Which BBC drama 2019 will you watch? Yikes, there are so many good ones (video trailer)

Anne Lister as Gentleman Jack

BBC drama 2019 could be the best we have ever watched

Anyone that loves a good TV drama pretty much knows the BBC is the best in the world at producing and/or airing them. And every year, they seem to get better.

Take what is coming up in BBC drama 2019 for instance.

A plethora of amazing looking TV series, that is going to make it hard to decide which British drama you are going to watch. (I say all of them, as there is nothing the BBC is currently promoting that does not look superb).

In fact, check out the new trailer just released to promote BBC drama 2019. It’s only a minute and eight seconds long, and I’m already figuring out how many nights I’m going to have to stay home, because every one of these British drama series look like a Must Watch.


The BBC themselves added a huge description to the short trailer, so you can see just how stellar a year 2019 is likely to be for a good British drama.

It goes like this:

“2019 kicks off with Idris Elba making his long-awaited return in the award-winning Luther, while BBC One fan favourites Call The Midwife and Silent Witness also return this January.

The Missing writers are soon to bring to screens thrilling new drama Baptiste starring Tchéky Karyo and Tom Hollander, and Suranne Jones will star as Anne Lister in Gentleman Jack, the remarkable Regency landowner who sets her sights on marrying Ann Walker, played by Sophie Rundle.

Hotly anticipated Line of Duty returns with Stephen Graham as the new guest lead and Peaky Blinders makes its move to BBC One.

Dublin Murders will introduce Killian Scott and Sarah Greene as detectives Rob Reilly and Cassie Maddox, the characters drawn from Tana French’s bestselling Dublin Murder Squad novels, and Emma Thompson leads a dynamic cast for new drama Years & Years, a unique and ambitious drama charting one family surviving the future.

Richard Gere will star alongside Helen McCrory and Billy Howle in political and psychological thriller, MotherFatherSon. As much a family saga as it is savage, it is an unflinching study of power, and how even the mightiest of empires can be in peril when a family turns on each other.

Babou Ceesay and Jill Halfpenny lead the cast of Dark Mon£y, a new topical drama which sees an ordinary London family decide to accept a substantial pay-off from a renowned filmmaker to keep silent about the abuse of their youngest son.

Julia Ormond and Ben Barnes star in distinctive emotional thriller Gold Digger, telling the story of a wealthy 60-year old woman falling in love with a man 26 years her junior, and Holby City celebrates its 20th anniversary.

Further BBC Drama highlights include an adaptation of critically acclaimed young adult novel Noughts and Crosses, Trigonometry – a love story about three people who are made for each other, the fifth and final series of Poldark, and Golden Globe nominated and BBC iPlayer box set smash hit Killing Eve will also return to screens for a second series.

Other 2019 BBC Drama titles will be announced in due course.

Piers Wenger, Controller of BBC Drama, says: “We have been working hard to bring you more standout unmissable drama in 2019. Across our BBC channels and BBC iPlayer we have something for everyone.

Whether you choose to watch television drama to escape from the real world, learn about a part of history, explore contemporary social issues, or watch your favourite novel being adapted for screen – we have a range of new and returning programmes coming that you do not want to miss.”

In other words, if you are a fan of British drama, and especially that from the BBC, 2019 looks like it will be a stellar year! Thanks, Auntie Beeb.

You can check out the British dramas currently available on the BBC’s iPlayer. Watch what’s coming up in BBC drama 2019 in the trailer below.

The music used in the trailer is English singer Barns Courtney’s ‘Fire‘. You can listen to ‘Fire‘ and watch the official music video for the song here.


Michelle Topham