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    January May Be Depressing, But Here Are 35 TV Shows And Movies Coming To The UK To Perk You Up

    Including Sing 2, Scream, and a new season of Too Hot To Handle.

    Looking for a new TV show to binge or a movie to watch for a film night? Well, you've come to right place! Here are 35 of the best TV shows and movies coming to the UK this month.

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    Note: these release dates and streaming platforms only apply to viewers based in the UK, Ireland, and some European territories.

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    1. Doctor Who ‚Äď "Eve of the Daleks"

    James Pardon/BBC Studios

    Sarah and Nick always cross paths every year on New Year's Eve, but their standard NYE goes left when the Doctor, Dan, and Yaz show up to battle the Daleks.

    Starring: Jodie Whittaker, Mandip Gill, John Bishop.

    Release date: 1st January.

    Where to watch: BBC One/BBC iPlayer.

    Watch if you like: Black Mirror, Stranger Things, Sherlock.

    2. The Tourist

    BBC/Stan/HBO Max & ZDF/Ian Routledge

    A man wakes up in the heart of the Australian bush with no idea who he is and why he's there. With merciless figures from his past pursuing him, his search for answers propels him through the vast and unforgiving outback.

    Starring: Jamie Dornan, Danielle Macdonald, Alex Dimitriades.

    Release date: 1st January.

    Where to watch: BBC One/BBC iPlayer.

    Watch if you like: Baptiste, The Missing, Fleabag.

    3. The Masked Singer ‚Äď season three

    Kieron Mccarron/ITV/Bandicoot TV

    Another season of the ridiculous yet watchable celebrity singing contest is here, with 12 celebs donning costumes such as "bagpipes", "snow leopard", and "firework" in order to stump the panel and viewers alike.

    Starring: Davina McCall, Jonathan Ross, Mo Gilligan.

    Release date: 1st January.

    Where to watch: ITV One/ITV Hub.

    Watch if you like: The X-Factor, The Voice, Britain's Got Talent.

    4. Gossip Girl (part two of season one)

    Jose Perez/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images / Via Getty Images

    Queen bee Julien clashes with her long lost sister Zoya when she enrols at the same prestigious Manhattan high school as her.

    Starring: Jordan Alexander, Whitney Peak, Thomas Doherty.

    Release date: 1st January.

    Where to watch: BBC One/BBC iPlayer.

    Watch if you like: OG Gossip Girl, Girls, The O.C.

    5. Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts

    Sky

    I guess inspired by the Friends reunion special, this similar retrospective takes a magical first-person journey through one of the most beloved film franchises of all time.

    Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson.

    Release date: 1st January.

    Where to watch: Sky/NOW.

    Watch if you like: Friends: The Reunion, Harry Potter: Behind the Magic, the Harry Potter movies.

    6. The Apprentice ‚Äď season 16

    BBC/Boundless/Ray Burmiston

    The legendary business-based reality series returns with 16 candidates hoping to nab an investment from mogul Alan Sugar.

    Starring: Alan Sugar, Karen Brady, Tim Campbell.

    Release date: 6th January.

    Where to watch: BBC One/BBC iPlayer.

    Watch if you like: Dragon's Den, The Apprentice US, Beat The Boss.

    7. Screw

    Channel 4

    A rookie prison officer begins working at Long Marsh Prison and struggles to find her feet; meanwhile, Leigh Henry is under pressure to keep Long Marsh in line and conceal secrets that if discovered could cost her more than her job.

    Starring: Nina Sosanya, Jamie-Lee O'Donnell, Stephen Wight.

    Release date: 6th January.

    Where to watch: Channel 4/All4.

    Watch if you like: Orange is the new Black, Bad Girls, Derry Girls.

    8. A Discovery of Witches ‚Äď season three

    Sky

    In this final series, Matthew and Diana return from their trip to 1590 to find tragedy at Sept-Tours. They must find the missing pages from the Book of Life and the Book itself before it’s too late.

