Maniac, Jack Ryan and Strictly Come Dancing: What to watch on BT TV this September

The best shows on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, ITV, BBC and the BT Player for September

From Strictly Come Dancing’s red carpet launch to brand new Netflix series Maniac, there’s plenty to get excited about on BT TV this September.

With autumn officially on its way, what better reason to cosy up on the sofa with our pick of the best TV shows to watch on the box?

Keep reading for our must-watch guide for the month ahead.

Jack Ryan series 1

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When is it on?

All episodes available Friday, August 31 on Amazon Prime Video.

What’s it about?

CIA analyst Jack Ryan (John Krasinski) stumbles upon a suspicious series of bank transfers and his search for answers pulls him from the safety of his desk job to a search for answers across Europe and the Middle East as a rising terrorist figurehead prepares for a massive attack against the US.

Why watch it?

John Krasinski is one of Hollywood’s most-loved actors, so whether you liked him as dorky Jim Halpert in The Office or as CIA contractor Jack Silva in action film 13 Hours, it’s definitely worth bingeing this box set – plus, a second series has already been confirmed by Amazon.

Vanity Fair 

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When is it on?

Starts Sunday, September 2 at 9pm on ITV. Catch up on the ITV Hub with BT TV.

What’s it about?

An adaptation of the 1848 novel by William Makepeace Thackeray, ITV’s new period drama stars Olivia Cooke in the lead role of timeless heroine Becky Sharp. It’s set against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars, and follows Becky as she attempts to claw her way out of poverty and scale the heights of English Society.

Why watch it?

ITV must be confident with its new period drama offering as it’s set to go head-to-head with the BBC’s smash hit drama, Bodyguard. One for the Downton Abbey and Victoria fans.

Future Man series 1

Future Man

When is it on?

Starts Monday, September 3 at 9pm on SYFY (BT channel 319/375 HD).

What is it?

Josh Futturman, played by The Hunger Games’ Josh Hutcherson, is a janitor by day and a gamer by night, before he’s recruited by aliens to travel through time to prevent the extinction of humanity.

Why watch it?

With executive producers including professional funnymen Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, this brand new sci-fi comedy series is bound to be a hit.

Teen Mom UK series 4

Teen Mom UK

When is it on?

Starts Wednesday, 5 September at 8pm on MTV (BT channel 309/371 HD).

What is it?

MTV’s UK spin-off of the hit US series includes a new mum, 19-year-old Shannon, who joins teen mums Amber, Chloe and Sassi as they navigate the trials and tribulations of motherhood as teenagers.

Why watch it?

It’ll be the first series without fan favourite Megan, so we’re looking forward to seeing what new mum Shannon brings to the mix.

Strictly Come Dancing

Strictly

When is it on?

Starts Saturday, September 8 on BBC One. Catch up with the BBC iPlayer app on BT TV.

What is it?

Celebrity contestants are paired with professional dancers in the BBC’s famous celebrity dance competition. The red carpet launch show starts on the eighth, but the date of the first live show is still to be confirmed – although it’s looking like it will be Saturday, September 22.

Why watch it?

This year’s contestants include Steps star Faye Tozer, comedian Seann Walsh and TV presenter Stacey Dooley, so it will be interesting to see which stars are the front-runners on the red carpet launch show.

Forever series 1

Forever

When is it on?

All episodes available Friday, September 14 on Amazon Prime Video.

What is it?

Married couple June (Bridemaids’ Maya Rudolph) and Oscar (Saturday Night Live’s Fred Armisen) live a comfortable but predictable life in suburban California. For years they've had the same conversations, eaten the same meals and taken holidays at the same rented lake house. But after June talks Oscar into shaking things up with a ski trip, the pair suddenly find themselves in completely unfamiliar territory.

Why watch it?

The show’s created by Alan Yang and Matt Hubbard, whose resumes include Parks and Recreation, 30 Rock and Master Of None – plus its main stars are two of Hollywood’s best comedic talents. One for a box set binge!

Snatch series 2

Snatch

When is it on?

Full boxset available Friday, September 14 on the BT Player - exclusive to BT customers – channel 332 / 381 HD.

What is it?

The second series takes us to Spain’s Costa del Sol, following the Hill Gang in a fight to save their fortune and their lives. This season, they run afoul of the local kingpin and find themselves pressed into the crime boss’ service. The heroes attempt to outsmart their enemies even as they take over the town.

Why watch it?

Missing your Peaky Blinders or (spoiler alert) Luke Pasqualino after Our Girl fix? This AMC show – airing exclusively on BT TV – is one to add to your watchlist this September.

Maniac

Maniac

When is it on?

Available Friday, September 21 on Netflix.

What is it?

Strangers Anna (Emma Stone) and Owen (Jonah Hill) are drawn to a mysterious pharmaceutical trial that will, they're assured, solve all of their problems, permanently. Things do not go as planned in this dark comedy.

Why watch it?

It’s the first time Stone and Hill have appeared on-screen together since 2007’s Superbad – plus the trailer was epic.

The Good Place series 3

The Good Place

When is it on?

All episodes available Friday, September 28 on Netflix.

What is it?

This Emmy-nominated comedy returns to Netflix. It stars Kristen Bell as Eleanor, a woman who struggles to define what it means to be ‘good’, alongside Ted Danson as architect Michael who oversees the town of The Good Place.

Why watch it?

The show is created by Michael Schur, who also co-created Parks and Recreation – named ‘the smartest comedy on TV’ by Entertainment Weekly.

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