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Sci-fi writer Philip K Dick rivals Jane Austen and Stephen King in his book-to-screen ratio: the movies Blade Runner, Minority Report and the hit series The Man in the High Castle were all based on his work. This anthology series adapts 10 of his stories, with a starry mix of lead actors from Steve Buscemi and Joanna Scanlan to Bryan Cranston and Benedict Wong.
17 September, Channel 4
Has new judge Shirley “queen of Latin” Ballas got what it takes to replace
“Ten from Len” Goodman? And can anyone top Ed Balls? The race for the 15th glitterball trophy is on. Sparkle squad at the ready.
23 September, BBC1 David Simon is back to the dizzy heights of The Wire with this 70s-set epic about New York’s burgeoning porn trade around Times Square. Maggie Gyllenhaal is Candy, an enterprising sex worker who becomes fascinated by making blue movies. James Franco plays brothers
Vincent – who runs 42nd Street’s most popular boozer – and Frankie, a good-for-nothing gambler who embroils his twin in his illicit antics. As the seedy world of massage parlours and masturbation booths spins out into big-business pornography, no one emerges unscathed.
26 September, Sky Atlantic
David Fincher’s 1979-set drama follows two FBI agents who specialise in interviewing serial killers to try and understand how their minds are miswired. But as the Silence of the Lambs showed, murderers are often clever at messing with their interrogators’ heads too.
13 October, Netflix