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Miranda is back for a one-off special on BBC One

Miranda (credit: BBC)

Miranda followed the eponymous protagonist’s awkward encounters in the joke shop she ran with her best friend Stevie (Sarah Hadland), as she vied for the attention of heart-throb Gary (Tom Ellis).

Hosted by Miranda Hart at the London Palladium, Miranda: My Such Fun Celebration will see the cast reunite to look back over the sitcom’s history of friendship, family, romance and laughter. 

Viewers can expect behind the scenes footage and moving reflections alongside the essential silliness and gags that made Miranda so popular.

Race Across the World lands celebrity series for BBC One

Celebrity Race Across the World (Credit: BBC)

The first series originally aired on BBC Two earlier this year and the finale became the channel’s highest rated episode for a new factual entertainment programme since 2016.

Celebrity Race Across the World will follow four famous faces as they embark on a journey across the world with no mobile phones, internet access or access to air travel.

Joined by a loved one, the celebrities will be expected to travel thousands of miles with only the cash equivalent of a one-way flight to their last destination.

The Apprentice 2019: Meet the new candidates

Lord Alan Sugar with the 2019 candidates (Credit: BBC/Boundless)

Lord Alan Sugar will be joined by Baroness Karren Brady and Claude Littner as they test the new candidates in a series of challenges that relate to the world of business.

The 18 candidates will battle it out each week in the hopes of winning an investment prize of £250,000 and a business partnership with Lord Sugar...and to avoid one of his famous firings.

Here are this year’s ambitious entrepreneurs.

BBC commissions new psychological crime thriller Dublin Murders

Killian Scott and Sarah Greene star in Dublin Murders (Credit: BBC)

Dublin Murders follows troubled detectives Rob Reilly (Killian Scott) and Cassie Maddocks (Sarah Greene) as they struggle to uncover the truth behind two disturbing murders in Ireland. 

When the body of a thirteen-year-old girl is discovered on an altar in the woods, the mysterious circumstances echo that of a case twenty-one years earlier, where three boys, also aged thirteen, entered the same woods and only one returned. 

The thriller grapples with insanity and rationality, where the secrets of the detectives’ dark past re-emerge to disrupt the present.

TV writers give a masterclass in scriptwriting for RTS Scotland

April Chamberlain, Lorna Martin and Stuart Hepburn (Credit: Ben Gallacher)

Lorna Martin, who won the inaugural Writers Award at the RTS Scotland Awards in June, encouraged would-be writers in the audience to put pen to paper: “People want your story. There’s so many production companies and they want content.”

Martin – who adapted her best-selling book, Woman on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, for UKTV channel W and RTÉ2 (Women on the Verge) – continued: “Look for the type of production company whose shows resonate with you or [make] shows you like – I think that’s crucial.”

She added: “And send them a nice email.”

BBC One has commissioned new drama World On Fire

World On Fire (Credit: BBC)

The multi-stranded drama – written by Peter Bowker – chronicles World War Two through the eyes of people on all sides of the global conflict.  

The series takes viewers back to the summer of 1939 and looks at the first year of the war, from civilian life in Manchester to combat on the beaches of Dunkirk.

As the world starts to crash and burn, translator Harry (Jonah Hauer- King) falls in love with Polish waitress Kasia (Zofia Wichlacz) while working at the British Embassy in Warsaw.

Jenna Coleman joins new BBC and Netflix crime drama The Serpent

Jenna Coleman, Billy Howle, Ellie Bamber (Credit: BBC)

They join Tahar Rahim (The Looming Tower) who will play real life serial killer Charles Sobhraj, one of the most evasive criminals of the 20th century.

The series, written by Richard Warlow and Toby Finlay, follows Sobhraj’s murderous spree, which was estimated to have taken place between 1975 and 1976 across India, Thailand and Nepal’s ‘Hippie Trail’.

He was the chief suspect in almost 20 unsolved murders of young Western travellers during this time and by 1976 was Interpol’s most wanted man, with arrest warrants on three different continents.

Sophie Rundle and Martin Compston to lead new BBC thriller

Sophie Rundle and Martin Compston (Credit: BBC)

Created by RTS Award-winning writer Nicole Taylor (Three Girls), the emotional thriller focuses on wealthy couple Dan (Compston) and Emily (Rundle) who are head over heels in love and live a beautiful house just outside of Glasgow.

Their lives seem perfect, but there is one thing missing: a baby.

A chance encounter introduces them to Kaya – played by Mirren Mack in her television debut – an 18-year-old from the other side of the city.