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BBC One announces Windrush scandal drama

Stephen S. Thompson (Credit: BBC)

Set in 2016, Sitting in Limbo chronicles Anthony Bryan’s struggle to be recognised as a British Citizen, after he discovers there is no paperwork to support this, despite having lived in the UK since he was eight years old.

Bryan has to leave his job, and finds himself being forcibly removed from his home and detained as an illegal immigrant.

The life-shattering story has been dramatised by Anthony Bryan’s brother, Stephen S. Thompson.

Watch the new trailer for the final series of Poldark

The highly anticipated last instalment will return to screens later this month to conclude Poldark's journey. 

The trailer shows Ross Poldark return to Westminster to challenge the king in an attempt to save his friend, while Cornwall appears to descend into chaos. Elsewhere, George Warleggan is still grieving the loss of his wife Elizabeth and, after escaping her abusive husband and finally marrying her love Drake Carne, there's trouble ahead for Morwenna as the teaser shows her distraught as she holds onto her stomach.

BBC One reveals first glimpse of The Capture

DI Rachel Carey (Holliday Grainger ) and Shaun Emery (Callum Turner) in The Capture (Credit: BBC/Heyday Films/Guy Farrow/Matt Burlem)

The Capture follows Shaun Emery (Turner), a soldier who returns to his family from Afghanistan after being acquitted of a murder charge.

The former soldier must continue to fight for his freedom when CCTV footage links Emery to an incident during a night out in London.

DI Rachel Carey (Grainger) sets out to uncover the truth but soon discovers the extraordinary abilities of the intelligence services, leading her to doubt if she can believe what she sees.

RTS Scotland celebrates television talent at 2019 awards

On-screen Personality winner Sabrina Grant (Credit: Harrison Reid)

Cosgrove, who led the Scotland team that campaigned successfully to bring one of the Channel 4 hubs to Glasgow, is the latest recipient of the prestigious RTS Scotland Award.

The inaugural Writer award went to Lorna Martin, who adapted her best-selling book, Woman on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, for television. Women on the Verge, a Merman/House Productions series, aired on UKTV channel W and RTÉ2.

Kate Winslet and Daniel Radcliffe among new Who Do You Think You Are? line-up

Daniel Radcliffe (Credit: BBC/Wall to Wall Media Ltd/Stephen Perry)

Among the celebrities retracing their ancestors’ steps this season are Oscar winner Kate Winslet, Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe, music mogul Sharon Osbourne and Jack Whitehall who will be joined by his father Michael.

The father and son double-act will unravel their family’s link to the Newport Rising of 1839, while television personality Mark Wright will explore his Spanish and Jewish heritage with the discovery that his ancestor was tortured by the Spanish Inquisition.

Danny Dyer presents new gameshow The Wall

Danny Dyer (Credit: BBC)

The Wall sees pairs of contestants answer questions that combine knowledge, strategy and luck that can either lead to colossal wins or heart breaking losses.

Legendary broadcaster Angela Rippon will read the questions for the six-part series.

With life-changing prizes on display, contestants won’t just require the correct answers, but also the right bounces and unflinching trust in one another.

Killing Eve release air date for series two

Eve Polastri (Sandra Oh) and  Villanelle (Jodie Comer) (Credit: BBC/BBC America/Sid Gentle Films)

RTS award-winner Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh return to lead the series as assassin on the run, Villanelle (Comer), and MI5 officer in pursuit, Eve Polastri (Oh).

“Eve’s journey in season two takes her to a psychologically dark place,” said Oh.

“Her personality starts to change because she foregoes a lot of her friendships to solve a new mystery and ultimately succeed in her job.”

How Sally Wainwright brought her heroine to life in Gentleman Jack

Suranne Jones as Anne Lister and Sally Wainwright (Credit: BBC/Lookout Point/Matt Squire)

Some 20 years in the making, Sally’s Wainwright’s new television drama, Gentleman Jack, was originally rejected by every broadcaster she took it to. The story of an openly gay woman who farmed in 19th-century rural Yorkshire was considered a non-starter by TV networks. Starting this month, the topic is getting eight hours of BBC One Sunday-night primetime.

It’s common for writers to describe their latest work as a “passion project” – often industry-accepted shorthand for what they hope is infectious enthusiasm for their new offering.