UK Television Prime Time Dramas 2019

by ianbrumpton | created - 8 months ago | updated - 1 day ago | Public

Major TV Dramas shown in 2019 made in UK or Ireland for Broadcast in Prime Evening Slots 8-10pm in the UK.

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1. Luther (2010– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

DCI John Luther is a near-genius murder detective whose brilliant mind can't always save him from the dangerous violence of his passions.

Stars: Idris Elba, Dermot Crowley, Michael Smiley, Warren Brown

Votes: 108,541

Series 5

2. Manhunt (2019– )

45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

London Metropolitan police detective Colin Sutton tracks down a serial killer.

Stars: Martin Clunes, Katie Lyons, Claudie Blakley, Stephen Wight

Votes: 2,397

3. Call the Midwife (2012– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, History

Chronicles the lives of a group of midwives living in East London in the late-1950s to mid-1960s.

Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Laura Main, Jenny Agutter, Judy Parfitt

Votes: 17,895

Series 8

4. Cleaning Up (2019– )

Not Rated | 60 min | Crime, Drama

Struggling mum Sam discovers access to lucrative stock market information while working as an office cleaner at Canary Wharf.

Stars: Sheridan Smith, Jade Anouka, Robert Emms, Anya McKenna-Bruce

Votes: 1,007

5. Silent Witness (1996– )

TV-14 | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Crimes through the eyes of a team of forensic pathologists and forensic scientists.

Stars: Emilia Fox, William Gaminara, Tom Ward, David Caves

Votes: 4,781

Series 22

6. Death in Paradise (2011– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A British inspector is transferred to Saint-Marie's police department, but he hates the sun, sea and sand. The series follow his investigations into murders on the island. Later series see another British DI head the investigative team.

Stars: Danny John-Jules, Elizabeth Bourgine, Don Warrington, Joséphine Jobert

Votes: 11,835

Series 8

7. Grantchester (2014– )

TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A Cambridgeshire clergyman finds himself investigating a series of mysterious wrongdoings in his small village of Grantchester.

Stars: Robson Green, Tessa Peake-Jones, Al Weaver, James Norton

Votes: 8,249

Series 4

8. Vera (2011– )

Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

With her caustic wit and singular charm, DCI Vera Stanhope and her team face a series of captivating murder mysteries set against the breathtaking Northumberland landscape.

Stars: Brenda Blethyn, Jon Morrison, Riley Jones, Kenny Doughty

Votes: 7,097

Series 9

9. Cold Feet (1997– )

TV-PG | 45 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

The show follows the lives of 30-something couples Adam and Rachel, Pete and Jenny, David and Karen as they navigate love and life in Manchester.

Stars: James Nesbitt, John Thomson, Robert Bathurst, Hermione Norris

Votes: 3,448

Series 8

10. Living the Dream (I) (2017– )

60 min | Comedy, Drama

Mal, Jen and their two children swap rainy Yorkshire for a new life running a booming RV park in Florida, but it soon becomes clear that they aren't going to be living the dream they had hoped for.

Stars: John Crosby, Rosie Day, Philip Glenister, Leslie Jordan

Votes: 392

Series 2

11. Endeavour (2012– )

TV-14 | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Set in the 1960s, the show follows Endeavour Morse in his early years as a police constable. Working alongside his senior partner DI Fred Thursday, Morse engages in a number of investigations around Oxford.

Stars: Shaun Evans, Roger Allam, James Bradshaw, Anton Lesser

Votes: 15,007

Series 6

12. Shetland (2013– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

DI Jimmy Perez and his team investigate crimes within the close knit island community of Shetland.

Stars: Douglas Henshall, Alison O'Donnell, Steven Robertson, Mark Bonnar

Votes: 8,328

Series 5

13. Baptiste (2019– )

Not Rated | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

The mercurial detective, Julien Baptiste, on holiday in Amsterdam with his wife, assists in an investigation for his former girlfriend, the Amsterdam Chief of Police.

Stars: Tchéky Karyo, Tom Hollander, Anastasia Hille, Barbara Sarafian

Votes: 2,535

14. Traitors (2019– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Thriller

A British civil servant agrees to spy on her own government for the Americans in the aftermath of WWII.

Stars: Emma Appleton, Luke Treadaway, Michael Stuhlbarg, Keeley Hawes

Votes: 1,608

15. Curfew (2019– )

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A group of amateur drivers from all over the world compete in an illegal night-time street race.

Stars: Phoebe Fox, Andi Osho, Aimee-Ffion Edwards, Billy Zane

Votes: 1,174

16. MotherFatherSon (2019)

60 min | Drama, Thriller

A psycho-thriller set within systems of power in politics, media, and the police.

