Demons Saturday 3 January 2009, ITV1 – Saturday evening drama series starring Philip Glenister,in which the legacy of Dracula infects modern-day London. Glenister plays American sceptic Rupert Galvin, with Christian Cooke as his teenage godson, Luke, the descendant of vampires, Holliday Grainger as his best friend Ruby, Zoe Tapper as blind pianist Mina Harker Zoe Tapper, who is an authority on the entities preying on humanity, Richard Wilson as Father Simeon, Mackenzie Crook as the villainous Gladiolus Thrip and Kevin McNally as half-man half-rat Mr Tibbs.
Time Team Sunday 4 January 2009, Channel 4 – Return of the archaeology series fronted by Tony Robinson.
The Border Friday 16 January 2009, FX Canadian drama series about Immigration and Customs Security agents fighting terrorism and smuggling. Stars James McGowan, Graham Abbey, Catherine Disher and Sofia Milos.
Saving Gazza Monday 5 January 2009, Channel 4 – Documentary about how the family of football legend Paul Gascoigne is coping with his alcoholism and mental illness.
Dead Set Tuesday 6 January 2009, Channel 4 – A three-part terrestrial airing of E4’s horror thriller written by Guardian columnist/Nathan Barley co-writer Charlie Booker. It is set in the Big Brother house where, outside, zombies are on the loose. Stars Jaime Winstone as a production runner, Andy Nyman as the producer Patrick and Riz Ahmed as her boyfriend Riq, with guest appearances by Davina McCall and former Big Brother housemates. Continues Wednesday, Thursday
Relocation, Relocation Wednesday 7 January 2009, Channel 4 – Return of the property series, in a 12-part run, fronted by Kirstie Allsopp and Phil Spencer.
Plus One Friday 9 January 2009, Channel 4 – Following a successful pilot on the Comedy Showcase strand, a five-part sitcom starring Rory Kinnear as unlucky-in-love Rob Black, whose girlfriend Linsey (Miranda Raison) leaves him to marry Duncan from Blue. With Nigel Harman as Rob’s brother Rich, Steve John Shepherd as his best mate Paul and Ruth Bradley as his colleague Laura. Features cameo appearances by Jamelia, Lisa Snowdon and Steve Jones. Written by Tim Allsop and Stewart Williams.
Celebrity Big Brother’s Little Brother Sunday 4 January 2009, E4 – With George Lamb.
ER Thursday 8 January 2009, More4 – The 15th – and final – series of the US hospital drama.
Brothers & Sisters Thursday 8 January 2009, More4 – Series three of the US family drama starring Calista Flockhart, Rob Lowe, Sally Field and Rachel Griffiths.
The Closer Thursday 8 January 2009, More4 – Return of of the US drama series about the Los Angeles police department’s priority murder squad. Stars Kyra Sedgwick, Helen Tucker and Brad Rowe.
Eurovision Song Contest May 2009, BBC1 – Graham Norton replaces Sir Terry Wogan as the commentator on the song competition.
Your Country Needs You January 2009, BBC1 – Series fronted by Graham Norton in which Andrew Lloyd Webber masterminds the search for this year’s UK entry to the Eurovision Song Contest, including his trip round Europe to pick up tips.
The Street 2009, BBC1 – A third six-part series of the drama created by Jimmy McGovern telling the stories of people living on the same northern England street. Stars Timothy Spall as ex-cabbie Eddie, Ger Ryan as his wife Margie, Ruth Jones as playing Sandra, the lonely telephonist at Alpha Cabs, Bob Hoskins as publican Paddy, Frances Barber as his wife Lizzie, Liam Cunningham as hard man Miller and Elizabeth Berrington as plays Miller’s downtrodden spouse.
Spooks 2009, BBC1 – Series eight of the MI5 drama starring Richard Armitage and Hermione Norris.
Coming Of Age BBC3 – Series two of the youth sitcom written by Tim Dawson.
Kirstie’s Homemade Home 2009, Channel 4 – Four-parter in which Kirstie Allsopp transforms a dilapidated Devon cottage.
