Martin Compston To Guest Star In Victoria Series Two

As filming continues for the eight-part second series and two-hour Christmas special of Victoria, ITV has announced that Martin Compston (Line Of Duty) will guest star as Dr. Robert Traill, a key campaigner in the petition to raise awareness of the potato famine in Ireland during the 1840s. Series two picks

BBC Reveals Casting Details For Troy: Fall Of A City

BBC One has revealed that David Farr’s (The Night Manager) eight-part epic tale of mortals and gods, Troy: Fall Of A City, will star David Threlfall and Frances O’Connor. Troy: Fall Of A City goes back to the story’s origins: to the judgement of Paris, his scandalous love affair with Helen,

Gentleman Jack To Open The Secret Diaries Of Anne Lister

BBC One and HBO have commissioned new eight-part drama Gentleman Jack, written by Sally Wainwright (Happy Valley), based on the remarkable diaries of 19th century landowner Anne Lister. Set in 1832, Anne returns after years of exotic travel and social climbing to transform the fate of her faded ancestral home, Shibden

Diana Rigg Joins Victoria As Season Two Begins Filming

As filming begins on the eight-part second season of Victoria, it has been confirmed that Dame Diana Rigg (Game Of Thrones) will join the cast as the Duchess of Bucchleuch, the young Queen’s new Mistress of the Robes who is renowned for speaking her mind. The story continues six weeks

Kit Harington In Explosive New Gunpowder Thriller

BBC One has announced explosive new three part thriller Gunpowder, written by Ronan Bennett (Top Boy), about the real driving force behind the Gunpowder Plot of 1605, starring Kit Harington and Mark Gatiss. Robert Catesby (Kit Harington) was a 30-year old Warwickshire gentleman and committed Catholic, at a time when Catholics