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Kelly Macdonald to join BBC's Line Of Duty for series six

Kelly Macdonald (Credit: BBC)

Davidson is the senior investigating officer of an unsolved murder, but her unconventional methods raises suspicion at AC-12.

Macdonald is best known for her roles in Trainspotting, No Country for Old Men and has recently starred in The Victim and Giri/Haji.

Filming for series six begins next year and Macdonald will join Martin Compston, Vicky McClure and Adrian Dunbar, who have all been confirmed to return.

James Nesbitt to star in new BBC One crime thriller Bloodlands

James Nesbitt (Credit: BBC)

Nesbitt plays a Northern Irish police detective, Tom Brannick, who is dragged into a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse when a car containing a suicide note is pulled out of Strangford Lough.

Brannick connects the note to an infamous cold case that is deeply personal and puts him on the hunt for a legendary assassin.  

Nesbitt commented: “It’s great to be back making a drama in and about Northern Ireland, which now has a film and television industry as good as any in the world.

CCTV Director Mark Doman on reconstructing a world of surveillance

Rachel Carey (Holliday Grainger) in The Capture (Credit: BBC/NBCUniversal)

With previous credits as a “computer visual artist” and “surveillance artist” in the likes of Spooks and espionage film Criminal, CCTV director Mark Doman has helped to carve out this recent role in the television landscape.

A CCTV director is responsible for replicating the style of surveillance footage and will shoot high-quality footage from long distances using a combination of GoPros, small cameras, zoom lenses and underwater cameras, which is then compressed to lower resolutions to produce a surveillance aesthetic. 

BBC commissions new psychological crime thriller Dublin Murders

Killian Scott and Sarah Greene star in Dublin Murders (Credit: BBC)

Dublin Murders follows troubled detectives Rob Reilly (Killian Scott) and Cassie Maddocks (Sarah Greene) as they struggle to uncover the truth behind two disturbing murders in Ireland. 

When the body of a thirteen-year-old girl is discovered on an altar in the woods, the mysterious circumstances echo that of a case twenty-one years earlier, where three boys, also aged thirteen, entered the same woods and only one returned. 

The thriller grapples with insanity and rationality, where the secrets of the detectives’ dark past re-emerge to disrupt the present.

BBC One announces cast for Agatha Christie adapation The Pale Horse

The Pale Horse cast (Credit: BBC)

The two-part thriller follows Mark Easterbrook (Rufus Sewell) as he investigates a mysterious list of names discovered in a dead woman’s shoe.

Easterbrook’s search for answers leads him to the unusual village of Much Deeping and The Pale Horse, the home to a group of suspected witches.

Rumours have circulated the town that the witches are responsible for the disappearances of wealthy relatives using dark magic yet Easterbrook remains adamant that there are rational explanations to solve these mysteries.

ITV announces new thriller from creator of Luther

Neil Cross (Credit: ITV)

Because the Night follows Nathan, a happily married man who’s well-meaning demeanour hides a terrible secret that if revealed will ruin his new life.

After spending a decade covering up his past, Nathan encounters Bob, an old face from his past, who comes to Nathan’s doorstep with shocking news that will risk exposing the skeletons in his closet.

“It’s one of my favourite stories: a tale of psychological suspense, of guilt and ghosts and murder,” said Cross.

“Our job is to make viewers want to sleep with the lights on.”

BBC One reveals first glimpse of The Capture

DI Rachel Carey (Holliday Grainger ) and Shaun Emery (Callum Turner) in The Capture (Credit: BBC/Heyday Films/Guy Farrow/Matt Burlem)

The Capture follows Shaun Emery (Turner), a soldier who returns to his family from Afghanistan after being acquitted of a murder charge.

The former soldier must continue to fight for his freedom when CCTV footage links Emery to an incident during a night out in London.

DI Rachel Carey (Grainger) sets out to uncover the truth but soon discovers the extraordinary abilities of the intelligence services, leading her to doubt if she can believe what she sees.

Netflix announces adaptation of The Stranger

Richard Armitage as John Porter in Strike Back (Credit: Sky)

The eight part thriller follows Adam Price (Richard Armitage), a happily married man who is shocked to discover that his wife Corinne has kept a dark secret.

Adam does his best to hide the devastating secret but ends up tangled in a wider conspiracy which could put lives in danger.

The Stranger was one of my most challenging novels — and definitely the most twisted,” said Harlan Coben, who will be an executive producer on the series.

“When I wrote it, I never imagined that I’d be part of a ‘Dream Team’ of extraordinary talent bringing it to life.”

Comic thriller from Sky digs beneath the streets of London

Deep beneath the hustle and bustle on London’s Temple tube station, is hidden a dark secret: an illegal clinic set up in the abandoned network of underground tunnels.

Daniel (Strong) is a surgeon whose own trauma has led him to establish the clinic, making medicine available to any who need it. Assisted by grumbling Lee (Mays) and Anna (van Houten), the trio treat a variety of increasingly dangerous and desperate patients, testing Daniel’s morality to the limits.

Watch the trailer for BBC Two's new thriller Black Earth Rising

RTS award-winner Michaela Coel (Chewing Gum) stars as Kate Ashby, a legal investigator who was rescued as a child during the Rwandan genocide and adopted by British international criminal law prosecutor Eve (Harriet Walter - The Crown).

The eight-part series will follow Kate as she is thrown into the middle of a case prosecuting an African militia leader that Eve takes on at the International Criminal Court.