Christopher Eccleston to star in new family drama Come Home

Award-winning screenwriter Danny Brocklehust explores the realities of family, parenthood and marriage in new BBC One family drama.

The three-part series, set and filmed in Northern Ireland, questions the implications of a mother walking out on her family and the personal and social complexities of her action, as well the investigating the mystery of why she came to the such an extreme decision.

This week's top TV: 21 August - 27 August

Food: Jamie's Quick and Easy Food


Channel 4, 8pm

Jamie Oliver is back with a feast of quick and easy recipes that contain just five ingredients for those in a hurry to fit into their busy schedules. 

His new flash dishes range from rib-eye steak, to egg and mango chutney flatbreads, to a delicious plate of scallops with black pudding, mashed potatoes and peas.

Luther returns for fifth series

The multi-award winning drama will return to BBC One, with Idris Elba reprising his role as DCI John Luther.

Details of the latest series are being kept under wraps, but there's no doubt that it will be full of scary surprises.

Writer Neil Cross said: "It can't be over, can it? There's so much we don't know. So much unfinished business. The thing is, we've been asking ourselves the same question. I'm scared of the monsters. The face at the window. The hand under the bed. The shadow at the end of the street. Who's going to stop them, if not John Luther?"

Series 3 of BBC One's Our Girl begins filming

Unlike the first and second, series three will be spilt up into 12 episodes and divided into three missions, with the first being shown later this year.

Keegan plays army medic Corporal Georgie Lane, who has previously completed a number of tours in Afghanistan. The start of series three sees her on a relief mission in Nepal following an earthquake, which has had hazardous and unpredictable consequences for the community.

Anya Taylor-Joy stars in BBC One's The Miniaturist

Anya Taylor-Joy, who recently starred in M. Night Shyamalan’s Split, takes on the role of eighteen-year-old Nella Oortman, who leaves her home in the country to begin her new life as the wife of a wealthy merchant Johannes Brandt (Alex Hassell – Anonymous, Cold Mountain) in Amsterdam.

However she is met by the commanding and cold Marin (Romola Garai – Atonement), Johannes sister, and she rapidly realises that things are not as they seem in the Brandt household.

Casualty to celebrate its 30th anniversary with a one-shot special

Casualty One shot

The hour-long episode will be filmed using a single camera all in one take to mark the special occasion.

To create this, the mobile camera covering A&E will be required to be cable free and will also have to cover action from inside a moving ambulance. The sound will be achieved with 40 hidden radio microphones and five boom operators, disguised as part of the set.

The episode will mostly focus on Duffy mentoring two teenage girls, Chloe and Diamond, who are being shown around the department for work experience, but will also include the series' regulars.

Ambulance commissioned for eight-part series on BBC One

The new series will be in eight parts, compared to the previous series which was only spilt up into three episodes.

Series two will shed light on the work of the West Midlands Ambulance Service. Each hour-long episode will document the long tiresome shifts of the paramedics, controllers and call handlers, providing a 360 degree view of everyone involved. 

Ambulance, will follow the work of paramedics and medical teams who work long hours to attend to the publics needs, no matter the issue.

New BBC One comedy Decline And Fall to star Jack Whitehall and Eva Longoria

Decline And Fall follows Paul Pennyfeather (played by Jack Whitehall) as an inoffensive student at Oxford University in the 1920s, who has been made a laughing stock by a prank and is subsequently wrongly accused of indecent exposure.

Poirot star David Suchet joins the cast as Dr. Fagan, the headmaster of a public school in Wales where Pennyfeather then goes on to find employment.

BBC One and FX series Taboo will be back for a second series

Created by Steven Knight with Tom Hardy and Chips Hardy, Taboo has been recommissioned for another series. 

The series launched in a Saturday night slot on BBC One and has since been one of the most successful dramas on BBC iPlayer. 

Taboo follows James Delaney (Tom Hardy), who is at first believed to be dead, but returns to 1814 London to inherit his late father's shipping empire which turns out to be more valuable than first thought.