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Channel 4 reveals 2012/13 drama lineup: John Simm, Gabriel Byrne, more

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Channel 4 has announced its drama lineup for the rest of 2012 and beginning of 2013.

John Simm is to star in Here and There, a one-off two-hour drama from Michael Winterbottom (The Trip) about a family living through Simm's character's prison sentence. The programme is expected to air in September or October.

Peter Mullan (Tyrannosaur, War Horse) is to play an ex-crime boss from Brighton in four-part series The Fear. His character Richie Becket's family firm, now run by his two sons, has to deal with a ruthless new rival gang of Albanians. In volatile circumstances, the erratic, extreme behaviour of Becket threatens to inflame the situation.

The Fear is scheduled for November/December 2012.

David Oyelowo
David Oyelowo (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) is the star of single drama Complicit from writer Guy Hibbert (Blood and Oil, Five Minutes of Heaven).

Exploring the murky moral compromises underpinning the hidden intelligence war, the drama follows MI5 officer Edward (Oyelowo) who, desperate to foil another 7/7, wrestles with his conscience when he comes face to face with British terror suspect Waleed (Arsher Ali of Four Lions). Complicit is to air during late 2012 or early 2013.

Other new shows include Gabriel Byrne's Coup (September/October); Olivia Colman's Run (winter 2012/2013); six-part thriller Utopia (2013), about a mysterious graphic novel and a shadowy unit called The Network; My Fat Mad Teenage Diary (November 2012), depicting teenage life in the '90s at the height of Cool Britannia; and a sequel to the classic The Snowman to be screened in December.

There will also be a new series for each of Fresh Meat (October), Homeland (October), Misfits (October/November), Beaver Falls (August) and Top Boy (2013).

Watch showrunner Howard Gordon discuss Homeland's second season below:

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