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BBC announces 'Moving On' as first drama to premiere on iPlayer

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BBC One has announced a new series of Jimmy McGovern's Moving On.

The fifth run of the daytime series will be the first drama to premiere in its entirety on BBC iPlayer.

Natalie Gumede

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Natalie Gumede

Jimmy McGovern

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Jimmy McGovern



As with previous series, the drama will consist of five stand-alone films, produced by Accused creator McGovern.

Natalie Gumede (Coronation Street), Anita Dobson (EastEnders), Anthony Flanagan (The Village) and Jo Joyner (EastEnders) will be among the new series' stars.

Lee Ingleby (Inspector George Gently), Duncan Preston (Love And Marriage), Ray Fearon (Harry Potter), Emma Cuniffe (The Lakes), Sharon Horgan (Pulling) and Craig Kelly (Coronation Street) will also appear.

The lineup is completed by Taj Atwal (Stella), Amy Nuttall (Downton Abbey), Ramon Tikaram (White Heat), Jo-Anne Knowles (Waterloo Road) Rosalind Ayres (Outnumbered), Emma Lowndes (Cranford) and Keith Barron (The Chase).

Anita Dobson arrives at the Whatsonstage.com Awards Launch party at Cafe de Paris, London.

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Anita Dobson

Jo Joyner arrives for The British Soap Awards.

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Jo Joyner



Johnny Vegas and Robert Glenister will also direct two of the films.

BBC Daytime's Damian Kavanagh said: "Moving On has firmly established itself as a favourite with the daytime audience and we're delighted to be able to offer new episodes exclusively on BBC iPlayer and on BBC Daytime this autumn. Viewers will be able to enjoy gripping drama performed by a stellar cast and written by talented storytellers."

Jimmy McGovern added: "I always enjoy working on Moving On: five new stories from five brilliant writers, and a cracking cast too."

The series is filmed on location in and around Liverpool, with further broadcast dates to be confirmed in the coming weeks.

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