By Patrick Munn | February 19, 2019 - 9:18 pm | No Comments
Mainstreet Pictures has optioned the TV rights to The Five, historian Hallie Rubenhold's untold story of Jack The Ripper's five victims. The indie set up in 2013 by former ITV drama execs Laura Mackie and Sally Haynes has tapped Vanity Fair scribe Gwyneth Hughes to pen the scripts for the TV adaptation.
By Patrick Munn | February 4, 2019 - 3:29 pm | No Comments
It's one and done for BBC One's Age Before Beauty. The BBC quietly cancelled the Debbie Horsfield penned beauty salon drama set in Manchester late last year, TVWise has confirmed. "We sometimes have to make difficult decisions to make room for new shows and Age Before Beauty won't be returning for a second series", a BBC Spokesperson said. "We are incredibly proud of the show and would like to thank Debbie and all those involved.”
By Patrick Munn | September 20, 2018 - 11:26 am | No Comments
ITV has handed out a fourth season renewal to their hit cold case crime drama Unforgotten. Six episodes have been ordered for the show's fourth season, which is expected to air in 2019. The renewal comes after the season three finale managed a consolidated audience of 6.9 million viewers.
By Patrick Munn | September 11, 2018 - 1:41 pm | No Comments
Nikki Amuka-Bird (NW, Hard Sun), Alex Jennings (Unforgotten, The Crown), Julia McKenzie (Agatha Christie's Marple), Sebastian Armesto (Poldark, Broadchurch), Jemima Rooper (Lost in Austen, Trauma) and Archie Renaux have joined the cast of BBC One's six episode drama series Gold Digger. They will star opposite series leads Julia Ormond and Ben Barnes.
By Patrick Munn | August 20, 2018 - 2:37 pm | No Comments
Ben Barnes (Westworld) has been cast to star opposite Julia Ormond in BBC One's six episode drama series Gold Digger. He will play Benjamin Golding, the thirty something copywriter with a shrouded past who becomes involved with an older woman, Julia Day (Ormond).
By Patrick Munn | June 28, 2018 - 8:53 pm | No Comments
ITV has released the trailer for the third season of Unforgotten, which is set to premiere next month. In seasons three, Alex Jennings (The Crown) Kevin R. McNally (Designated Survivor), Neil Morrissey (Line Of Duty) and James Fleet (Indian Summers) play a close-knit group of old school friends that have stood by one another through thick and thin. However, when the body of a teenage girl who went missing at the turn of the millenium is found at a building site off the M1 motorway, the four men are placed under the spotlight and their relationships are tested to the limit.
By Patrick Munn | March 21, 2018 - 11:20 am | No Comments
BBC One is expanding their drama slate. The BBC's flagship channel has given the greenlight to four new dramas from a range of creative talent, including Ben Chanan, Levi David Addai, Andrea Gibb & Marnie Dickens.
By Patrick Munn | June 1, 2017 - 5:38 pm | No Comments
BBC One has set the cast for Age Before Beauty. Polly Walker (Mr Selfridge). Robson Green (Granchester), Sue Johnston (Downton Abbey) and James Murray (Him) have all signed on for starring roles in the six episode Manchester salon drama from Poldark scribe Debbie Horsfield.