BBC One and Netflix to co-produce new adaptation of Dracula

The three-part series, written and created by Sherlock’s Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, will be a reintroduction to literature’s most famous vampire as he plans to cause chaos in Victorian London.

Moffat and Gatiss said, “There have always been stories about great evil. What’s special about Dracula, is that Bram Stoker gave evil its own hero.”

BBC's Director of Content, Charlotte Moore, said of the new project, “Genius duo Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss turn their attentions to Dracula for unmissable event television on BBC One."

BBC One announces a new documentary on HRH The Prince of Wales

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Prince, Son and Heir: Charles at 70 will be a one off special that will examine the many duties and responsibilities the Prince of Wales has fulfilled over the last year.

Documenting the journey of the longest-serving heir to the throne is film-maker John Bridcut, who has followed The Prince of Wales’ work from within the UK and abroad, giving Bridcut exclusive behind the scenes access and interviews with HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, and his sons, the Dukes of Cambridge and Sussex.

BBC One announces the return of Strike with new series Lethal White

An adaptation of the fourth novel in the book series, Lethal White sees the return of private eye Cormoran Strike (Tom Burke) and Robin Ellacott (Holliday Grainger) as they investigate a new case.

The four-part drama centres around Billy, a young man in mental distress who is haunted by a crime that he witnessed during his childhood, and seeks Strike’s help.

Although Billy’s recollection of events lacks important details, Strike is still greatly unsettled by these memories.

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Joel & Nish vs the World

Monday: Comedy Central, 9pm​

Back for a second season, stand-ups Nish Kumar and Joel Dommett continue their hilarious journey around the world, humiliating themselves in the process. In this episode, the pair embark on a gruelling trek up a mountain in Peru. Will their one-liners help them conquer such a quest?


Stranger Things than the Elephant Man

The two-part drama for BBC One sees the actor take on the part of Joseph Merrick, who got the unkind moniker due to severe facial and body deformities.

The Elephant Man follow’s Merrick’s extraordinary journey from his working-class beginnings in Leicestershire into the freak shows that made him famous, and on to his time at the London Hospital and his friendship with Dr Frederick Treves.

Treves saw Merrick exhibited in a shop in 1884 and brought him to the London Hospital where he lived until his death in 1890, aged 27.

BBC One documentary to explore surrogacy with Tom Daley

Surrogacy is a personal journey for the Olympic diver and his husband Dustin Lance Black as they welcomed a child through a surrogate earlier this year, becoming one of the increasing number of parents who have children through surrogacy.

The documentary will also see the diver travel to European countries where surrogacy is completely illegal and across the pond to California, where commercial surrogacy is a common choice for many parents.