Aggi O’Casey and Tom Varey to lead new BBC One thriller Ridley Road

Aggi O’Casey has been cast for the lead role of Vivien Epstein, a young Jewish woman who, after falling in love with a member of the 62 Group, abandons the comfort of her middle-class life in Manchester to join the struggle against fascism in London.

The 62 Group were a real coalition of Jewish men who took a stand against the rising neo-Nazism in post-war Britain.

Eddie Marsan will play the part of Soly Malinovsky, the leader of the anti-fascist organisation.

Stephen Graham and Sean Bean to star in new BBC One drama Time

Time explores the two sides of the penal system, the punishers and the punished, and how prison affects all who pass through.

Mark Hebden (Bean), teacher, husband and father, welcomes a four-year jail sentence for killing an innocent man in an accident, having been consumed by the guilt.

Bean said: “Getting to be involved in a Jimmy McGovern drama again is a real privilege and it will be great to be reunited with Stephen.

"Mark Hebden is another of Jimmy’s complex and superbly written characters and I am looking forward to bringing him to life on screen.”

Gordon Ramsay to present new game show Bank Balance for BBC One

Bank Balance will challenge contestants to keep their cool while building their fortune with knowledge and precision, or else they lose it all at the drop of a hat.

Gordon Ramsay said: “This is going to be truly epic. It is such an intense game with so much jeopardy to win big and lose even bigger, where the difference between failure and success is always in the balance.

“I’m so happy to be working with the fantastic team at the BBC and cannot wait to get in the studio and start stacking those gold bars!"

BBC One commissions new Worzel Gummidge film

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Inspired by Barbara Euphan Todd’s classic books, Mackenzie Crook has penned another magical adventure for the whole family.

Crook plays Worzel Gummidge, the mischievous scarecrow who causes mayhem in the lives of brother and sister John (Thierry Wickens) and Susan (India Brown).

When Worzel takes John and Susan to a scrapyard, he overhears a foul-mouthed old friend whingeing away, Saucy Nancy – the carved figurehead of a ship detached from her vessel.

New David Attenborough documentary Extinction: The Facts heads to BBC One

A sequel to last year’s Climate Change: The Facts, this programme investigates the potential catastrophic consequences of the loss in biodiversity, predicted by scientists in a UN report published last year.

A coalition of more than 500 experts revealed that around 1 million species of plants and animals now face extinction.

To a certain extent extinction is a natural process, but it’s happening up to 100 times faster than the natural evolutionary rate.

BBC One commissions The A Word spin-off Ralph And Katie

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The series is a spin-off of The A Word, the family drama which follows the Hughes family as their son, five-year-old Joe, is diagnosed with autism.

The A Word’s creator, Peter Bowker, will write the six-part series alongside a team of new and emerging disabled writers.

Ralph And Katie will follow the young couple as they embark on their first year of married life, and the challenges and triumphs that come with it.

BBC One releases new images for upcoming Doctor Foster spin-off

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The mini-series will see Victoria Hamilton return to her role from Doctor Foster, with her character Anna now going by the name ‘Belle’ as she seeks to rebuild her life as a Pilates teacher.

Adam James will also appear in the series, reprising his role as Belle’s now-ex-husband Neil.

Set in Manchester, the six-part series will tell the intertwining stories of the residents of a large house divided into four flats.

BBC announces cast for fourth series of The Syndicate

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Neil Morrissey (Unforgotten) will star alongside Emily Head (The Inbetweeners), Taj Atwal (Line of Duty), Katherine Rose Morley (Thirteen) and Kieran Urquhart (Vera).

British YouTuber Joe Sugg will make his TV acting debut in the series alongside fellow castmates Liberty Hobbs (Grey’s Anatomy) and Mark Benton (Shakespeare & Hathaway).