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First up is the new trailer for the second season of BBC America’s Orphan Black, a sci-fi about a woman who discovers she is a clone. The second series, which stars Tatiana Maslany (World Without End), will also feature Patrick J. Adams (Suits) as a guest star alongside Michiel Huisman (Treme), Peter Outerbridge (Nikita) and Ari Millen (State of Syn). Though there’s no UK airdate for the new season, it has recently finished its run on BBC Three and so is likely to return sometime later in the year.

– BBC One announced that the hit drama, Last Tango in Halifax, would be returning for a third season after its recent second outing was a hit with both audiences and critics alike. Created by Sally Wainwright (Scott & Bailey), it tells the story of Alan (Derek Jacobi) and Celia (Anne Reid), two elderly widowers who rekindle their teenage relationship after their children reconnect them on Facebook. Speaking about the new season, Wainwright said, “What’s so great about writing for characters like Celia and Alan is that there is a wealth of back story to explore. Series three will be a whole new emotional ball game”.

– With its return this week, the BBC have released some further teaser images for Sherlock’s highly anticipated third season. As well as giving us a glimpse of both Sherlock (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Watson (Martin Freeman) back together again, there’s also a look at new characters Mary Morstan (Amanda Abbington) and villain Charles Augustus Magnussen (Lars Mikkelsen).

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Holmes and Watson

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Charles Augustus Magnussen

And finally, here’s the exciting first trailer for the BBC’s upcoming historical drama, The Musketeers. The ten episode series, based on Alexandre Dumas’ story, has been created by Adrian Hodges (Primeval) and follows D’Artangan (Luke Pasqualino) as he joins up with legendary swordsmen Athos (Tom Burke), Aramis (Santiago Cabrera) and Porthos (Howard Charles) in seventeenth century Paris. Take a look below:

 

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