MAY 2017 UK TV

MAY 2017 UK TV

May is the month of drama and sci-fi in UK television. Sky1 releases its long-awaited history drama Jamestown, whilst American series 12 Monkeys returns for a third season

MAY 2017

05 May We are a little excited about Jamestown, as it comes from the makers of Downton Abbey. Three British women go to the all-male colony of Jamestown, Virginia in 1619 on the agreement that they will marry three men, who are complete strangers. The women now face a life of conflict, jeopardy and rivalry. Eight-part drama.

starts at 21:00 on SKY1
starring Sophie Rundle, Niamh Walsh, Naomi Battrick

10 May Based on Mike Bartlett's play (of the same name), King Charles III will see Charles take the throne of England after the Queen's death. After discussing a new bill to restrict press freedom, Charles has doubts and puts the constitution, UK politics and his own family at crisis point. Meanwhile Prince Harry begins a relationship with a commoner. With the monarchy in free-fall, Charles must look into his soul.

starts at 21:00 on BBC2
starring Tim Pigott-Smith, Richard Goulding, Oliver Chris

26 May Season 3 of 12 Monkeys is here, as James Cole and Cassandra Railly continue their hunt to untangle a conspiracy. They are in a quest against time to stop an apocalypse deadly plague. The pair will have to make a massive sacrifice after finding a time traveler called Witness, who holds the key to the apocalypse.

starts at 21:00 on SYFY UK
starring Aaron Stanford, Amanda Schull, Kirk Acevedo

28 May One of the most anticipated shows from Drama in 2017. Mercy Street is set in 1862, its the home front in Virginia at the height of a deathly conflict. Two nurses on the opposite sides of the battle face unimaginable conditions, an atmosphere which is chaotic and watch on as doctors struggle to keep up.

starts at 20:00 on DRAMA
starring Josh Radnor, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Gary Cole