British Drama Trailer, ‘Train Robbery, ‘Sherlock’, ‘Ripper Street’ More Coming To BBC One

Patricia Didelot - Author

Sep. 1 2013, Updated 8:36 a.m. ET

A new trailer with a preview of some of the most anticipated new and old British dramas has surfaced and it promises an action packed fall for viewers. The Great Train Robbery, Sherlock, Ripper Street, The Musketeers, and more get a teaser in the clip. Who’s excited?

Where to begin? Let’s start with what is new this season, because there are some amazing things coming to BBC very soon.

First, The Great Train Robbery which marks Luke Evans’ (Fast And Furious 6, The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug) first major appearance on a television series. The Welsh actor has become one of the most sought leading men in the last few years and is currently filming Dracula in the titular role.

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The two part series is about Bruce Reynolds, which is played by Evans, who was the mastermind behind the biggest heist in England’s history in 1963.

“It’s a wonderful script about a fascinating man…The two films and the stunning cast across them both promises to be a great drama for BBC One and a unique telling of the Great Train Robbery story.” said Polly Hill, head of Independent Drama at BBC.

If that wasn’t enough to get you excited, another British drama this coming fall will see The Musketeers, a re-telling of the famous four swordsmen, Athos, Porthos, Armais, and young D’Artagnan and their adventures while trying to protect the King of France during the 17th century.

The foursome will be played by Tom Burke, Antonio Cabrera, Howard Charles, and Luca Pasqualino.

Quirke, with Gabriel Byrne, also makes its debut this year, in a 90-minute, three episode series about a chief pathologist in the Dublin city morgue investigates sudden death victims in the 1950s.

The Escape Artist with David Tennant is a 180-minute, three part series as well and focuses on Will Burton, a talented and spirited junior banister.

What Remains with David Threlfall and Denise Gough about a couple that moves into an apartment to find the body of a girl that had been missing for two years and By Any Means round up the newcomers to BBC.

As to who is returning, a couple of the most successful British dramas are coming back to BBC in 2013-2014.

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Sherlock is gearing towards the emotional return of Benedcit Cumberbatch and his reunion with partner Watson (Martin Freeman) after Sherlock fakes his own death by falling from a high rise.

There is great expectation as to what the explanation of his survival will be and how all around him will react to his re-surfacing.

Last but not least Matthew Macfadyen, Jerome Flynn, and Adam Rothenberg return to television screens in the continuation of Ripper Street,the investigation of gruesome murders in the wake of Jack the Ripper’s reign of terror.

The second season of the show, which captivated audience’s attention in 2012 will focus on Detective Reid’s tasks at the turn of the 19th century.

As you can see there is plenty of British drama to tie you up this year and hopefully the teaser trailer will leave you wanting more of these new and old series.


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