Happy Valley's Siobhan Finneran joins the cast of Cold Feet

Finneran plays Cheshire housewife Nikki Kirkbright, who develops a close bond with David Marsden (Robert Bathhurst) through his job in personal finance.

Despite her luxurious lifestyle, there is more than meets the eye as it becomes apparent that Nikki's husband George (Robert Glenister) is not the man he seems. 

When secrets are revealed, will David be able to help Nikki escape, or will he get tangled up in the situation?

In conversation with Peter Kosminsky

Peter Kosminsky’s eagerly awaited new drama series The State premiers in August on Channel 4. The show, by the award winning creator of BBC’s Wolf Hall, follows four young Britons who decide to join ISIS in Raqqa, Syria. A fictionalised story based on extensive research, it explores a journey which for some, ends in despair and for others in an ever greater commitment to the Caliphate.

Soaps are powerful in changing people's perceptions say Corrie's Daniel Brocklebank

Coronation Street's Daniel Brocklebank (Credit: Richard Kendal)

But, argued the actors, writers and producers on the panel at an RTS event in mid-July – “LGBTQ in soap: job done?” ­– the fight against prejudice is not yet won.

“Soaps are incredibly powerful in terms of being able to get a message out and in changing people’s perceptions,” said Daniel Brocklebank, who plays gay vicar Billy Mayhew in Coronation Street.

Filming begins on new Kay Mellor drama Girlfriends

Phyllis Logan (Downton Abbey), Miranda Richardson (Mapp & Lucia) and Zoë Wanamaker (Mr SelfridgeMy Family) will star as childhood friends Linda, Sue and Gail who find themselves thrown back into each others lives after the sudden death of Linda's husband Micky.

Phyllis Logan, who plays Linda, said of the new role, "I’m thrilled to be part of Girlfriends, written by the wonderful Kay Mellor and to be working not only with her but the stellar cast that has been assembled.

Jodie Whittaker and cast of Trust discuss new BBC One thriller

Trust  is made by Nicola Shindler’s Red Production Company and stars Jodie Whittaker as a nurse, who, out of desperation, steals the identity of her friend, a former hospital doctor, and starts afresh, working in Edinburgh. But she lives with the constant threat of being discovered, not only by her colleagues but by someone else hot on her trail.

ITV commissions Vanity Fair adaptation

Olivia Cooke will star as heroine Becky Sharpe in Vanity Fair (Credit: ITV)

Vanity Fair tells the story of Becky Sharpe, a young woman attempting to claw her way out of poverty and scale the heights of English Society.

Set against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars, Becky climbs all the way to the court of King George IV, via the Battle of Waterloo, breaking hearts and losing fortunes as she goes.

Olivia Cooke (Bates Motel) will play Thackeray’s heroine Becky Sharpe.

First look at Game of Thrones season 7

While audiences eagerly wait for the upcoming season, Sky Atlantic has released a new trailer to give an idea of what's to come.

Winter has arrived and Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) has set sail for the Seven Kingdoms, with Jon Snow (Kit Harington) being named King of the North.

Deceptive Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) has seized the Iron Throne for herself and the Night King has gathered his undead forces for the ultimate war.