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The BBC lines up a summer of crime drama

It’s a celebration of the corporation’s commitment to crime stories, looking back across six decades. The BBC have announced a celebratory series of its crime shows, ranging from the incredibly well-known to the obscure, the comic to the dark and brooding. Drawn from six decades of stories, many titles will be preceded by brand new … >

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Good - David Tennant and Sharon Small

BBC Four to air GOOD starring David Tennant

His acclaimed National Theatre performance in CP Taylor’s GOOD comes to BBC Four.  David Tennant may have missed out on an Olivier Award for Macbeth this weekend, but there’s a chance to catch another of his stage performances. The BBC have announced a screening of his performance in the critically acclaimed GOOD this coming weekend. … >

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Boat Story – trailer for the upcoming BBC thriller

Written by Harry and Jack Williams, Boat Story will star Daisy Haggard, Paterson Joseph and Tchéky Karyo. Updated 31/10/23: The BBC land an amusing trailer, setting the tone for Boat Story. With the show coming soon to BBC One and the iPlayer, the corporation have dropped a scene setting trailer for Boat Story. With a … >

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Prisoner – BBC picks up the award-winning Danish drama

The show stars Sofie Gråbøl (The Killing) The BBC have picked up another piece of Nordic noir. However, it’s not a detective series but instead focusses on what happens once the criminals are behind bars. The show stars Sofie Gråbøl, best known for playing Detective Sarah Lund in The Killing. You might also recognise her … >

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BBC Four to air Doctor Who documentary with David Tennant

As part of the Doctor Who 60th anniversary celebrations, David Tennant time travels back through the BBC archives to tell the story of the Doctor’s classic era in a BBC Four documentary titled Talking Doctor Who. The show will feature a selection of rarely seen interviews and clips covering William Hartnell’s first incarnation right through … >

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Scrublands – BBC acquires new Australian crime thriller

The BBC are picking up the new thriller Scrublands, based on Chris Hammer’s award-winning novel.  The four-part drama stars Luke Arnold (Black Sails), Jay Ryan (Top of the Lake) and Bella Heathcote (The Man in the High Castle). Here’s the premise: Scrublands is set in an isolated country town, where a charismatic and dedicated young … >

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Black Snow

Black Snow – BBC picks up Australian crime drama

A cold case is reopened when new evidence comes to light in a school time-capsule. The BBC has acquired Australian crime drama Black Snow. The six-part series stars Travis Fimmel (Vikings), Jemmason Power, Talijah Blackman-Corowa, Eden Cassady, Seini Willett and Gulliver McGrath (Dark Shadows, Lincoln). Here’s the synopsis: A small-town Australian high-school gathers for the … >

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Clean Sweep – BBC acquires the Irish thriller series

Peaky Blinders and Bloodlands star Charlene McKenna leads the cast of Clean Sweep. Ever on the hunt for a quality import, the BBC acquired the Irish thriller series Clean Sweep. The show comes to BBC Four and the iPlayer later this year. Here’s the synopsis: Inspired by true events, Clean Sweep follows a seemingly ordinary … >

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BBC Four to showcase celebrated feature-length dramas

Sir Alec Guinness, Julie Walters and Victoria Wood star in a season of feature-length dramas drawn from the BBC archive. The BBC long been making feature-length dramas for television, often with starry casts and from high-profile directors. However, once shown they often end up buried in the archive. Beginning this week, BBC Four and BBC … >

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