First look pictures released of new salacious period drama Mary and George

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Julianne Moore (Still Alice) and Nicholas Galitzine (Purple Hearts) will play Mary and George, the mother and son who schemed, bribed, and seduced their way from penniless minor gentry to the heart of Britain’s ruling classes.

Mary acts as a puppet master to her handsome and charismatic son, as she marries and murders his way into the English Court. Once there, George works his way into King James VI’s bed, becoming his ‘favourite’ and one of the richest, most trusted, and powerful members of the 16th century royal court.

Julianne Moore to take lead role in new series Mary and George

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The eight-part series, created by DC Moore, will tell the true story of Mary Villiers, played by Julianne Moore, who coached her son, George, on how to seduce King James I and become his lover. 

Through scheming and deceiving those around them, the pair rose from lowly beginnings to become the richest, most titled and powerful mother and son England had ever seen.

Trailer released for second series of Sky drama Gangs of London

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Created by Gareth Evans and Matt Flannery, the drama's second series picks up one year after the death of Sean Wallace. The map and soul of the city have been redrawn after the violent reckonings of series one, with the surviving Wallaces scattered, the Dumanis broken and estranged, and Elliot now being forced to work for the investors.

Sky releases trailer for The Amazing Mr Blunden

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Starring Simon Callow, Mark Gatiss and Tasmin Greig, the special has been adapted from the novel The Ghosts by Antonia Barber and the 1972 film of the same name.

London teenagers Jamie (Jason Rennie) and Lucy Allen (Tsion Habte) are in for a Christmas adventure when they meet a mysterious old man called Mr Blunden (Simon Callow). 

Blunden offers the kids’ mum an opportunity to become a caretaker of a ruined country house that is supposedly haunted. 

Sex and the City spin-off And Just Like That heading to Sky Comedy in December

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With the ground-breaking original series following four female friends in their thirties in New York, And Just Like That will re-join Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker), Miranda (Cynthia Nixon) and Charlotte (Kristin Davis) as they navigate the complicated reality of life and friendship in their fifties.

Sky announces the third series of Britannia

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Britannia takes place in a world of mythic Celtic tribes, psychedelic druids and horrifying Romans. 

Series three sees Cait (Elanor Worthington-Cox) go through a transformative journey as the 'Chosen One', tasked with a decision that will bond her to the future of her war-torn people and their desecrated land. 

Aulus (David Morrissey) is under pressure from his wife (Sophie Okonedo) who has become a dark new force in his life and Amena (Annabel Scholey) finds herself caught between the pair in a lethal ménage à trois. 

Here's how to watch the Friends reunion in the UK and Ireland

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The reunion will see Friends stars Jennifer Aniston, Matt LeBlanc, Courteney Cox, Matt LeBlanc, Lisa Kudrow and David Schwimmer return for a one-off special broadcast looking back at the iconic comedy series.

Hosted by James Corden, the cast will head back to Stage 42, the original soundstage in Warner Bros. Studio lot in Burbank, to share anecdotes, play trivia games and take a trip down memory lane.

Celebrity super fans will make some guest appearances too, including David Beckham, Justin Bieber, BTS, Lady Gaga and Reece Witherspoon.