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Autumn UK TV guide: The best shows coming to our screens from Bake Off to Loki

Highlights include Big Brother and Lessons in Chemistry

The UK TV schedule in Autumn is full of exciting shows from Boiling Point to The Continental (Marvel/Apple TV+/Prime Video)
The UK's autumn TV schedule is full of exciting shows – from Boiling Point to The Continental.(Marvel/Apple TV+/Prime Video)

The UK TV release schedule is chock full of exciting shows this autumn, with dramas and reality shows set to excite audiences, and several old favourites getting the revamp treatment.

In the coming months viewers will be able to enjoy both homegrown talent and programmes from abroad, and the spooky season will also bring several terrifying stories to the small screen such as The Fall of the House of Usher and the latest season in Ryan Murphy's American Horror Story.

Some beloved series will also be coming to an end this Autumn, such as Netflix's Top Boy and Sex Education, as well as indigenous drama Reservation Dogs.

Here is everything you need to know about the most exciting shows set to be released.

Autumn TV Guide: The best shows coming to our screens over the next few months

Top Boy (Netflix, 7 September)

Top Boy S3. Kane Roninson as Sully and  Ashley Walters as Dushane  in Top Boy S3 .Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2023
Top Boy S3. Kane Roninson as Sully and Ashley Walters as Dushane in Top Boy S3 .Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2023

The end is nigh for Netflix's British crime drama Top Boy, which will see lead characters Dushane (Ashley Walters) and Sully (Kane Robinson) face their biggest challenge yet as they try to grow their drug empire.

The Lovers (Sky, 7 September)

Roisin Gallagher and Johnny Flynn in The Lovers (Sky)
Roisin Gallagher and Johnny Flynn in The Lovers (Sky)

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Sky's new rom-com stars Johnny Flynn and Roisin Gallagher as two very different people who find themselves inexplicably drawn to each other, to the point where they decide to have an affair.

The Changeling (Apple TV+, 8 September)

LaKeith Stanfield and Clark Backo in The Changeling (Apple TV+)
LaKeith Stanfield and Clark Backo in The Changeling (Apple TV+)

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LaKeith Stanfield and Clark Backo play parents who find themselves part of a chilling fairytale as Backo's Emmy suspecting that their newborn son is not actually human, and their lives descend more and more into chaos the more he grows up.

The Morning Show (Apple TV+, 13 September)

The Morning Show (Apple TV+)
The Morning Show (Apple TV+)

Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon return as newscasters Alex Levy (Aniston) and Bradley Jackson (Witherspoon), and things at UBC are set to take a turn after the company is hacked and later becomes of interest to a wealthy tech giant (played by Jon Hamm).

Wilderness (Prime Video, 15 September)

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Oliver Jackson-Cohen and Jenna Coleman star in Wilderness. (Prime Video)

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In this bold revenge thriller Jenna Coleman stars as Liv, a women who upended her life and move halfway across the world for her husband Will (Oliver Jackson-Cohen) only to learn that he is cheating on her. Rather than wallow in self-pity, Liv begins plotting ways to kill him.

Sex Education (Netflix, 21 September)

Ncuti Gatwa stars alongside Asa Butterfield in Netflix series Sex Education. (Jon Hall/Netflix)
Ncuti Gatwa stars alongside Asa Butterfield in Netflix series Sex Education. (Jon Hall/Netflix)

The students at Moordale are moving on and so to will fans of Sex Education when the Netflix hit's fourth and final season lands on the streamer. The beloved characters are now entering sixth form and will have to tackle new challenges in their lives.

Still Up (Apple TV+, 22 September)

Still Up (Apple TV+)
Still Up (Apple TV+)

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Antonia Thomas and Craig Roberts star in Still Up, a new rom-com from Apple TV+ show about two 30-something friends in London, who realise they have a lot more in common than they think as they have a deep conversation over the course of one evening.

