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11/03/2020

ITV Commissions Professor T

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ITV has commissioned six-part smart crime drama Professor T starring Ben Miller and Frances de la Tour from newly formed production company, Eagle Eye Drama, launched by the same team behind global drama brand Walter Presents.

Professor T is the company's first original drama commission.

Based on the hit Belgian series of the same name, Professor T is set against the stunning backdrop of one of the world’s most prestigious educational institutions, Cambridge University.

Ben Miller (Johnny English, Death in Paradise) plays the genius OCD criminologist, Professor Jasper Tempest, alongside Tony award-winning actress Frances de la Tour (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, The History Boys) as his colourful but overbearing mother, Adelaide. Emerging star Emma Naomi who is currently appearing on the London stage in Blithe Spirit, takes up the role of Detective Inspector Lisa Donckers with rising star Barney White cast as her police sidekick Dan Winters.

The series will be directed by leading Belgian director, Indra Siera, and will be filmed in Belgium and Cambridge during the summer of 2020. Eagle Eye Drama aims to create another household name to add to ITV's roster of renowned detectives and returnable crime series.
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