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The BBC is today launching a brand new interactive drama, Footballers United, as part of its World War One season. Footballers United combines fictional and archived content to tell the true story of a community and characters surrounding the Heart of Midlothian football team from 1914-1919 in Scotland.
The second series of highly anticipated drama The Fall recently returned to rave reviews. Written by Allan Cubitt and starring Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan, the critically acclaimed psychological drama broke ratings records when it became BBC Two’s biggest drama series launch in eight years, for its first series in 2013.
Family favourites including Doctor Who, Top Gear and Miranda, and brand new festive treats such as The Incredible Adventures Of Professor Branestawm, On Angel Wings and Esio Trot, will come together as the BBC once again lights up television screens with a wonderful array of programming for Christmas.
BBC Cymru Wales, National Theatre Wales and the BBC Writersroom today announce the four finalists of the 2014 Wales Drama Award. The four finalists are Jeremy Davies (Newport), Alyn Farrow (Cardiff), Alan Harris (Cardiff) and Kelly Jones (Cardiff). They will all be invited to meet the Judges and discuss their ideas.
A major new four-part drama written by The Missing writers Jack and Harry Williams has been commissioned by BBC One, through BBC Scotland for production in Scotland next year.
The Controller of BBC Drama Commissioning was speaking in London at an event for writers, actors, directors, industry and press.
Speaking tonight at an event hosted by Tony Hall BBC Director-General and Ben Stephenson for writers, actors, directors, industry and press, the Controller of BBC Drama announced 43.5 hours of new commissions.
Ian McKellen, Maxine Peake, Andrew Scott, Toby Jones and Doctor Who among those nominated for the BBC Audio Drama Awards 2015
The long-list for the BBC Audio Drama Awards 2015 has been announced today (Tuesday 18 November 2014). The awards pay tribute to the cultural importance of audio drama, on air and online, and are intended to give recognition to the actors, writers, producers, sound designers and others who work in the genre.
Series 8 saw Peter Capaldi take up the iconic role of The Doctor, with an average consolidated audience of 7.4m viewers every week in the UK.
Series five, commissioned by Charlotte Moore, Controller, BBC One; and Ben Stephenson, Controller BBC Drama Commissioning, will consist of a Christmas special in 2015 followed by 8 x 60 minute episodes in 2016. The series will take the nuns and midwives into 1961.
Fan favourites Guy Henry, James Anderson and Kaye Wragg will make a dramatic return to BBC One’s popular medical drama in the New Year.
Two new faces have their sights set on Shieldinch as BBC Scotland's popular weekly drama, River City welcomes actors Grado and Gerard Miller to the cast.
BBC Two has today announced further casting for The Eichmann Show - a 90-minute film about the televising of the trial of Adolf Eichmann, one of the key architects of the Holocaust.
Filming has begun in Yorkshire on the third series of the critically acclaimed, hugely popular BBC One drama The Syndicate, from the pen of BAFTA Award-winning writer Kay Mellor OBE, creator of Band Of Gold, Fat Friends, A Passionate Woman and In The Club.
An impressive cast including Peter Mullan, Gary Lewis, Sharon Small, Christian Cooke and Charlotte Spencer are to star in new BBC drama, Stonemouth, a two-part dramatization of acclaimed author Iain Banks’ novel made by BBC Scotland and Slate North which starts shooting in Scotland this month, to air on both BBC One Scotland and BBC Two in 2015.
A powerful five-part drama for BBC One, which sees the conflict of the First World War unfold through the eyes of two very ordinary young men. Written by Tony Jordan (Hustle, Life on Mars), the series has been commissioned as part of the BBC’s programming to mark the Centenary of WW1.
Filming on the five-part drama series, created by acclaimed author Tom Rob Smith (Child 44), started this week in London and sees the Academy Award-winning Jim Broadbent confirmed to star alongside British actress Charlotte Rampling OBE, whose recent role in the BBC’s Restless in 2012 saw her receive an Emmy Award nomination.
