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ITV Announces New Crime Drama 'Professor T' Starring Frances de la Tour

ITV Announces New Crime Drama 'Professor T' Starring Frances de la Tour

ITV has announced a brand new crime drama, Professor T, starring Ben Miller and Tony award-winner, Frances de la Tour.

The six-part drama is based on the popular Belgian series of the same name and is set at Cambridge University.

'Harry Potter' actress Frances de la Tour also stars (Credit: Warner Bros)
'Harry Potter' actress Frances de la Tour also stars (Credit: Warner Bros)

It focuses on Ben (Johnny English, Death in Paradise) who plays OCD criminologist, Professor Jasper Tempest as well as Harry Potter's Frances de la Tour as Adelaide - Jasper's mother.

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Rising star Emma Naomi - who starred in The Trial of Christine Keeler and is currently appearing in London show, Blithe Spirit takes on the role of Detective Inspector Lisa Donckers alongside Barney White - who plays her sidekick, Dan Winters.

It will be directed by Indra Siera - who was at the helm of the original Belgian series - and filming will begin this summer in both Belgium and Cambridge.

The Belgian version of the series focussed on a gifted 'Professor T' who inspires his students and solves crimes for the police with his high intelligence and quizzical mind.

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"Professor T is my all-time favourite detective - a tortured genius wrestling with a mystery childhood trauma," explained executive producer and CEO of Eagle Eye Drama, Walter Iuzzolino.

Ben Miller, who starred in 'Johnny English' will play the professor (Credit: Universal Pictures)
Ben Miller, who starred in 'Johnny English' will play the professor (Credit: Universal Pictures)

"It's a unique crime series with a core of wonderful warm characters at its heart and I am delighted to be working with our hand-picked European production team to make this for ITV and international audiences."

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As filming is yet to begin, it's unknown when the show will air on ITV, but we've got a feeling it will be the end of the year, at least.

It's set at Cambridge University (Credit: Wikimedia)
It's set at Cambridge University (Credit: Wikimedia)
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We're going to need our own personal schedules for this lot...

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