Anne-Marie Duff

Sharon Horgan on Bad Sisters, the brutality of sisterhood and series two

It is notoriously cold—James Joyce immortalised the patch of Irish Sea as "scrotumtightening" in Ulysses—and Horgan wasn't a wild swimmer at the time, but she managed to brave a dip.

The creative jolt came, however, when she noticed a group of women somehow holding their weekly catch up in the breathtakingly cold water. "I thought, 'that's where the girls will feel safe enough to talk about their murder plans'."

James Nesbitt and Joely Richardson among star-studded cast announced for new Channel 4 thriller Suspect

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The series, adapted from Christoffer Boe’s Danish series Forhøret, will star James Nesbitt (Bloodlands), Joely Richardson (The Tudors), Anne-Marie Duff (Sex Education), Richard E. Grant (Loki), Ben Miller (Bridgerton), Niamh Algar (Deceit), Antonia Thomas (The Good Doctor), Sacha Dhawan (The Great), Sam Heughan (Outlander) and Imogen King (Clique).

Watch the trailer for new BBC drama The Salisbury Poisonings

The Salisbury Poisonings follows the true events surrounding the poisonings of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in 2018. The drama looks at the impact the poisonings had on the Salisbury community and the extraordinary acts of heroism from ordinary people that followed the event, and the tragedy that followed.