    Starring: Matthew Goode, Teresa Palmer, Alex Kingston.

    Release date: 7th January.

    Where to watch: Sky/NOW.

    Watch if you like: His Dark Materials, Britannia, Doctor Who.

    9. Twenties ‚Äď season two

    BBC/B.E.T/Viacom International Inc.

    Wannabe screenwriter Hattie is an unapologetic, queer, African-American woman. Hollywood isn't ready for her, and is she ready for Hollywood?

    Starring: Jonica T. Gibbs, Christina Elmore, Gabrielle Graham.

    Release date: 9th January.

    Where to watch: BBC iPlayer.

    Watch if you like: Master of None, Fleabag, Harlem.

    10. Euphoria ‚Äď season two

    HBO

    17 year old Rue must continue to find hope while balancing the pressures of love, loss, and addiction.

    Starring: Zendaya, Hunter Schafer, Jacob Elordi.

    Release date: 10th January.

    Where to watch: Sky Atlantic/NOW.

    Watch if you like: On My Block, Skins, Genera+ion.

    11. Rules of the Game

    BBC/The Forge/Matt Squire

    A COO clashes with a newly hired HR Director who makes it her mission to unpick the toxic culture of the workplace they share.

    Starring: Maxine Peake, Rakhee Thakrar, Susan Wokoma.

    Release date: 11th January.

    Where to watch: BBC One/ BBC iPlayer.

    Watch if you like: Behind Her Eyes, Bombshell, The Morning Show.

    12. Cheer ‚Äď season two

    Netflix

    Follows the ups and downs of Navarro College's competitive cheer squad as they work hard to win a coveted title at the NCA College Nationals.

    Starring: Lexi Brumback, Gabi Butler, Morgan Simianer.

    Release date: 12th January.

    Where to watch: Netflix.

    Watch if you like: Dance Moms, The Next Step, Bring It On.

    13. After Life ‚Äď season three

    Netflix

    A journalist's life is turned upside down after his wife dies from breast cancer. Though he fails to see the point in living any longer, Tony carries on and starts to find solace and support in even the unlikeliest of places.

    Starring: Ricky Gervais, Tony Way, Diane Morgan.

    Release date: 14th January.

    Where to watch: Netflix.

    Watch if you like: Fleabag, Derek, I May Destroy You.

    14. Too Hot To Handle ‚Äď season three

    Tom Dymond/Netflix

    The no-dating-dating-show returns as several sexy singles are dumped in a luxury villa with the promise of a huge money jackpot to share ‚Äď the only catch is absolutely NO hooking up.

    Starring: Desiree Burch, various contestants.

    Release date: 19th January.

    Where to watch: Netflix.

    Watch if you like: Love Island, Love Is Blind, Married At First Sight.

    15. Servant

    Apple TV+

    A Philadelphia couple in mourning after an unspeakable tragedy create a rift in their marriage and open the door for a mysterious force to enter their home.

    Starring: Rupert Grint, Lauren Ambrose, Sunita Mani.

    Release date: 21st January.

    Where to watch: Apple TV+.

    Watch if you like: Before I Wake, The Box, The Visit.

    16. Ozark ‚Äď season four

    Netflix

    A financial adviser drags his family from Chicago to the Missouri Ozarks, where he must launder $500 million in five years to appease a drug boss.

    Starring: Jason Bateman, Laura Linney, Sofia Hublitz.

    Release date: 21st January.

    Where to watch: Netflix.

    Watch if you like: Breaking Bad, Narcos, Good Girls.

    17. The Gilded Age

    Sky

    A young woman moves from rural Pennsylvania to New York City to¬†live with her old money aunts. There, she inadvertently becomes enmeshed in a social war between them and their stupendously rich‚ÄĮneighbours.

    Starring: Cynthia Nixon, Taissa Farmiga, Christine Baranski.

    Release date: 25th January.

    Where to watch: Sky/NOW.

    Watch if you like: Downton Abbey, Belgravia, Sanditon.