Golden Globe winner and two-time Oscar nominee Samantha Morton (The Unloved, Longford, In America) has been cast as Annie Lee in Cider With Rosie, which is directed by Philippa Lowthorpe (Call The Midwife, Five Daughters) and adapted by Ben Vanstone (Merlin, The Borrowers, EastEnders). It is produced by Origin Pictures and will air on BBC One next year as part of its season of classic 20th century literature.
BBC One today announces the commission of 3x90 minute films for the BAFTA winning Wallander series from Left Bank Pictures. Principal photography is due to begin on location in Skane, Sweden, Copenhagen, Denmark and Cape Town, South Africa.
A major new six-part John le Carré series, adapted by David Farr and produced by The Ink Factory, has been commissioned for BBC One by Charlotte Moore, Controller BBC One, and Ben Stephenson, Controller BBC Drama Commissioning.
Production has begun on River, a new drama series written and created by Emmy award-winning Abi Morgan for BBC One and produced by Kudos.
Principal photography has begun on The Hollow Crown: The Wars Of The Roses, a Neal Street co-production with Carnival/NBCUniversal and Thirteen for BBC Two, filming in locations around the UK.
Mark Freeland, BBC Controller of Fiction & Entertainment, today announces the appointment of a new Head of Drama, London. Christopher Aird, currently Head of Drama Scotland, will be joining Hilary Salmon and Hilary Martin in the Head of Drama, London and North, BBC Production roles announced by Freeland in the summer.
Production on 2014's Doctor Who Christmas episode has begun, with a host of British acting talent set to appear. The Christmas special, a cracker of a highlight in the festive season’s schedule, will air this Christmas on BBC One and promises to be an action-packed, unmissable adventure.
The award-winning and highly acclaimed British actor Ben Whishaw has been cast to play Danny in Tom Rob Smith’s first television drama series, London Spy, made by Working Title Television for BBC Two.
BBC One brings Endor Productions and Acorn Productions' Agatha Christie’s married couple Tommy and Tuppence to life in a brand-new six-part adventure series for the channel. Partners In Crime stars David Walliams (Little Britain, Big School) as Tommy and Jessica Raine (Call The Midwife, Wolf Hall) as Tuppence.
BBC One Controller Charlotte Moore and BBC Controller, Drama Commissioning, Ben Stephenson, have announced that Kay Mellor’s In The Club will return for a second series on the channel next year.
Scots actress Leah MacRae has her sights firmly set on Shieldinch, joining the cast of BBC Scotland’s popular weekly drama River City as newcomer Ellie McLean, a free-spirited and fun-loving care-worker tasked with looking after dementia sufferer Malcolm Hamilton.
To celebrate the return of Peaky Blinders for its eagerly anticipated second series, a special exhibition will be running in the reception area of the Library of Birmingham from Friday 12 September until Thursday 25 September.
Birmingham City FC fans are in for a blinding treat this weekend (Saturday 13 September) when the first ever screening of the new trailer for the second series of BBC Two’s Peaky Blinders is being shown at half-time during the home match against Leeds United FC.
BBC One today announces that Sadie Jones has written a two-part adaptation of her best-selling novel, The Outcast, starring George Mackay, Greg Wise, Hattie Morahan and Jessica Brown Findlay.
Fans to get chance to attend world premiere of second series of BBC Two's Peaky Blinders in Birmingham
The world premiere screening of the first episode of the new series of BBC Two’s epic gangster drama Peaky Blinders will take place on Sunday 21 September in Birmingham and the BBC is giving fans of the show an opportunity to be a part of the very special event.
Gently (MARTIN SHAW) and Bacchus (LEE INGLEBY) return to BBC ONE to start shooting the eighth series of the classic Inspector George Gently, with four new feature-length films for broadcast in 2015.
New BBC Two factual drama Castles In The Sky tells the previously untold story of the fight to invent Radar by Scotsman Robert Watson-Watt (Eddie Izzard) and a team of unproven and unknown British scientists.
Homegrown dramas of every shape and size will feature on CBBC this September. This autumn sees the return of popular seaside comedy-drama All At Sea, while friendships are tested in the third series of the thrilling drama Wolfblood (starring Bobby Lockwood). CBBC also unveils Millie Inbetween, a poignant new family sitcom featuring young Scottish star Millie Innes (Dani’s House).
