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Drama to Get Obsessed about?

The beginning of 2019 is here, with the BBC releasing a first-look pictures and trailer for the channels slate of new drama’s set to air this year.

January begins strong with the long-awaited return of Idris Elba in a four-part series of award-winning drama Luther.

Meanwhile Call The Midwife returns to Sunday nights at 8pm and Silent Witness returns on the 8th January at 9pm

(C) BBC / Sally Mais

Looking further ahead into 2019, The Missing‘s French detective Julian Baptiste (Tchéky Karyo) gets his own spin-off in Baptiste starring alongside Tom Hollander.

(C) Two Brothers / Toon Aerts

Suranne Jones will star as Anne Lister in Gentleman Jack, the remarkable Regency landowner who sets her sights on marrying Ann Walker, played by Peaky Blinders actress Sophie Rundle.

(C) Lookout Point / Jay Brooks

One of 2018’s biggest hits, Golden Globe nominated drama Killing Eve returns for a second series starring Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh.

(C) BBC America / Aimee Spinks

Babou Ceesay and Jill Halfpenny lead the cast of Levi David Addai’s (Damilola), Dark Mon£y, which sees an ordinary London family decide to accept a substantial pay-off from a renowned filmmaker to keep silent about the abuse of their youngest son.

(C) The Forge / Des Willie

Hollywood actor Richard Gere comes to the small screen in new political and psychological thriller, MotherFatherSon, alongside Helen McCrory and Billy Howle.

(C) BBC / Laurence Cendrowicz

Emma Thompson leads a dynamic cast for new drama Years & Years, a unique and ambitious drama charting one family surviving the future.

(C) Red Production / Guy Farrow

Other BBC Dramas set to air in 2019, include, the fifth and final series of Poldark; Line Of Duty Series five (in it’s move over to BBC One), starring Stephen Graham as the lead guest star.

Julia Ormond and Ben Barnes star in distinctive emotional thriller Gold Digger, telling the story of a wealthy 60-year old woman falling in love with a man 26 years her junior.

An adaptation of critically acclaimed young adult novel Noughts and Crosses, Trigonometry – a love story about three people who are made for each other.

An adaptation of Tana French’s bestselling Dublin Murder Squad novels starring Killian Scott and Sarah Greene as detectives Rob Reilly and Cassie Maddox.