    18. The Afterparty

    Apple TV+

    After someone is murdered at a high school reunion, a group of friends give their individual accounts of what happened through the lens of popular film genres and unique visuals to match the storyteller's perspective. 

    Starring: Tiffany Haddish, Sam Richardson, Dave Franco.

    Release date: 28th January.

    Where to watch: Apple TV+.

    Watch if you like: Community, Broad City, Parks and Recreation.

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    19. The Electrical Life of Louis Wain

    Amazon Studios

    A brilliant yet troubled artist's fascination with the mysteries of the world is both complicated and deepened when he meets the love of his life.

    Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Claire Foy, Andrea Riseborough.

    Release date: 1st January.

    Where to watch: In cinemas.

    Watch if you like: Mr. Turner, Frida, Mrs Lowry & Son.

    20. Liquorice Pizza

    Universal Pictures

    Two friends grow up, run around, and fall in love in California's San Fernando Valley in the 1970s.

    Starring: Alana Haim, Cooper Hoffman, Bradley Cooper.

    Release date: 1st January.

    Where to watch: In cinemas.

    Watch if you like: Almost Famous, Call Me By Your Name, Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist.

    21. Naked Singularity

    Sky

    A promising young public defender begins to lose faith in his work and the system. Soon he is pulled into a dangerous high-stakes drug heist by an unpredictable former client.

    Starring: John Boyega, Olivia Cooke, Ed Skrein.

    Release date: 2nd January.

    Where to watch: Sky/NOW.

    Watch if you like: Gambit, American Hustle, Plastic.

    22. The 355

    Robert Viglasky/Universal Pictures

    A CIA agent pulls together a crack team of spies from different national agencies in order to recover a top-secret weapon.

    Starring: Jessica Chastain, Lupita Nyong'o, Penélope Cruz.

    Release date: 7th January.

    Where to watch: In cinemas.

    Watch if you like: Ocean's 8, Red Notice, Like A Boss.

    23. Save The Cinema

    Sky

    A tenacious hairdresser rallies against the closure of her local movie theatre in the sleepy town of Carmarthen, Wales.

    Starring: Samantha Morton, Tom Felton, Jonathan Pryce.

    Release date: 14th January.

    Where to watch: Sky/NOW.

    Watch if you like: Made in Dagenham, Calendar Girls, The Full Monty.

    24. Cyrano

    Peter Mountain/Universal Pictures

    A self-effacing officer and poet devises a way to convey his affection for a friend by enlisting the help of a handsome soldier.

    Starring: Peter Dinklage, Haley Bennett, Kelvin Harrison, Jr.

    Release date: 14th January.

    Where to watch: In cinemas.

    Watch if you like: Moulin Rouge!, Vanity Fair, Poldark.

    25. Memoria

    Neon/Kick the Machine Films/Burning/Anna Sanders Films/ Match Factory Productions/ZDF-Arte and Piano

    Whilst visiting Bogota, a woman is awoken by a loud bang audible only to her. As she searches for an explanation for the mysterious sound, she begins to confront unsettling sights and sounds that call her identity into question.

    Starring: Tilda Swinton, Juan Pablo Urrego, Elkin Diaz.

    Release date: 14th January.

    Where to watch: In cinemas.

    Watch if you like: Annette, Interstellar, Cemetery of Splendor.

    26. Scream 5

    Paramount Pictures/Brownie Harris

    25 years on from the original series of murders, a new killer has donned the Ghostface mask and is targeting a group of teens in a spree that will resurrect a town's long forgotten secrets.

    Starring: Neve Campbell, Melissa Barrera, Courteney Cox.

    Release date: 14th January.

    Where to watch: In cinemas.

    Watch if you like: The Fear Street trilogy, I Know What You Did Last Summer, Halloween.

    27. Nightmare Alley

    Kerry Hayes/Searchlight Pictures

    A down-on-his-luck showman becomes involved with a psychic act at a carnival. Once he has mastered the tricks himself, he starts using his newly acquired knowledge to grift the wealthy elite of 1940s New York society.

