Each series of the Regency era drama sees a different sibling of the Bridgerton family enter the marriage market, with the events of ‘the season’ being heavily documented by their own version of Gossip Girl, Lady Whistledown. Series two saw serial-bachelor Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey, Crashing) finally attempt to settle down, and finding love in an unlikely place, with enemy Kate Sharma (Simone Ashley, Sex Education).
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Each series of the historical drama, likened to a regency era Gossip Girl, focuses on one member of the titular family. Series two saw Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey, Fellow Travelers) take centre stage as he struggled to choose between his intended wife and ‘diamond of the season’, and her older sister Kate. The events of ‘the societal season’ are reported in a gossip style newsletter by the elusive Lady Whistledown, often to the dismay of the upper classes.
The six-part series stars Anjli Mohindra (Bodyguard) as Grace Narayan, a once successful police sergeant who has been forced into a “punishment post” on an obscure and sequestered island. When Narayan begins investigating the unsolved case of a missing teenager, what at first glance appears as a gritty police thriller, drifts into folk horror upon the unearthing of a bygone cult called True Way. Narayan comes to realise the cult, and its dedication to pagan god the ‘Red King’, are not as confined to the island’s past as it first appears.
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Squid Game 2
In 2015, David Oyelowo, who played Martin Luther King in the film Selma and starred in BBC One’s Spooks, highlighted the lack of on-screen opportunities for people of colour in British period dramas.
Queen Charlotte will be reprised by Golda Rosheuvel (Death In Paradise), however she will be joined by India Ria Amarteifo (Military Wives), who will play a young version of the Queen.
Ruth Gemmell will also reprise her role as Lady Violet Bridgerton, alongside Adjoa Andoh (The Witcher) as Lady Danbury. Cory Mychreest (Mars) will play the Queen's love interest, a young King George the Third.
Then Barbara Met Alan
BBC Two, 9pm
Starring Ruth Madeley and Arthur Hughes, the drama tells the true story of the group behind the unstoppable and fierce campaign of direct action that significantly moved forward the battle for disabled rights in Britain.
Emmy nominated production designer, Will Hughes-Jones (Bridgerton) and Standby Art Director, Dave Crewdson, will be joining Chris Bailey from the Plymouth College of Art to give a live script breakdown, share how they prepare a scene and collaborate with other departments, and discuss the various routes into production design.
In regency England appearances are everything and for the powerful Bridgerton family they face the constant battle between their duty and desires.
Inspired by the Julia Quinn novels, wealth, lust, betrayal and honour are navigated by those seeking to stay ahead in an English society filled with secrets and gossip.