BBC One Detective series George Gently is to return for a seventh series, with stars Martin Shaw and Lee Ingleby reprising their roles as Gently and sidekick Bacchus.
The pair may have both survived the shootings which closed the most recent series, but the conspiracy has left its indelible impression on their relationship.
The new series will be set against the backdrop of 1969 and finds Gently recovering from his injuries and pushing himself back to fitness.
The four part series has been commissioned by BBC Controller of Drama Ben Stephenson.
Stephenson has also announced several new dramas including What Remains, a new serial by Inside Men writer Tony Basgallop, a 2-part drama looking at the police squad who investigated the Great Train Robbery and a three-part legal drama from Spooks writer David Wolstencroft.
Wolstencroft’s The Escape Artist follows Will Burton, a talented junior barrister of peerless intellect and winning charm who specialises in spiriting people out of tight legal corners.
He is in high demand and has never lost a case. But when his talents acquit the notorious prime suspect in an horrific murder trial, that brilliance comes back to bite him with unexpected and chilling results and a shocking twist in the tale.
In a statement Ben Stephenson said: “The BBC commissions more drama than any other broadcaster with over 450 hours of drama a year delivering a range of high quality, creative, ambitious television.
“We are the home of British Drama and combine the UK’s hottest talent both on and off screen to produce the highest quality programmes that aim to up the ambition and scale of our output.”