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Highland crime drama comes to BBC One

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One of Us will explore morality and human nature, as the lines between right and wrong become blurred.

It is set in the wake of the murder of two childhood sweethearts  just after their honeymoon.

Their families, living in the remote Highland village of Braeston, are shell-shocked when the murderer arrives on their doorstep the night after the killing.

Poldark writer pens new series for BBC One

Poldark,

Age Before Beauty is set in a family-run Manchester beauty salon and explores the modern fascination with staying young.

The series follows Bel, wife of Wesley for 25 years, who has spent the last two decades raising their twins. Now that the twins have left to go to university, Bel is left trying to fill that void.

Her brother-in-law and best friend, Teddy, asks her to step in and rescue their family's struggling beauty salon.

Final preparations underway for RTS Programme Awards 2016

Ant and Dec are nominated for the Entertainment Performance award and will battle it out against The Last Leg's Adam Hills and A League Of Their Own's Jack Whitehall. The Last Leg also receives a nomination for Entertainment programme where it will complete against Release the Hounds and The Graham Norton Show. 

Lorraine Heggessey: Crises never go away

Lorraine Heggessey at the RTS London Christmas Lecture 2015

Top Gear was “an accident waiting to happen”, said Lorraine Heggessey, who told the audience enjoying her RTS London Christmas Lecture that she would have dealt with the programme’s presenter, Jeremy Clarkson, more quickly.

“Jeremy is a bit like a spoiled toddler,” she said. He had “crossed the line several times with quite racist remarks and got away with it”, added the former BBC and TalkbackThames executive.

Watch: Trailer for Call the Midwife Christmas special

Call the Midwife, Christmas, BBC One

Outside Christmas spirit fills the air, with a jovial Father Christmas waving from the back of a Routemaster bus, and Christmas trees and lights adorning the streets.

In the local church, cameras role as the BBC comes to Poplar to record a carol concert. New-face Adrian Scarborough (The King’s Speech, Miranda) can be seen in earnest talks with Shelagh Turner (Laura Main) who promises him a show to be proud of.

However at Nonnatus House Christmas is yet to come.

BBC commissions pre-apocalyptic drama from Luther writer

Idris Elba as John Luther

BBC One has commissioned a new six-part series from Luther writer Neil Cross. 

Hard Sun will be a pre-apocalyptic crime drama set in contemporary London.

The series will follow detectives Elaine Renko and Robert Hinks as they attempt to keep order in the city and protect their loved ones as the apocalypse approaches.