Christopher Eccleston to star in BBC crime drama
Former Doctor Who actor Christopher Eccleston is to star in new BBC drama Accused from the writer Jimmy McGovern.
Former Doctor Who actor Christopher Eccleston is to star in new BBC drama Accused from the writer Jimmy McGovern. The actor will appear in one of the six episodes from the critically acclaimed writer of Moving On, The Street and Cracker – which Eccleston appeared in. The actor, who played Time Lord the Doctor for one season of Doctor Who in 2005, will appear in the episode Willy’s Story. It’s also been reported that Mackenzie Crook will appear in an episode of Accused, The Soldier Story which is currently being filmed in Manchester.
Accused will follow the lives of six characters accused of crimes and will challenge the audience as to whether each one is guilty or innocent. Eccleston, in Willy’s Story, will play a lapsed Catholic plumber who commits adultery. The series is being written by McGovern with the creative team behind The Street – which ended after three seasons last year because of cutbacks at ITV. Although it was broadcaster on the BBC the series was produced for the corporation by ITV Studios at studios in Manchester.