British TV drama for autumn 2018: water-cooler moments are back
It has been a record-setting autumn for British television. The 10.4 million viewers that the first episode of BBC’s critically acclaimed drama Bodyguard attracted made it the biggest new drama on UK television for a decade. But it is hardly the only show that is able to draw a crowd.
There are the big autumn reality shows – The Great British Bake Off and Strictly Come Dancing – as well as the totally engrossing docu-drama The Mighty Redcar. A trio of media-based dramas have all emerged at the same time: Mike Bartlett’s send-up of the newspaper world, Press; Danny Boyle’s Getty family saga,... read more
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