Kaliane Bradley & Alice Birch

The Ministry of Time – BBC commissions new novel adaptation

The debut novel from writer Kaliane Bradley deals with a government initiative involving temporal ‘expats’.  Yesterday, the BBC announced a raft of new drama commissions. They include a drama made from James Graham’s hit play Dear England, which follows Gareth Southgate’s transformation of the national football team, and two more series of the Belfast set … >

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The Way

The Way – trailer and date for Michael Sheen’s new drama

Directed by Sheen, the drama comes from writer James Graham.  The Way has to be one of most anticipated dramas for 2024. It’s Michael Sheen’s directorial debut, and he has created the story with writer James Graham (Sherwood) and Adam Curtis (HyperNormalisation). Here’s the official synopsis for The Way: Ambitious, powerful and surprising, The Way … >

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KIN – BBC pick up Series 2 of the Dublin crime drama

The drama stars Charlie Cox, Aidan Gillen and Ciarán Hinds.  The BBC have announced that it has acquired the second series of the Irish crime drama KIN. The show follows a local crime family, the Kinsellas, who take on an international cartel in a seemingly impossible war. It’s inspired by notorious real-life gangster families who … >

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The Jetty - Jenna Coleman as Ember Manning

The Jetty – first look at Jenna Coleman in her new detective thriller

She stars as Detective Ember Manning in the drama from writer Cat Jones.  With filming complete, the BBC have revealed a first-look at Jenna Coleman in her upcoming detective drama, The Jetty. With characteristic imagination, her character Ember Manning appears to be standing on a jetty. Which we suppose makes sense in a literal sort … >

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David Mitchell as Ludwig

Ludwig – BBC announce new genre bending detective series

David Mitchell will star as John ‘Ludwig’ Taylor who assumes his detective brother’s identity.  The BBC have announced the start of filming on Ludwig. No, not a revival of the odd 1970’s children’s animation, but a new detective series starring David Mitchell. Ludwig is described as a genre-bending mystery-of-the-week crime comedy drama. Here’s the premise: … >

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Silent Witness Series 27

Silent Witness returns for Series 27

Emilia Fox returns as Dr Nikki Alexander as the team tackle another series of chilling cases.  The enduring Silent Witness returns to BBC One tonight for a remarkable series 27. The upcoming run is comprised of 5 two-part stories. We can look forward to a body in an abandoned church sparking fears of a serial … >

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The Tourist Series Two

The Tourist Series Two – the writers speak

The Tourist returns for Series Two on New Year’s Day. The show continues the story of the amnesic Elliot Stanley across six more episodes. However for Series Two the action shifts from the Australian outback to the Emerald Isle. Ahead of its launch, writers and executive producers, Harry and Jack Williams, have spoken about the … >

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