Skip to main content

BBC One Unveils Fall Schedule, Including "Doctor Who: The Waters of Mars" and New Season Of "Gavin & Stacey"

BBC One announced their fall line up of programs today, which includes the third (and likely final season) of the award-winning comedy series Gavin & Stacey and the latest Doctor Who special starring David Tennant (entitled "The Waters of Mars").

Also on tap for UK viewers this autumn: a slew of other programming that includes a new adaptation of Jane Austen's Emma, starring Romola Garai (Atonement), Jonny Lee Miller (Endgame, Melinda And Melinda), Michael Gambon (Harry Potter, Cranford), Tamsin Greig (Black Books, Green Wing), Robert Bathurst (Cold Feet), and Jodhi May (Einstein And Eddington, The Amazing Mrs Pritchard); the return of Peter Moffat's BAFTA-award winning thriller Criminal Justice, starring Maxine Peake, Matthew Macfadyen, Denis Lawson, Steven Mackintosh, Eddie Marsan, and Sophia Okonedo.

Also announced: family drama Framed starring Waking the Dead's Trevor Eve and Torchwood's Eve Myles; period legal drama Garrow's Law; fashion drama Material Girl, starring Being Human's Leonora Crichlow, Doctor Who's Dervla Kirwan, and Love Soup's Michael Landes; five-episode sci-fi series Paradox; and an adaptation of Andrea Levy's romantic novel Small Island from Paula Milne.

Below you'll find the official descriptions of both Doctor Who: The Waters of Mars and Gavin & Stacey's third season as well as a one-minute clip from Doctor Who: The Waters of Mars, which is expected to air in the UK in November.

Doctor Who – The Waters Of Mars

David Tennant returns as The Doctor in The Waters Of Mars, the second of four Doctor Who specials being screened on BBC One this year. He is joined by his cleverest and most strong-minded companion yet, Adelaide, played by acclaimed British actress Lindsay Duncan.

Adelaide is head of the Mars Base and doesn't take kindly to an uninvited appearance by The Doctor. Peter O'Brien, star of Neighbours, Flying Doctors and Casualty, also guest stars as Ed, Adelaide's second in command.

The Waters Of Mars is written by Russell T Davies and Phil Ford and is directed by Graeme Harper.

Gavin & Stacey

With four British Comedy Awards, two Baftas and a South Bank award to its name, Gavin & Stacey returns for a new series on BBC One.

As Gavin starts his new job, the move to Barry Island means big changes for the whole family. Pam and Mick have to adjust to an empty nest while Gwen's got a full house again. Stacey is in her element, but will this finally be the solution to the couple's long-distance problem? And how will Gavin take to living in Wales?

Smithy questions their friendship along with his own role as father – and with Dave Coaches on the scene and now engaged to Nessa, will Smithy find himself pushed out of the frame? How will life in a caravan work out for Nessa and her soon-to-be husband Dave?

Written by James Corden and Ruth Jones, Gavin & Stacey stars Mathew Horne, Joanna Page, Ruth Jones and James Corden, with Alison Steadman, Rob Brydon, Larry Lamb and Melanie Walters. Guest stars include Julia Davis, Adrian Scarborough, Steffan Rhodri and Sheridan Smith.


Hadley said…
Excited about Gavin and Stacey and Doctor Who but I really think they should bring more excellent British comedy (Peep Show!) back to the channel.
Bad Wolf said…
I'm so glad to see Gavin and Stacey coming back. I'm also very excited about Doctor Who as well. Keep up the good work BBC America!
steve paris said…
I thought the convention was to list the most current credits after an actor's name!
It should read "Jonny Lee Miller (Eli Stone)"
cultquotes said…
I was a late comer to Gavin & Stacey via the Christmas Special. But can't wait for season 3. Will it reveal what happened on the camping with Uncle Bryn and Jason

Popular posts from this blog

Katie Lee Packs Her Knives: Breaking News from Bravo's "Top Chef"

The android has left the building. Or the test kitchen, anyway. Top Chef 's robotic host Katie Lee Joel, the veritable "Uptown Girl" herself (pictured at left), will NOT be sticking around for a second course of Bravo's hit culinary competition. According to a well-placed insider, Joel will "not be returning" to the show. No reason for her departure was cited. Unfortunately, the perfect replacement for Joel, Top Chef judge and professional chef Tom Colicchio, will not be taking over as the reality series' host (damn!). Instead, the show's producers are currently scouring to find a replacement for Joel. Top Chef 's second season was announced by Bravo last month, but no return date has been set for the series' ten-episode sophomore season. Stay tuned as this story develops. UPDATE (6/27): Bravo has now confirmed the above story .

BuzzFeed: Meet The TV Successor To "Serial"

HBO's stranger-than-fiction true crime documentary The Jinx   — about real estate heir Robert Durst — brings the chills and thrills missing since Serial   wrapped up its first season. Serial   obsessives: HBO's latest documentary series is exactly what you've been waiting for.   The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst , like Sarah Koenig's beloved podcast, sifts through old documents, finds new leads from fresh interviews, and seeks to determine just what happened on a fateful day in which the most foul murder was committed. And, also like  Serial  before it,  The Jinx may also hold no ultimate answer to innocence or guilt. But that seems almost beside the point; such investigations often remain murky and unclear, and guilt is not so easy a thing to be judged. Instead, this upcoming six-part tantalizing murder mystery, from director Andrew Jarecki ( Capturing the Friedmans ), is a gripping true crime story that unfolds with all of the speed of a page-turner; it

BuzzFeed: "The Good Wife Is The Best Show On Television Right Now"

The CBS legal drama, now in its sixth season, continually shakes up its narrative foundations and proves itself fearless in the process. Spoilers ahead, if you’re not up to date on the show. At BuzzFeed, you can read my latest feature, " The Good Wife Is The Best Show On Television Right Now," in which I praise CBS' The Good Wife and, well, hail it as the best show currently on television. (Yes, you read that right.) There is no need to be delicate here: If you’re not watching The Good Wife, you are missing out on the best show on television. I won’t qualify that statement in the least — I’m not talking about the best show currently airing on broadcast television or outside of cable or on premium or however you want to sandbox this remarkable show. No, the legal drama is the best thing currently airing on any channel on television. That The Good Wife is this perfect in its sixth season is reason to truly celebrate. Few shows embrace complexity and risk-taking in t