- WEEKLY TV PICKS
Thursday, 26 July 2012
BBC2 Original British Drama – autumn 2012
The BBC have released a minute-long tease for the autumn, focusing on BBC2's successful "Original British Drama" strand. The Hour returns for series 2 of the 1950s newsroom drama, where it seems news anchor Hector (Dominic West) is embroiled in a scandal, but the rest are all new offerings. There's Parade's End, an adaptation of the Ford Madox Ford novels, starring Sherlock's Benedict Cumberbatch; Toby Jones plays Alfred Hitchcock in The Girl, with Sienna Miller as the famous director's obsession Tippi Hedren; The X Files' Gillian Anderson stars in psychological thriller The Fall as a detective trying to catch a serial killer operating in Belfast; Stephen Poliakoff's Dancing on the Edge about a 1930s black jazz band, starring Chiwetel Ejiofor and Matthew Goode (Watchmen); and, perhaps most excitingly, Mad Men's Elisabeth Moss stars in Jane Campion's seven-part detective drama Top of the Lake, about the search for a missing pregnant 12-year-old in New Zealand.
There are no confirmed premiere dates for these shows yet, but expect them to start arriving from late-August.