The new season promises to bring some great entertainment across the numerous networks on British television. We’ve already had the return of a few fans favourites including Downton Abbey, The X Factor and Strictly Come Dancing but what else is there that is worth having a look out for? Here’s a few of our recommendations to keep you entertained during the Autumn season.

The Kennedys

New to BBC One tonight at 9:30pm, Katherine Parkinson of IT Crowd fame, stars in a new family sitcom devised by Emma Kennedy and based on “The Tent, the Bucket and Me”, her memoirs about growing up in Stevenage in the 70’s.

Katherine plays Emma’s aspirational mother, a woman not short on impracticality and car crash moments (Jen anyone?) such as taking the bold yet seemingly stupid decision to host a dinner party even though she doesn’t cook. Her easy-going husband who isn’t that much brighter, has no idea where to get ingredients for her pasta dish, unless they come in a can so disaster is always around the corner.

It is a warm and fuzzy comedy that takes a reflective look at the simpler time. With the BBC’s pretty decent track record on creating great comedies, the premier has to be worth watching tonight to see what it has to offer.

Strictly Come Dancing

Already given a brief mention above, it must be worth tuning into Strictly this weekend as the show now starts to get a little more serious with voting and eliminations about to begin.

Last year, it didn’t really come as a surprise to see MasterChef’s Gregg Wallace go out first and this year, there are already a few contenders for the dreaded first week elimination including the very stiff and as the name suggests, wooden Carol Kirkwood. Others in line for the chop have to be “Dad Dancing” Jeremy Vine and possibly Kirsty Gallacher is she doesn’t get her act tother fast.

Already, there’s a few natural’s who are the front runners such as Peter André, Anita Rani and Katie Derham but no one to date looks like an out and out favourite. Best you tune in to BBC One tomorrow from 6:20pm then!

Rugby World Cup

If sport’s more your thing than dancing than you’d be a fool to miss the 2015 Rugby World Cup this coming Saturday evening. Already into full swing, the tournament has thrown up some shocks and surprises including defeat for the South African Springboks to Japan and more recently Wales unexpectedly defeating host nation England in what has become the talking point of the tournament to date.

With the home nation feeling the pressure, they have the unenviable task of facing an in-form Australian side in the final group match at twickenham. Win and they progress. Lost and they are out of the tournament. The stakes are high. Tune into ITV from 7:15pm to see what unfolds.

Lewis

The hugely popular Oxford based detective returns with sidekick Hathaway to UK Television screens this coming Tuesday, 6 October 2015 at 9:00pm on ITV.

Now in it’s ninth series, the first episode sees Lewis and Hathaway called in to investigate the apparent death by drug overdose of over achieving student and amateur taxidermist Talika Desai. To add to Lewis’ woes, new boss Chief Supt Joseph Moody arrives at Oxfordshire Police, and begins to question Lewis’ role as a consultant and doesn’t quite understand why Lewis is still on the payroll. See how the latest season develops from next week.

The Great British Bake Off

It all comes to an end next week as it’s finals time for the three contestants to battle it out for the crown.
As with previous years, there’s a trio of fiendishly difficult bakes to get through in the first heat. The signature challenge then sees them tackle enriched dough as they bake filled iced buns, and then there’s the difficult technical round, which sees them try to create something they have all struggled with previously. Then last but not least, the contestants get the chance to unveil their showstopper piece, produce a classic British cake, but with some rather spectacular twists.
So which one do you feel will take home the prize? You can find out next Wednesday, 7 October 2015 at 8:00pm on BBC One.

The Apprentice

And finally… yes it’s back! Lord Sugar returns for another series of the hit show on BBC One on Wednesday 14th October, 2015. You’d be a fool to miss that one!
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