Returning Drama on 4

16 May 2018

Rejoice Drama fans everywhere, as this week sees the return of two hugely popular shows to Channel 4. On Thursday 17th May at 9pm, the nation will be once again, gripped by Humans. The third series picks up a year on from “the dawn of consciousness”, essentially creating a new species on Earth. The consequences of that are felt by both Synths and Humans and we can expect trouble from both sides as things take a turn for the worse.

On the plus side, we'll be reunited with our favourite Synths, including Mia (Gemma Chan), Niska (Emily Berrington), Max (Ivanno Jeremiah), Karen Voss (Ruth Bradley) and half-man, half-synth Leo Elster (Colin Morgan). The Hawkins family are back too, so you'll see more of Laura (Katherine Parkinson), Joe (Tom Goodman-Hill), Mattie (Lucy Carless), Toby (Theo Stevenson) and Sophie (Pixie Davies).

Newcomer Mark Bonnar, from the hit Channel 4 show Catastrophe, will also be joining the cast as charming scientist Neil Sommer, who is working on a (probably sinister) government commission. If you haven't watched the previous series, they are available as a boxset on All4 (

Off the back of its fantastic BAFTA win for Best International Drama, The Handmaid's Tale makes a welcome return to Channel 4 for its second season, starting this Sunday, 20th May at 9pm. The dystopian drama picks up where it left off at the end of Season 1, and will delve even deeper into the history of Gilead's nightmarish patriarchal society, along with the backstories of Offred and Ofglen and how Aunt Lydia became the brutal Red Centre instructor. Starring Elisabeth Moss, Alexis Bledel, Joseph Fiennes and Ann Dowd - expect the dark, sinister undertones of the first season to carry over, as Offred's attempt to escape continues. Check out the trailer for the new season right here:

The wait is finally over for these two fantastic shows which promise to be two of the highlights from our schedules this Spring.