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Meet the 10 new stars of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK

10 new queens will enter the Werkroom and go through one of the toughest competitions/ bootcamps of their lives. Alongside singing, dancing and acting, the queens must be able to sew, create veritable works of art on their faces, impersonate a variety of celebrities, insult their fellow queens and lip sync as if their lives depend on it.

Vigil series two takes to the skies as new cast enlisted

Gary Lewis and Suranne Jones as DSU Robertson and DCI Amy Silva in series one of Vigil

Whereas the first series saw the duo investigate the death of a crew member on board a Royal Navy submarine, the second six-parter will see them take on the British air force.

Following a number of unexplained fatalities at a Scottish military facility, DCI Silva and DI Longacre set out to reveal the cause. But standing in their way are the hostile and closed ranks of the air force.

The Gentleman Jack effect

Gentleman Jack cast

Halifax is the Lourdes for lesbians,” said producer-director and former Chair of RTS Yorkshire Fiona Thompson at “Celebrating Gentleman Jack: Changing lives”.

Not a sentence many would have anticipated hearing, but this is only one of the consequences of the so-called “Gentleman Jack effect”.

Anne Lister, Sally Wainwright’s eponymous Gentleman Jack, born in 1791, was a Halifax industrialist, landowner, diarist and self-assured lesbian, and hero of possibly the most important TV drama of recent times.

Gentleman Jack star Suranne Jones creates new ITV drama Maryland

Maryland tells the story of two estranged sisters who, when tragedy strikes, rediscover their love and respect for one another.

Jones will also star as one of the sisters, Becca, who, like her sister Rosaline (Eve Best), has forged ahead with her own family life and career.

The sisters have grown distant through time and circumstance but the discovery of a body of an older woman on Laxey Beach in the Isle of Man upends their lives and brings them back together.

New documentary Gentleman Jack Changed My Life coming to BBC One

The drama follows Anne Lister, dubbed “the first modern lesbian” for having the courage to love and live openly with Ann Walker in the 19th century.

Since first airing in 2019, the series has inspired many to embark on their own journeys of self-discovery, reassessing their sexuality and coming out to themselves, their children, parents and grandparents.

Emma Loach, BBC Commissioning Editor, says: “It has been so exciting to hear the positive impact that the story of Anne Lister has had on so many people around the world.

BBC sets air date and releases trailer for Gentleman Jack series two

There are also new images of Suranne Jones, Sophie Rundle and Lydia Leonard as characters Anne Lister, Ann Walker and Mariana Lawton.

Set in 1834, the series will return to Yorkshire where the newly wedded Lister and Walker are making a home together at Shibden Hall.

The two aim to combine their estate in the hope of becoming a power couple, but Lister’s entrepreneurship frightens the locals as much as her unconventional love life. And as Halifax is on the brink of revolution, her high profile endangers them both.

First-look images released for Gentleman Jack series two

Suranne Jones as Anne Lister (credit: BBC/Lookout Point/HBO/Aimee Spinks)

The new series will see Suranne Jones return to her role as Anne Lister, with Sophie Rundle reprising her role as Anne Lister’s now wife, Ann Walker. Based on the real-life diaries of Anne Lister, some of which were written in code, Gentleman Jack’s second series will follow the couple as they set up their home together at Shibden Hall as wife and wife, in Yorkshire 1834.

BBC One releases first look at new thriller Vigil

The six-part series stars Suranne Jones (Gentleman Jack), Rose Leslie (Downtown Abbey), Shaun Evans (Endeavour), Martin Compston (Line of Duty) and Paterson Joseph (Peep Show).

Jones and Leslie star as DCI Amy Silva and DS Kirsten Longacre, who lead an investigation into the mysterious disappearance of a Scottish fishing trawler and a death on-board the HMS Vigil submarine.