Looking Forward To 2020 – My Most Anticipated TV, Movies and Music

I’m finishing off my series of Most Anticipated posts with this one sharing some of the tv, movies and music I’m looking forward to this year!

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Silent Witness – BBC One I have loved Silent Witness for so many year now, I can’t quite believe that the 7th January will see the start of the 23rd series but I’m so looking forward to more Jack and Nikki!

Lucifer – Netflix I’m so torn by this, because Netflix releasing these episodes means we’re that much closer to the very end. The final season is being split into two halves, I’m not sure when each is due to drop but I think it’s sometime this year.

The Nest – BBC One I’ve become a bit of a fan of Martin Compston after watching him in Line Of Duty and more recently Traces. This thriller sounds intriguing!

Noughts & Crosses – BBC One I read the original trilogy as a teenager, but I must confess I’ve not read the 4th and 5th books that have been added to the series. I’m intrigued to see how well this adaptation is done.

Strike: Lethal White – BBC One I love these books and I adore this series! Tom Burke and Holliday Grainger as fantastic in the show. I’m looking forward to 4 more hours of them this year!

Deadwater Fell – Channel 4 I don’t have long to wait for this one as it begins on the 4th January! It’s a crime drama which I think might be a bit of a difficult watch due to the subject manner but with David Tennant starring I’ll give it a go.

The Split – BBC One This is returning for a second series. I enjoyed the first much more than I expected to so I’m looking forward to catching up with the sisters again! Plus Nicola Walker I have loved since Spooks!

Unforgotten – ITV This marks Nicola Walker’s second appearance on this list. I love this cold case crime drama so I’m looking forward to discovering what’s next for Cassie and Sunny

Death In Paradise – BBC One I look forward to this little ray of sunshine appearing on my TV every winter! There’s a new DI in the shape of Ralf Little this series so I’m looking forward to seeing how this changes the dynamic of the show

Endeavour – ITV I do quite like watching Shaun Evans as young Morse. I didn’t enjoy the latest series quite as much as the previous series but I’m hoping I will back to enjoying this one fully!

This Is Going To Hurt – BBC Two I’m unsure how this is going to work. I really loved the book and this is Adam Kay himself is adapting it for TV so that’s something. I’m just not sure how well the diary format will translate to screen.

Sitting In Limbo – BBC One My paternal grandparents moved to the UK from the Caribbean in the 1950s and as such are part of the Windrush generation. As my father was born in the UK we weren’t affected personally by the Windrush Scandal but we easily could have been. This TV drama is based around the scandal and I think it will be interesting to see what they’ve done with it.

Line of Duty – BBC One So I’ll be honest I was a little bit disappointed with the H reveal last series. I’m so hoping it will be back to its best this series!

Vera – ITV I so love this show! I keep meaning to read the books this series is based on but I’ve not gotten around to it yet. I’m looking forward seeing what cases land on Vera’s desk this series

The Stranger – Netflix I don’t know much about this one, I just saw crime drama and Richard Armitage and I’m in!

His Dark Materials – BBC One I’ve not completely finished series one yet but I’m looking forward to discovering how the second season adapts The Subtle Knife


Bad Boys For Life These films are a true guilty pleasure of mine. The first was released in 1995, and the second followed in 2003 so there’s always been a big gap between them. I’ll be heading to the cinema to discover what brings this pairing back together one last time

In The Heights This is a musical adaptation. I will confess I’ve never actually listened to In The Heights but it was written by Lin Manuel Miranda and I am obsessed with Hamilton so I’m pretty sure I’ll be giving this one a go!

Death On The Nile I love an Agatha Christie adaptation! I’m still not sure about Kenneth Branagh’s Poirot moustache but I enjoyed Murder On The Orient Express so I’ll watch this one too. I might wait for the DVD release though!

Jojo Rabbit If you read the plot of this one it sounds like it just shouldn’t work. A comedy featuring a young boy in Nazi Germany whose invisible friend is Hitler… But I saw the trailer ahead of Star Wars last month and I genuinely laughed out loud on several occasions. I’m might pop to the cinema after work one day to see it.

