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LED by Helen Mirren as Catherine the Great, this autumn’s TV features a bosom-heaving, nail-biting, side-splitting line-up.
There’s even Cockney geezer Danny Dyer hosting a hilarious game show.
Now Mark Strong returns to telly playing a good guy – a talented surgeon who sets up an underground clinic after his wife develops a life-threatening illness.
Line Of Duty’s Daniel Mays is the suave star’s sidekick in this eight-episode comic thriller – which is set beneath a London Tube station.
TV writer Rod Mc Phee reveals the blockbuster dramas, new comedies and other treats that will have you glued to the box, and gives each show an anticipation rating out of five.
Dame Helen had no qualms about heaving her bosom into the corsets involved in this period drama – despite its racy action.
ANTICIPATION: 2 Based on crime author Tana French’s Dublin Murder Squad novels, this eight-part thriller looks at two murders investigated by detectives Rob Reilly and Cassie Maddox (played by Killian Scott and Sarah Greene).
ANTICIPATION: 5 He's the British actor who became Tinsletown’s baddie of choice.ANTICIPATION: 3 As a detective in Broadchurch, we’re used to seeing David Tennant in a police interview room – but this time he’s on the other side of the table as a suspect in the murder of his own step-daughter.It’s just one of 12 stories drawn from four countries and told in four different languages.ANTICIPATION: 5 The highly anticipated drama returns for a second series which is more of a prequel.It delves into the history of villainous surgeon Andrew Earlham, played by Ioan Gruffudd, and the events which led up to him raping teacher Laura Nielson, played by Joanne Froggatt, in the last series.
ANTICIPATION: 2 The second series of the historical drama explores another chapter in the Roman invasion of Britain in 43AD, with David Morrissey and Mackenzie Crook leading the cast.