Must-see UK shows
DELICIOUS 8.15PM, SATURDAY, MAY 27, ABC
THE Vicar of Dibley’s Dawn French (right) returns to TV to play a saucy chef, opposite Iain Glen (Game of Thrones) and Emilia Fox (Silent Witness) in this four-part drama “about food, family and infidelity”. A ratings hit in the UK, a second helping has been ordered.
APPLE TREE YARD 8.30PM, SUNDAY, JUNE 11, BBC FIRST
Afour-parter about an affair between genetic scientist Yvonne (Emily Watson, pictured) and a mysterious bureaucrat, Mark Costley (Ben Chaplin), which takes a turn after she discovers he’s a spy. But is he?
GUERRILLA 9.30PM, SUNDAY, JUNE 11, BBC FIRST
IN his first dramatic TV role since Luther, Idris Elba stars as a man who sets up a radical underground movement in 1970s London. Directed by 12 Years A Slave and American Crime screenwriter John Ridley and co-stars Freida Pinto (pictured).
TABOO FROM JULY 17, BBC FIRST
TOM Hardy (pictured) has been described as the “anti-Poldark” in this eight-part goth thriller, written by the star and his father. The former plays James Delaney, a renegade last seen on a slave ship in Africa and presumed dead, who turns up unexpectedly to his father’s funeral.
THE CROWN DECEMBER, NETFLIX
FANS fell for this royal docu-drama about the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II (Claire Foy, pictured), when it dropped on Netflix last year. Season two is in the can and expected to stream around December, this time turning the spotlight on the “complexity” of Prince Phillip (Matt Smith).