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BBC to become ‘more British’ with latest round of drama commissions including 3D Doctor Who episode


By John Glenday, Reporter

February 12, 2013 | 1 min read

The BBC’s controller of drama, Ben Stephenson, has said that the broadcaster will become ‘more British than ever’ after unveiling the broadcasters latest drama commissions.

Centrepiece of this output will be a special 3d edition of Dr Who to celebrate the shows 50th anniversary with other highlights including a return of Call the Midwife and a 13 part Saturday night drama called Atlantis.

The action-adventure series has been penned by merlin creator Howard Overman and is set to begin this autumn and will commence shooting in Wales and Morocco this April.

Also in the pipeline is Death Comes to Pemberley, an adaptation of the PD James novel set six years after Pride and Prejudice ends.

BBC4 meanwhile will air a one-off drama starring Dominic West and Helena Bonham Carter in Burton and Taylor.

Commenting on the output Stephenson said: "It is about applying the Danny Boyle vision to our work - a bold, adventurous, authorial approach that exports because of its Britishness not despite it."


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