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BBC releases first-look images of Joe Cole-led real time thriller Nightsleeper

Joe Cole as Joe Roag looks out of a train carriage while on the phone, looking stressed

Over six episodes, the show follows two people trying to foil the hacking of an overnight train from Glasgow to London in real time. The pair have never met, and will need to overcome mutual distrust to work together, not least because one of them is trapped on the train.

Stars from Bridgerton, Bodyguard and Showtrial in first look images for The Red King

The six-part series stars Anjli Mohindra (Bodyguard) as Grace Narayan, a once successful police sergeant who has been forced into a “punishment post” on an obscure and sequestered island. When Narayan begins investigating the unsolved case of a missing teenager, what at first glance appears as a gritty police thriller, drifts into folk horror upon the unearthing of a bygone cult called True Way. Narayan comes to realise the cult, and its dedication to pagan god the ‘Red King’, are not as confined to the island’s past as it first appears.

Joe Cole and Alexandra Roach to lead new BBC thriller Nightsleeper

Headshots of Alexandra Roach and Joe Cole

The real time drama takes place on the Heart of Britain service, a train running from Glasgow to London. A government agency closely monitors and desperately attempts to intervene on the sleeper train’s rapidly accelerating events. Two strangers (Roach and Cole), one on the train and one not, are forced to work together to ensure the diverse group of passengers aren’t journeying towards their final ever destination.

Mystery-thriller After the Flood starring Sophie Rundle commissioned by ITV

When a man is found dead in an underground car park after a horrific flood, police suspect he simply drowned. PC Joanna Marshall, played by Sophie Rundle (Peaky Blinders), leads an investigation seeking to determine if more sinister foul play was at hand.

The show examines the effects of the flood on the town’s community, uncovering secrets, damaging reputations, and threatening some resident’s fortunes.

Sky and Peacock partner for thrilling new original drama based on The Day of the Jackal

Originally a novel by Frederick Forsyth, the TV series will be inspired by the novel and 1973 film adaptation.

The original drama will stay true to the novel and film, but further explore the tricky anti-hero at the heart of the story. 

The drama follows a professional assassin who is given a contract by a French dissident paramilitary organisation to kill the French president. 

A high stakes cat and mouse game will see the characters travel around the world in a geo-political landscape that represents our turbulent times. 

BBC announces thriller The Following Events Are Based On A Pack Of Lies

Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Alistair Petrie and Rebekah Staton (Credit: BBC)

The unconventional five-part thriller comes from writers Penelope Skinner and Ginny Skinner, with Robbie McKillop and Nicole Charles directing. 

The series follows the complicated relationship between two very different women and the conman that binds them together in a dark, funny thriller filled with half-truths and staggering lies. 

Cheryl (Marianne Jean-Baptiste) is a famous fantasy fiction author, who now lives alone with her poodle Goblin after a recent bereavement.

Keeley Hawes to lead new BBC One drama Crossfire

When sunbathing on her hotel room balcony, Jo (Hawes) hears gunshots ring out across the complex. The gunmen, hellbent on revenge, instantly turn her dream holiday with family and friends into a waking nightmare.

As the hotel staff and clientele are forced to make rash life-or-death decisions, the consequences will last long after the final shots are fired.

Filming begins for BBC thriller The Control Room

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The three-part thriller led by Iain De Caestecker (Roadkill) and Joanna Vanderham (Dancing On The Edge) is set in Glasgow and follows Gabe (Iain De Caestecker), an ordinary man who works for the Scottish Ambulance Service as an emergency call handler. 

Gabe’s life is completely turned upside down when he receives a call from a woman who seems to know him and is in a desperate life-and-death situation. 

Desperate to work out who she is, Gabe makes a drastic decision that has devastating consequences.