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Des – ITV

The Sun has the big news that Daniel Mays is set to star with David Tennant and Jason Watkins in ITV’s new drama “Des”.

Danny will portray Detective Chief Inspector Peter Jay the police officer who investigated the Muswell Hill crime scene. David Tennant will portray Dennis Nilsen, a former soldier and policeman, murdered at least a dozen boys and young men in his North ­London homes between 1978 and 1983. Jason Watkins will portray Brian Masters who wrote the biography on Nilsen.

ITV Press Release:

ITV’s head of drama, Polly Hill, said: “This starts with ­Nilsen’s arrest and is looking at him through the eyes of the police officer trying to identify those he killed and deliver ­justice. David Tennant is going to be brilliant as Nilsen and, with Daniel and Jason, this has an incredible cast.”

Written by Luke Neal, the three-part drama is based on material from Brian’s book Killing For Company, which features conversations with the twisted loner, known as “Des”.

Filming begins very soon with an expected transmission date sometime in 2020.

Radio Times

Deadline

Variety

Check back for updates on this exciting new project!

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Daniel Mays – ITV Lorraine Interview – 10 July 2015

Courtesy of ITV

Courtesy of ITV

Daniel Mays was back in the interview chair with ITV’s Lorraine this morning.  Danny discussed The Red Lion, the upcoming Dad’s Army film, and Line of Duty series 3.

Danny’s interview clip from the show is now available at the Lorraine website.

Thanks to Lorraine and all at ITV for the always warm welcome!

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The Great Fire: Episode Four

ITV’s The Great Fire concludes on Thursday 6 November at 9PM.

Episode four

 Thomas guiltily reveals that Sarah’s husband Will is not dead as she suspected. He is in fact alive having deserted to the colonies, leaving his family alone and penniless. Sarah’s shock turns to anger at Thomas. And it’s with a shadow hanging over them that they return to Moorfields…

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The Great Fire: Episode Three

Itv’s The Great Fire continues on Thursday, 30 October with episode three:

Episode three
Thomas returns to the city in search of Sarah to see the fire spreading with alarming speed across the capital. In Whitehall the King’s angry to learn his orders to create fire-breaks have been ignored by his advisors…

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The Great Fire – Behind the Scenes Videos

ITV has posted a series of behind the scenes videos from The Great Fire filming.

The Diaries of Samuel Pepys features Daniel Mays discussing his portrayal of Pepys.

The Special Effects used during the Great Fire that were used to subsequently burn down the set!

Tune in tomorrow evening at 9PM to ITV to watch episode one of this epic miniseries event!