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Jessica Hobbs’s TV Diary

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Last day of the sound mix for The Regime, starring Kate Winslet as the tyrannical leader of a fictional European country. Great fun to sit in a room full of talented people discussing how this made-up country should sound.

We spend a lot of time calculating the right levels for the off-screen, unseen war. A deluge of helicopters is silenced as we decide the rebel army can’t be that well-equipped.

Kate Winslet, Mia Threapleton and Dominic Savage discuss the making of I Am Ruth

If you’ve seen it, you’ll know. The impact of Dominic Savage’s anthology series I Am… depends on something beyond even its roster of acclaimed female leads – luminaries such as Samantha Morton, Letitia Wright and Leslie Manville. It’s also the way each self-­contained episode devastates with its all-too-­realistic vignette of the female experience told in a way that teases out the very best from these talented actors. It could be mental health, toxic relationships or middle-age invisibility. 

What's on TV This Week: 5th - 11th December

Kate Winslet and Mia Threapleton in I Am Ruth (credit: Joss Barratt/ Channel Four)

FBoy Island


BBC Three, 9pm

The dating reality show F Boy Island returns, as three women, Mia, Louise and Tamaris, attempt to uncover which of the 26 potential suitors are 'nice guys' looking for love, and which of them are 'FBoys' who are merely there to win a cash prize.

Channel 4 releases first look at Kate Winslet and Mia Threapleton in drama I Am Ruth

Kate Winslet and Mia Threapleton in I Am Ruth

Created by Dominic Savage, I Am Ruth is the feature-length instalment of the female-led drama anthology series I Am. The series has won praise for exploring the experiences of women in emotionally raw, thought-provoking and personal moments. 

The two-hour programme has been developed and co-authored by Kate Winslet alongside Savage and will take a look at the pervasive mental health crisis affecting young people.

Kate Winslet joins Channel 4 drama series I Am

The episode, from writer-director Dominic Savage, will be called I Am Ruth and star Kate Winslet as Ruth and Mia Threapleton as her daughter.

Each episode will be named after the lead character and will star leading female acting talent.

Each film has been created in partnership with the lead female actors and will allow them to semi-improvise dialogue.

The series will explore the experiences of women going through emotionally raw moments that trigger thought-provoking personal introspection.

Sky releases trailer for new drama Mare of Easttown starring Kate Winslet

Academy Award winner Kate Winslet stars as small-town detective Mare Sheehan, who is handed a local murder to solve while trying to hold her life together.

Julianne Nicholson also stars as Mare’s childhood best friend Lori Ross, and Evan Peters as Detective Colin Zabel, called in to assist Mare in her investigation.

Meanwhile Mare’s mother and daughter, played by Jean Smart and Angourie Rice, only serve to complicate her matters.

Who's taking part in series 16 of Who Do You Think You Are?

Daniel Radcliffe in his family home, aged 13, 2002 (Credit: BBC/Wall to Wall Media Ltd/Marcia Gresham)

Daniel Radcliffe

Daniel Radcliffe (Credit: BBC/Wall to Wall Media Ltd/Stephen Perry)

Actor Daniel Radcliffe made his screen debut in the BBC adaptation of David Copperfield before rocketing to fame as Harry Potter in the film franchise.

Kate Winslet and Daniel Radcliffe among new Who Do You Think You Are? line-up

Daniel Radcliffe (Credit: BBC/Wall to Wall Media Ltd/Stephen Perry)

Among the celebrities retracing their ancestors’ steps this season are Oscar winner Kate Winslet, Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe, music mogul Sharon Osbourne and Jack Whitehall who will be joined by his father Michael.

The father and son double-act will unravel their family’s link to the Newport Rising of 1839, while television personality Mark Wright will explore his Spanish and Jewish heritage with the discovery that his ancestor was tortured by the Spanish Inquisition.