George Gently BBC1 – Two more stories featuring Martin Shaw as Inspector George Gently, a detective working in 1964 Northumberland. With Lee Ingleby as ambitious Detective Sergeant John Bacchus and guest stars Tim Healy and Robert Glenister. Adapted by Peter Flannery and Mick Ford from the novels by Alan Hunter.
U Be Dead ITV1 – Single drama starring David Morrissey and Tara Fitzgerald based on the true story of a woman who was jailed for nine years stalking a London doctor. Morrissey plays Dr Jan Falkowski with Fitzgerald as his fiancée, Debbie Pemberton. Written by Gwyneth Hughes (credits include Five Days).
Snowdon and Margaret: Inside a Royal Marriage 25 June 2008, Channel 4 – Documentary about the relationship between Lord Snowdon and Princess Margaret.
Relentless autumn 2008, Channel 4 – A six-part game show in which contestants have to find the answers to 10 questions in 48 hours.
Michaela Strachan’s Zoo Babies summer 2008, Five – Ten-parter on animal breeding programmes in Britain.
Vets on Call summer 2008, Five – Five-parter following the work of three veterinary practices.
Wild Animal ER summer 2008, Five – A 20-part series presented by Kate Gerbeau observing the work of the Tiggywinkles wildlife hospital in Buckinghamshire.
Rescuing the Past National Geographic – Three-parter following restoration work at the Step Pyramid in Saqqara, Egypt.
Max’s Big Tracks Animal Planet – Seven-parter in which Ian “Max” Maxwell tries to find some of the world’s most elusive creatures.
Greg Dyke on Nye Bevan autumn 2008, BBC4 – Profile of the founder of the National Health Service.
Memoirs Of a Seafood Chef BBC2 – A 90-minute special charting chef Rick Stein’s 30-year career.
Rick Stein’s Far Eastern Odyssey BBC2 – Six-parter in which the chef explores the region’s diverse cuisine.
The Royal Sunday 22 June 2008, ITV1 – Series seven of the nostalgic hospital drama.
Catch Me If You Can BBC1 – Entertainment special featuring tricks and cons played on members of the public.
The Price of Property July 2008, Channel 4 – Four-parter on Britain’s obsession with property and their prices.
The X Factor summer 2008, ITV1 – Return of the singing talent show, without Sharon Osbourne who has quit as judge.
The Xtra Factor summer 2008, ITV2 – Holly Willoughby takes over as presenter of The X Factor spinoff.
Brits Who Made the Modern World Friday 20 June 2008, Five – Six-part series presented by Peter Snow about British scientists and engineers who developed some of the modern world’s most incredible technology.
Torchwood 2009, BBC1 – The Doctor Who spin-off starring John Barrowman moves to BBC1 after stints on BBC3 and BBC2.
Daily Cooks Challenge ITV1 – A second series of the programme hosted by Antony Worrall Thompson in which two UK chefs battle it out to wion the praise of a celebrity guest.
The Real Hustle BBC3 – Series six of the programme about scams, which will include tricks played in celebrities including Gavin & Stacey star Joanna Page. Presented by Alexis Conran, Paul Wilson and Jessica-Jane Clement.
Bonekickers summer 2008, BBC1 – Six-part drama series set in Bath following a team of experts who extract bodies, weapons and other artefacts, leading to investigations of past mysteries and present dangers. Created by Matthew Graham and Ashley Pharoah and Michele Buck and Damien Timmer.
Life Of Riley summer 2008, BBC1 – Six-part sitcom starring Caroline Quentin as Rosie, who has married for a second time, to Jim, and they are struggling with their dysfunctional extended family. Written by Georgia Pritchett; made for BBC Scotland by Catherine Bailey Productions.
Planet Meltdown (previously billed as Human Planet) BBC2 – Series looking at anthropology and vanishing tribes amid climate change.
Desperately Hungry Housewives BBC2 – Documentary about the rise of anorexia among high-achieving mothers.
Britain From Above BBC1/2/4 – Documentary season using aerial filming to explore the country from a new perspective .
Nelson Mandela: Happy 90th Birthday Friday 27 June 2008, ITV1 – Coverage from London’s Hyde Park of the concert hosted by Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, featuring Razorlight, Keane, Amy Winehouse, Leona Lewis, Annie Lennox, Queen, Sugababes and Dame Shirley Bassey. Presented by Phillip Schofield with Fearne Cotton.
Identical Triplets: Their Secret World Wednesday 25 June 2008, ITV1 – Documentary featuring four sets of identical triplets undergoing stunts, tests and investigation.