When we were making Accused, Danny Brocklehurst wanted to include a story about a taxi driver who takes a woman to the airport and then goes back and burgles her house. It was the stuff of urban nightmare.
Welsh comedian Griff Rhys Jones will star in the drama, alongside Angela Griffin (Waterloo Road), Matt Di Angelo (Hustle), Kimberly Nixon (Fresh Meat), Con O’Neill (Happy Valley) and Joel Fry (
In a smooth transition, the personable Polly Hill has become the BBC’s new Controller of Drama Commissioning. She takes over without so much as dropping a script from LA-bound Ben Stephenson.
Her new job is one of the most coveted and powerful positions in UK television. Hill is responsible for the wide range of drama across BBC One and BBC Two, an estimated budget of £200m annually, spiced with the challenge of devising a new online policy, principally for BBC Three. She also has oversight of EastEnders, Casualty and Holby City.