Cast announced for ‘Downton’ exec’s new BBC One period drama ‘The Miniaturist’

BBC One’s adaptation of Jessie Burton’s internationally best-selling novel The Miniaturist has started filming. Adapted by John Brownlow and described as a “ravishing period thriller”, the three-part drama series is a co-production between Masterpiece and the BBC. Executive producer Rebecca Eaton (Downton Abbey) commented: “The Miniaturist is a riveting book and this adaptation seems to have all … >

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‘Line of Duty’ makers’ new Channel 4 thriller ‘Born to Kill’ begins filming

Romola Garai (The Hour) and Daniel Mays (Line of Duty) have started shooting Channel 4’s Born to Kill in Cardiff, Wales. The new four-part psychological thriller from Line of Duty producers World Productions is the first commission for female writing duo Tracey Malone (Rillington Place) and first-time TV writer and BIFA-nominated actress Kate Ashfield. Born to Kill … >

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Watch Michael Gambon as Winston Churchill in new ITV drama

ITV has released the first clip from their new one-off drama about Sir Winston Churchill set in the 1950s. Churchill’s Secret is based on Jonathan Smith’s recently published book, The Churchill Secret: KBO, and adapted by Stewart Harcourt (Treasure Island). Michael Gambon (Harry Potter) leads the cast as Churchill alongside Lindsay Duncan (Birdman) as Clementine … >

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Matthew Macfadyen and Romola Garai join ITV’s Winston Churchill drama

ITV has announced further casting for their new one-off drama about Sir Winston Churchill set in the 1950s. Churchill’s Secret is based on Jonathan Smith’s recently published book, The Churchill Secret: KBO, and adapted by Stewart Harcourt (Treasure Island). Joining the previously announced Michael Gambon (Harry Potter) as Churchill and Lindsay Duncan (Birdman) as Clementine … >

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‘Legacy’ review

Legacy is one of the centre-pieces of the BBC’s Cold War season, and, after An Adventure In Space And Time, marks the second one-off film in a row that BBC Two have absolutely nailed. Legacy is a wonderful piece of work.

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