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Last Updated: Thursday, 7 December 2006, 10:24 GMT
Nesbitt drama heads BBC schedule
Meera Syal and James Nesbitt in Jekyll
Nesbitt (r) appears alongside Meera Syal in the BBC One drama
A modern version of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, starring actors James Nesbitt and Michelle Ryan, is one of the highlights of BBC One's winter and spring season.

Written by Coupling creator Steven Moffat, Jekyll is described as a "modern, seductive and dark" take on the Robert Louis Stevenson story.

Other new dramas include Five Days, a thriller based around the abduction of a young mother and her children.

Returning shows include The Apprentice, Doctor Who and Castaway.

The 2007 version of the reality series, presented by author Danny Wallace, will see volunteers living on a remote part of New Zealand.


Comedy highlights include a new solo show for impressionist Ronni Ancona and a sketch show for comedian Omid Djalili.

Another sketch show sees Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse reunited on screen for the first time in nine years.

Celia Imrie and Nicholas Lyndhurst
Imrie and Lyndhurst co-star in the sitcom After You're Gone
Viewers will also see Nicholas Lyndhurst and Celia Imrie play an incompatible son and mother-in-law who are forced to live together in the sitcom After You're Gone.

Question Time host David Dimbleby will present How We Built Britain, a look at the nation's architecture, while Play It Again will follow six celebrities as they attempt to master a musical instrument.

Panorama, as previously reported, will switch to peak time, while daily magazine programme The One Show returns for a permanent run.

"BBC One has never felt fresher, more varied or more modern," said station controller Peter Fincham.

"This season is bursting at the seams with great ideas and top talent."

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