Michelle Keegan

Michelle Keegan to return as Ten Pound Pom in second series of hit BBC period drama

Michelle Keegan holds a child's shoulders in 50s period clothing

Nicknamed Ten Pound Poms after the £10 processing fees, the first series saw them leave post-War Britain in search of a better job and quality of life, but soon learn of a much harsher reality.

The second series will re-join the Poms a year on in 1957, with Keegan's (Fool Me Once) nurse Kate Thorne and the Roberts family (led by Marsay, Game of Thrones, and Brown, Luther) still seeking the sun-soaked Australian dream they were promised.

Michelle Keegan, Faye Marsay and Warren Brown to go down under in new drama from the creator of Brassic

Set in 1956, Ten Pound Poms will star Michelle Keegan (Brassic), Faye Marsay (Game of Thrones) and Warren Brown (The Responder) as a group of Brits escaping dreary post-War Britain to pastures new in Australia.

For just ten pounds, they have been promised a better house, better job prospects and a better quality of life by the sea in the sunny down under. But when they arrive, they soon realise that they have been sold a dream.

Guest judges announced for RuPaul’s Drag Race UK Versus The World

(L-R) Jonathan Bailey, Jade Thirlwall, Clara Amfo, Melanie C, Michelle Keegan and Daisy May Cooper (credit: BBC)

The series will see nine renowned queens from across the world compete in an international Drag Race extravaganza for the ultimate title of becoming a global Drag Race superstar.

The celebrities joining the main judging panel of Michelle Visage, Alan Carr and Graham Norton will be Little Mix’s Jade Thirwall, Spice Girl Melanie C, award-winning actress Michelle Keegan (Our Girl), This Country star and comedian Daisy May Cooper, Bridgerton’s Jonathan Bailey, and BBC Radio 1 and BBC Three presenter Clara Amfo.

BBC One’s Who Do You Think You Are? returns for 15th series

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This year’s line-up of history hungry stars includes British actress and newly minted star of The Crown Olivia Colman (Broadchurch), pop icon Boy George, comedian Lee Mack, former JLS member Marvin Humes and Our Girl actor Michelle Keegan.

Olivia Colman will journey from Norfolk to India, embarking on the discovery of a diverse heritage and Lee Mack’s investigation uncovers that comedy runs in the family.

Series 3 of BBC One's Our Girl begins filming

Unlike the first and second, series three will be spilt up into 12 episodes and divided into three missions, with the first being shown later this year.

Keegan plays army medic Corporal Georgie Lane, who has previously completed a number of tours in Afghanistan. The start of series three sees her on a relief mission in Nepal following an earthquake, which has had hazardous and unpredictable consequences for the community.

Celebrity contestants announced for Crystal Maze return

The Crystal Maze

The celebrated adventure game show has been absent from television screens for 21 years and is returning in October for a one-off celebrity special.

The Office co-creator Stephen Merchant will replace Richard O'Brien in hosting the show, and will guide the team of contestants through the Aztec, Medieval, Futuristic and Industrial zones before sending them into the show’s iconic Crystal Dome.