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Channel 5 orders second series of ‘Suspects’

Improvised crime drama Suspects will return to Channel 5 with new episodes for a second series this autumn. Executive-produced by Paul Marquess (The Bill, Footballers’ Wives), Suspects launched last month. Starring Fay Ripley (Cold Feet), Damien Molony (Being Human) and Clare-Hope Ashitey, the show sees the actors  improvise the dialogue from a tightly-plotted storyline, using...

Sky Atlantic planning ‘The Tunnel’ sequel series

A follow-up series to Sky Atlantic’s bilingual crime drama The Tunnel is being developed. Based on the Danish/Swedish crime series The Bridge, The Tunnel launched last October and starred Game of Thrones actor Stephen Dillane as British detective Karl Roebuck. The new series will be an entirely new story, rather than an adaptation of The...

Vic and Bob’s ‘House of Fools’ will return for Series 2

BBC Two has recommissioned House of Fools for a second series. Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer’s anarchic comedy launched in January and the second series will once more feature uninvited lodgers, visitors and guests who constantly fill the house, wreaking havoc everywhere they go. Returning characters include lothario Beef (Matt Berry), Geordie ex-con Bosh (Dan...

Johnny Vegas returns to ‘Benidorm’ for Series 7

ITV has recommissioned Benidorm for a seventh series. Written by creator Derren Litten, Series 7 will feature the return of Johnny Vegas as The Oracle, last seen in Series 3. Other returning cast members include Elsie Kelly as Noreen and Crissy Rock as Janey York. The recent sixth series averaged 6.8 million viewers across the...

‘Some Girls’ will return for Series 3

BBC Three has recommissioned Some Girls for a new series. Series 3 of the comedy will see sensible, level headed Viva try to defy expectations and do something completely crazy. But it’s not long before she’s regretting her actions. Holli needs to raise some money to buy back her mother’s pawned jewellery and has some...

Christina’s causing a riot in ‘The Voice’

Christina Marie is the new favourite to win the current series of BBC One’s The Voice according to Ladbrokes. The 20-year-old from Bristol leads the betting at 3/1 to secure her mentor, The Kaiser Chiefs’ Ricky Wilson, a win on his début series. Christina says: “This competition is hugely important as it has the potential...

‘Silk’ will not return for Series 4

The creator of Silk has confirmed that the legal drama will not be coming back after the current series ends. Starring Rupert Penry-Jones (Spooks) and Maxine Peake (Shameless), Series 3 is currently airing at 9pm on Monday nights on BBC One. Writer Peter Moffat told Radio Times: “It has been a complete joy to work...

Gillian Anderson: ‘The Fall’ Series 2 will be ‘even darker’

The Fall star Jamie Dornan has revealed the scripts for the crime drama’s new series are “stunning”. Series 2 began filming in Belfast last month and will air on BBC Two later this year. Gillian Anderson, who returns as Detective Superintendent Stella Gibson, commented: “I’m over the moon to be back in production with this team...

BBC Three orders new comedy ‘600 Days’

BBC Three has announced the commission of 600 Days, a new comedy about the ultimate unlikely couple who end up on the wrong side of the law. Created and written by Dan Swimer (Grandma’s House, Bad Education) and Adam Kay (Mongrels, Up The Women), the six-part series follows straight-laced Luke (stand-up comedian Elis James), who...

Channel 4 orders new comedy-drama ‘Cut’

Channel 4 has announced the commission of Cut, a “timely and hilarious take on 21st century work life”. Created and written by DC Moore, a former star of Channel 4’s new talent strand Coming Up, the six-part series will explore the shattered personal and professional lives of a group of highly dysfunctional civil servants, forced...