BBC Original Drama Preview – highly anticipated drama coming this year

SherlockNewTHIS AUTUMN we look forward to some highly anticipated drama from both returning and new launches that are sure to bring a variety of entertainment to our screens.

The premier of the “Original British Drama 2013” trailer features snippets from the upcoming programmes. One of the most exciting returns is Sherlock season three. The usual small snippets of information have been released which have been devoured by fans, notably the three words release by the creators of the show, Stephen Moffat and Mark Gatiss: “rat, wedding, bow”. Make of that what you will.

The Musketeers, which will feature the newly announced 13th Doctor Peter Capaldi which is sure to spike extra interest in what looks to be an exciting new drama. Based in a 17th century Paris, The Musketeers is a contemporary take on the classic story. Further on this theme, the 10th Doctor, David Tennant makes his appearance as talented barrister Will Burton in The Escape Artist, a three part drama series where Burton’s decision to defend an infamous murder suspect comes back to haunt him.

Also to look out for, is the new two part mini-series The Great Train Robbery which will dramatise the 1963 event, with part one (A Robber’s Tale) focusing on the perpetrators starring Welsh actor Luke Evans. Part two (A Copper’s Tale) focuses on the pursuers, starring Jim Broadbent as the lead detective.

Quirke is another mini-series that we will soon meet, starring Gabriel Byrne who plays Dublin City’s chief pathologist and each episode revolves around the investigation of the deaths of those that end up on the mortuary slab.

Ripper Street is also set to return for a second series consisting of eight episodes, the series is set to move into the 1890s as the Whitechapel police continue to bring law to the lawless.

This looks to be a great line up to keep us hooked on drama this fall. With the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special to look forward to as well, fans of the genre should be pleased. I know I am.