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‘Count Arthur Strong’ to return for Season 3

BBC One has commissioned a third season of Count Arthur Strong. The BAFTA-nominated comedy series launched on BBC Two in 2013, moving to BBC One for its second season earlier this year. Seven new 30-minute episodes will begin filming next year , written by Graham Linehan (Father Ted) and the central character’s creator, Steve Delaney....

‘Merlin’ director joins ‘Doctor Who’ Season 9

Justin Molotnikov is directing an upcoming two-parter in the new season of Doctor Who. It is not yet known if the story is Episodes 9-10 (believed to be written by Mark Gatiss) or Season 9’s two-part finale (written by Steven Moffat). The news was confirmed on his online CV. Molotnikov has previously directed episodes of...

‘Orphan Black’ Season 4 confirmed

BBC America has renewed Orphan Black for a fourth season. Season 3 began in the US last month and is expected to air in the UK on BBC Three this summer. The conspiracy thriller will return for ten new episodes in 2016, Deadline reports. BBC America president Sarah Barnett commented: “Orphan Black is an entirely...

BBC One orders Bronte sisters drama by ‘Happy Valley’ writer

Last Tango in Halifax creator Sally Wainwright will return to BBC One with a new one-off drama about the Bronte sisters. The Happy Valley writer will also direct the 120-minute film. To Walk Invisible: The Bronte Sisters revolves around the three sisters’ increasingly difficult relationship with their brother Branwell, who in the last three years...

‘SunTrap’ trailer: Bradley Walsh’s new BBC One crime comedy

BBC One has released a trailer for SunTrap, a new comedy series set on a Spanish island. Woody (Kayvan Novak) is a master of disguise – the world’s number one undercover reporter. But when his corrupt editor blows his cover, he’s forced on the run. The only problem is that charming motormouth Woody has trouble...

‘The Musketeers’ Season 3 first pic: Rupert Everett as new villain

The BBC has released the first official photo of Rupert Everett in the third season of The Musketeers. Everett will play Philippe Achille, Marquis de Feron, the corrupt Governor of Paris, Head of the Red Guard and illegitimate brother to Louis XIII. The My Best Friend’s Wedding star commented: “I’m very excited to be joining...

Catherine Tate’s ‘Nan’ will return to BBC One in 2016

Doctor Who star Catherine Tate is bringing Britain’s best-loved OAP back to BBC One, following the success of last year’s one-off special. Two new half-hour episodes, written by Catherine Tate, Brett Goldstein and Dan Swimer, will be filmed later this year and will air on BBC One in 2016. The character originally appeared in BBC One’s...

‘Skins’ star joins cast of ‘Endeavour’ as new regular

Dakota Blue Richards (The Golden Compass) has joined the cast of Endeavour. The actress – who played Franky in Seasons 5-6 of E4’s teen drama, Skins – will appear as WPC Shirley Trewlove in the period crime drama’s third season. The new regular character is described as “thorough, determined and forthright”, who “quickly draws the...

‘Vicious’ returns: Watch the Season 2 trailer

Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi are back on ITV next month for a second season of Vicious. Written by Gary Janetti (Family Guy, Will & Grace), the sitcom follows ageing partners Freddie (McKellen) and Stuart (Jacobi). Season 2 begins at 9pm on Monday 1 June on ITV. Guest stars will include Georgia King as Ash’s...