Drama

In conversation with Jeff Pope

Starring Martin Freeman and Imelda Staunton, A Confession, is based on the true story of Detective Superintendent Steve Fulcher, who breached police protocol to catch a killer, costing him his career.

As the writer of dramas including Mrs BiggsLittle Boy Blue and Cilla, Jeff will also discuss highlights from his award-winning career. Filled with clips and stories, this promises to be an evening not to be missed.

Anatomy of a Hit: Line of Duty

The critically acclaimed second series hit our screens in 2014 and realising they had a hit on their hands, the BBC commissioned two more that year. Having become the most popular drama series broadcast on BBC Two in the multi-channel era, Line of Duty made the jump to BBC One.

 With filming for series five underway and fans eagerly anticipating the return of the AC-12 team in 2019, Line of Duty is widely recognised as the decade’s best British drama series.

Luca Guadagnino’s first TV series is coming to BBC Three

Credit: BBC

The series explores the highs and lows of being a teenager and trying to find your place in the world, tackling the intimacies of first love, friendship and identity, set on a US military base in Italy.

Fraser (Jack Dylan Grazer) moves to the military base in Veneto, with his two mothers Sarah (Chloë Sevigny) and Maggie (Alice Braga), who are both in the US army. At 14-years-old, Fraser is shy and introverted but develops a unique bond with fellow teenager Caitlin.

Gangs of London to return for a second series

Created by Gareth Evans and Matt Flannery, the first series followed the lives of the Wallace and Dumani families into London’s criminal underworld.

Following the death of gang leader Finn Wallace (Colm Meaney), his son Sean (Joe Cole) takes over the reins of the most powerful crime family in London as he seeks revenge on his father's unknown assassin.

Sally Wainwright: The people’s writer

It is doubtful whether Sally Wainwright’s writing has ever been described as inauthentic – her TV drama is populated with real people, speaking natural, colloquial English. “My imagination doesn’t seem to click in if what I’m writing doesn’t feel real, or if it’s phoney, or if something feels a bit cheesy or sentimental,” she told Endemol Shine UK COO Lucinda Hicks, who hosted an RTS webinar with the writer in May.

Watch the trailer for new BBC drama The Salisbury Poisonings

The Salisbury Poisonings follows the true events surrounding the poisonings of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in 2018. The drama looks at the impact the poisonings had on the Salisbury community and the extraordinary acts of heroism from ordinary people that followed the event, and the tragedy that followed.

Michaela Coel’s new drama I May Destroy You heads to BBC One

Michaela Coel (Credit: BBC)

Created by, executive produced and starring Coel, I May Destroy You explores sexual consent and the minefield that is dating and relationships.

The 12-part series brings into question the fine line between liberation and exploitation in the modern landscape.

Arabella Essiuedu (Coel) finds herself hailed as the ‘voice of her generation’ when a piece of her writing receives critical acclaim.

Carefree, non-attached and easily distracted, Essiuedu lands an agent and a book commission, along with the pressure to live up to her so-called 'literary genius'.

First look image released for new ITV drama The Sister

Amrita Acharia, Russell Tovey, Bertie Carvel and Simone Ashley (Credit: ITV)

The four-part series, written by Neil Cross, tells the harrowing story of a man trying to escape his past.

Nathan (Russell Tovey), tries to do the right thing but he lacks direction and is carrying a long-buried secret that he is desperate to keep hidden.

Having started a new life as a devoted married man, Nathan’s world is turned upside down when a ghost from his past, Bob (Bertie Carvel, Doctor Foster), turns up on his doorstep.