John Bishop's Britain

COMEDIAN John Bishop is to star in BBC1’s hard-hitting drama Accused.

The award-winning stand-up plays a troubled father called Peter in the second series of Jimmy McGovern’s show.

Liverpool-born John, 44, said he was “made up” to land the role in an episode of the new four-part series which begins filming this weekend.

Rudlof (Michiel Huisman) and Margot (Anne-Marie Duff)

THE interview scene running through Margot is a clever dramatic device.

Former Shameless star Anne-Marie Duff is dazzling as magical Margot Fonteyn.

And she was suitably poised when I met up with her for today’s interview here.

Anne-Marie made a number of interesting points which I couldn’t squeeze into the feature.

So allow me to place them here for those who want to read more.