Posts by: William Martin

Kit Harington to lead cast of BBC One’s Gunpowder Plot drama

BBC One has announced the commission of Gunpowder, a new 17th century thriller from the makers of Broadchurch and Humans. Written by Ronan Bennett (Top Boy, Hidden), the three-part drama series will star Kit Harington (Game of Thrones), Peter Mullan (Top of the Lake), Mark Gatiss (Sherlock) and Liv Tyler (Lord Of The Rings). The official synopsis reads: “Every...

‘Benidorm’ return date confirmed – watch Season 9 trailer!

ITV has announced that the ninth season of Benidorm will begin next week. The award-winning comedy is back with nine brand new episodes. The new holiday season kicks off at the Solana resort with the return of two popular characters – Liam (Adam Gillen) and Sam (Shelley Longworth). The Dawsons arrive for a new holiday...

‘Victoria’ first look: Jenna Coleman begins filming Season 2

The new season of Victoria has started filming. The period drama series launched on ITV last August and follows Queen Victoria (Jenna Coleman) from her accession to the throne at the tender age of 18 through to her courtship and marriage to Prince Albert. A second season was announced by ITV last September, before the first season...

‘King Charles III’ pics: First look at BBC Two’s new adaptation of the hit play

The first photos have been released for BBC Two’s upcoming TV adaptation of the multi-award-winning ‘future history’ play King Charles III. Doctor Foster writer Mike Bartlett has adapted his own Olivier Award-winning script for the 90-minute drama, reuniting with Olivier Award-winner Rupert Goold, who directed the original Almeida Theatre production of the play. Written in blank verse, King Charles III is an imagining of...

Neil Gaiman wants Gillian Anderson to replace Peter Capaldi in ‘Doctor Who’

Doctor Who writer Neil Gaiman has revealed who he thinks should play the next Doctor. Peter Capaldi announced last month that he will be departing the show in this year’s Christmas special. The Thirteenth Doctor will make their debut in the festive episode, ahead of Chris Chibnall’s first season as new showrunner in autumn 2018. Gaiman...

‘Guerrilla’ trailer: Freida Pinto and Idris Elba star in Sky’s ’70s activism drama

The first trailer has been released for Sky Atlantic’s Guerrilla. Created by Academy Award®-winning writer John Ridley (12 Years a Slave), the six-part drama series follows a group of activists in 1970s London. Guerrilla begins on Thursday 13 April on Sky Atlantic. The all-star international cast includes Freida Pinto, Babou Ceesay, Rory Kinnear, Nathaniel Martello-White, Daniel Mays, Denise...

‘The Good Karma Hospital’ episode guide: What happens next?

The Good Karma Hospital is a new medical drama created by Death in Paradise writer Dan Sefton. Set in a coastal town in tropical South India, the six-part series is a life-affirming, contemporary drama full of extraordinary characters from all walks of life. The cast is led by Amrita Acharia (Game of Thrones), Amanda Redman (New Tricks), Phyllis Logan (Downton Abbey),...

Watch first trailer for the new season of ‘Line of Duty’

BBC One has released the first footage from the upcoming fourth season of Line of Duty. The 15-second teaser trailer features a glimpse of Westworld star Thandie Newton as AC12’s “most devious opponent yet”, DCI Roz Huntley. Six new episodes of the police corruption drama began filming in Belfast last September, with returning regulars Martin Compston, Vicky McClure and...

Sir David Attenborough will present BBC One’s ‘Blue Planet II’

The BBC has announced that Sir David Attenborough will present the highly anticipated sequel series to The Blue Planet. The multi award-winning The Blue Planet was broadcast in 2001, exploring the world’s oceans, the breadth and scale of which had never been seen before. Blue Planet II will air later this year on BBC One. World renowned naturalist Sir...