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BBC shares first look at gripping new drama The Listeners with BAFTA-winning star and The Crown actor

BBC shares first look at gripping new drama The Listeners with BAFTA-winning star and The Crown actor

The BBC has released a first look at its upcoming drama, The Listeners, starring BAFTA-winning actress Rebecca Hall – and it looks so good! Described as “enigmatic, provocative, and haunting”, the series, which is adapted by Jordan Tannahill from his novel of the same name, follows Rebecca’s character Claire, an English teacher whose life is changed when she begins to hear a low humming sound that no one else around her can hear. “This seemingly innocuous noise gradually upsets the balance of her life, increasing tension between herself and her husband, Paul, and daughter, Ashley,” reads the synopsis. “But despite multiple doctors, no obvious source or medical cause can be found.” You may also likeWATCH: In the meantime, check out the trailer for Sky’s new drama Mary & George “When she discovers that a student of hers, Kyle (Ollie West), can also hear the sound, the two strike up an unlikely and intimate friendship. Finding themselves increasingly isolated from their families, friends and colleagues, they fall in with a disparate group of neighbours, led by …

Georgina Hale death: Bafta-winning Emmerdale actor dies as Doctor Who star leads tributes

Georgina Hale death: Bafta-winning Emmerdale actor dies as Doctor Who star leads tributes

Get our free weekly email for all the latest cinematic news from our film critic Clarisse Loughrey Get our The Life Cinematic email for free Tributes are pouring in for Bafta-winning actor Georgina Hale after it was confirmed she had died earlier this month, at the age of 80. Hale was best known for her role in the original London production of Streaming, as well as her performances in the hit UK soaps Emmerdale and Hollyoaks. Filmmaker Ken Russell, who cast Hale as the leading lady in a number of his films, described her as “an actress of such sensitivity that she can make the hair rise on your arms”. One of their most successful collaborations was the 1974 film Mahler, the fictionalised biopic in which Hale portrayed Austrian composer Gustav Mahler’s wife. Hale’s show-stopping performance as Alma earned her a Bafta award for Most Promising Newcomer in 1975. She played the role of British nightclub hostess and convicted murderer Ruth Ellis, who was the last woman to be hanged in the UK, in the …