Looking for a new television show to watch in September 2018? Here's our four top UK TV picks.


Wanderlust (BBC One) Series begins on Tuesday 4 September

Interestingly this drama was co-producted with Netflix, and will be shown on BBC One here, but on the streaming service itself in other countries.

Based on the 2010 theatre production - it asks whether having the same sexual life partner for life is desirable.

To ask this question, we meet Joy and Alan. They've found themselves struggling to keep the spark alive. The pair are now drawn to new people, and an open relationship could be the answer.

Drama starring Toni Collette, Steven Mackintosh, Zawe Ashton

Black Earth Rising (BBC Two) Series begins on Monday 10 September

A six-part drama which is from writer Hugo Blick (BAFTA winner with The Shadow Line).

The story follows Kate, who was rescued as a child during the mass slaughter of the Tutsi. Her adoptive mother is a prosecutor in interntional criminal law. Though when Eve prosecutes an African militia leader, the story takes an unexpected turn for everyone involved.

The BBC state that the show will, "explore issues of justice, guilt and self-dertminiation". Whilst the story will look more closely at the West's relationship with Africa.

Drama starring Michaela Coel, Harriet Walter, John Goodman


Future Man (Syfy) Series begins on Monday 10 August

This sci-fi comedy has originated from American streaming service Hulu. It's got a promising 89% audience rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Future Man shows Josh Futturman, a janitor and gamer who is recruited by time-travellers. He's recruited in order to stop the extinction of the human race.

The recruitment process has been based on his gaming scores - so when he is asked to change his geeky lifestyle to become a hero - there is chaotic and humorous results.

Comedy starring Josh Hutcherson, Eliza Coupe, Derek Wilson

A Discovery of Witches (Sky One) - Series begins on Friday 14 September

A Sky Original Production from Bad Wolf - which is a love story set against Oxford life.

This is a world where daemons, vampires and witches live - not seen by your normal human. They hide in plain sight, not showing their true selves.

Diana (witch) moves towards a dangerous mystery, which is Matthew (vampire). They go on a journey together, but soon the fragile peace could be about to get torn.

Drama starring Matthew Goode, Teresa Palmer, Alex Kingston


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