY COMEDY

BRAND NEW Freema Agyeman and Lily Allen star in this new comedy-drama about secrets, lies, loves and aspirations within a family of four sisters. Set in the sun-drenched British seaside town of Margate, it is a darkly comedic exploration of multi-generational female relationships, and their (somewhat dysfunctional) family dynamics.

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THE ELEPHANT MAN

BBC ONE

BRAND NEW Charlie Heaton stars as Joseph Merrick, better known as The Elephant Man, in this new two-part drama which follows his compelling and extraordinary life from his working-class beginnings in Leicestershire.

ENGLISTAN

9 EPISODES BBC TWO

BRAND NEW Created by Riz Ahmed, this drama tells the story of three generations of a British Pakistani family. We follow them as they pursue their dreams over four tumultuous decades.

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FINDING ALICE

6 EPISODES BBC ONE

SERIES 2 The hit ITV drama starring Keeley Hawes returns, picking up a year on, the new series will explore the consequences of Alice deciding to have her dead husband’s baby and the impact this decision has on her friends and family.

THE FOLLOWING EVENTS ARE BASED ON A PACK OF LIES

6 EPISODES BBC ONE

BRAND NEW A new thriller which tells the story of two very different women and the conman they have in common. A dark, funny, and unpredictable thriller about three remarkable characters trapped in a triangle of epic proportions.

THE FULL MONTY

8 EPISODES DISNEY+

BRAND NEW Almost twenty-five years on from The Full Monty the limited series will follow the original band of brothers as they navigate the post-industrial city of Sheffield and society’s crumbling healthcare, education and employment sectors.

FUNNY WOMAN

SKY MAX

BRAND NEW A young woman from Blackpool finds her voice in the male dominated world of the 1960s comedy, and in doing so takes London by storm. Gemma Arterton stars as Barbara Parker – a Blackpool Beauty queen with dreams of making it in London. It turns out London is not as quite as swinging as the one she expected, but after a series of setbacks Barbara finds her uncompromising northern wit is her secret weapon, and she becomes a surprise hit with audiences in a new sitcom that will have an impact on British comedy for decades to come. Based on the Nick Hornby novel Funny Girl. Also stars David Threlfall and Rupert Everett.

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THE GALLOWS POLE

BBC ONE

BRAND NEW Written by Shane Meadows, The Gallows Pole, is based on the novel of the same name by Benjamin Myers and fictionalises the remarkable true story of the rise and fall of David Hartley and the Cragg Vale Coiners.

GANGS OF LONDON

SKY ATLANTIC

SERIES 2 Set one year on from the violent and tumultuous events of the first series. Since the collapse of the Wallace Dumani empire a gold rush threatens the city with gangland anarchy. As investors intervene, a new gang is enlisted to restore the status quo. Coldly designed to bring other gangs to heel, each faction must now decide where their loyalties lie. Who will win the battle for the soul of London? Returning cast members include Sope Dirisu, Paapa Essiedu, and Lucian Msamati.

GAYNOR & RAY

BBC ONE

BRAND NEW Created and written by Ruth Jones and David Peet, this one-off comedy reunites Gavin & Stacey favourites Brydon and Jones in the title roles. It follows Gaynor and Ray Davies from Cardiff, two fifty-something newlyweds, both married for a second time.

GENERATION Z

6 EPISODES CHANNEL 4

BRAND NEW A new comedy-drama written and directed by Ben Wheatley, which sees rapacious baby boomers and disaffected teenagers at each other’s throats… this time quite literally.

GET MILLIE BLACK

6 EPISODES CHANNEL 4

BRAND NEW A new gripping drama from Booker Prizewinning author Marlon James, following the inimitable Millie-Jean Black, a police detective forced to quit Scotland Yard and return home to Jamaica, where she’s soon pursuing a missing persons case that threatens to expose more than she may be willing to confront.

GLADIATORS

11 EPISODES BBC ONE

RETURNING The much-loved Saturday night staple returns as a brand new generation of superhumans compete against contestants in the ultimate test of speed and strength. The new series will include brand new games alongside classic challenges, culminating at the end of each episode with fan favourite The Eliminator.

