A Quick Selection of Autumn British Shows

Dear faithful readers,

since we do love our Brit TV at Couchslobs I thought I’d give you a quick run down of some of the shows that have peaked my interest over the last 2 weeks. By all means if any of our British readers would love to chip in with their suggestions feel free to do so in the comments.


Whitechapel – if you been missing Rupert Penry – Jones ever since he got blown up on Spooks you might want to check out Whitechapel. First series was about copycat Jack the Ripper. I quite enjoyed it but I didn’t think there would be a second season. Now Whitechapel is back and again Detective Inspector Joseph (who also has a mild case of OCD) is on the hunt for another serial killer – this time it is a copycat of the infamous Kray Twins. I love all of this East London lore so I find it interesting but it’s a fast paced crime show so you might enjoy it even if you are not into that.



Spooks – Spooks is also back with its ninth season. There were some rumors circulating this will be the last season but BBC has denied that rumor (which I think makes sense since the series is still very popular even though they do not shy away from killing main characters at random).



Whites – Whites is a comedy show starring Alan Davies (who we all know and love on QI). He plays the character of brilliant chef Ronald White who works in a country hotel and is also a bit of a lazy bugger not really willing to work for the much coveted Michelin star.



Downton Abbey – this period drama written by Julian Fellowes has turned into a ratings hit for ITV and second season has already been commissioned. Set in the period just before World War I it stars Dame Maggie Smith, Hugh Bonneville and Elizabeth McGovern among others.



Single Father – if you’ve been missing David Tennant ever since he stopped being the Doctor you can see him in Single Father, new drama for BBC. After his wife dies in a car crash he is left caring for their four children and things get complicated when he starts having feelings for his late wife’s best friend.



Thorne – Thorne is the latest crime offering by Sky1 and is based on books written by Mark Billingham. It stars David Morrissey as Detective Inspector Tom Thorne also on a hunt for a serial killer.