Drama

The White Princess finds a new home on UKTV

The White Princess is a sequel to Emmy-nominated series The White Queen, and stars Jodie Comer (Doctor Foster), Suki Waterhouse (The Bad Batch) and Michelle Fairley (Game of Thrones).

The eight-part historical epic picks up as the War of the Roses comes to an end and a fragile peace has been established. The victor, Henry Tudor – soon to be Henry VII - is promised the hand of Elizabeth (Comer) to cement the future of the country.

This week's top TV: 2 - 8 October

Comedy: Curb Your Enthusiasm

Monday

Sky Atlantic, 10pm

Curb Your Enthusiasm is back after a six year absence. We last saw Larry David in Paris after being driven out of New York by his neighbour (Michael J. Fox) and the mayor. 

Now Larry is back in LA, where he manages to offend Jeff's (Oliver Hardy) barber and land himself in trouble over a new project. 

This week's top TV: 25 September - 1 October

Factual: The Human Body: Secrets of Your Life Revealed

Monday

BBC Two, 9pm

​In the first episode of the three-part series, Chris and Xand Van Tulleken explore the latest research into how humans grow and the dramatic changes the body goes through.

The twins uncover why humans experience childhood longer than any other creature on Earth, and look at the incredible power of breast milk.

Martin Clunes to star as lead detective in new ITV drama Manhunt

Manhunt will see Martin Clunes play Sutton, the lead detective on the investigation into the 2004 murder of Amelie Delagrange, which was eventually linked to the murders of Marsha McDonnell and the abduction and murder of Milly Dowler.

Amanda 'Milly' Dowler, a 13-year-old schoolgirl, was reported missing in March 2002, before her remains were found six months later in a woodland, while Marsha McDonnell died after being attacked near her home in London.

YouTube Red commissions first UK drama from The Crown creators

YouTube Red has commissioned its debut drama, which will be a sci-fi series from Left Bank Pictures who produced The Crown for Netflix.

They have agreed a deal for Origin, a 10 part sci-fi thriller, created and written by Mika Watkins who has previously written for Sky 1's Stan Lee’s Lucky Man.

At a recent RTS Futures event, the topic of what YouTube meant for the future of television was discussed.

New drama brings army life in the sixties to BBC One

The six-part drama is based on writer Peter Moffat’s childhood experiences growing up in a unit of Royal Military Police, and his mother’s struggle to act as army life demanded and be who she wanted to be.

The Last Post is set in Aden, Yemen, and shines a light on army life in the 1960s, juxtaposing the glamour and sexual liberation of the decade with the extreme dangers of war.

Luke Pasqualino and Rupert Grint to star in Snatch on AMC

The ten part drama series is loosely based on the gritty 2000 film of the same name about a real life heist in London, which starred Brad Pitt and Vinnie Jones. 

Luke Pasqualino stars as sharp cockney Albert Hill, who is finding his feet in his family of criminals. He and a group of young hustlers are thrown into the world of organised crime after stumbling upon a truck full of stolen gold bullion. 

Rupert Grint plays Hill's partner-in-crime Charlie Cavendish, an intelligent and well-spoken gentleman who seems to bring chaos with him.  

Christopher Eccleston to star in new family drama Come Home

Award-winning screenwriter Danny Brocklehust explores the realities of family, parenthood and marriage in new BBC One family drama.

The three-part series, set and filmed in Northern Ireland, questions the implications of a mother walking out on her family and the personal and social complexities of her action, as well the investigating the mystery of why she came to the such an extreme decision.

UKTV announces new crime drama Frankie Drake Mysteries

Set in 1920s Toronto, the drama follows female-only private detective agency Drake Private Detectives which takes on cases the police do not want. 

Private Investigator Frankie Drake (Lauren Lee Smith - The L Word), alongside her associate Trudy (Chantel Riley - Race), takes on cases from gospel church choirs to the elite private parties in Toronto.

British actor Laurence Fox (Inspector Lewis) is set to star in the series as Drake’s confidante, Greg Miller.