Thursday, July 16, 2009

Dramas on BBC1 in 2010

From Broadcastnow:

Silence, is a 4 x 60-minute coming of age drama from Company Pictures, which was penned by Fiona Seres. The plot focuses on an 18-year-old deaf girl who unwittingly witnesses a murder and becomes the key witness.

There is a new detective on the beat from a writer on Spooks and The Fixer. Luther (working title), will show detective John Luther struggling with his personal demons while attempting to track down a killer each week. In a twist on the traditional format, the killer’s identity will be known to the audience. The 6 x 60-minute series has been written by Neil Cross and will be produced by BBC Drama Productions.

Sherlock Holmes will return to the screen in a new 3 x 90-minute series, created by Stephen Moffat and Mark Gattis and made by Hartswood Films.

A 5 x 60-minute series called The Deep, set in the Arctic. Written by Simon Donald, it focusses on the crew in an oceanographers submarine far below the ice who become trapped with no power, limited oxygen and no communication after catastrophe strikes. But it soon becomes apparent they are not alone.

NB. Neil Cross, author of Burial is behind Luther.

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