THE GOLD

6 EPISODES BBC ONE

BRAND NEW A gripping new drama inspired by the iconic true story of the Brink’s-Mat robbery and the decades-long chain of events that followed. On the 26 November 1983, six armed men broke into the Brink’s-Mat security depot near London’s Heathrow Airport, and inadvertently stumbled across gold bullion worth £26m. What started as 'a typical Old Kent Road armed robbery' according to detectives at the time, became a seminal event in British criminal history, remarkable not only for the scale of the theft, at the time the biggest in world history, but for its wider legacy.

A GOOD GIRL'S GUIDE TO MURDER

6 EPISODES BBC THREE

BRAND NEW The six-part compulsive teen crime thriller has been adapted from Holly Jackson's bestselling novel, by Poppy Cogan. Five years ago, schoolgirl Andie Bell was murdered by Sal Singh. Case closed. The police know he did it. Everyone in town knows he did it. But Pippa Fitz-Amobi - our insatiably smart, slightly square heroine - isn't so sure and she’s determined to prove it. But if Sal Singh isn’t a murderer and the real killer is still out there, how far will they go to keep Pippa from the truth?

GREAT EXPECTATIONS

6 EPISODES BBC ONE

BRAND NEW Olivia Colman stars as Miss Havisham alongside Fionn Whitehead as Pip and Shalom Brune-Franklin as Estella in Steven Knight’s forthcoming adaptation of Great Expectations for the BBC and FX. Great Expectations is the coming-of-age story of an orphan nicknamed Pip. Dickens first released it in a series of weekly chapters, beginning in December 1860, before it was subsequently published as a novel.

GRISELDA

6 EPISODES NETFLIX

BRAND NEW Executive produced by and starring Sofia Vergara in the titular role, Griselda chronicles the real life of savvy and ambitious Colombian business woman, Griselda Blanco, who created one of the most profitable cartels in history. A devoted mother, Blanco’s lethal blend of charm and unsuspecting savagery helped her expertly navigate between family and business leading her to become widely known as the “Black Widow”.

GUILT

BBC TWO

SERIES 3 The third and final series of Guilt promises to be full of the trademark twists and turns that the series has become famed for. As they return to Scotland, it becomes apparent the welcome they receive isn’t as warm or as straightforward as they might have hoped. As they battle threats both old and new, it remains to be seen whether they get the happy ending they crave or whether life conspires against them one more time.

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HANDLE WITH CARE: JIMMY AKINGBOLA

ONE-OFF ITV

BRAND NEW In this deeply personal film, acclaimed actor and presenter Jimmy Akingbola will tell his own story and in doing so, reveals the truth of growing up in the care system in England. At two years old Jimmy was uprooted from his Nigerian family and fostered by a white British family, who raised him alongside their birth children as if he were their own. Now living in the bright lights of Hollywood with a glittering career, Bel-Air star Jimmy returns home to Britain to reflect on how his upbringing shaped him.

HAPPY VALLEY

6 EPISODES BBC ONE

SERIES 3 | FINAL SERIES Sarah Lancashire, James Norton and Siobhan Finneran return for the final series of this hit drama. When Catherine discovers the remains of a gangland murder victim in a drained reservoir it sparks a chain of events that unwittingly leads her straight back to Tommy Lee Royce.

HEARTSTOPPER

NETFLIX

SEASONS 2+3 Based on the bestselling graphic novels from graphic novel author and illustrator Alice Oseman, who will return as writer and creator for seasons two and three. It tells a story about life, love and everything in between. Boy meets boy. Boys become friends. Boys fall in love.

HENPOCALYPSE!

6 EPISODES BBC TWO

BRAND NEW Caroline Moran pens outrageously funny comedy where a hen weekend meets the apocalypse. When bridezilla-to-be Zara’s hen-do is interrupted by the end of the world, she and her four fellow working-class West Midlander best mates wait out the breakdown of human civilisation in an isolated holiday cottage in Wales.

HIS DARK MATERIALS

8 EPISODES BBC ONE

SERIES 3 | FINAL SERIES Based on The Amber Spyglass, the third part of Philip Pullman’s original trilogy of novels will see Dafne Keene return as Lyra, alongside Amir Wilson as Will, Ruth Wilson as Mrs Coulter, Simone Kirby as Mary Malone, Ruta Gedmintas as Serafina Pekkala, Jade Anouka as Ruta Skadi and James McAvoy as Lord Asriel.

