The big dramas coming soon to a sofa near you
The Little Drummer Girl BBC1, October
After The Night Manager comes another adaptation of a John Le Carre novel. The setting for the spy thriller this time is the 1970s and Florence Pugh, Alexander Skarsgard and Charles Dance are among the cast.
Butterfly ITV, October
Anna Friel and Emmett J Scanlan star in a tale that’s a departure from more conventional ITV fare. Friel plays the mum of a transgender child in this three-parter.
War of the Worlds BBC1 October, November
The much-filmed HG Wells novel gets another screen outing, this time starring Rafe Spall and Poldark’s Eleanor Tomlinson. The alien invasion epic unfolds over three episodes.
The Widow ITV/Amazon Autumn
The trend towards big Hollywood names being tempted on to TV continues with Kate Beckinsale taking the lead. She’s the wife, told her husband has been killed in the Congo, who then makes a shocking discovery.
House of Cards Netflix, November
The sixth and final series of the global hit returns with a very notable absence. Kevin Spacey was axed in the light of the sexual harassment allegations, with his character killed off.