LONDON, March 31 (UPI) -- Angela Bassett, Jim Sturgess, Freddie Highmore and Charlotte Riley are to star in the television miniseries Close to the Enemy, the BBC announced.
Featuring Phoebe Fox, August Diehl, Robert Glenister, Alfie Allen, Charity Wakefield, Lindsay Duncan and Alfred Molina, the six-part drama is being produced in association with Endor Productions and is mainly set in a bomb-damaged London hotel in the aftermath of World War II.
"Stephen Poliakoff is one of the country's foremost writers and directors and I'm delighted he is creating this distinctive new piece for us. I want BBC Two to be the place where creatives can come and do their best, most signature work and it's great to have this new work alongside our other remarkable dramas," Kim Shillinglaw, controller of BBC Two, said in a statement.
"With Stephen's usual flair and attention to detail, Close to the Enemy is a hugely compelling drama which shines a light on a fascinating piece of British history. An amazing cast, wonderful design and original music will create an unmissable new period drama for BBC Two," added Ben Stephenson, controller of BBC Drama Commissioning.