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22/03/2018

BBC One Announce Four New Drama Commissions

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Four new fictional dramas for BBC One have been announced by Piers Wenger, Controller of BBC Drama and Charlotte Moore, Director of BBC Content.

From a family's struggle with the impact of an age gap romance to a father's decision to accept hush money for a terrible crime against his son, a timely conspiracy thriller exploring the extraordinary surveillance capabilities of the intelligence services and an adaption of a best-selling mystery novel dealing with a woman's struggle with dementia, they tell a wide range of engaging stories in keeping with BBC One and BBC drama's commitment to producing original, diverse and exceptional British drama.

Piers Wenger, said: "I'm delighted to announce four new drama commissions for BBC One with a real emphasis on compelling, contemporary subject matter from writers with a strong diversity of voice. From Marnie Dickens' explosive new family drama Gold Digger to Levi David Addai's timely and provocative morality tale Dark Mon£y, to Ben Chanan's electric conspiracy thriller The Capture and Andrea Gibbs' part-detective story Elizabeth is Missing, each of these four dramas demonstrate a commitment to telling stories about life in Britain now. We are honoured to be working with such fresh and original voices to bring them to life."

Charlotte Moore, added: "Marnie Dickens, Levi David Addai, Andrea Gibb and Ben Chanan are among the UK's most exciting writing talent whose originality and flair will bring a bold new flavour to BBC One through their four different contemporary British stories. These new shows will stir emotions and get the nation talking because BBC One drama is at its best when it takes on subjects with heart that resonate with modern Britain."

Casting for the four dramas will be announced in the coming months.

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