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Written by newcomer David Allen and directed by Declan Recks (The Truth Commissioner) Counsel is a new drama from BBC Northern Ireland telling the story of Olivia Harley, a female barrister who complicates her professional and personal life when she takes on the case of a young client.
Series one made its UK debut on BBC One and as a boxset on BBC iPlayer last year and series two will be airing soon.
BBC Two acquires Nick Hornby short-form series State Of The Union, starring Rosamund Pike and Chris O'Dowd
BBC Two has acquired See-Saw Films' short-form comedy series State Of The Union, written by Academy Award-nominated and Bafta-winning writer Nick Hornby.
Bafta award-winner Jack O’Connell has signed on for the lead role in the BBC Two four-part thriller The North Water, being adapted and directed by multi award-winning Andrew Haigh (Lean on Pete, Looking, Weekend).
Emun Elliot (Filth, The Paradise), Bill Paterson (Fleabag, Inside No.9), Ellie Haddington (Endeavour, Motherland), Ruth Bradley (The Split, The Fall), Sian Brooke (Doctor Foster, Sherlock) and Michael Nardone (Rellik, The Night Manager) have joined the cast of four-part drama Guilt which starts filming in Scotland next week and will premiere on BBC Scotland’s recently launched digital channel later this year, followed by BBC Two.
BBC Writersroom has named the writers for the fourth series of The Break, which will come from Northern Ireland. The project will see their films produced and broadcast on BBC Three.
BBC Two has acquired ten-part series, The Looming Tower, based on Lawrence Wright’s Pulitzer Prize-winning non-fiction book about the rising threat of Osama Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda in the late 1990s and how the rivalry between the FBI and CIA during that time may have inadvertently set the path for the tragedy of 9/11.
Produced by the multi-award winning production company Drama Republic (Doctor Foster, Wanderlust, Black Earth Rising), LIFE is a six part series by acclaimed writer Mike Bartlett (Doctor Foster, King Charles III, Press, Trauma) commissioned by Piers Wenger, Controller of BBC Drama and Charlotte Moore, Director of BBC Content.
British musician Stormzy has joined the cast of the much anticipated BBC One drama Noughts + Crosses, a Mammoth Screen adaptation of Malorie Blackman's award-winning young adult book series currently being filmed in South Africa.
Joining Nicola Walker (River, Last Tango In Halifax), Stephen Mangan (Episodes), Deborah Findlay (Leaving), Fiona Button (Lip Service), Annabel Scholey (Being Human), Rudi Dharmalingam (Our Girl), Barry Atsma (Hector And The Search For Happiness), Chukwudi Iwuji (Zander) and Ellora Torchia (Maggie Lavelle) are Donna Air (Hotel Babylon) and Ben Bailey Smith (Cleaning Up, Doctor Who) as the second series of BBC One’s The Split enters production in London.
Comedian Al Murray stars in a new adaptation of Vanity Fair on BBC Radio 4, starting 26 May. He will play his great-great-great grandfather William Makepeace Thackeray, the author and narrator of Vanity Fair. Al also contributes new material to this reworking of the Victorian satire, with a comic surrealism that shines on radio.
In law, there is the accused and the victim. In life, it’s not that simple…
The BBC has today announced that Rufus Jones (Stan & Ollie), Stephanie Hyam (Bodyguard), Leanne Best (Line Of Duty), Samuel Barnett (Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency) and Robert Emms (Chernobyl) are joining the cast of The Barking Murders (w/t).
BBC Wales acquires crime thriller, set in Port Talbot which first aired on S4C.
Ron Perlman (Hellboy, Hand Of God), Famke Janssen (X Men, Taken), Laura Haddock (Transformers: The Last Knight, Guardians Of The Galaxy), Ben Miles (The Crown, Coupling), Lia Williams (The Crown, Kiri), Sophia Brown (Clique, Marcella), Paul Ritter (Friday Night Dinner, Quantum Of Solace), Adelayo Adedayo (Origin, Some Girls) and Ralph Ineson (Harry Potter, Game Of Thrones) have joined the cast of The Capture.
Series eight is the highest rating returning drama across all channels in 2019
Golden Globe-winner Colin Farrell has boarded the BBC Two four-part thriller The North Water, being adapted and directed by multi award-winning Andrew Haigh (Lean On Pete, Looking, Weekend).
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