BBC One Orders Thorpe Affair Drama ‘A Very English Scandal’, Hugh Grant To Star

The story of the downfall of Liberal leader Jeremy Thorpe is coming to the BBC. The corporation's flagship channel BBC One has given the green-light to A Very English Scandal, a three-part drama based on the book of the same name by John Preston which tells the true story of the Thorpe Affair. In his first role in a British television production in more than two decades, Hugh Grant (Four Weddings And A Funeral, About A Boy) has signed on to play the late Liberal leader. Read More

BBC Two Orders One-Off Drama About Princess Diana’s Death

BBC Two has given the green-light to Diana And I, a one-off drama that will explore the impact of Princess Diana’s death in Paris in 1997. The commission comes mere weeks after the channel aired royal drama King Charles III, which portrayed a ficitionalised version of Prince Charles as he becomes King.

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Scoop: ‘Ransom’ Not Cancelled, Remains In Contention For Second Season Pick Up

EXCLUSIVE: The reports of Ransom's demise have been greatly exaggerated. Despite a flurry of media reports that CBS had axed the Luke Roberts fronted show, sources with direct knowledge of the situation tell me that it has in fact NOT been cancelled. I'm hearing that CBS has not made a decision one way or another and Ransom remains in contention for a second season pick up. Read More