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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. 

BBC One announces brand-new thriller McMafia

McMafia BBC One

With his family living in exile in London, Alex Goodman - played by James Norton (Happy Valley, War and Peace) - is forced to confront all values that he holds dear.

He is the English-raised son of Russian exiles with a mafia history, and as a result has spent his life trying to escape the shadows of that criminal past, creating his own business and enjoying life with his girlfriend.

What starts out as a tale of survival becomes a murderous story of his constant struggle against the lures of corruption in the modern world.

Jim Sturgess and Agyness Deyn to star in new drama from Luther creator

Jim Sturgess (One Day) and Agyness Deyn (Clash of the Titans) will star in the pre-apocalyptic drama from Luther creator Neil Cross.

The six-part series follows detectives Elaine Renko and Robert Hinks as they attempt to keep order and protect their families as the apocalypse approaches.

They must work together if they are to survive the end of the world, however the two detectives could not be more different: one is kind, gentle and corrupt, the other damaged, difficult and incorruptible.

Top TV Picks: 30th December

Judi Dench - All the World's Her Stage

BBC One, 8pm

This documentary celebrates one of Britain’s best-loved actors Dame Judi Dench, by looking back over her remarkable 60-year career.

Narrated by Colin Salmon, with contributors including Daniel Craig, Ann Mitchell, Sam Mendes and Sir Ian McKellan, the film reveals why Judi Dench has become the ‘second most popular woman in Britain’.