BBC Orders New Drama From ‘Sherlock’ Creator, Further Commissions

Variety | 8/22/2019 | Tim Dams
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The BBC has unveiled three new drama commissions for flagship channel BBC One from leading writers, including a new four-part drama from “Sherlock” co-creator Steven Moffat. New dramas from Sarah Solemani and Gwyneth Hughes were also announced by BBC director of content Charlotte Moore at the Edinburgh TV Festival.

The broadcaster also announced a new comedy and two factual pieces, including one on mental health featuring Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge.

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“Sherlock” and “Doctor Who” showrunner Moffat’s latest drama “Inside Man” is a crime thriller produced by Hartswood Films about how a U.S. death row prisoner and a woman trapped in a cellar under an English vicarage cross paths in the most unexpected way. The four-part serial will go into production in late 2020.

Solemani (“Barry,” “Aphrodite Fry”) will adapt Jo Bloom’s novel “Ridley Road” for a four-part drama. The drama, produced by Red Production, focuses on the rise of fascism in Sixties London and one young woman’s fight against it.

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Gwyneth Hughes, whose credits include ITV and Amazon Studios recent adaptation of “Vanity Fair,” is behind “When It Happens To You”, which explores the issues around abortion in Northern Ireland and the families affected by it. It is produced by Studio Lambert, which made the BBC’s BAFTA-winning drama “Three Girls.”

“Bumps” is a comedy pilot written by Lucy Montgomery and Rhys Thomas, and produced by Kudos. Billed as a cross generational comedy, it stars Amanda Redman as an energetic sixty-three-year-old divorcee...
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