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Original comedy announced for BBC One

From Tom Davis and James De Frond, creators of RTS-nominated Murder in Successville, the show follows childhood sweethearts and comedy double act Gary and Terri King, in their pursuit of moderate (and immoderate) success in their competitive suburban idyll.

Combine that with Gary’s desperate need to impress his ‘not-in-my-day’ father, Big Gary, and you have, says the BBC, “a massive ‘try hard’ douchebag”.

Romesh Ranganathan, Simon Day , Camille Coduri , and Laura Checkley will also be appearing in the pilot.

BBC announces three new dramas from female writers

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Nicole Taylor - The Nest

RTS Award-winner Nicole Taylor’s emotional thriller, The Nest for BBC One is a six-part fictional drama exploring the consequences a deal for surrogacy made between a wealthy couple and a young woman.

Dan and Emily seem to have the perfect life in the picturesque suburbs of Glasgow, the only thing missing is a baby.

10 of the best Easter eggs from your favourite TV shows

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Alfred Hitchcock was the first filmmaker to widely use them, making cameo appearances in 39 of his films.

Over the years Easter eggs have become more complex and are almost a trademark for some series such as the Marvel Cinematic Universe. On the small screen they remain prolific in shows where the writers wish to give something back to their audience.

Whether it’s secret messages, inside jokes or obscure references, we’ve got a rundown of ten of the best Easter eggs from British TV.

Julia Ormond to star in Marnie Dickens drama Gold Digger

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Written and created by Marnie Dickens (Thirteen) Gold Digger tells the story of a woman who falls in love with a much younger man and the toll it takes on her already fractured family relationships.

Best known for her film roles including Sabrina and First Knight, Ormond will play the lead role of Julia Day in the six-part drama by Mainstreet Pictures.

What's on TV: 30 July - 5 August

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Love Island - The Live Final

Monday: ITV2, 9pm

After a drama filled summer full of romance, betrayal and, above all, loyalty, it’s time to find out who will take home the coveted £50,000 prize. The couples left are Jack and Dani, Wes and Megan, Josh and Kaz, and Paul and Laura and it’s up to the voting public to decide who their favourite is.

Final call to apply for the BBC TV Drama Writers' Programme 2019

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The annual BBC Writersroom scheme offers talented screenwriters the opportunity to write the first episode of a BBC original series or serial.

Writers must have at least one professionally produced piece of work of up to 30 minutes in length in television, radio, theatre or film to apply. Applicants must submit an original script alongside a one-sided pitch outlining the drama idea. 

Major broadcasters take TV production to the regions, finds new Ofcom report

The results from the register show that the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 all met their value and volume-based regional production quotes in 2017. 

To be considered a regional production, Ofcom requires that productions to either be based outside of the M25, spend at least 70% of their budget outside the M25, or ensure that at least 50% of the production talent come from outside of London.