There are currently 11 weeks to go until Christmas. 16 days until Diwali. 8 weeks until the new season of The Marvelous Mrs Maisel. 27 weeks until next Passover and Easter Sunday, and 28 and a bit until the start of next Ramadan. It’s 3 weeks and 2 days until the end of this year’s season at Alton Towers. And it’s now 385 days until Halloween 2020.
We just thought you’d like to know.
Here are our picks of this week’s new TV releases arriving between Friday the 11th and Thursday the 17th of October.
Come back next week for the new additions.
El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie
Friday 11th October, Netflix
Written and directed by Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan, El Camino is a feature-length thriller spin-off from the acclaimed AMC drama, starring Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman. The two-hour film follows Jesse after the events of the series finale.
Monday 14th October, 9pm, BBC One
We know, you’ve had it with dead kid dramas, but trust us, this one is worth making the time for. It’s adapted by Sarah Phelps (who’s done all the ace BBC Agatha Christies of late) from Tana French’s terrific crime novel series. These eight episodes adapt the first two books. Look smart too, because episode two airs the day after.
The Purge season 2
Wednesday 16th October, Amazon Prime Video
The TV version of the film series returns for a second season of licensed violence and grotesque horror gags. One episode a week will arrive on Amazon from Wednesday.
Thursday 17th October, 9pm, BBC One
Now that The Capture has finished, there’s a new quality crime thriller on the BBC. The title of this Netflix-BBC international co-production translates as Duty/Shame. It’s the story of a Tokyo detective in London to find his missing brother (huge chunks of the action take place in Japan), and co-stars Kelly Macdonald.
Impulse season 2
Wednesday 16th October, YouTube Premium
This sci-fi drama about a girl with telekinetic powers explores the ongoing effects of trauma following sexual assault. The first ten-episode series streamed last year on YouTube Premium, and here’s the follow-up. See our US chums’ spoiler-free look at the first couple of episodes here.
– Have I Got News For You series 58 starts on Friday the 11th on BBC One at 9pm, not that there’s much news about at the moment.
– WWII drama World On Fire (very good stuff) continues on Sunday night on BBC One at 9pm.
– It’s the finale of ITV’s Sanditon also on Sunday night at 9pm.
– “The Wall gives and the Wall takes away” intones Danny Dyer in the trailer for (that’s right) his new Saturday night BBC gameshow, starting on the 12th.
Read about the new British dramas arriving in 2019 and beyond here.