BBC announces new documentary Bradford on Duty

Following nurses, police officers and council workers, the five-part series will get under the skin of the UK’s youngest and most entrepreneurial city. 

Cameras will have access to Bradford’s public services and give an insight into the realities of working in the public service industry in the heart of Northern England.

Each episode will see the men and women patrolling and making the streets safer, plus the strategies created to improve the city.

Last Woman on Earth with Sara Pascoe returns for a second series

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Comedian Sara Pascoe will once again travel the world to discover some of the most endangered and extraordinary jobs.

In the three-part series, Pascoe will learn some new skills as she travels to Greece, Denmark and Jordan to try her hand at the world’s most unique jobs. 

Series one saw her ice carving in Finlandclimbing trees to pick coconuts in Cuba and joining the Stalin Museum as a guide in Georgia. 

BBC announces one-off documentary Elizabeth: The Unseen Queen

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The documentary will include never before seen home movies of the Queen filmed by members of the Royal Family.

Viewers will see private and intimate moments of the Queen as a young girl through her own eyes and words as she grew up and throughout her reign.

To accompany the release of the documentary, three new images of a young princess Elizabeth have been revealed.

The Royal Family have been filming themselves from the 1920s and over the decades those home-made recordings have added up.

Ncuti Gatwa announced as the new Doctor Who

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Ncuti Gatwa is best known for playing the hilarious Eric Effiong in Sex Education and won the Comedy Performance – Male award at the 2020 RTS Programme Awards. 

Gatwa will take over from Jodie Whittaker as the 14th doctor and will be the first black actor to play the role. 

Russell T Davies will return to act as showrunner for the next series, which will no longer be produced in house by the BBC, but by Bad Wolf Productions. 

New recruits named for Industry series two

Across eight more episodes, the drama will continue following the ambitious twenty-something bankers throwing themselves into the cutthroat industry of international finance.

The new recruits include Jay Duplass (The Chair), who will play Jesse Boom, a well-respected hedge fund manager and recent émigré. Sonny Poon Tip (Anatomy of a Scandal) will play his wilful son Leo Bloom.

Katrine De Candole (The Ipcress File) will play the multilingual Celeste Pacquet, one of Peirpoint’s Private Wealth Managers.

Chris Mason: The people’s political editor

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In 2018, Chris Mason stood outside the Houses of Parliament to give his opinion on the never-ending Brexit negotiations. He told the BBC Breakfast audience: “To be quite honest, looking at things right now, I haven’t got the foggiest idea what is going to happen in the coming weeks. Is the Prime Minister going to get a deal with the EU? Dunno. Is she going to be able to get it through the Commons? Don’t know about that either. 

“I think you might as well get Mr Blobby back on to offer his analysis, because, frankly, I suspect his is now as good as mine.” 

BBC announces thriller The Following Events Are Based On A Pack Of Lies

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The unconventional five-part thriller comes from writers Penelope Skinner and Ginny Skinner, with Robbie McKillop and Nicole Charles directing. 

The series follows the complicated relationship between two very different women and the conman that binds them together in a dark, funny thriller filled with half-truths and staggering lies. 

Cheryl (Marianne Jean-Baptiste) is a famous fantasy fiction author, who now lives alone with her poodle Goblin after a recent bereavement.