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The best new TV shows to watch this autumn

Autumn has rolled back around which can only mean one thing – it’s time to spend our evenings getting comfy on the sofa with a load of great TV.
 
This year we’ve got some treats in store – from Jodie Whittaker’s turn as The Doctor to highly-anticipated thriller The Cry.
 
Here’s everything you need to know about this autumn’s must-watch TV.
 
Doctor Who

 
Jodie Whittaker will star as the newest incarnation of the famous Doctor, alongside her companions Ryan (Tosin Cole), Yasmin (Mandip Gill) and Graham (Bradley Walsh).


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Airing Sunday 7 October on BBC One.
 
The Cry
 
Jenna Coleman stars in this thriller as Joanna, the mother of a missing infant.


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Starts Sunday 30 September on BBC One.

 
Dark Heart
 
A new ITV crime drama about DI Will Wagstaffe (Tom Riley), a troubled inspector working to solve gruesome murders.


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Airing this autumn on ITV.

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Butterfly
 
This miniseries follows Vicky (Anna Friel) and her family as they grapple to support transgender 11-year-old Maxine.
 
Airing on ITV this autumn.
 
The War of the Worlds
 
BBC One has adapted H.G. Wells’ classic novel as a series starring Poldark’s Eleanor Tomlinson and Rafe Spall.


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Set to air this year on BBC One.
  
Maniac
 
New to Netflix for autumn is this thriller starring Emma Stone and Jonah Hill as two strangers who meet during a pharmaceutical trial.


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Available to stream on Netflix now.
 
The Little Drummer Girl
 
After the success of The Night Manager, the BBC is back with another John le Carré adaptation and this story sees Florence Pugh playing Charlie, a young actress sucked into a dangerous world of spies.


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Airing on BBC One later this year.
 
The Good Place
 
This quirky Netflix show about the afterlife, starring Kristen Bell and Jameela Jamil,  is back for a third season – time to get binge-watching.


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