Other au­tumn telly crack­ers

The Sunday Post (Newcastle) - - BAKE THAT -

BAKE OFF is just one of the treats set to cheer up chilly au­tumn evenings. Here’s our fab five on the way very soon.

VIC­TO­RIA What’s the story? We pick things up just six weeks af­ter the last se­ries with the Queen as a new mum. Who’s in it? Line of Duty’s Martin Comp­ston guest stars with Call The Mid­wife’s Emer­ald Fen­nell. Jenna Cole­man is the Queen once more with Tom Hughes as Prince Al­bert. When’s it on? Tonight, 9.05pm, ITV.

STRIKE – the CUCKOO’S CALL­ING What’s the story? The BBC will be hop­ing a bit of JK Rowl­ing’s magic rubs off on this, the first adap­ta­tion of her Cor­moran Strike nov­els. Who’s in it? Former Mus­ke­teer Tom Burke is Strike with Hol­l­i­day Grainger as as­sis­tant Robin. When’s it on? Tonight, 9.05pm, BBC1.

COLD Feet What’s the story? The re­turn last year was a smash hit. Now af­ter Pete’s de­pres­sion, we’ll see his mis­sus Jenny look­ing for ad­ven­ture. Who’s in it? James Nes­bitt, John Thom­son, Fay Ri­p­ley, Hermione Nor­ris and Robert Bathurst. When’s it on? Fri­day nights from Septem­ber 8.

DOC­TOR FOS­TER What’s the story? Af­ter re­veal­ing her hus­band’s af­fair, GP Gemma Fos­ter’s mar­riage is over. Now we’re two years on... Who’s in it? Su­ranne Jones, who’s now a mum her­self, is the sin­gle mum doc with Ber­tie Carvel as her shifty hus­band. When’s it on? Mid-Septem­ber on BBC1.

STRICTLY COME DANC­ING What’s the story? The usual Satur­day night fun. Who’s in it? The gang’s all here – mi­nus Len. Shirley Ballas will be in the head judge’s chair. Tess and Clau­dia in­tro­duce 15 new celebs – in­clud­ing Joe McFad­den and Susan Cal­man. When’s it on? The launch show is Satur­day, Septem­ber 9 on BBC1.

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