EXILE, TAKEN and SOUTH RIDING New Dramas Ordered By BBC One

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BBC One has ordered three new dramas EXILE, TAKEN and SOUTH RIDING to air on the BBC One 9pm slot.

Exile is the first commission from AbbottVision and Red Production Company, executive produced by Paul Abbott and Nicola Shindler. From the imagination of writer Danny Brocklehurst, this 3×60′ drama is a tale of prodigal redemption, but also becomes an investigative crime story. The two investigations dovetail – the intimate story of a son returning to dissect the history of his family, and the digging into a mind blowing scandal two decades old, whose effects still live on.

Taken is a new single 90-minute film from the writer of Five Daughters, Stephen Butchard, and directed by one of the best film makers of his generation, Justin Chadwick, produced by RSJ Productions. About the important subject matter of human trafficking in Britain today, where children are brought here for a better life but end up working illegally outside the system, it’s a story of modern child slavery that demonstrates the broadening scope of singles on BBC One.

Andrew Davies’s new three-part adaptation of lost classic South Riding, by Winifred Holtby, is a rich and panoramic portrait of a Yorkshire community in the Thirties. It carries surprising and refreshing echoes of our own time and a slice of England not seen before on screen, starring Anna Maxwell Martin, David Morrissey, Penelope Wilton and Douglas Henshall, and made by BBC Drama Production North.