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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.

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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’.

BBC announce Pitch Perfect-inspired singing battle show

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Pitch Battle (working title) will pit some of the nation’s best choirs against each other in a range of choral challenges. These include Pitch Perfect inspired ‘Riff Offs’, a soloists challenge and an a capella round.

Competing choirs will be drawn from a range of musical styles: including pop, rock, folk, gospel and even fishermen’s choirs.

BBC One commission comedy Home from Home for a full series

The show originally aired as a pilot as part of the Landmark Sitcom Season in August on BBC Two.

The comedy sees Neil Hackett (Vegas) and his wife Fiona (Joanna Page) achieve their life-long dream of buying a lodge in the Lake District.

However, their happiness is short-lived when they meet their neighbours, The Dillons, played by Adam Jones and Emilia Fox.

The entire cast are set to return for the full series, which will go into production next year.

New Tom Hardy drama Taboo for BBC One

The eight-part series, set in 1814, follows James Delaney (Hardy) as he returns home to London from Africa to inherit his father’s shipping empire. However, the darker motives for his return begin to unravel as old and new enemies emerge, family secrets are discovered and a quest for vengeance is revealed.

The drama series will take the slot of Saturday night post-watershed, an unconventional spot for a drama series on the channel as it has traditionally been pre-watershed family friendly series such as Doctor Who or Merlin in early evening slots.