Stars: Richard Gere, Billy Howle, Helen McCrory, Paul Ready

Votes: 1,490

17. Midsomer Murders (1997– )

TV-14 | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A veteran Detective Chief Inspector and his young Sergeant investigate murders around the regional community of Midsomer County.

Stars: John Nettles, Jane Wymark, Barry Jackson, Jason Hughes

Votes: 20,347

Series 20

18. Cheat (2019)

Not Rated | 60 min | Thriller

Centered around a dangerous relationship between university professor Leah and her student, Rose. After a series of events take place, things escalate between the two leading to fatal consequences.

Stars: Katherine Kelly, Molly Windsor, Tom Goodman-Hill, Lorraine Ashbourne

Votes: 1,389

19. Victoria (2016– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Biography, Drama, History

The early life of Queen Victoria, from her ascension to the throne at the tender age of 18 to her courtship and marriage to Prince Albert.

Stars: Jenna Coleman, Adrian Schiller, Jordan Waller, Tom Hughes

Votes: 19,101

Series 3

20. The Bay (2019– )

Not Rated | 60 min | Crime, Drama

Detective Sergeant Lisa Armstrong investigates a missing person in Morecambe Bay.

Stars: Morven Christie, Jonas Armstrong, Lindsey Coulson, Imogen King

Votes: 1,583

21. Line of Duty (2012– )

Not Rated | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

DS Steve Arnott is transferred to the police anti-corruption unit after the death of a man in a mistaken shooting during a counter-terrorist operation.

Stars: Martin Compston, Vicky McClure, Adrian Dunbar, Craig Parkinson

Votes: 23,226

Series 5

22. The Durrells in Corfu (2016– )

TV-PG | 46 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

Based on the real-life events of the Durrell family as they resettle from England to Greece.

Stars: Keeley Hawes, Josh O'Connor, Milo Parker, Daisy Waterstone

Votes: 5,467

Series 4

23. The Victim (2019– )

Not Rated | 57 min | Drama

A mother seeks the whereabouts of her son's killer after he is released from prison, unleashing a series of events that surface tragic memories and unexpected consequences.

Stars: Isis Hainsworth, Seylan Baxter, Karla Crome, Georgie Glen

Votes: 1,909

24. The Widow (2019– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Thriller

A woman's search to uncover the mysterious disappearance of her husband leads her to the Congo, where she's forced to seek the truth about what happened to the man she loved.

Stars: Kate Beckinsale, Charles Dance, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Alex Kingston

Votes: 5,565

25. Trust Me (2017–2019)

55 min | Drama, Thriller

A hardworking nurse who loses her job for whistle-blowing is forced to take drastic measures to provide for her daughter.

Stars: Jodie Whittaker, Emun Elliott, Lois Chimimba, Summer Mason

Votes: 1,897

Series 2

26. Chimerica (2019– )

47 min | Drama

A photojournalist travels to China with the hopes of finding out who the mysterious man was who was photographed standing defiantly in front of a tank in Tiananmen Square twenty years ago.

Stars: Alessandro Nivola, Cherry Jones, Terry Chen, Sophie Okonedo

Votes: 359

27. Jamestown (2017– )

Not Rated | 60 min | Drama, History

A drama about English settlers in America in 1617.

Stars: Stuart Martin, Matt Stokoe, Kalani Queypo, Claire Cox

Votes: 2,829

Series 3

28. The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco (2018– )

TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Two female British code breakers team with American cryptographers to solve a series of murders in San Francisco.

Stars: Crystal Balint, Rachael Stirling, Chanelle Peloso, Julie Graham

Votes: 819

Series 3

29. Chernobyl (2019)

TV-MA | 330 min | Drama, History, Thriller

In April 1986, an explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics becomes one of the world's worst man-made catastrophes.

Stars: Jessie Buckley, Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgård, Adam Nagaitis

Votes: 354,424

SKY/HBO Co-production.

30. Hatton Garden (2019)

Crime, Drama

Four elderly men, all experienced thieves, carry out a large-scale robbery.

Stars: Alex Norton, David Hayman, Kenneth Cranham, Brían F. O'Byrne

Votes: 465

Delayed broadcast due to the Court Case.

31. Gentleman Jack (2019– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama

A dramatization of the life of LGBTQ+ trailblazer, voracious learner and cryptic diarist Anne Lister, who returns to Halifax, West Yorkshire in 1832, determined to transform the fate of her faded ancestral home Shibden Hall.

Stars: Suranne Jones, Sophie Rundle, Rosie Cavaliero, Albane Courtois

Votes: 5,963

32. Years and Years (2019– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

Follows a busy family from Manchester with their lives converging on one crucial night in 2019.

Stars: Rory Kinnear, T'Nia Miller, Anne Reid, Ruth Madeley

Votes: 10,453

33. The Virtues (2019)

Drama

Joseph falls into despair when his nine-year-old son leaves for Australia with his ex. Sufffering the hangover from hell, he walks away from his present life and boards a boat bound for Ireland to confront memories from his childhood.

