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

Agent Carter Leads Adaptation Of Howards End

BBC One and Starz have announced a four-part co-production of E.M. Forster's Howards End, adapted by Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by the Sea), with Hayley Atwell (Agent Carter) and Matthew Macfadyen (Ripper Street) confirmed to star. Howards End explores the changing landscape of social and class divisions in turn of the century