The Continental (Prime Video, 22 September)

Pictured: Colin Woodell as Winston Scott -- (Photo by: Katalin Vermes/Starz Entertainment) - The Continental: From The World of John Wick (Prime Video)
Pictured: Colin Woodell as Winston Scott -- (Photo by: Katalin Vermes/Starz Entertainment) - The Continental: From The World of John Wick (Prime Video)

Welcome back to the world of John Wick and in this limited series fans of the franchise will get to learn more about how Ian McShane's Winston became the man they know and love, with Colin Woodell portraying Winston in his younger years.

Gen V (Prime Video, 29 September)

Gen V (Prime Video)
Gen V (Prime Video)

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Prime Video will also be returning to The Boys universe with the lens moving from the battle between the Boys and the Supes and instead focusing on a group of would-be super-powered individuals as they train at college and get up to all sorts of mischief.

The Long Shadow (ITV1, September)

The Long Shadow (ITV)
The Long Shadow (ITV)

ITV is set to explore the events of the Yorkshire Ripper case and the five year hunt to capture serial killer Peter Sutcliffe after he murdered 13 women and attempted to kill seven more. The true crime drama has an all-star British cast including Toby Jones, Daniel Mays and Lee Ingleby.

Strictly Come Dancing (BBC One, September)

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Nicola Roberts & Giovanni Pernice on the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special (BBC)

Prepare to get your dancing shoes on because Strictly is back with an all new line-up of celebrities who will be putting their best foot forward on the ballroom floor in a bid to win the Glitterball trophy.

Read more: 'Strictly Come Dancing' winners: All the celebrity glitterball champions so far

The Great British Bake Off (Channel 4, September)

Prue Leith, Noel Fielding, Alison Hammond and Paul Hollywood - The Great British Bake Off. (Channel 4)
Prue Leith, Noel Fielding, Alison Hammond and Paul Hollywood - The Great British Bake Off. (Channel 4)

Channel 4's baking competition show is back and a host of budding home bakers will step into the tent to impress Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith, and Alison Hammond is stepping in as co-host following Matt Lucas' departure this season.

Boiling Point (BBC One, 1 October)

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Stephen Graham in Boiling Point (BBC)

Stephen Graham amazed in the intense kitchen drama Boiling Point, so much so that the film has inspired a TV show which will be coming to the BBC in October and will follow Graham's chef Andy as he navigates life in a busy London restaurant.

Lupin (Netflix, 5 October)

Omay Sy in Lupin (Netflix)
Omay Sy in Lupin (Netflix)

Omar Sy is back as Assane Diop, inspired by the adventures of Arsène Lupin Assane sets out to avenge his father with an elaborate plot, and season 3 will see him face new challenges.

Loki (Disney+, 6 October)

Loki season 2 (Disney)
Loki season 2 (Disney)

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Tom Hiddleston's trickster god is stuck out of time, constantly jumping between worlds and timelines as he tries to go up against Kang the Conqueror (Jonathan Majors) in the latest series in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The Fall of the House of Usher (Netflix, 12 October)

Daniel Jun as Julius, Rahul Kohli as Napoleon Usher in The Fall of the House of Usher (Netflix)
Daniel Jun as Julius, Rahul Kohli as Napoleon Usher in The Fall of the House of Usher (Netflix)

Mike Flanagan delivers another chilling horror series for Netflix, following the likes of Midnight Mass and The Haunting of Hill House. With his regular collaborators taking on new roles, the horror auteur adapts a classic Edgar Allen Poe story for the small screen.

Frasier (Paramount+, 12 October)

Kelsey Grammer as Frasier Crane in Frasier, streaming on Paramount+, 2023. Photo credit: Pamela Littky/Paramount+

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Kelsey Grammer as Frasier Crane in Frasier (Paramount+)

Frasier is back in the building! Kelsey Grammer is bringing his iconic character back for a new adventure in a Paramount+ series that also stars Only Fools and Horses actor Nicholas Lyndhurst.

