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CHANNEL 5 DRAMA HIGHLIGHTS FOR 2024, NEW AND RETURNING TITLES REVEALED

Channel 5 have revealed its drama highlights for the year ahead.



THE MADAME BLANC MYSTERIES

Judith and Jeremy have leant their boat Rita to a group of marine biologists. Whilst diving, Gary, one of the marine biologists, discovers a rare gold coin and pockets it, but tragedy soon strikes when he goes into cardiac arrest in the water.



FINDERS KEEPERS

When detectorists Martin and Ashley unearth a hoard of Saxon treasure, one wrong decision sends them spiralling on a treacherous path of deceit and suspicion of murder. Caught between local bad lad Rocky and the tenacious DS Doyle from the Greater London Police, the pressure builds.


COMA

Simon (Jason Watkins), a devoted family man, finds himself at a breaking point as his neighbourhood falls victim to the terrorising antics of a group of teenagers, led by the menacing 17-year-old Jordan Franklin, played by rising star Joe Barber, and his questionable companions.



THE WIVES

Six-part mystery drama that follows the unravelling of one family in a summer that changes all their lives. Last year, four sisters-in-law and their families escaped to their Maltese holiday apartments, as they’ve done every summer for fifteen years. Sylvie was happily married, Natasha was swimming in wealth, and Beth and Annabelle were thick as thieves. But this year, as they come together again, everything is different.

 

THE CUCKOO

Follows the story of Sian, a lodger who is taken in by Nick and Jessica. They have just bought the house of their dreams, a grand doer-upper in the countryside town that Jessica grew up in. However, as the financial crisis hits the family fall on tough times and suddenly their home is on the line.



DALGLIESH

The third series of Dalgliesh (6 x 60’) will adapt another three novels from P.D. James’ international best-selling murder mysteries with each being told over two hour-long episodes. Bertie Carvel (Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, Agatha Christie’s The Pale Horse, Doctor Foster) will reprise the role of the uniquely enigmatic detective, Chief Inspector Adam Dalgliesh.


THE HARDACRES

A sweeping rags to riches story that follows the lives, loves and fortunes of the working class Hardacre family as they move from a grimy fish dock to a vast country estate in 1890’s Yorkshire. Stars Claire Cooper and Liam McMahon as loving married couple Mary and Sam Hardacre.



ALL CREATURES GREAT & SMALL

The critically acclaimed adaptation based on best-selling author James Herriot’s cherished and iconic collection of stories from BAFTA and Golden Globe-winning production company Playground, returns with a new six-part series (6 x 60”) and Christmas special in 2024.


Broadcast details for all the titles will be announced in due course.



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