Hugh Laurie

TV Picks: 12th October - 19th October

Who Do You Think You Are?

Monday 12th October

BBC One, 9pm


Jodie Whittaker (credit: BBC)

The genealogy documentary series returns, with Jodie Whittaker (Doctor Who) tracing her Yorkshire family tree in this opening episode.

Comfort Classic: Blackadder

It is hard to think of another great BBC sitcom blessed by such a strong pedigree as that of Blackadder. Running over four series, spanning 1983 to 1989 – plus the occasional special – the creators and stars of this comic masterpiece read like a roll call of late-20th-century British screen talent.

First image released of Hugh Laurie in upcoming BBC One drama Roadkill

Hugh Laurie as Peter Laurence in Roadkill (credit: BBC)

Created by playwright Sir David Hare, Roadkill follows the charming and assertive politician Peter Laurence (Hugh Laurie), whose public and private life comes under strain when enemies threaten to upend him.

As personal secrets spiral out of control, Peter, untroubled by shame or remorse, remains determined to further his own political agenda and avoid complete catastrophe.

Despite Peter’s best efforts, however, events reveal just how hard it is to leave the past behind, for both an individual and a country.

BBC announces adaptation of Le Carré's The Little Drummer Girl

The series is a collaboration between BBC One, AMC and The Ink Factory, who previously worked together on 2016's award-winning spy drama, The Night Manager.

​​Set amidst rising tensions in the Middle East during the 1970s, the show will star Florence Pugh as a young brilliant actress named Charlie, who is preparing for her ultimate role.