Read more: Frasier: The story so far

Lessons in Chemistry (Apple TV+, 13 October)

Lessons in Chemistry (Apple TV+)
Lessons in Chemistry (Apple TV+)

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Brie Larson stars in Apple TV+'s adaptation of the bestselling novel, with the actor playing scientist Elizabeth Zott as she tries to make her mark on an industry dominated by me.

Bodies (Netflix, 19 October)

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Kyle Soller as DI Hillinghead in 1890, Jacob Fortune-Lloyd as DS Whiteman in 1941, Amaka Okafor as DS Hasan in 2023 and Shira Haas as DS Maplewood in 2053 (Netflix)

In this genre-hopping drama viewers will follow for detectives over four different timelines, who are all investigating the same murder after finding the same dead body.

Doctor Who (BBC One, November)

David Tennant in Doctor Who (BBC)
David Tennant in Doctor Who (BBC)

David Tennant is wielding a trusty sonic screwdriver once more for the 60th anniversary specials of Doctor Who, which will see him reunite with Catherine Tate's Donna Noble and will also introduce Ncuti Gatwa's next iteration of The Doctor.

The Crown (Netflix, November)

The Crown S5 (Netflix)
The Crown S5 (Netflix)

Netflix's royal drama The Crown is coming to an end, and the final season will dramatise a number of key moments in the royal family's history including how Prince William met Kate Middleton, and Charles' wedding to Camilla.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians (Disney+, 20 December)

Percy Jackson and the Olympians (Disney+)
Percy Jackson and the Olympians (Disney+)

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Rick Riordan's classic children's novels are being adapted for the small screen again, with a new cast stepping up to play Percy Jackson, his friends and the Olympians including the late Lance Reddick.

Time (BBC One, TBC)

Kelsey (Bella Ramsey), Abi (Tamara Lawrance), Orla (Jodie Whittaker) in Time S2. (BBC)
Kelsey (Bella Ramsey), Abi (Tamara Lawrance), Orla (Jodie Whittaker) in Time S2. (BBC)

The second season of prison drama Time is expected to arrive later this year with Bella Ramsey and Jodie Whittaker leading the cast in an all-new story.

Reservation Dogs season 3 (Disney+, TBC)

'Reservation Dogs' is a comedy series co-created by Taika Waititi. (FX on Hulu/Disney)
'Reservation Dogs' is a comedy series co-created by Taika Waititi. (FX on Hulu/Disney)

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FX's gripping and emotional series Reservation Dogs will end with its third season. The show follows a group of indigenous teens who embark on a mission to make their late friend's dream of travelling to California a reality and even though they did so in season 2 the group have new difficulties to face.

American Horror Story (Disney+, TBC)

Kim Kardashian - American Horror Story: Delicate (FX/YouTube)
Kim Kardashian - American Horror Story: Delicate (FX/YouTube)

Ryan Murphy's horror anthology series American Horror Story is returning for its twelfth season and the new story stars Kim Kardashian, Cara Delevigne and Emma Roberts in a new take on Rosemary's Baby.

Big Brother (ITV2, TBC)

ITV's Big Brother reboot reveals its iconic eye logo. (ITV)
ITV's Big Brother reboot reveals its iconic eye logo. (ITV)

ITV's iconic reality series is being given the revamp treatment, with new presenters AJ Odudu and Will Best a group of people are entering the Big Brother house for an all-new version of the social experiment.

The Reckoning (BBC One, TBC)

Steve Coogan as Jimmy Savile in The Reckoning (BBC)
Steve Coogan as Jimmy Savile in The Reckoning (BBC)

The BBC are taking a look at Jimmy Savile's horrific history of abuse in a new series that mixes a dramatisation of events with interviews with the shamed presenter's real-life victims, and Steve Coogan is set to portray Savile onscreen.