Famous, Rich and Homeless BBC1 – Three-part reality series in which celebrities go undercover to experience the life of a homeless person. Features Hardeep Singh Kholi, Rosie Boycott, Annabel Croft, the Marquis of Blandford and Bruce Jones, who will be guided by John Bird, the founder of The Big Issue, and Craig Last, who has worked in Centrepoint’s hostels.
The 5.19 Show BBC2 – Stand-up comedian Tom Deacon links BBC2’s Switch TV content for young people including new series Superagents, Myths and The Teenager’s Guide To Life.
The Teenager’s Guide To Life BBC2 – Six-part guide to life for teenagers presented by Radio 1 DJ Reggie Yates and student AJ Odudu.
Rehab LivingTV – Reality series in which former stars get treatment at the Passages rehabilitation clinic in Malibu. Features models Alicia Douvall and Cassie Sumner, ex-Bay City Roller Les McKeown, X Factor contestant Rowetta Satchell, musician Robin Le Mesurier, US soap star Sean Kanan and comic Victoria Sellers,
The Farmer Wants A Wife 2009, Five – Six-part series in which two single city girls are matched to farmers looking for love. Previously aired as an ITV series in 2001.
24 Monday 12 January 2009, Sky1 – Series seven of the US drama starring Kiefer Sutherland.
Dexter Thursday 8 January 2009, ITV1 – Series two of the US crime drama starring Michael C Hall.
Gossip Girl Wednesday 7 January 2009, ITV2 – Series two of the US drama.
Family Guy Thursday 8 January 2009, FX – Series six of the US animated comedy.
American Dad Thursday 29 January 2009, FX – Series four of the US animated comedy.
Generation Kill Sunday 25 January 2009, FX – US mini-series created by David Simon and Ed Burns, based on the book by Evan Wright about his experiences as an embedded reporter with the US Marine Corps during the Iraq war in 2003.. Starring Lee Tergesen, as Wright plus Alexander Skarsgård, James Ransone, Stark Sands, Jon Huertas, Jonah Lotan, Rudy Reyes, Billy Lush, Chance Kelly, Eric Nenninger, Michael Kelly, Owain Yeoman and Marc Menchaca.
Life Monday 9 February 2009, FX – US drama starring Damian Lewis as Detective Charlie Crews, a policeman who rejoins the force after serving a prison sentence for a crime he did not commit. With Brooke Langton as Crews’ friend and attorney Constance Griffiths and Sara Shahi as his new partner Dani Reese. With Robin Weigert and Adam Arkin.
The Listener March 2009, FX – Canadian supernatural drama series starring Craig Olejnik as Toby Logan, a 24-year-old paramedic who can read people’s thoughts and solves crimes. With Ennis Esmer as Osman Bey.
NCIS May 2009, FX – Series six of the US drama.
I’m Running Sainsbury’s Channel 4 – Four-parter in which the supermarket’s staff get to manage different sections of the business.
Daddy Day Care Channel 4 – Four-parter observing life at a pre-school nursery staffed by men.
Daredevils Channel 4 – Three-parter showcasing crazy stunts.
Fast Food Fix Channel 4 – One-off documentary in which Gok Wan examines obesity and eating disorders.
Lost Sunday 25 January 2009, Sky1 – Series five of the US fantasy drama.
Eli Stone Monday 12 January 2009, Sci-Fi – Series two of the US comic fantasy legal drama starring Jonny Lee Miller as Stone, an ambitious lawyer who suffers from bizarre hallucinations. With Natasha Henstridge, Victor Garber and Loretta Devine.
Medium Monday 12 January 2009, SciFi – Series four of the US drama.
NCIS Friday 9 January 2009, Five – Series five of the US drama.
Numb3rs Friday 9 January 2009, Five – Series five of the US drama.
Keith Lemon’s Celebrity Juice ITV2 – Series two of the comedy quiz show fronted by the Leigh Francis character, with Fearne Cotton and Holly Willoughby as team captains.
Supernatural January 2009, ITV2 – Series four of the US drama.
The Office USA Tuesday 6 January 2009, ITV2 – Series four of the US comedy.