BBC reveals first look at War Of The Worlds, Line of Duty, Peaky Blinders and more

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BBC One has revealed a first look at its drama slate for 2019.

A one minute trailer gives a glimpse at the brand new and returning shows set to air over the next twelve months.

The channel teased alongside the clip: "BBC Drama is set to bring audiences even more top British drama in 2019, and is the place to find your next drama obsession…"

2019 kicks off with Idris Elba making his long-awaited return in the award-winning Luther, currently airing nightly on BBC One at 9PM.

Call The Midwife and Silent Witness also return this January, while the Beeb's Les Miserable adaption airs at 9PM on Sundays.

Looking ahead to the rest of the year, new drama Baptiste from the writers of The Missing will star Tchéky Karyo and Tom Hollander, while Suranne Jones will play Anne Lister in Gentleman Jack, the remarkable Regency landowner who sets her sights on marrying Ann Walker, played by Sophie Rundle.

Returning series include the hotly anticipated Line of Duty with Stephen Graham as the new guest lead while Peaky Blinders makes its debut on BBC One. There will also be the new series of Poldark and series two of Killing Eve.

Dublin Murders will introduce Killian Scott and Sarah Greene as detectives Rob Reilly and Cassie Maddox, the characters drawn from Tana French’s bestselling Dublin Murder Squad novels, and Emma Thompson leads a dynamic cast for new drama Years & Years, a unique and ambitious drama charting one family surviving the future.

Richard Gere will star alongside Helen McCrory and Billy Howle in political and psychological thriller, MotherFatherSon. As much a family saga as it is savage, it is an unflinching study of power, and how even the mightiest of empires can be in peril when a family turns on each other.

Babou Ceesay and Jill Halfpenny lead the cast of Dark Mon£y, a new topical drama which sees an ordinary London family decide to accept a substantial pay-off from a renowned filmmaker to keep silent about the abuse of their youngest son.

Julia Ormond and Ben Barnes star in distinctive emotional thriller Gold Digger, telling the story of a wealthy 60-year old woman falling in love with a man 26 years her junior, and Holby City celebrates its 20th anniversary.

Piers Wenger, Controller of BBC Drama, said: “We have been working hard to bring you more standout unmissable drama in 2019. Across our BBC channels and BBC iPlayer we have something for everyone.

"Whether you choose to watch television drama to escape from the real world, learn about a part of history, explore contemporary social issues, or watch your favourite novel being adapted for screen – we have a range of new and returning programmes coming that you do not want to miss.”

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