Welsh comedian Griff Rhys Jones will star in the drama, alongside Angela Griffin (Waterloo Road), Matt Di Angelo (Hustle), Kimberly Nixon (Fresh Meat), Con O’Neill (Happy Valley) and Joel Fry (
Churchill’s Secret - ITV
This one of TV film stars Harry Potter actor Michael Gambon as Winston Churchill. In 1953 Winston Churchill has the first of several strokes which was kept secret from the world. Told from the perspective of his young nurse, Churchill fights to recover, all the while holding tight to the reins of the nation, refusing to relinquish his Prime Ministership.
The 20-part series is due to launch over Christmas and is written by former EastEnders writer and Hustle creator Tony Jordan.
The show features some of Charles Dickens’ most popular characters living and interacting on one street. Jacob Marley, Scrooge’s business partner from A Christmas Carol, has been murdered and Inspector Bucket (Stephen Rea, The Honourable Woman) is sent to investigate.