Drama

Sherlock: Series Four

BBC One’s much praised, multi-award-winning drama Sherlock, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, returns for an eagerly awaited fourth series of three, 90-minute films – The Six Thatchers, The Lying Detective and The Final Problem.

 

Sherlock: Special

“Dr John Watson, meet Mr Sherlock Holmes.”

We’ve been here before – but what if this wasn’t the modern day but the late Victorian period? What if the world’s most famous consulting detective and his best friend lived in a Baker Street of steam trains, hansom cabs, top hats and frock-coats? Welcome to Sherlock in 1895!

Some things, though, remain reassuringly the same. Friendship, adventure and especially MURDER…

Why is Thomas Ricoletti a little surprised to see his wife dressed in her old wedding gown? Because, just a few hours before, she took her own life… Mrs Ricoletti’s ghost now appears to be prowling the streets with an unshakeable thirst for revenge. From fog-shrouded Limehouse to the bowels of a ruined church, Holmes, Watson, and their friends must use all their cunning to combat an enemy seemingly from beyond the grave, and the final, shocking truth about… The Abominable Bride!

Lady Chatterley’s Lover

Lady Constance Chatterley (Holliday Grainger) enjoys a happy marriage to the dashing aristocrat Sir Clifford Chatterley (James Norton), until he is severely wounded serving in the First World War. Confined to a wheelchair and impotent, Clifford becomes more distant, and Constance finds comfort in the company of the estate’s brooding, lonely gamekeeper Oliver Mellors (Richard Madden).

In the England of the 1920s, the social divide between the upper class and their servants was unbreakable: an affair between a lady and a working man would scandalise society and ostracise them both. Lady Chatterley must choose between propriety and love, while Mellors risks his safety, as they both strive to evade the growing suspicions of her jealous and vengeful husband.

Edge of Heaven

Welcome to the Edge of Heaven! This comedy drama series charts the lives of the Taylor-Chatterjees at Margate’s finest (and indeed only) 80s themed B&B – run by Wham! loving Judy (Camille Coduri), husband and breakfast enthusiast Tandeep (Nitin Kundra), and her two grown-up kids, sofa salesman Alfie (Blake Harrison) and his de-mobbed soldier sister Ann-Marie (Laura Checkley).

Alfie is a man with his life and future all planned out for him, until his fiancée Carly (Justine Cain) leaves him at the altar. Carly’s best friend is Michelle (Louisa Lytton), a sweet girl who’s always had a soft spot for Alfie. Nanny Mo is Alfie’s smart as a tack grandmother (Marcia Warren), who lives with his two gay Uncles, both called Gary (Adrian Scarborough and Robert Evans). Written and created by Robert Evans, Edge of Heaven is guaranteed to brighten up your TV screen.

Sherlock: Series Three

Two years after the devastating events of The Reichenbach Fall, Dr John Watson has got on with his life. New horizons and romance beckon in the shape of the beautiful and smart Mary Morstan. But Sherlock Holmes is about to rise from the grave. And even though it’s what his best friend wanted more than anything, for John Watson it might well be a case of ‘be careful what you wish for!’

In three brand new adventures, Sherlock and John face baffling mystery beneath the streets of London; a wedding that’s not quite what it seems – and the arrival of the repellent and terrifying blackmailer Charles Augustus Magnussen. Who is the mysterious disappearing man? How can a Royal Guardsman bleed to death in a locked room? And what is the secret that threatens to blow apart everything the reunited friends hold dear?

Sherlock is back, but will things ever be the same again?

The Guilty

2008 – a glorious May bank holiday weekend. A four-year-old boy goes missing after a neighbourhood barbecue. Believed to have been abducted, a nationwide search and media frenzy ensue, but the boy is never found.

Present day – the wettest spring on record. Workmen digging up a burst water main uncover a body under the communal garden. Little Callum Reid – buried just yards from his own front door. This dual-timeline drama moves between the days before and after Callum’s disappearance, and the same bank holiday weekend five years later when his body is discovered.

Sherlock: Series Two

Hartswood Films’ multi-award winning Sherlock, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, returns to the BBC for an eagerly awaited second series of three 90 minute films: A Scandal In Belgravia, The Hounds Of Baskerville and The Reichenbach Fall. The first episode aired on BBC One on New Years Day 2012.

Find out more on the BBC’s Sherlock page.

Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman as John Watson

Sherlock: Series One

John Watson, army doctor, invalided home from Afghanistan, alone and friendless. Sherlock Holmes, the most brilliant intellect of his generation, alone and friendless. London 2010 – the best and longest friendship in all of fiction is about to begin anew. The most famous detective, the most baffling mysteries, the most thrilling adventures and the deadliest foes, are coming in out of the fog. Sherlock Holmes was always a modern man – it was the world that got old. Now he’s back as he should be – edgy, contemporary, difficult, dangerous. Inspector Lestrade is the best Scotland Yard has got, but he knows he’s not as good as a strange young man called Sherlock.

Jekyll - Gina Bellman as Claire Jackman, James Nesbitt as Tom Jackman and Michelle Ryan as Katherine Reimer

Jekyll

Dr Jackman’s life is in tatters. Recently, he’s been playing host to an uninvited guest – a dangerous alter-ego. Desperate to protect his wife and children from his dark side, Jackman is forced to leave his old life behind and strike a diabolical deal with his own devil. Part-conspiracy thriller, part-comic horror, Steven Moffat’s modern take on the Robert Louis Stevenson classic brings the ultimate tale of inner conflict to unforgettable new heights. James Nesbitt stars with an outstanding cast in this hit series for BBC One.

After Thomas

After Thomas

Kyle Graham is scared, not of monsters under the bed like an average six-year-old, but of just about everything. His mother Nicola knows he wants to stay alone and secure in his autistic world but she fears for his future. Her husband Rod is equally devoted but Nicola´s fierce determination to break into Kyle´s world puts intolerable strain on their marriage. That is until they meet Thomas, a golden retriever puppy, who unlocks a personality they never knew their son had. What follows is a fascinating and moving tale of two parents at breaking point who find hope they never dared to dream of. Gritty and real, funny and heart-warming, After Thomas is an uplifting and moving true story, starring Keeley Hawes (Ashes to Ashes, Spooks) and Ben Miles (Coupling, Prime Suspect).

Wonderful You

A sexy, modern drama series about a group of North London friends coping with life at 30, in a very original and compelling will-they-won’t-they love story. Wonderful You was the first drama to be screened by ITV when they moved The News at Ten. Marshall is 30, good-looking, successful, drives a Porsche and lives with Clare, his equally attractive girlfriend. Even worse, he’s a pretty good bloke. So how is Henry, the Crouch End undiscovered songwriter with soul – plus a part-time job and a push-bike – going to steal Clare away? And can Henry’s best friend Heather overcome the feeling that she’s one step away from spinsterhood? Or Marco and Gina choose between their own happiness and that of their small son?

A Woman's Guide To Adultery

A Woman’s Guide To Adultery

Rose disapproves of adultery. Her three closest friends are all entangled with married men and she can see that it is always the women who suffer most. Rose would never hurt another woman for the sake of a man. But when she meets Paul, the sexual attraction is too strong to resist and suddenly Rose finds that she has become a mistress with a guilty conscience. Sex in the afternoons, secret meetings in quiet bars, waiting by the phone, wishing his wife would let him go; Rose has succumbed to adultery.

Border Café

Written by Tim Firth (Calendar Girls, Preston Front), this original and riveting comedy drama series is set in a fictional town on the borders of England and Wales. It’s home to a cross-section of amazing, colourful characters who under normal circumstances, would never have met. But they all start to frequent the new café on the town’s outskirts and become embroiled in the lives of the people who run it – Charlotte, David, Ronnie and Kidder. As the café starts to have its effect, the whole notion of whose life depends on whose starts to shift. The star begins to decline, the copycat flowers…

Codename: Kyril

Codename: Kyril

There is a top level traitor in Moscow Centre and Stanov, Chairman of the KGB, secretly lays a bait to flush him out. One of his officers – codename ‘Kyril’ – stages a convincing defection and rumours circulate in both Moscow and London that the ‘defector’ carries with him the spy’s identity. But Kyril, with his misplaced loyalty, is being hunted by the KGB and British Secret Intelligence on his hazardous journey to London and does not realise that he is on a certain suicide mission. This spectacular, star-studded, action-packed thriller was filmed on location in Bristol, London, Amsterdam and Oslo.

The English Wife

A compelling story of love and deadly deception set in the French countryside, The English Wife was an unusual commission for ITV, and the first single film in a showcase of innovative new drama called ‘The ITV Drama Premieres.’ Zoë Wanamaker plays Madame Griveau who, with her wealthy French husband, dabbles in the murky criminal underworld in a desperate effort to maintain their lavish lifestyle. Elena, an innocent English au pair, becomes unwittingly entangled in their deceit when they employ her to look after their lonely seven-year-old autistic son.