Thanks to streaming services such as Prime Video and Netflix we have seen plenty of great UK-produced TV shows to watch this summer. With such a wide variety of genres, it was hard to pick just 5 of our favourites. So, when you’re ready to escape the heat and relax indoors, consider watching one of the shows below.
Blind Spot (July – Channel 5)
Blind Spot tells the story of Hannah Quinn (newcomer, Beth Alsbury), a disabled woman who works monitoring the CCTV on a rough estate. One day she spots a known violent criminal leading a young woman into a CCTV blind spot. He later emerges alone, however when the police arrive there is no sign of the woman, who has seemingly vanished into thin air.
Hannah is convinced the young woman has been murdered, but her fears are dismissed by a dodgy policeman (Ross Kemp). Hannah remains undeterred, but soon finds herself in danger when she fights to discover what happened in the blind spot. Produced by Clapperboard, we can’t wait to watch!
Good Omens Series 2 (July – Prime Video)
Next up is Good Omens series 2. With the first series airing back in 2019, it’s been a long wait for the next instalment of this fantasy comedy series. This new season highlights the friendship between Aziraphale (Michael Sheen) and Crowley (David Tennant) which has spanned many centuries.
Originally based on Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s international best-selling novel, this series is produced by Amazon Studios, BBC Studios Productions, The Blank Corporation, and Narrativia.
Fifteen-Love (July – Prime Video)
Here we have elite tennis drama, Fifteen-Love. Starring Poldark’s Aidan Turner and breakthrough star Ella Lily Hyland. Bought to you by World Productions, this new series follows the story of Justine Pearce, a young sports sensation in the world of Grand Slam tennis. Glenn Lapthorn, Justine’s coach, helps her reach the semi-finals of the French Open, however, she suffers a catastrophic injury which puts an end to her career.
Five years on and an explosive allegation means that everyone is forced to reconsider what they thought they knew about their previous success…
Sanditon Series 3 (August – ITVX)
Sanditon series 3 is the final instalment of this British historical drama. Sad news for fans, however judging by the fantastic plot teases there is lots to look forward to, as Charlotte (Rose Williams) tries to find love.
Based on the unfinished novel by Jane Austen, Sanditon has become a huge hit. The previous series saw Charlotte astonishingly agree to marry farmer Ralph Starling (Cai Brigden), only shortly after having her romantic dreams dashed with Alexander Colbourne (Ben Lloyd-Hughes). Behind this one is Red Planet Pictures.
The Winter King (August – ITVX)
Although not the most appropriate title for summer, this bold take on beloved Arthurian legends is not one to miss this August! The Winter King is produced by Sony Pictures Television-owned Bad Wolf, with filming taking place in the West Country and Wales.
Set in the fifth century in a ruthless world of warring factions and tribes, where lives were often fleeting. This new series follows Arthur Pendragon (Iain De Caestecker) as he evolves from outsider to legendary warrior and leader.
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