In an explosive return to the UK from their world tour, the Doctor, Peter Capaldi, and his companion Clara Oswald, played by Jenna Coleman, made a surprise appearance this morning at the site of a specially constructed crash-landed TARDIS on London’s Parliament Square.
BBC One today announces Holliday Grainger (Tulip Fever, The Riot Club), Richard Madden (Birdsong, Game Of Thrones) and James Norton (Happy Valley, Death Comes To Pemberley) are set to star in Jed Mercurio’s adaptation of DH Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover, produced by Hartswood Films in association with Serena Cullen Productions.
The Living And The Dead is a new 6x60’ series written by Ashley Pharoah and Matthew Graham, co-creators and writers of Life On Mars, Ashes To Ashes and Eternal Law.
In her first original series commission, From Darkness is a 4x60' serial written by Katie Baxendale (Sugar Rush). It has been commissioned by Charlotte Moore, Controller, BBC One and Ben Stephenson, Controller, BBC Drama Commissioning and is produced by BBC Drama North for BBC One.
Speaking today at the Edinburgh Television Festival, BBC One Controller, Charlotte Moore, talks about her first year at the helm, and announces a range of new programmes across drama, factual and comedy.
BBC One announces a new factual drama that explores one woman’s response to her daughter’s murder in the July 7th London bombings.
BBC Two has today announced further casting for Neal Street Productions and Carnival Films' The Hollow Crown: The Wars Of The Roses.
BBC Four Channel Editor Cassian Harrison today announced a raft of new commissions including a major new season exploring our enduring fascination with all things Gothic across BBC Two and BBC Four; gripping new international drama from Belgium, as well as new series of Spiral and the Bridge; a season of Storyville films looking at love in the 21st century; and Len Goodman and Lucy Worsley taking to the floor to tell the story of British dance.
Acclaimed author Iain Banks' novel Stonemouth is to be dramatised by BBC Scotland and Slate North for UK audiences, the first TV adaptation of his work since his death in 2013.
The BBC has today announced Doctor Who Extra - a brand-new series, exclusively on BBC iPlayer. Doctor Who Extra is much more than a ‘making of’ show, as we follow Peter Capaldi every step of the way throughout the creation of his first season as the Doctor.
Capital is a sharp and vivid drama about a London street transformed by soaring property prices, inhabited by characters diverse in nationality, race, wealth and experience. There are stories of love, loss, wealth and envy, in a city where appearances can be deceptive and money can't buy you happiness.
Young stars start filming on new BBC Two drama about the lives and loves of the extraordinary Bloomsbury Group.
Joanna Vanderham (The Paradise, Dancing On The Edge, Banished) has been cast as Marian Maudsley in The Go-Between, which will be directed by BAFTA Award-winner Pete Travis (Endgame, Legacy, Omagh) and air on BBC One as part of its season of classic 20th century literature.
BBC Three is today launching its first ever interactive episode High Wood, as part of its new drama series Our World War. Inspired by the BAFTA award-winning series Our War, which tracked the first-hand experiences of British troops on the frontline in Afghanistan, Our World War immerses viewers in the real stories of British troops serving on the frontline during World War One.
Our Girl returns to BBC One with a five-part series written by Tony Grounds and made by BBC Drama Production. The series follows 2013’s highly successful single drama which drew a consolidated audience of 6.3 milllion and received a nomination at the RTS Awards for Best Single Drama.
BBC Two announces new drama series Intruders, an original 8x45-minute paranormal mystery thriller co-produced with BBC America, produced by BBC Worldwide Productions and distributed internationally by BBC Worldwide.
The new 10-part series sees cast members Tamzin Outhwaite (Sasha Miller) and Nicholas Lyndhurst (Dan Griffin), who were introduced at the end of the last series, established alongside Denis Lawson (Steve McAndrew) and Dennis Waterman (Gerry Standing) as the team of retired ex-coppers reinvestigating the Met’s unsolved crimes.
BBC Cymru Wales and National Theatre Wales, in partnership with BBC Writersroom, are inviting submissions for the second, prestigious £10,000 Wales Drama Award.
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