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.

ITV commissions new drama Riches

Riches follows the life and business of the wealthy Richards family, with father Stephen Richards at the helm of a multi-million pound cosmetics empire.

After 20 years of success, Stephen’s reaping the rewards of his business acumen. In his eyes, “no one who knows anything about black women and their commitment to looking good would think there’s anything high risk about my ambitions.”

ITV commissions new drama No Return starring Sheridan Smith

(credit: Andy hughes)

The four-part series has been written by RTS-Award winning writer Danny Brocklehurst (Brassic).

No Return follows Kathy (Smith) and Martin who are enjoying a blissful holiday in Turkey with their son Noah and younger daughter Jess. Unbeknownst to the family, a horrific ordeal is about to tear their worlds apart.

Writer Gwyneth Hughes unmasks the reality of so-called honour violence in new ITV drama

It was almost 15 years ago that writer Hughes saw Banaz Mahmod’s face in the newspaper, a victim of a so-called honour killing.

In 2006, Mahmod was raped and murdered in a plot initiated by her own father and uncle, for falling in love with a man her family hadn’t chosen, following a divorce from her violent husband 10 years her senior.

For Hughes, after watching the documentary Banaz: A Love Story, she knew she needed to turn the story into a drama.

Trailer released for Sky drama The Undoing

Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant (Credit: Sky)

The six-part limited series is based on the novel You Should Have Known by Jean Hanff Korelitz, with the adaptation written by David E. Kelley.

Nicole Kidman plays successful therapist Grace Fraser, who leads the privileged life she had always dreamed of with a loving and devoted husband Jonathan (Hugh Grant), and young son Henry (Noah Jupe), who is a student at an elite private school in New York.

RTS and Global Action Plan present Making a drama out of a crisis - with special guest Richard Curtis

Research commissioned by environmental charity Global Action Plan this summer shows three quarters (77%) of young people in the UK want to see environmental issues included in drama programmes on TV more than they currently are. 

Richard will be introducing five new film makers, finalists in Global Action Plan’s Flickers of the Future competition who are already working on visions of a positive sustainable future where people and planet thrive. 

New drama from the makers of The End of the F***king World coming to Channel 4

Danny’s mum was killed in a car accident when he was just a baby.

In order to protect Danny from any more danger, his father Steve isolated them and locked Danny inside a new house in the middle of nowhere.

Danny grew up learning of the monsters waiting for him if he was to leave, and that they were the ones who took his mum.

For 18 years they stayed, avoiding the evil outside while listening to Benny Goodman records and watching old movies with only happy endings.