UK TV Premiere Dates: 2024 Calendar

Here's a handy guide to release dates on UK television in 2024.

Avatar: The Last Airbender. (L to R) Kiawentiio as Katara, Gordon Cormier as Aang, Ian Ousley as Sokka in season 1 of Avatar: The Last Airbender.
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You could go outside. Button up your winter coat and venture into the February air to watch the first spring flowers burst through frost-rimed soil as proof of life’s continual, surprising triumph against the cold and the dark. But really, is that worth the bother? Inside is where it’s really happening. Inside is where the television lives.

Here’s a big look ahead to the new British drama coming up in 2024. ITV1 and BBC One have two original political dramas in the form of Breathtaking and The Way, while BBC Three has a teen comedy-drama to rival Sex Education in new series Boarders. Fans of US imports are well served in February, with the arrival of HBO pirate comedy Our Flag Means Death‘s second series and the latest season of Larry David’s Curb Your Enthusiasm, plus the second run of the Halo videogame-based TV show, if that’s your bag. It’s awards season too, and now that the Baftas have aired, fans of the Oscars will have a long and shiny ceremony to enjoy on TV soon.

And now begins the looooooooong wait until May, when Ncuti Gatwa and Millie Gibson return in the TARDIS for the new Doctor Who episodes. See the first trailer here.

We’ll update this list of TV highlights weekly with more shows, dates and times as the release announcements arrive. If you’re based in the US, here’s where to look for the relevant info.

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Tuesday, February 20boarders (6 episodes)BBC Three
Tuesday, February 20, 9 p.m.joe lycett vs sewage (one-off)Channel 4
Wednesday, February 21Star Wars: The Bad Batch series 3 (15 episodes)Disney+
Wednesday, February 21constellation (8 episodes)Apple TV+
Wednesday, February 21Can I tell you a secret? (2 episodes)Netflix
Thursday, February 22avatar: the last airbender (8 episodes)Netflix
Friday, February 23the second best hospital in the galaxy (8 episodes)Prime Video
Monday, February 26under the banner of heaven (7 episodes)ITVX
Monday, February 26the jury: murder trial (4 episodes)Channel 4
Tuesday, February 27shogun (10 episodes)Disney+
Thursday, February 29quantum leap series 2a Paramount+
Friday, March 1the completely made-up adventures of dick turpin (6 episodes)Apple TV+
Friday, March 1dead hot (6 episodes)Prime Video
Tuesday, March 5mary & george (7 episodes)Sky Atlantic
Wednesday, March 6Extraordinary series 2 (8 episodes)Disney+
Thursday, March 7the gentlemen (8 episodes)Netflix
Sunday, March 10the oscars 2024 (one-off)ITV
Thursday, March 14Invincible series 2b (4 episodes)Prime Video
Wednesday, March 20palm royale (10 episodes)Apple TV+
Thursday, March 213 body problem (8 episodes)Netflix
Friday, March 29renegade nell (8 episodes)Disney+
Friday, March 29a gentleman in moscow (8 episodes)Paramount+
Friday, March 29fraggle rock: back to the rock series 2Apple TV+
Thursday, April 4star trek: discovery series 5 (10 episodes)Paramount+
Thursday, April 4Ripley (8 episodes)Netflix
Friday, April 12fallout (8 episodes)Prime Video
Thursday, April 18welcome to wrexham series 3Disney+
Wednesday, April 24big door prize series 2Apple TV+
Thursday, May 2the tattoist of auschwitz (6 episodes)Sky Atlantic
Wednesday, May 8dark matterApple TV+
Thursday, May 16bridgerton series 3a (4 episodes)Netflix
Wednesday, May 22trying series 4 Apple TV+