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'Broadchurch' Olivia Colman, Sheridan Smith for new BBC One drama

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Broadchurch star Olivia Colman will appear opposite Sheridan Smith in new BBC One drama The 7:39.

The Walking Dead's David Morrissey and Scott & Bailey's Sean Maguire will also appear in the two-part romance.

Olivia Colman as Ellie Miller and David Tennant as Alec Hardy and  in Broadchurch Episode 6

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Olivia Colman

The Walking Dead: Governor (David Morrissey)

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David Morrissey



The 7:39 has been penned by David Nicholls (One Day, Starter For Ten) and is described by the writer as "a love story for grown-ups".

"I'm delighted to be writing for the BBC again and working with such a terrific cast and production team," said Nicholls.

Sheridan Smith as Joey Ross in 'Jonathan Creek'

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Sheridan Smith

Sean Maguire

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Sean Maguire



Exploring the romantic lives of commuters on the 7.39 train into Waterloo, the drama will explore the lives of frustrated husband Carl (Morrissey), his wife Maggie (Colman), health club manager Sally (Smith) and her personal trainer fiancé Ryan (Maguire).

Over a fight for a seat, Sally and Carl meet and the pair soon find their lives transformed by their daily train journeys.

Ben Stephenson, Controller BBC Drama Commissioning, said: "I'm bowled over by the award-winning and stellar cast starring in The 7.39.

"But it's perhaps no surprise given the wonderful scripts by David Nicholls, in his first television drama since his novel, One Day, became a worldwide phenomenon.

"Like that novel, The 7.39 is laugh out loud funny, painfully truthful, emotionally agonising and brilliantly British!"

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