Bombshell This is based on the true story of the women at Fox News who set out to expose the CEO for sexual harassment. I’m quite interested but I might wait until it appears to stream.

Top Gun: Maverick I’m really torn by this one. The original is a classic but I’m not sure about this, is Tom Cruise not a bit old for this now? I feel I’ll see it just so I can say I have!

The Secret Garden My love of The Secret Garden goes back to when I was seven and my teacher loaned me her personal copy of the book so I could discover something a little further beyond The Magic Key books. My mum bought me the film as a well done for finishing the book. I’m intrigued to see how this has been remade for a whole new generation.


Rare – Selena Gomez I must confess I’ve never been a big Selena Gomez fan, but I adored Lose You To Love Me when that was released so I’ll give the album a listen.

Imploding The Mirage – The Killers I absolutely loved the first two albums, I think Sam’s Town is massively underrated after the success of Hot Fuss but I’m not so sure about the subsequent albums. I’ll be giving this a listen though!

Dear Happy – Gabrielle Aplin I think Gabrielle is most well known for her cover of The Power Of Love for the John Lewis christmas advert back in 2012. I loved her first album English Rain her second seemed to pass me by so I’ll be making an effort to listen to this one.

High Road – Kesha I’ve liked a few of Kesha’s songs I must admit I didn’t realise she’d already released a whole album since her lawsuit. I’m interested to see what sort of music Kesha is making now.

New Album – Evanescence I wasn’t a particularly emo teenager but I did love Fallen when it was released Everybody’s Fool was a bit of an anthem of mine. Their most recent album was a reimagining of their hits with an orchestra accompanying them and it was wonderful! I’m looking forward to some new music from them.

Future Nostalgia – Dua Lipa I played her first album on repeat for months. Future Nostalgia the single was released in December and it’s really grown on me and I love Don’t Start Now the first single from the new album so this will be a must listen to.

Human – OneRepublic for me OneRepublic is a little hit or miss, there have been singles I loved over the years but the only album I’ve consistently played the whole way through is Native which is the album that contained Counting Stars and I just adored! I’m hoping for more music I can put on repeat this time round!

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Have any of these caught your eye? Is there anything on your lists I should be keeping an eye out for? Let me know in the comments!

12 thoughts on “Looking Forward To 2020 – My Most Anticipated TV, Movies and Music

  1. Lilyfae

    Some great choices here, DELIGHTED to hear there’s another Unforgotten on the way after the way they left the last one. Absolutely loved that, I think because I adored Cold Case and Prime Suspect and I think unforgotten brings those concepts together brilliantly.
    Also cannot wait for Line of Duty again!!

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      1. Lilyfae

        Oooh that is promising, but then it’s down to editing and itv scheduling- maybe they might kick one of these ‘talent’ or reality shows to the curb for a few weeks soon after it’s delivered but I doubt it!

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        1. Sarah - SWB

          Well apparently series 3 was only 7 weeks from filming ending to it airing so that’s hopeful! That said so many of the shows I like are all shown January/February time so maybe it would be nice if this was a little further out! Just to spread things out a bit

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          1. Lilyfae

            It’s usually spring i think (I may be imagining it though- I can’t tell as my telly box has been upgraded since it was last on the telly and we lost all our recordings!!) so hopefully that will be something to look forward to

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            1. Sarah - SWB

              I checked Wikipedia, it looks like it’s been all over the place. First series was originally shown in October, second series in January and the third in June. Not so helpful really ha

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  2. goldenbooksgirl

    I’m SO excited for more Unforgotten, it’s one of my faves! I definitely want to see Bombshell at some point and I’d quite like to see Secret Garden as well. And I’m planning to watch Deadwater Fell as well, I don’t really know much about it but I love David Tennant so it should be good. Definitely looking forward to Dua Lipa’s new album as well, and Imploding the Mirage. My most anticipated album is No One Else Can Wear Your Crown!
    I’m very excited for the return of Grantchester soon, and my most anticipated TV this year is the final season of Cable Girls (I’m gutted it’s ending though!)
    Amy x

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