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The Jury returns after nine years in retirement

ITV legal drama starring Julie Walters will follow the story of a fictional murder retrial and its jurors' lives outside court

It is a very long time to wait for a second series. Nine years after it first aired, ITV is bringing audiences the second instalment of the legal drama The Jury, with writer Peter Morgan at the helm and Julie Walters starring.

Morgan followed up the original show with a string of high-profile scripts – he has since written Frost/Nixon, The Deal, The Special Relationship and The Queen, for which he was Oscar nominated.

But he was keen to revisit the ITV drama, which will follow the story of a fictional murder retrial and its jurors' decisions and lives outside court, across five nights next month.

"I'm a big fan of jury service – and although the criticism is that it's costly and tends to acquit, just the idea of
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BBC4 to adapt Dh Lawrence's Women in Love

Drama joins TV version of John Braine's Room at the Top in season exploring love and sexuality in 20th century literature

It was responsible for one of the most memorable fight scenes ever committed to celluloid. Now Dh Lawrence's Women in Love, turned into a film by Ken Russell starring Oliver Reed and Alan Bates, is to be adapted as a TV drama for BBC4.

Women in Love and John Braine's novel Room at the Top will lead a season of programmes on the BBC digital arts and culture channel exploring love and sexuality in 20th century literature.

Russell's 1969 adaptation, for which Glenda Jackson won a best actress Oscar, made cinema history with the controversial naked wrestling contest between Reed and Bates. It remains to be seen how the BBC4 version will tackle the scene.

The new adaptation will also draw on Lawrence's The Rainbow, to which Women in Love
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Decent crowd tune in for 'Filth'

BBC Two's one-off drama Filth: The Mary Whitehouse Story attracted a decent audience on Wednesday despite strong competition. Some 2.8m - or 11.6% of the viewing audience - tuned in to the show, which starred Julie Walters as the staunch media campaigner, from 9pm. ITV1 led the primetime ratings though, again thanks to Britain's Got Talent, which drew 9.3m (35.9%) for 90 minutes (more)
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