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Peter Mullan and Gary Lewis join BBC Two’s ‘Stonemouth’ adaptation

The cast has been revealed for BBC Two’s Stonemouth, a new adaptation of Iain Banks’ novel. The two-part drama begins filming in Scotland later this month and will star Peter Mullan (Trainspotting), Gary Lewis (Merlin), Sharon Small (Inspector Lynley Mysteries), Christian Cooke (The Promise) and Charlotte Spencer (Glue). Written by David Kane (The Field Of...

Australian WW1 drama ‘ANZAC Girls’ to air on More4

More4 has acquired the UK rights for Australian period drama, ANZAC Girls, based on real-life experiences in World War I. Set in 1915, the six-part series will begin on More4 in 2015. Based on the historic letters and diaries of five young women, ANZAC Girls tells the lesser-known true story of Australia and New Zealand...

Emily Mortimer’s ‘Doll & Em’ to return for Season 2

Sky Living has renewed Doll & Em for a second season. Written by and starring British actresses and real-life friends Emily Mortimer and Dolly Wells, the comedy series will return to Sky Living in 2015. Season 2 will be set and shot on location in New York City, with Dolly and Emily reprising their fictionalised...

Kenneth Branagh begins filming ‘Wallander’ Season 4

Filming has commenced on the final season of BBC One’s crime drama, Wallander. Sir Kenneth Branagh returns as Swedish detective inspector Kurt Wallander in three new 90-minute films, shooting on location in Skane, Sweden, Copenhagen, Denmark and Cape Town, South Africa. The first episode, ‘The White Lioness’, is written by James Former (Spooks) and adapted...

Neil Morrissey and Sally Phillips join ‘Death in Paradise’ Season 4

The makers of Death in Paradise have announced more guest stars for the crime drama’s upcoming fourth season. Neil Morrissey (Line of Duty), Sally Phillips (Miranda) and Matthew Lewis (Harry Potter) will appear in Season 4, alongside Michelle Collins (Coronation Street), James Fox (Downton Abbey), Francis Magee (Game of Thrones), Nick Moran (Mr Selfridge), Colin...

Lenny Henry joins BBC One’s ‘The Syndicate’ for Season 3

The third season of BBC One drama The Syndicate, written by In The Club creator Kay Mellor, has started filming in Yorkshire. The all-new cast will include Lenny Henry, Anthony Andrews (The King’s Speech), Alice Krige (Spooks) and Elizabeth Berrington. The Syndicate launched on BBC One in March 2012 and Season 2 concluded in April 2013. Kay...

‘Our Girl’ creator on Season 2: ‘I’d love to see more!’

The writer of Our Girl has revealed that it is “too early to say” if the army drama will return for a second season. The first season concluded last night on BBC One. Speaking as part of a Q&A with fans on Twitter after the episode aired, Our Girl creator Tony Grounds commented: “I’d love...

‘Our Girl’ writer hoping for Season 2

The creator of Our Girl has revealed that he has plans for a second season of the army drama. The current season concludes at 9pm on Sunday on BBC One and difficult questions rain down on Molly Dawes (Lacey Turner) as she returns home from Afghanistan. Our Girl writer Tony Grounds told the MKFM Breakfast...

Jessica Hynes and Samantha Morton to star in BBC One’s ‘Cider With Rosie’

The cast has been announced for BBC One’s upcoming adaptation of Laurie Lee’s classic memoir, Cider With Rosie. Samantha Morton (The Unloved) will star as Annie Lee, alongside Jessica Hynes (Spaced) as Miss Crabby, June Whitfield (Absolutely Fabulous) as Granny Wallon and Annette Crosbie (One Foot In The Grave) as Granny Trill. The cast also...