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Thursday, August 22 2019     


  New BBC Drama For Hugh Laurie

Hugh Laurie is to play a Conservative minister in a major new political thriller for BBC One written by David Hare.

Dolly Parton Documentary

A new feature-length documentary about Dolly Parton will reveal the songwriter behind the rhinestones, the BBC said.

David Cameron Interview

Former Prime Minister David Cameron is  to be interviewed by Tom Bradby for ITV.

Alan Cumming

Scottish actor Alan Cumming has said he was proud of starring in the first ever network
drama on US television to have a gay leading character.

Peter Capaldi In A Ghost Story

Former Doctor Who star Peter Capaldi will star in Martin's Close, airing this Christmas on BBC Four.

There She Goes

The comedy-drama There She Goes will move over to BBC Two when it returns for its second series.


The BBC is marking the 20th anniversary of DIY SOS with a one-off special.

Bake Off Returns

A geography teacher, a vet and a fashion designer are just three of the contestants hoping to win
this year's Great British Bake Off.

New Tom Kerridge Series

Celebrity chef Tom Kerridge is to front a new series for BBC Two helping to save Britain’s pubs - one local at a time.

More Late Late Show For James Corden

James Corden has extended his contract to continue hosting The Late Late Show in the US until 2022.

Daytime Drama To Return

BBC One Daytime has confirmed the return of popular police drama London Kills.

Sweep Love Island Special

Supermarket Sweep will return with a Love Island special.

Poldark Double Bill

The fifth and final series of Poldark will conclude in a double bill over the late August Bank Holiday
weekend on BBC One.

New Comedy For BBC Three

Starstruck, a new six-part comedy written, created by and starring 2018 Edinburgh Comedy Award
winner Rose Matafeo, has been commissioned by BBC Three.

Harold Shipman Documentary

The crimes of Harold Shipman, and the societal issues surrounding his murders,
are set to be explored in a new three-part BBC Four documentary.

The Crown

Netflix has confirmed the new series of The Crown will launch on November 17.

Tom Allen

Comedian, writer and actor Tom Allen is the new host of BBC Two’s The Apprentice: You’re Fired.

BBC Literature

Richard E Grant, Mark Gatiss and Bridget Jones creator Helen Fielding are to front programmes
in a year-long "celebration of literature" on the BBC.

Louis Theroux

Louis Theroux is returning for a one-off BBC Two special on women legally selling sexual services.

Return For Casualty Character

Casualty fans can expect to see a familiar face back on screen soon, as Jane Hazlegrove is set to
reprise her role as Dixie for two episodes in Casualty’s new series this autumn.

The Hit List

Saturday night music quiz The Hit List will be returning to BBC One following its debut on
the channel earlier this year.

Anneka Rice

Presenter Anneka Rice compared herself to “Ann Widdecombe” as she was unveiled
as the 15th and final contestant in this year’s Strictly Come Dancing line-up.

Greatest Sci-fi

The daleks’ onscreen debut has been named the greatest sci-fi television moment of all time.



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