    Starring: Bradley Cooper, Rooney Mara, Cate Blanchett.

    Release date: 21st January.

    Where to watch: In cinemas.

    Watch if you like: American Horror Story: Freak Show, The Greatest Showman, The Prestige.

    28. A Journal for Jordan

    Sony Pictures Releasing

    A soldier begins to keep a journal of love and advice for his infant son; back at home, his fiancée reflects on her romantic relationship by sharing the journal with her son.

    Starring: Michael B. Jordan, Chanté Adams, Jalon Christian.

    Release date: 21st January.

    Where to watch: In cinemas.

    Watch if you like: Dear John, The Pursuit of Happyness, American Sniper.

    29. The Souvenir: Part II

    Sandro Kopp/A24

    In the aftermath of a tumultuous relationship with a charismatic yet manipulative older man, Julie begins to untangle her love for him by making a graduation film that sorts fact from his elaborately constructed fiction.

    Starring: Tilda Swinton, Honor Swinton Byrne, Robert Pattinson.

    Release date: 21st January.

    Where to watch: In cinemas.

    Watch if you like: The Souvenir, Tiny Furniture, Exhibition.

    30. Firebird

    The Factory/No Reservations Entertainment/Film Estonia

    A troubled young private's life is turned upside down when a daring fighter pilot arrives at his base. Driven by curiosity, a dangerous love triangle forms between them and the secretary to the base Commander.

    Starring: Tom Prior, Oleg Zagordnii, Diana Pozharskaya.

    Release date: 28th January.

    Where to watch: In cinemas.

    Watch if you like: Freier Fall, Snails in the Rain, Brokeback Mountain.

    31. Sing 2

    Universal Pictures

    Buster Moon has turned the New Moon Theatre into a local hit, but now he wants to take his all-star cast of animal performers on the road. Not content with anything but the best, Buster sets out to persuade the world’s most reclusive rock star to join them.

    Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Bono.

    Release date: 28th January.

    Where to watch: In cinemas.

    Watch if you like: Zootropolis, The Secret Life of Pets, Trolls.

    32. Parallel Mothers

    Sony Pictures Entertainment Iberia

    Two women about to give birth meet in a hospital. Both are single and have become pregnant accidentally ‚Äď one¬†exultant and one is¬†repentant.¬†The few words they exchange in these hours will change their lives forever.

    Starring: Penélope Cruz, Milena Smit, Rossy de Palma.

    Release date: 28th January.

    Where to watch: In cinemas.

    Watch if you like: Julieta, Volver, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown.

    33. Morbius

    Sony Pictures Releasing

    A biochemist attempts to cure his rare blood disease, but the experiment goes wrong and he inadvertently infects himself with a form of vampirism.

    Starring: Jared Leto, Matt Smith, Adria Arjona.

    Release date: 28th January.

    Where to watch: In cinemas.

    Watch if you like: Frankenstein, Van Helsing, Venom.

    34. The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window

    Colleen E. Hayes/Netflix

    A heartbroken agoraphobic watches the world go by from her living room window and sets her sights on a handsome stranger, until she witnesses a gruesome murder.

    Starring: Kristen Bell, Michael Ealy, Tom Riley.

    Release date: 28th January.

    Where to watch: Netflix.

    Watch if you like: Gone Girl, The Girl on the Train, The Woman in the Window.

    35. The Amazing Maurice

    Sky Cinema/STX Entertainment

    A streetwise cat develops a money-making scheme involving a horde of talking rats and a boy who plays the pipe. However, when they reach the town of Bad Blintz, their little con soon goes down the drain.

    Starring: Hugh Laurie, Emilia Clarke, Gemma Arterton.

    Release date: Sky/NOW.

    Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video.

    Watch if you like: Ratatouille, Winnie The Pooh, The Gruffalo.

    Which of these are you looking forward to? Let us know in the comments below!