Stars: Stephen Graham, Niamh Algar, Helen Behan, Frank Laverty

Votes: 2,039

34. 15 Days (II) (2019– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

It starts on a brutal murder before rewinding back 15 days to find out why and how, and most importantly who was responsible.

Stars: Mali Tudno Jones, Geraint Morgan, Tom Rhys Harries, Catherine Tyldesley

Votes: 215

35. Summer of Rockets (2019– )

60 min | Drama

Cold war drama following a Russian Jewish inventor and his family living in Britain.

Stars: Toby Stephens, Keeley Hawes, Lily Sacofsky, Linus Roache

Votes: 846

36. Riviera (2017– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Thriller

A woman discovers her family's lifestyle has been funded by blood and seeks to protect herself and her loved ones.

Stars: Julia Stiles, Lena Olin, Dimitri Leonidas, Roxane Duran

Votes: 5,069

Series 2

37. Killing Eve (2018– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Thriller

After a series of events, the lives of a security operative and an assassin become inextricably linked.

Stars: Sandra Oh, Jodie Comer, Fiona Shaw, Kim Bodnia

Votes: 52,480

Series 2

38. Wild Bill (2019– )

Crime, Drama, Mystery

US police chief Bill Hixon lands in Lincolnshire with his 14 year-old daughter Kelsey, hoping to flee their recent painful past. New community forces Bill to question everything about himself.

Stars: Rob Lowe, Bronwyn James, Tony Pitts, Aloreia Spencer

Votes: 1,006

39. Ackley Bridge (2017– )

Not Rated | 60 min | Drama, Romance

The merging of two schools causes plenty of problems for headmistress Mandy who has to deal with explosive fall-outs and problem pupils.

Stars: Amy-Leigh Hickman, Sunetra Sarker, Lorraine Cheshire, Zain Khan

Votes: 808

Series 3

40. Beecham House (2019– )

Drama

A look at the lives of residents living in a Delhi mansion during the cusp of 19th century.

Stars: Tom Bateman, Kumiko Kaur Chadha Berges, Ronak Singh Chadha Berges, Bessie Carter

Votes: 463

41. Dark Mon£y (2019– )

60 min | Crime, Drama

The family of an abused child accepts hush money from a famous filmmaker to remain silent.

Stars: Babou Ceesay, Jill Halfpenny, Susan Wokoma, Olive Gray

Votes: 385

42. Poldark (2015– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, History, Romance

Ross Poldark returns home after American Revolutionary War and rebuilds his life with a new business venture, making new enemies and finding a new love where he least expects it.

Stars: Aidan Turner, Eleanor Tomlinson, Jack Farthing, Beatie Edney

Votes: 21,871

Series 5

43. Keeping Faith (2017– )

Not Rated | 60 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Faith, a small-town Welsh lawyer, is forced to cut short her extended maternity leave when her husband and business partner, Evan, goes missing. As the truth of his actions surface, Faith must fight to protect her family and her sanity.

Stars: Eve Myles, Bradley Freegard, Mark Lewis Jones, Aneirin Hughes

Votes: 2,371

Series 2

44. Succession (2018– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama

Succession follows a dysfunctional American global-media family.

Stars: Hiam Abbass, Nicholas Braun, Brian Cox, Kieran Culkin

Votes: 9,717

Series 2

45. Deep Water (2019– )

60 min | Drama

A modern day look at family through the eyes of three women as they work to balance work and life pressures.

Stars: Anna Friel, Rosalind Eleazar, Sinead Keenan, Charlie Carrick

Votes: 415

46. Brassic (2019– )

Comedy

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Stars: Joseph Gilgun, Michelle Keegan, Damien Molony, Parth Thakerar

Votes: 1,243

47. Peaky Blinders (2013– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama

A gangster family epic set in 1919 Birmingham, England; centered on a gang who sew razor blades in the peaks of their caps, and their fierce boss Tommy Shelby.

Stars: Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory, Sophie Rundle, Paul Anderson

Votes: 221,733

Series 5

48. Sanditon (2019– )

Drama

About Charlotte Heywood, a spirited and impulsive woman who moves from her rural home to Sanditon, a fishing village attempting to reinvent itself as a seaside resort.

Stars: Alexandra Roach, Crystal Clarke, Charlotte Spencer, Kate Ashfield

Votes: 328

49. A Confession (2019– )

45 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

Detective Superintendent Steve Fulcher intends on catching a killer of a missing woman, even if that may cost him his career and reputation.

Stars: Siobhan Finneran, Imelda Staunton, Martin Freeman, Jake Davies

Votes: 238

50. The Capture (2019– )

Crime, Mystery, Thriller