BBC One orders four new dramas
BBC One has ordered four new dramas including a topical conspiracy thriller about surveillance from Heyday Television and NBCUniversal.
The Capture will follow the unjust arrest of an innocent man and the subsequent escalation into a multi-layered conspiracy of manipulated evidence.
Writer-director Ben Chanan has penned the drama to be delivered as a 6 x 60.
The executive producers are Chanan, David Heyman and Rosie Alison for Heyday, Tom Coan for NBCUniversal and Ben Irving for BBC One.
Another timely subject is examined in The Forge’s Dark Money from Levi David Addai, writer of Damilola, Our Loved Boy. The four-part series follows an ordinary London family that accepts a substantial payoff from a renowned filmmaker to keep silent about the abuse of their youngest son.
George Faber and Mark Pybus executive produce for The Forge alongside Lucy Richer for the BBC and Addai.
Elizabeth is Missing comes from STV Productions and is based on the novel by Emma Healey. Andrea Gibb has adapted the work as a single, feature-length drama that will be executive produced by Sarah Brown and Andrea Gibb for STV, and Elizabeth Kilgarriff and Gaynor Holmes for the BBC.
It follows Maud who, while battling dementia, sets about finding her missing friend, evoking childhood memories of another disappearance.
The fourth commission is Gold Digger, written and created by Marnie Dickens. Produced by Mainstreet Pictures, the 6 x 60 drama tells the story of wealthy 60-year-old Julia as she falls in love with Benjamin, a man 25 years her junior.
Mainstreet’s Laura Mackie and Sally Haynes executive produce alongside Dickens and the BBC’s Elizabeth Kilgarriff.
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