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“NOT one. But truly two.”

Jekyll and Hyde arrives on ITV at 6:30pm this Sunday (October 25) bringing a whole new world to British television.

A clever re-invention and development of the original story, set in the 1930s and featuring the grandson of the first Dr Jekyll…and Mr Hyde.

Resulting in one of the coolest, sharpest, wittiest, stylish and ever-so-slightly scary new dramas you could wish to see.

Creator, writer and executive producer Charlie Higson’s balance of action, adventure, horror, romance and humour is spot on.

With a real new star in leading man Tom Bateman.

Totally convincing as confused and innocent young Robert Jekyll.

And, in Charlie’s own words, “a sexy bad boy” when he turns into ‘superhero’ Hyde.

Backed by a superb cast including Natalie Gumede as Bella, Stephanie Hyam as Lily, Donald Sumpeter as Garson and Richard E Grant as Bulstrode.

Together with Poldark’s Ruby Bentall as ever-so-super Hils and Enzo Clienti as the rather terrifying Captain Dance.

Not forgetting a world of monsters, some likely to become cult favourites.

Rory Kinnear as Lord Lucan.
Rory Kinnear as Lord Lucan.

“THERE are an awful lot of things that are plausible and just a few things that are probable.”

Rory Kinnear talking to me about new two-part ITV drama Lucan, which tells a story most will not know.

He plays the Lord who created a headline-grabbing mystery after murdering his children’s nanny Sandra Rivett (Leanne Best).

Having mistaken her in a darkened basement kitchen for his wife Lady Lucan (Catherine McCormack).

And then vanishing – never to be seen again.