A selection of the new and returning series coming soon to free-to-air TV in the coming weeks that we think you should know about. For IceTV members, there's no need to wait. You can already set them to automatically record at home when they arrive.
Fri, 15 Oct 2021
New series 15/10/21. Detective Chief Inspector Annika Stranded has just become head of a new specialist Marine Homicide Unit, tasked with solving murders that take place in and around the waterways of Scotland.
New series 13/10/21. Renowned science journalist Dr. Michael Mosley is in Australia for his first landmark series to tackle the nation's fastest growing chronic disease: type 2 diabetes. Working with Indigenous exercise physiologist Ray Kelly, Michael puts his body on the line to demonstrate the latest science. The two join forces to help eight brave Australians reverse type 2 diabetes with a radical, and for, some a controversial approach, relying on a low- calorie diet and lifestyle changes rather than just medicine.
Series, Australia, English, Documentary, Health & Fitness
New series 2 starting 19/10/21. When police officer Hanna (Marie Richardson, Beck, Blue Eyes) - a fading star in the organised crime unit of Stockholm Police - receives news her lover and colleague has been abducted, she must take over his undercover investigation of a criminal biker gang as well as protect an infiltrator.
The problem is Hanna's son, Christian (Adam Palsson, The Bridge, Arne Dahl) is involved - the same son that Hanna herself arrested for drug-related offences and estranged in the process. To prevent a brutal takeover in the criminal underworld, she must fight for her son's life and break another family to save her own.
Marie Richardson, Adam Palsson, Magnus Krepper
Series, Sweden, Swedish, English Subtitles, Drama, Thriller
New series commencing 19/10/21. Is our democracy for sale? Big Deal is a wake-up call about the frightening extent to which money has infiltrated politics. Christiaan Van Vuuren's unlikely journey shows us why we should care, and how we can work together to ensure our democracy is safeguarded from being sold to the highest bidder.
New series commencing 14/10/21. In this new six-part series, Michael Portillo, the former British Defence Secretary turned broadcaster, embarks on a south-west coastal pilgrimage, travelling through Devon and Cornwall, visiting places of interest and meeting local people along the way. Michael begins in north Devon under the shadow of England's highest sea cliff, the 3oo-metre high Great Hangman, and finishes up on the stunning three-mile golden sands of Woolacombe.
New series 13 commencing 13/10/21. Australia's most loved and only show about advertising returns. Wil Anderson is joined by a crack team of experts including Russel Howcroft, Todd Sampson, Dee Madigan, Karen Ferry and more to decode the messaging we fall for.
Florida may be a retirement haven for wealthy Americans, but it isn't exactly problem-free, especially for those who suffer from ophidiophobia (fear of snakes). Those who live near the Everglades must either eradicate their python-problem or make their peace with it. That's where Dusty Crum and his team come in, because their snake-hunting skills are about to make all the difference.
Premieres 3/11/21. This two-part documentary reveals how six black women harnessed their celebrity to change history, advance the civil rights movement and reshape the narrative of black female identity in Hollywood.
New series 12/10/21. In summer, temperatures soar in Seoul and Koreans start to eat differently to combat the heat. One of the most common summer dishes is iced noodles, or naengmyeon - ice cold broth with freshly made buckwheat and sweet potato noodles. John prepares his own version of Korean ginseng chicken soup and iced noodles.
Series, United Kingdom, English, Cooking, Food/Wine
New series 26/10/21. In this bold new series, each episode is a collection of themed short stories told by the people who lived them. Familiar and not so familiar faces reveal secrets and truths, and intimate family stories are shared.
Series, Australia, English, Documentary, Entertainment
New series commencing 13/10/21. Set in 1857 and inspired by real life, the series follows a group of compelling characters brought together during the wild west era of the Australian gold rush. When Chinese headman Wei Shing stumbles across a valuable new gold seam on the frontier, he sets to figuring out how to enrich himself as much as he can. But when the body of a murdered European woman turns up on the Chinese walking trail, Wei Shing finds himself implicated in her death.
New series commencing 7/11/21. London, Albion. Sephy, the Cross daughter of powerful Home Secretary Kamal Hadley, and Callum, the Nought son of their housekeeper Meggie McGregor, reunite, and a spark is ignited.
Premiere 28/10/21. Red Election is a ten part international television series. The story follows a Danish secret service agent and a British intelligence agent who team up to stop a Russian terrorist attack in Britain.
Hell Week is about to put some ordinary Aussies through a series of trials that will take some extraordinary skill and dedication to overcome. But do not expect anything other than explosively exciting episodes.
New series 23/10/21. Gregg starts his journey around South Africa by going on a safari through the Amakhala Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape. He goes on a game drive and encounters giraffe, rhinos and warthogs. At main camp he tastes his first poike - a traditional South African stew. The next morning Gregg joins the Equine Anti-Poaching Unit on horseback as they patrol the perimeter of the reserve and gets stuck in helping the wild life team as they care for an elusive wild leopard.
Series, United Kingdom, English, Cooking, Food/Wine
Series 2 commencing 26/10/21. Investigative reporter Stacey Dooley aims to find out what life is like in modern Britain by spending 72 hours in the company of a wide range of extraordinary characters and families.
Series, United Kingdom, English, Documentary, Lifestyle, Real Life, Society & Culture
Series 3 commences 26/10/21. The A Word is a BBC drama television series, based on the Israeli series Yellow Peppers. The series follows a young boy and how his family cope with the revelation that he is autistic.
New series 10/10/21. Sabra Lane brings you a collection of stories that aim to inspire, engage and create hope where there is uncertainty. A look at the positive, solutions-based reporting from across the ABC.
Series 2 commencing 25/10/21. This gripping, dramatic and deeply personal series follows Greater Manchester Police's expert detectives over two years as they investigate horrific sex crimes, both new and historic.
Series 2 commencing 12/10/21. In this true crime docu-series, a bizarre murder in Pennsylvania reveals the online cult of Sherry Shriner, a wannabe CNN news anchor, who leads thousands of Americans to believe that a race of devil-worshipping, shape-shifting reptiles from outer space is ushering in a New World Order.
Chad Nance, John Lawson, Chad Nance
Series, United States, English, Crime, Documentary, Lifestyle, Society & Culture
This is a you-will-absolutely-fall-into-a-weeping-mess show, as you witness the process of orphan dogs finding loving homes. Of all our companion animals, the most empathic, the most affectionate, and it must be said, the most fun, are dogs. They've evolved side-by-side with us into our best four-legged FFs. And don't they deserve the safety and security of a home of their own?
Series 2 commencing 7/11/21. Alex Irving is back, but this time she's doing things her way. Can the ultimate outsider find a new way in and take control of a political establishment determined to shake everything she values?