HOME TO ROOST

10 EPISODES BBC ONE

BRAND NEW Over twenty years ago, the Osbourne family left Britain for a life in the US and became the globe’s most iconic reality TV family when they threw open the doors of their LA home and let the world in, sharing their bizarre and hilarious life in the fly-on-the-wall show The Osbournes.

HOT PROPERTY

8 EPISODES BBC THREE

SERIES 3 Trusted wingman Filly travels around the UK to meet single people looking for love. The premise is simple: Filly takes the Hot Property singletons through the keyhole, snooping around the homes of potential suitors, deciding who to date based purely on the stuff they own, the rooms they live in, and the verdict of their friends and family. The last one standing is taken on a date - where they’ll find out whether the attraction is there IRL.

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I AM

3 EPISODES CHANNEL 4

SERIES 3 The return of Channel 4's anthology drama where each episode is named after its lead character and star one of a trio of Britain’s leading acting talent. Kate Winslet takes the lead role in I Am Ruth opposite her daughter Mia Threapleton.

I HATE SUZIE TOO

SKY ATLANTIC

BRAND NEW Billie Piper returns to play Suzie Pickles in this bold, bracing, dramedy about the moment in life when the mask slips, asking if any of us can survive being well and truly ‘known’. Series one saw Suzie's life upended when she was hacked and pictures of her emerged in an extremely compromising position.

I HATE YOU

CHANNEL 4

BRAND NEW A new comedy from Friday Night Dinner creator Robert Popper about best friends Charlie and Becca. played by Tanya Reynolds and newcomer Melissa Saint. I Hate You is a comedy about two best friends in their 20s, Charlie and Becca, and their intense, messy friendship in today’s intense, complicated world.

I KISSED A BOY

8 EPISODES BBC THREE

BRAND NEW Dannii Minogue hosts this new gay dating show which follows ten single men as they head to Europe to find their Mr Right, and it all starts with a kiss. Before they arrive, the guys will be paired up with their strongest match and as soon as they meet, they kiss. No small-talk, no ‘flanter’, just one rom-com worthy moment that might just take their breath away.

I LIKE THE WAY U MOVE

BBC THREE

SERIES 2 The dating reality series, hosted by Jamie Laing, in which single professional dancers and rookie non-dancers compete to find a connection both on and off the dance floor, returns. Renowned choreographer, dancer and actress Kaelynn 'KK' Harris returns as the resident dance expert, and once again will be joined by a series of guest judges.

I.D.

8 EPISODES CHANNEL 4

BRAND NEW A new drama from actor and writer Genevieve Barr which centres on a young deaf woman called Emily. The drama centres on Emily, a young deaf woman, who witnesses a neighbour taking pictures of her. This leads her to explore what she might have done to warrant this unwanted attention, while simultaneously beginning a dance with a stranger that is as exhilarating as it is dangerous. I.D. is a love letter to being deaf, placing Emily on a hair-raising collision course with her past.

IMMIGRANT

8 EPISODES DISNEY+

BRAND NEW Kumail Nanjiani plays Somen “Steve” Banerjee in this true story drama the Indian-American entrepreneur who started Chippendales.

INSIDE MAN

4 EPISODES BBC ONE

BRAND NEW A new crime thriller from Steven Moffat about a prisoner on death row in the US and a woman trapped in a cellar under an English vicarage, who cross paths in the most unexpected way.

INSIDE NO.9

BBC TWO

SERIES 8+9 Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith's anthology series continues for two more series. Each series will stay true to the show’s anthology format with each series containing six brand new standalone half hour films, each set in a different location, inviting viewers into Shearsmith and  Pemberton’s world of the extraordinary and macabre. 

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JERK

6 EPISODES BBC THREE

SERIES 3 Jerk is a black comedy that revolves around the character of Tim, played by Tim Renkow, a man who uses the fact that he has cerebral palsy to try and get away with anything. Series 3 sees Tim further bulldoze the sensitivities of modern life with a lead role in a movie, a stint as a drug mule, a job advising government on disability and generally attacking anything that takes itself too seriously. Series 3 also charts a touching love story as Tim falls for a disability activist with an agenda. Is that the sound of wedding bells, as Tim finally meets his match…

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