Written by This Time With Alan Partridge writers Neil and Rob Gibbons, the new comedy for BBC Two follows a failing witchfinder (Key) as he transports a suspected witch (Cooper) across 1640s East Anglia, to a trial that could change his fortunes forever.
Daisy May Cooper
Executive produced by Jack Thorne (His Dark Materials), Am I Being Unreasonable? sees Daisy May Cooper star as Nic, a woman grieving a loss that she can’t share with anyone while stuck in a miserable marriage. Her son Ollie (Lenny Rush, Apple Tree House), who she adores, is the only one keeping her going.
When Jen (Selin Hizli) arrives in town, Nic’s life is lit up with laughter, but through this kindred spirit her dark secret begins to come to the surface.
The series will see nine renowned queens from across the world compete in an international Drag Race extravaganza for the ultimate title of becoming a global Drag Race superstar.
The celebrities joining the main judging panel of Michelle Visage, Alan Carr and Graham Norton will be Little Mix’s Jade Thirwall, Spice Girl Melanie C, award-winning actress Michelle Keegan (Our Girl), This Country star and comedian Daisy May Cooper, Bridgerton’s Jonathan Bailey, and BBC Radio 1 and BBC Three presenter Clara Amfo.
The six-part drama focuses on the budding friendship between Nic (Daisy May Cooper) and Jen (Selin Hizli).
When Jen blows into town with her young son Harry, she shakes up Nic’s lonely life, adding fun, laughter and booze, with Nic’s son Ollie also bonding with Harry.
The twisted comedy thriller looks at marital angst, maternal paranoia and features a dead cat.
Viewers will get to see female friendship at its naughtiest and most intoxicating...until it all starts to unravel.
The new series will have eight 45 minute episodes plus a one-off Christmas special produced by Talkback, the production company responsible for all previous series.
Sky has named comedian Greg Davies (Taskmaster) as the new host, a role held by the likes of Mark Lamarr, Simon Amstell and Rhod Gilbert over the years.
Noel Fielding (The Great British Bake Off) will return to the show as team captain opposite Daisy May Cooper (This Country), while Jamali Maddix (Hate Thy Neighbour) will feature as a regular guest.
Roald & Beatrix: The Tail of the Curious Mouse
Sky One, 8.15pm
A cosy Christmas film inspired by the true story of a six-year-old Roald Dahl (Harry Tayler) meeting his favourite author, Beatrix Potter (Dawn French).
Who Do You Think You Are?
Monday 12th October
BBC One, 9pm
The genealogy documentary series returns, with Jodie Whittaker (Doctor Who) tracing her Yorkshire family tree in this opening episode.
The tenth series will air on 15 October on Channel 4, its new home having been acquired from Dave.
The line-up of comedian contestants was announced earlier this year, including Daisy May Cooper (This Country), Johnny Vegas (Benidorm), Katherine Parkinson (The IT Crowd), Mawaan Rizwan and Richard Herring (RHLSTP with Richard Herring).
Alex Horne created Taskmaster for a live show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2012, before it was picked up by Dave who ran it for nine series. It has since been exported to seven countries.
The series which was written by siblings Daisy May Cooper and Charlie Cooper, who also serve as the leads is about the day-to-day of two cousins living in a rural village in the Cotswolds.
The show has recently won three RTS Programme Awards; for Comedy Writer, Comedy Performance and Best Scripted Comedy. The show has also been nominated four times at the upcoming BAFTA and BAFTA Craft Awards.