Monarch of the Glen
New beginnings and happy endings come calling as feel-good drama Monarch
Of The Glen experiences its final Highland fling.
The seventh, and final, series sees the MacDonald family face the ultimate
battle - to ensure the Glenbogle estate survives in an ever-changing
As well as Monarch favourites Susan Hampshire, Lloyd Owen,
Sandy Morton, Tom Baker, Rae Hendrie and Martin Compston,
this series sees the arrival of Kirsty Mitchell as
feisty shepherdess Iona MacLean and Kellyanne Farqhar
as Amy, the laird's god-daughter.
Bringing to a close some of the best-loved stories, the final series
also sees the return of familiar faces from Glenbogle's past, including
Hamish Clark, Julian Fellowes and a spirited return
from Richard Briers as Hector MacDonald.
Waking the Dead
Emmy award-winning series Waking The Dead returns for a new series
of two-part films.
Trevor Eve, Sue Johnston and Wil Johnson return
along with new recruits Esther Hall and Félicité
Following the tragic death of former colleague DS Mel Silver (Claire
Goose), Frankie (Holly Aird) has left the
team to return to research - and Felix (Esther Hall), a bright, strong, somewhat
altruistic and objective pathologist, has stepped into her shoes.
The team is finding it extremely hard to come to terms with Mel's death
and finding a replacement is proving to be a heartbreaking challenge.
However, when Stella, a dedicated, ambitious DS, arrives for an interview,
it seems she may have what it takes to be a member of this close-knit
Using advanced techniques in forensic science, the Met's crack squad
of experts gets under the skin of some tough 'cold cases' to discover
Boyd's (Trevor Eve) team of devoted professionals often takes risks
in order to bring the perpetrators to justice.
Guest stars include: David Walliams; David Hayman; Nicola Stephenson;
Ayesha Dharker; Toby Stephens; and Paul Freeman.
Shakespeare's reputation as a dramatist and poet is unique. Considered
by many to be the greatest playwright of all time, Shakespeare's plays
have merited translation and performances in cultures far removed from
The universality of his themes - love, marriage, death, guilt, separation,
reunion and reconciliation to name but a few - gives his work a continual
freshness and relevance. They also help us to understand what it is
to be human.
This Autumn, the BBC is celebrating Shakespeare with a variety of programmes
and initiatives across its services - television, radio and online -
in an attempt to rediscover the Bard, explore his work in original ways
and investigate his life story and the myth-making that surrounds him.
The centrepiece of this celebration will be four modern interpretations
by some of Britain's leading television writers, for BBC ONE.
Shirley Henderson plays Kate opposite Rufus
Sewell's Petruchio in Sally Wainwright's version
of The Taming Of The Shrew.
Vitriolic, aggressive and 'shrewish', Kate is an opposition MP who
is instructed to find herself a husband to make her more electable.
Twiggy Lawson, Stephen Tompkinson, David Mitchell and Jaime
Murray also star in the romantic comedy which explores the
complexities of relationships against a backdrop of glamorous London
circles and politics.
In David Nicholls's Much
Ado About Nothing, Sarah Parish plays Beatrice, presenter
of a popular early evening regional news show whose ex-lover and arch
enemy, Benedick, played by Damian Lewis, is hired as
her co-anchor. Billie Piper plays weathergirl Hero.
Peter Moffat's Macbeth
is transposed to the enclosed and heated world of a top London restaurant
kitchen and stars James McAvoy as Joe Macbeth and Keeley
Hawes as Ella Macbeth.
Peter Bowker sets A
Midsummer Night's Dream during a weekend in a holiday
park. The romantic comedy, featuring four warring couples, a donkey's
head and a gaggle of fairies stars Imelda Staunton, Johnny Vegas, Bill Paterson, Lennie James, Sharon Small and Dean
Starring Tamsin Greig, Michael Landes
and Trudie Styler, Love Soup is a romantic comedy-drama
series by the creator of One Foot In The Grave, David Renwick.
Today, statistics show that the UK is a nation of people dragging their
feet over settling down. People are getting married later - in 1991
the average age was 25, now it is 30.
More people are living alone - 41 per cent of women over 16 are neither
married nor cohabiting. And by 2011, the prognosis is that more than 50% of all men and women will never marry.
So if more and more people are waiting longer and longer to meet their
soul mate, what is happening in their love lives in the meantime? And
what are their prospective partners getting up to in theirs?
Love Soup looks at what happens when your first love is a distant memory
but you haven't yet found 'the one'.
Dealing with the parallel lives of a perfectly matched couple who have
yet to meet each other, the comedy-drama follows their hopes, fears
and dating disasters as they try to remain sane in a world from which
they each feel increasingly excluded.
Tamsin Greig (Green Wing, Black Books) plays Alice Chenery, an account
manager for a perfume company in a London department store, struggling
to maintain a flat in Brighton she cannot afford.
Michael Landes (The Wonder Years, The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air) plays
Gil, a successful American comedy writer who has fled his home country
in search of artistic integrity and a lasting relationship.
Each week, Love Soup shows their continuing doomed attempts to find
the definitive partner who will bring them the happiness they deserve.
Will fate ever put them together?
Since when has fate ever been kind?
Trudie Styler is Gil's neighbour, Irene, and Sheridan Smith
plays Cleo, one of Alice's colleagues and unofficial matchmaker on the