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Drama lovers all over the land have something to celebrate. As part of BBC Arts’ Culture in Quarantine, which aims to continue to bring culture into the homes of audiences during lockdown, BBC Arts, the Lyric Theatre, BBC Northern Ireland - with support from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland - are collaborating on some new theatre commissions from Northern Ireland.
Jack Thorne and Genevieve Barr write new factual drama for BBC Two to mark 25th anniversary of the Disability Discrimination Act
Twenty five years on from the passing of the Disability Discrimination Act, BBC Two has commissioned Dragonfly Film and TV and One Shoe Films to produce a new factual drama Independence Day? How Disabled Rights Were Won (w/t) based on the remarkable true story of the people behind an irrepressible campaign of direct-action that lead to the winning of disabled civil rights in Britain.
Knight to write and executive produce alongside executive producers Ridley Scott, Tom Hardy, Dean Baker, David W. Zucker and Kate Crowe. Great Expectations is the second Dickens adaptation by Knight and follows last year’s hit limited series A Christmas Carol.
I May Destroy You (12 x 30) is created, executive produced, stars and is co-directed by Bafta Award-winning Michaela Coel. This fearless, frank and provocative series explores the question of sexual consent in contemporary life and how, in our modern landscape of dating and relationships, we make the distinction between liberation and exploitation.
BBC Writersroom reveals the first five writers selected for interconnected - a scriptwriting opportunity about staying connected during isolation
Charlotte Riley, Don Gilet, Ian McElhinney and Lisa McGrillis to star in shorts that show a moment of human interaction in an otherwise socially distanced world.
The release of Normal People has driven BBC Three to its best week ever for programme requests on iPlayer, more than doubling the previous record.
Starring Jodie Comer, Monica Dolan, Martin Freeman, Tamsin Greig, Sarah Lancashire, Lesley Manville, Lucian Msamati, Maxine Peake, Rochenda Sandall, Kristin Scott Thomas, Imelda Staunton and Harriet Walter (L-R, above).
Dracula, Taboo, Doctor Foster, The Kumars at No.42, My Family and more box sets coming to BBC iPlayer following its most popular day ever
The BBC is bringing a number of new box sets back to iPlayer to help keep people entertained as people in the UK remain under lockdown, including the recent hit supernatural drama Dracula and the Tom Hardy-starring Taboo, as well as popular comedies The Kumars at No.42 and My Family.
Adapted and co-written by Sally Rooney, alongside writers Alice Birch and Mark O’Rowe, Normal People is a 12x30 drama for BBC Three, BBC One and Hulu, made by award-winning production company Element Pictures (The Favourite, Room, The Lobster and Dublin Murders).
BBC One is pleased to announce that the third series of The A Word will return on Tuesday 5 May with series one and two arriving as boxsets on BBC iPlayer from 9 April. Written by the multi-award winning Peter Bowker and produced by Fifty Fathoms Productions and Keshet Productions.
Casting has been announced for Make Me Famous (1x60’), the Reggie Yates screenplay, produced by Expectation, which explores the impact and consequences of fast fame on reality TV contestants and their close friends and family.
A new trailer for Normal People has been released to coincide with the announcement of the date for Element Pictures’ highly anticipated TV adaptation of Sally Rooney’s international literary phenomenon, starring Daisy Edgar-Jones (War Of The Worlds, Cold Feet) as Marianne, and Paul Mescal in his first television role as Connell.
The team behind The Archers has been working on plans for how the programme will continue in these unprecedented times. Enough episodes have been recorded to take listeners to Ambridge as usual until the end of April.
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