Celebrating 400 years of Shakespeare, this adaptation by Russell T Davies (Doctor Who) is packed with fun, invention and spectacle. Brought to life by an award-winning cast of established stars and exciting newcomers, this is A Midsummer Night’s Dream for everyone.
Series 3Thursdays at 8.30pm from August 11
In war-torn France, a sinister new battle awaits the Musketeers. The swashbuckling hit series returns for a thrilling third series as the intrepid foursome face their greatest challenge yet.
Heroes on the battlefield, the Musketeers return from the Spanish front to a Paris seething with resentment.
The A Word
Sundays at 8.30pm from September 4
The A Word is a six-part drama series about a messy, extended family with a child newly diagnosed with autism. At the heart of the family are Alison and Paul Hughes, a couple in their mid-30s building a life in the Lake District for themselves and their two children: teenage daughter Rebecca and five year-old son Joe — a beautiful, dreamy boy who’s never knowingly without his headphones.
Martin Clunes: Man to Manta
Thursdays at 9.30pm on August 25
For over ten years BAFTA award-winning Martin Clunes has escaped from the world of acting by SCUBA diving under the sea in the Maldives. A qualified diver he has, like most divers, become addicted to the silent parallel universe he finds there; with its absurdly vivid colours, and its strangely alien inhabitants. But one resident of these warm, blue waters has so far eluded him – the reef manta; one of evolution’s true masterpieces and yet still a creature we know virtually nothing about.
Steve Backshall’s Extreme Mountain Challenge
Tuesdays at 8.30pm from August 23
Adventurer and wildlife expert Steve Backshall leads a group of top climbers and cavers into the heart of Venezuela’s remote Canaima National Park. Steve and the team attempt to explore the region’s iconic tepuis – vast flat-topped, sheer-sided mountains that rise directly out of the jungle.
Series 2Weekdays at 12.00pm from August 8
Let’s Play inspires preschoolers to explore the magic of play through dressing up, role play and pretending to be… well just about anybody. Step through the Magic Curtain and be transformed into rocking rock stars to clumsy clowns, intrepid jungle explorers and high-flying helicopter pilots. The new series of Let’s Play takes presenters Sid Sloane and Rebecca Keatley off on an exciting adventure into an animated world as they take on the role of a colourful character.
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