Russell Tovey

Second series of Rose Matafeo’s Starstruck heads to BBC Three next month

Nikesh Patel and Rose Matafeo (credit: BBC)

Co-written by Matafeo, Alice Snedden and Nic Sampson, the six-part series will return to the story of Jessie (Matafeo), a job-juggling East London millennial who finds herself in a complicated romantic entanglement with the famous film star Tom (Nikesh Patel, Four Weddings And A Funeral).

First look image released for new ITV drama The Sister

Amrita Acharia, Russell Tovey, Bertie Carvel and Simone Ashley (Credit: ITV)

The four-part series, written by Neil Cross, tells the harrowing story of a man trying to escape his past.

Nathan (Russell Tovey), tries to do the right thing but he lacks direction and is carrying a long-buried secret that he is desperate to keep hidden.

Having started a new life as a devoted married man, Nathan’s world is turned upside down when a ghost from his past, Bob (Bertie Carvel, Doctor Foster), turns up on his doorstep.

The creators behind Flesh and Blood on the making of their hit drama

If screenwriter Sarah Williams has proven anything to herself about the art of television storytelling by creating ITV’s high profile Flesh and Blood, it’s the truth of the well-worn phrase: it’s not where you start, it’s where you finish.

Four years ago, Williams began with a plan to write a character-based, family series focused on a group of troubled siblings. She came up with the concept following a conversation with Silverprint Pictures’ creative director, Kate Bartlett.

RTS North West celebrate on and off-screen talent at 2019 awards

The crew and cast of Years and Years (Credit: Andrew F Photography)

The BBC One series, made by the Red Production Company, bagged three awards at the ceremony, which was held at the Hilton Deansgate in Manchester. Years and Years was named Best Drama, while the acting gongs went to Rory Kinnear and Jessica Hynes.

Granada Reports also picked up three awards on the night. The ITV News programme won the Best Regional News Programme award for its investigation into the North West’s high suicide rate and the prize for Best Digital Content. Sports correspondent Chris Hall was named Best Regional News Journalist.

Filming begins on new ITV drama by Luther creator Neil Cross

Russell Tovey (Credit: BBC)

The four-part limited series is led by Russell Tovey (Years and Years) who plays Nathan, a well-meaning but directionless man struggling to escape his past.

Nathan’s devoted married life becomes deeply unsettled when he receives shocking news from Bob, an unwelcome figure from his past, played by Bertie Carvel (Doctor Foster).

This news causes a terrible, buried secret to resurface, triggering a series of disastrous events as Nathan struggles for redemption.