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TV Times 23-Feb-2019

Published by Time Inc. (UK) Ltd TV Times delivers unique and exclusive access to the UK's favourite TV personalities and shows. The magazine goes behind the scenes to bring you great features, exclusive photos, soap news and story updates. Includes a guide to the week's top films and seven days of easy-to-read TV listings plus two pages of TV highlights per day. ENGLAND edition.

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my tv times week

Editor-in-chief COLIN TOUGH on the shows he’ll be watching COMEDY Warren MONDAY / BBC1 NEW Martin Clunes really impressed me in ITV’s crime drama Manhunt and I’m also enjoying his current Islands of America travelogue. Now, it’s another change of gear for the popular star as he makes his return to sitcom to play a pedantic driving instructor. Martin tells us why being behind the wheel has been such a joy… see page 8 REAL LIFE Long Lost Family MONDAY / ITV NEW Hosts Nicky Campbell and Davina McCall warn us to stockpile the tissues for this new spinoff, Born Without Trace, as it’s so moving. We also talk to contributor Jamie Duffy, who was found as a baby in a bag and now hopes to trace his parents… see page 13 ENTERTAINMENT The Greatest Dancer SATURDAY / BBC1 FINAL It’s time…

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bergerac’s back!

We could soon be heading back to the beautiful island of Jersey as a remake of classic crime drama Bergerac is in the works. The much-loved show, which ran on BBC1 for nine series from 1981 to 1991, starred John Nettles as maverick detective sergeant Jim Bergerac, who later became a private investigator. The remake is set to appear on Paramount Network (available on Freeview) and executive producer Gub Neal, who has produced hit dramas such as The Fall and Prime Suspect, says it will be updated to deal with ‘contemporary stories’. We’ve been trying to bring back Bergerac for some time,’ says Gub, ‘and I’m glad that we have the next generation of such an iconic show in development.’ The coveted lead role is yet to be cast, so your ever-helpful TV Times…

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who could play bergerac?

AIDAN TURNER Having made one iconic role his own, and with Poldark ending this year, the timing would be perfect for Aidan… RICHARD MADDEN The star of the moment excelled as the leading man in smash-hit Bodyguard, a key skill to be Bergerac… ROBSON GREEN No stranger to solving TV crimes as Grantchester’s Geordie, could Robson be tempted by a change of scene? JASON HUGHES An ideal step up for John nettles’ sidekick in Midsomer Murders – plus he’d know where to go for advice! ROBERT JAMES-COLLIER From Corrie and Downton Abbey to his upcoming role in Ackley Bridge, versatility is a key strength… NIGEL HARMAN With a number of charismatic characters on his CV, including EastEnders’ Dennis Rickman, Nigel is a contender… SURANNE JONES Always someone who puts her own stamp on a role, if bosses were looking to break the mould,…

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3 big new sky dramas…

1 Britannia We love this shot of David Morrissey reprising his role as General Aulus for the second series of this epic historical drama, set in the first century AD. The new episodes begin two years on from Aulus’ invasion of Britannia and will explore how the Celts and druids are now faring living under roman rule. Meanwhile, it’s also been revealed that the series will see star Mackenzie crook, AKA Druid Veran, also playing his original character’s brother, Harka (inset). the duo are set to engage in an epic battle of wills that divides the druids… 2 Riviera Fans of this glossy drama, set in southern France, should expect more glitz, intrigue and betrayal when the series returns for a second outing this May, if this fabulous teaser photo is anything to go by. This…

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what’s next for…

SHERIDAN SMITH Multi-talented Sheridan reunites with writer Jeff pope (Cilla and The Moorside) for new BBC1 drama The Barking Murders. ALASTAIR CAMPBELL Tony Blair’s former spin doctor will speak about his battle with depression for a one-off BBC2 documentary, set to air later this year. LIZ BONNIN Science and nature presenter Liz will front BBC1 documentary Meat: A Threat to Planet Earth, a look at the environmental impact of meat consumption. JULIAN FELLOWES Downton Abbey creator Julian is to adapt his novel Belgravia, set in 1840s London, into a six-part series for ITV. casting is underway. JOANNA SCANLAN The Hold the Sunset star will appear in Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat’s BBC1 adaptation of Dracula. Danish actor Claes Bang will play the title role. MORE EXCLUSIVE PICS, VIDEOS AND NEWS STORIES AT facebook.com/tvtimesmagazine twitter.com/tvtimesmagazine instagram.com/tvtimesmagazine…

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murder, kidnap and me

SOAP Coronation Street MON, WED, FRI / ITV / TIMES VARY There’s tragedy brewing for Shona this week in Corrie when her imprisoned son, Clayton, goes on the run. As David threatens to kill Clayton – who murdered his wife, Kylie – Shona tries to reach out to the lad, only for it to backfire and him to take her hostage at knifepoint. Here, Julia Goulding, 33, who plays the troubled mum, tells TV Times about the drama to come… Will we see Shona torn once again between Clayton and David this week? Yes, and we’ll also see that survival mode of Shona’s – the fact that she’s a fighter and makes decisions that might not be the right ones but seem, at the time, like they’re the only ones to make. They’re decisions made with her…