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Michael Sheen to be grilled by neurodivergent reporters in new BBC special The Assembly

Michael Sheen looks into the camera, smiling, in front of a pale bluish grey background

The British version will see Michael Sheen (Good Omens) quizzed by roughly 35 interviewers who are autistic, neurodivergent or learning disabled.

If the original French show is anything to go by, the questions will be probing, funny and brutal. In The A Talks, no subject is off limits, but the results are often more touching than they are shocking.

BBC reveals first look at Michael Sheen, Callum Scott Howells and Steffan Rhodri in new political drama The Way

Across three parts, Graham has written an "emotional and darkly humorous" story that taps into the social and political chaos of today by imagining a civil uprising that ripples out from a small industrial town.

Following the uprising, a local family, the Driscolls, are forced to flee their home country and abandon the certainties of their old lives. But, the synopsis asks, "will they be overwhelmed by their memories of the past, or will they lay their ghosts to rest and take the risk of an unknown future?"

Trailer released for Jack Thorne’s new drama Best Interests

Bad Sister’s Sharon Horgan and Good Omen’s Michael Sheen star as a married couple going through an emotional legal battle.

The trailer shows Nicci (Horgan) and Andrew (Sheen) finding out that the condition of their daughter Marnie, who suffers with a rare neuro-muscular disorder, is rapidly declining.

When doctors tell the couple it is in Marnie’s best interests to cease all treatments, Nicci and Andrew enter a legal battle to go against the doctor’s wishes and fight for their daughter’s life.

Luke Evans and Callum Scott Howells cast in new BBC political drama The Way

The Wales-based producer Red Seam has just begun filming the three-part series in Port Talbot, Wales. Graham wrote the story, which follows an ordinary family, The Driscolls, caught up in a civil uprising that ripples out from their small, industrial hometown of Port Talbot.

BBC announces new Welsh civil uprising drama directed by Michael Sheen

Pictures of Michael Sheen and James Graham, creators of BBC drama The Way

Co-created by Michael Sheen (Good Omens), James Graham (Sherwood) and Adam Curtis (HyperNormalisation), the drama follows the journey of one ordinary Welsh family – the Driscolls – dealing with authentic, impossible choices in a turbulent civil landscape.

When a chain of events sparks unrest across the nation, the family are forced to flee the country, leaving behind the lives they have built. Director of BBC Drama Lindsay Salt said the show is “both deeply grounded in its authenticity yet packed with imaginative spirit”.

First look at Sharon Horgan and Michael Sheen in Jack Thorne’s drama Best Interests

Sharon Horgan and Michael Sheen (credit: BBC)

Written by the multi-RTS-Award winning writer Jack Thorne (Help), the four-part series sees Horgan and Sheen star as the married couple Nicci and Andrew. The pair have two daughters: Katie, played by Alison Oliver (Conversations With Friends), and Marnie, played by Niamh Moriarty (Jack Thorne’s A Christmas Carol).

Channel 4’s Vardy v Rooney: A Courtroom Drama unveils star studded cast

Two men dressed as lawyers in robes and a barrister's wig, stand with two women one of which is holding a phone

Based on the real-life high court battle in 2022, known as Wagatha Christie, the drama will tell the story of the libel case between Rebekah Vardy and Coleen Rooney. The case hit headlines around the world and ignited a debate around privacy.

Coleen Rooney will be played by Chanel Cresswell and Rebekah Vardy by Natalia Tena. 

They will be joined by Michael Sheen as Rooney’s barrister David Sherborne and Simon Coury as Vardy’s barrister Hugh Tomlinson, who has represented multiple high profile people including King Charles III.

Sharon Horgan and Michael Sheen to star in Jack Thorne’s new drama

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The four-part drama explores the heartbreak and pain of a family being torn apart from having to make a choice no parent would ever want to make.

Sharon Horgan and Michael Sheen play married couple Nicci and Andrew and together they have two daughters Katie (Alison Oliver) and Marnie (Niamh Moriarty).

However, Marnie is terminally ill with a life-threatening condition and the doctors believe the kindest thing to do would be to let her die.

Michael Sheen and Anna Lundberg to join Celebrity Gogglebox for Stand Up To Cancer

The episode will air as part of Channel 4 and Cancer Research UK’s Stand Up To Cancer programming.

Actor Michael Sheen and his partner Anna Lundberg are the first two famous faces confirmed to be taking to the sofa as they review the week’s big TV moments.

The programme will also visit the regular Gogglebox households including best friends Jenny and Lee, Blackpool siblings Pete and Sophie, South London partners Marcus and Mica and the Siddiqui family.

David Tennant and Michael Sheen to return for series two of Staged

David Tennant and Michael Sheen (Credit: BBC)

The new series will once again follow Tennant and Sheen as they settle into their ‘new normal’ and navigate living with their increasingly agitated family in a world that now involves Zoom, face masks and social distancing.

The pair will also need to try to manage their ever-increasing fragile egos and try to stay relevant in a Hollywood that has now gone virtual.

Georgia Tennant, Anna Lundberg and Lucy Eaton are set to return, and they will be joined by new addition Ben Schwartz, who will play Tennant and Sheen’s American agent.