The channel's new line-up also includes a sitcom from Jack Dee and a season celebrating British science fiction.
One of the highlights of the season is an original drama, Random Quest, based on a John Wyndham short story.
There will also be a series of documentaries on the genre and a science fiction "acting masterclass" delivered by Nigel Planer's comedy character Nicholas Craig.
New dwarf-planet to be called Eris
The distant world whose discovery prompted leading astronomers to demote Pluto from the rank of "planet" has now been given its own official name.
Having caused so much consternation in the International Astronomical Union (IAU), the object has been called Eris, after the Greek goddess of discord.
Thames Water to make new reservoir which apparently I have to pay for. Frankly, I'd rather they just fixed the damn pipes. Also, it's apparently close to Steventon, so presumably a possible threat to Truck.
Britain's "leakiest" water supplier Thames Water has announced plans to build a £1bn reservoir to meet increased water demand.
Thames said the site near Abingdon, Oxfordshire, would be the biggest built in the UK in 25 years, holding 150 billion litres of water.
The plan - which could force some people to move home - would mean customers paying more for their water.
I also want to write about this but I've not quite got it clear in my head what I want to say.