Poldark is back with his scythe and psycho Villanelle is still trying to kill Eve.
Detective Julien Baptiste has solved The Missing mysteries and is going it alone, while the Martians will be waging war on the world.
And millions will be glued to it all. Here we take a look at the must-see TV dramas of 2019.
The fifth and final scythe fiction series full of tricorn totty and heaving bosoms will be back to tickle the fancy of Sunday evening viewers. After the death of Elizabeth Warleggan, Ross Poldark (Aidan Turner) resolves to put Westminster behind him and spend more time with the people he loves.
So, 190 days, 3 hours and 24 minutes before the smouldering pin-up Poldark gets too big for his britches again.
Line of duty, BBC1
The AC-12 gang is back exposing bent coppers and institutionalised cover-ups mainly, it seems, among its own anti-corruption team.
DS Fleming (Vicky McClure) and DS Arnott (Martin Compston) bid to crack high-level wrongdoings among its own officers, maybe even the top man. It would be no shock if they nicked Santa as a tax cheat and the Tooth Fairy for handling stolen goods.
Line of Duty is back
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Maxine Peake plays another gritty northern character – Anne Williams, whose teenage son Kevin died in the 1989 Hillsborough disaster.
This real-life four-parter, written by novelist Kevin Sampson, tells the story of Anne’s decades-long fight for justice for all 96 victims.
Brought to you by the team behind Line of Duty and Bodyguard, Anne is sure to be a powerhouse of a drama.
Stranger Things, Netflix
The third series promises to be the best yet, with the full cast of kids back in Hawkins, Indiana, – plus newcomer Robin, played by Maya Thurman-Hawke – Uma and Ethan’s child.
Set in 1985, a year on from last season, Robin discovers a dark secret and Lucas’s little sister Erica embarks on a wild mission to save Hawkins from a dangerous and unexpected new threat.
All this and as many retro fashions and hairstyles as you can squeeze into a parallel universe.
The Missing’s Julien Baptiste is returning for his own spin-off series, starring Tcheky Karyo as the acclaimed French investigator.
And, if you haven’t seen original, the new series can be watched as a standalone show.
Also starring Tom Hollander and Barbara Sarafian, the new drama exposes the seedy underbelly of Amsterdam.
Start growing your fingernails so you have something to gnaw when it starts later this year.
Here comes Baptiste
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The Widow, ITV and Amazon Prime
Having escaped from all that black rubber in the Underworld franchise, Kate Beckinsale plays Georgia Wells in this promising new series from Harry and Jack Williams, the brothers behind The Missing, One Of Us and Liar.
Haunted by the past and grieving for the husband she lost in a plane crash over the Congo, we follow Georgia as she is pulled back from self-imposed exile three years later and made to go to Kinshasa to uncover the truth of her husband’s disappearance.
Game of Thrones, Sky Atlantic
Jon Snow and mother of dragons Daenerys Targaryen join forces with that old dragon, Cersei Lannister, in season eight to defeat the Night King.
Unlike Brexit, the show comes to an end in April, over six episodes.
With as many coup bids as Theresa May, there are many plot theories. But as Cersei says, “When you play the game of thrones you win or die. There’s no middle ground.” Worth taking note, PM?
It’s season eight of Game of Thrones
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Gentleman Jack, BBC1
Doctor Foster star Suranne Jones undergoes a remarkable transformation in her latest TV role, playing one of the most formidable women of the 19th century.
Anne Lister was a well-off Yorkshire landowner who famously kept a diary documenting her lesbian relationship and efforts to transform the fate of her faded ancestral home.
The diary was written in code that was only deciphered in the 1980s.
Famed for wearing men’s clothing and with a passion for shooting and hunting, Anne was nicknamed Gentleman Jack by her fellow Halifax residents and is often hailed the “first modern lesbian” for her openly lesbian lifestyle.
Gentleman Jack will bring some drama
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Killing Eve, BBC1
Last year’s stand out hit show about psychopathic female assassin Villanelle (Jodie Comer) being pursued by MI5 pencil-pusher Eve Polastri (Sandra Oh) returns this spring to continue where it left off.
Having stabbed Villanelle just as they were about to kiss, super-sleuth Eve’s job is made a bit easier with a trail of blood to follow.
But while the two of them continue their girl crush to the death, Eve’s inappropriate boss Carolyn Martens (Fiona Shaw) continues to undermine Russian intelligence with more tricks up her sleeve – or up her skirt, as it turns out.
Killing Eve returns
Peaky Blinders, BBC1
The cult 1920s drama goes up in the world – both as the new series moves to mainstream BBC1 and gorgeous gangster Tommy Shelby (Cillian Murphy) becomes an MP as the clan expand their power base further.
Tommy came from humble beginnings so will feel at home among cut-throats in his Birmingham constituency – and in the Houses of Parliament.
Peaky Blinders is returning
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It started as a friendly date and turned into the murder of evil serial rapist Andrew. But the murderer’s identity is still a mystery. Both Laura (Joanne Froggatt) and Andrew (Ioan Gruffudd) are back for series 2.
More lies are promised and, more to the point, what happened to Andrew in those missing three weeks before he was found dead.
It’s all linked to the cliffhanger of the first series. Prepare to be hooked to the compelling plot all over again.
Liar continues to twist its plot
War of the Worlds, BBC1
The first time the famous HG Wells’ sci-fi story of Martians landing on earth was broadcast, some wireless listeners thought the world was actually ending.
Eighty years on, the BBC’s new adaptation is unlikely to cause mass panic, but there’s still plenty of excitement with Eleanor Tomlinson, Rafe Spall, Robert Carlyle and Rupert Graves starring in the new three-part mini series set in London and Surrey in the Edwardian era.
Written for TV by Doctor Who’s Peter Harness, it portrays the conflict between mankind and extraterrestrials called the Tripods.
Rock fans will be transported back to the Jeff Wayne’s 1978 musical version, which featured vocals by The Moody Blues singer Justin Hayward.
Cult sci-fi lovers will be eagerly anticipating War of the Worlds
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After being gunned down in the last Peaky Blinders series, Tom Hardy continues to be typecast as a TV hard man in the second series of gritty drama Taboo.
As James Keziah Delaney, Tom mainly interprets Peaky writer Steven Knight’s script with a series of grunts, but he looks damn good.
This season promises to be darker and dirtier than the first as the devilish Delaney and his league of the damned arrive in the New World.
Call the Midwife, BBC1
Proving you can never have too many baby storylines in a prime time family show, Call The Midwife is back for an eighth series.
The good news is Nurse Trixie Franklin (Helen George) is back after six months in rehab and the cooking sherry is again safe in Nonnatus House.
The bad news is Sister Mildred (Miriam Margolyes) is the new Mother Superior and will probably drive everyone else to drink.
Call the Midwife is back for series eight
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The Crown, Netflix
Broadchurch star Olivia Colman takes over from Claire Foy to play our monarch in the new series covering 1964 to 1970.
While Tobias Menzies replaces Matt Smith’s frustrated Prince Philip, this part of the royal biopic covers the time when future It’s A Knockout star Prince Edward is born, and Charles gets the key of the door for his 21st birthday… to Caernarfon Castle when he’s invested as The Prince of Wales.
But if he thinks the crown is within his grasp, little does he know he’s about to become the longest serving Prince of Wales in history.
There’s a new series of The Crown on the way
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