comedy drama

Lily James and Emily Beecham to star in the BBC adaptation of The Pursuit of Love

Emily Mortimer, Lily James and Emily Beecham (Credit: BBC)

Written and directed by Mortimer, The Pursuit of Love tells a story about the complexities of love and friendship starring Lily James (War & Peace), Emily Beecham (Into the Badlands), Andrew Scott (Fleabag) and Dominic West (Brassic).

Set in Europe between the times of World War one and two, the series follows the adventures of the charismatic and confident Linda Radlett (James) and her best friend and cousin Fanny Logan (Beecham).

New comedy starring Steve Coogan and Sarah Solemani explores romance in a post #MeToo era

Sarah Solemani (Credit: Channel 4)

The series – written by Solemani – takes an uncompromising look at romance in a post #MeToo era and gives a comedic insight into the battleground of sexual politics.

Bobby (Sarah Solemani) and Cameron (Steve Coogan) are a completely mismatched pair, forced together by a cynical studio executive in order to save a failing movie.

Bobby is a woke writer and director who is currently an industry favourite, following her successful low-budget indie debut.

Ackley Bridge set to return for a fourth series

Rob James-Collier, Jo Joyner and Sunetra Sarker (Credit: Channel 4)

Instead of 60-minute weekly episodes, the new ten-part series will now be 30 minutes.

Ackley Bridge was inspired by real-life Lancashire and Yorkshire schools, which had been set up to help integrate white and Asian communities in some of the most divided towns in the country.

The RTS award-winning series has been praised for tackling real-life issues with intelligence and sensitivity, creating hard-hitting and thought-provoking stories.

Keeley Hawes to star in new ITV drama Finding Alice

Keeley Hawes (Credit: ITV)

Written by Roger Goldby (The Durrells) and Simon Nye (Men Behaving Badly), Finding Alice focuses on Alice (Keeley Hawes) as she navigates grief, love and life following the death of her husband Harry.

Harry’s sudden accidental death happens not long after him and Alice move into their newly finished dream home and he falls down the stairs.

His death sparks a storm of secrets, mess, debt, suspicion and criminality, which Alice must confront in order to survive.

Tim Minchin to star in Sky's new comedy-drama Upright

Tim Minchin and Milly Alcock in Upright (credit: Sky)

Musician and comedian Tim Minchin writes and stars in Upright, a series about the unlikely friendship forged by two misfits in the middle of the Australian Outback.

Upright follows Lucky Flynn (Minchin), a self-destructive yet talented pianist struggling to make ends meet. On discovering that his mother has only days left to live, the estranged son embarks on a 4000km journey across Australia, from Sydney to Perth, armed only with his battered but beloved upright piano.