It might be via your phone, Netflix or Amazon but there’s plenty of TV to watch however you want in 2014...
1) Mad Men
When and Where? Sky Atlantic, spring
Why? It’s season seven and it’s the LAST ONE EVER. The series will be split in two halves with one half showing this spring and the other in spring 2015. Christina Hendricks has called the final season 'crazy'. Well!
Watch if you like: pre 11am drinking, retro outfits and Roger Sterling’s one liners.
2) The Fall
When and Where? BBC Two, TBC
Why? The show that’s responsible for us checking every single room for imposters when we get home in the evening returns for a second outing. The last we saw, serial killer Paul Spector (Jamie Dornan) was driving off into the sunset, having seemingly escaped justice …
Watch if you like: Gillian Anderson’s excellent turn as DSI Stella Gibson.
When and Where? Channel 4, TBC
Why? Toni Collette is a top Washington surgeon who is due to operate on the President. But the night before, masked men invade her home and threaten to murder her husband and two children unless she kills the President during the operation. Each hour-long episode covers a 24-hour period.
Watch if you like: the chance to fill a Homeland-shaped hole in your TV schedule.
4) Jamaica Inn
When and Where? BBC One, Easter
Why? Daphne du Maurier’s gothic novel set in the 1820s comes to the TV screen in this three-part adaptation. Jessica Brown Findlay plays Mary Yellan, a young woman who is sent to live with her nervous aunt and savage uncle at Jamaica Inn, a foreboding place on the edge of Bodmin Moor which has no guests.
Watch if you like: a good old British period drama.
5) Trying Again
When and Where? Sky Living, Spring
Why? Written by and starring Chris Addison, this is a comedy about a couple struggling to keep it together after Meg (Jo Joyner of Eastenders fame) has an affair with her boss. Simon Blackwell is also on the writing team – he’s worked on The Thick of It and Veep so it should be good.
Watch if you like: Having a LOL over other people’s relationship misfortunes.
By Christina Quaine