Trailer for BBC 2’s Upcoming Drama Season
Info below on the productions has been copied from elsewhere and sometimes patched together from various sites. It should be said that all of these look quite promising.
The Girl (feature-length TV movie)
Biopic that looks at the relationship between director Alfred Hitchcock (Toby Jones) and star Tippi Hedren (Sienna Miller) during the production of The Birds.
Parade’s End (5 parts)
BBC/HBO coproduction adapting a series of 4 novels originally published in the 1920s (later collected into one volume post-WWII), the story focusing on the life of an officer, Christopher Tietjens (Benedict Cumberbatch), in World War I on the Western Front. Also stars Rupert Everett, Miranda Richardson, Anne-Marie Duff, Roger Allam, Janet McTeer, Freddie Fox, Jack Huston and Steven Robertson.
The Fall (5 parts)
Serial killer thriller, starring Gillian Anderson as the detective superintendent in charge of the investigation and Jamie Dornan as the serial killer loose in Belfast.
Dancing on the Edge (5 parts)
Series set in early 1930s London following the rise and demise of a black jazz band (the Louis Lester band) during times of extraordinary change. Stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Wunmi Mosaku, Angel Coulby, and John Goodman.
The Hour: Series 2 (6 parts)
Series sees the team still striving to broadcast the stories they believe in as they grapple with the looming spectre of the Cold War and changing social mores. Series will see the return of Bel (Romola Garai), Hector (Dominic West) and Freddie (Ben Whishaw) alongside beloved Lix (Anna Chancellor), scheming McCain (Julian Rhind-Tutt) and newly assertive Marnie Madden (Oona Chaplin).
Top of the Lake (6 parts)
Series set in NZ mountains, about the disappearance of a pregnant 12-year old girl seen standing in a frozen lake. Stars Elisabeth Moss (Peggy from Mad Men) as investigating detective Robin Griffin. Directed (and co-written) by Jane Campion.