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Vicky McClure to lead new ITV thriller Without Sin

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Written by newcomer Frances Poletti, the series will see McClure play Stella Tomlinson, a woman who finds her 14-year-old daughter dead at their family home, with the hooded figure of Charles Stone (Johnny Harris, The Salisbury Poisonings) standing over her, covered in blood.

Set in Nottingham, the hometown of McClure and Poletti, Without Sin follows Stella grappling with grief three years after the death of her daughter. Still struggling to come to terms with her loss daily, Stella’s paralysing bereavement has created deep divisions in her life.

BBC One announces cast for Windrush scandal drama

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Based on a first-hand account of the Windrush scandal in 2016, the drama follows Anthony Bryan (Robinson) who is classed as an illegal immigrant despite living in the UK for over 50 years.

After deciding to visit his mother in Jamaica, Bryan is shocked to discover that there are no records of him at the Passport Office, requiring him to prove his citizenship to the Immigration Office.

Bryan is later forced to leave his job without the ability to claim benefits and is forcibly removed from his home when he is detained as an illegal immigrant.

BBC One announces Windrush scandal drama

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Set in 2016, Sitting in Limbo chronicles Anthony Bryan’s struggle to be recognised as a British Citizen, after he discovers there is no paperwork to support this, despite having lived in the UK since he was eight years old.

Bryan has to leave his job, and finds himself being forcibly removed from his home and detained as an illegal immigrant.

The life-shattering story has been dramatised by Anthony Bryan’s brother, Stephen S. Thompson.

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.