Lucky Strike: BBC hopes JK Rowling's sleuth will steal Victoria's crown

Series based on Harry Potter author’s novels written under pseudonym will face ITV’s hit period drama on Sunday nightsThe BBC is banking on JK Rowling’s magic touch in a Sunday night ratings battle between the sumptuous ITV costume drama Victoria and its own thriller, Strike, adapted from crime novels by the Harry Potter author.Surprise hit Victoria, starring Jenna Coleman and Tom Hughes as Victoria and Albert, is back for a second series after a 500,000 ratings triumph over the BBC’s Cornish period drama Poldark last year. ITV is hoping for repeat success over Strike, adapted from the novels Rowling published under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, and starring Tom Burke as the damaged war veteran turned detective Cormoran Strike and Holliday Grainger as his sleuthing partner Robin Ellacott. Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2017-08-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Hilary Mantel and JK Rowling add lots to auction for global vaccine rollout

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Children's news website apologises to JK Rowling over trans tweet row

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JK Rowling's Harry Potter fuels Bloomsbury profit rise

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JK Rowling doesn't exist: conspiracy theories the internet can't resist

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