BBC One have released the first full trailer for the new season of Doctor Who and announced a premiere date for Saturday 23rd August. The new trailer gives us a small glimpse of Peter Capaldi (The Thick of It) in the Tardis as the newest incarnation of the Doctor, along with Jenna-Louise Coleman returning as his companion, Clara.
ITV have also released a trailer for their upcoming historical drama The Great Fire, set during the great fire of London. The four part series has been written by Tom Bradby (Shadow Dancer), Chris Hurford (Doc Martin) and Tom Butterworth (Doc Martin) and tells the story of the lead up and consequences of the fire which ravaged the city in 1666. It stars Andrew Buchan (Broadchurch), Rose Leslie (Game of Thrones) and Jack Huston (Boardwalk Empire).
The second season of Cinemax’s drama, Banshee, will premiere on our screens on Sky Atlantic from 10pm on Monday 7th July. The second season finds ex-con Lucas (Anthony Starr) being interrogated by FBI Special Agent Jim Racine (Zeljko Ivankek) following last season’s shoot out.
BBC One have also set a date for Jimmy McGovern’s (Accused) new one part drama Common, which will air at 9pm on Sunday 6th July. Starring Nico Mirallegro (My Mad Fat Diary), Daniel Mays (Mrs Biggs), Susan Lynch (Monroe) and Jodhi May (Ice Cream Girls), it tells the story of four young men who flee from the scene of a fatal stabbing and the ensuing prosecution case against them.
Showtime have released a trailer for the second season of Masters of Sex. The second season of the 1960s set show will see Dr William Masters (Michael Sheen) and his assistant, Dr Virginia Johnson (Lizzy Caplan) struggling to continue their affair whilst also dealing with the fallout from taking their study public. The new season will air on Channel 4 sometime this autumn.