National Treasure is expected to debut on Channel 4 later in 2016

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ROBBIE COLTRANE: A challenging new TV role.

ROBBIE COLTRANE is going to play a comedian accused of sex abuse in Yewtree-inspired drama National Treasure.

Robbie Coltrane has a challenging new TV role lined up as a comedian accused of historic sex abuse. This Is England writer Jack Thorne’s new Channel 4 series National Treasure will dramatise the fallout of a Yewtree-style investigation (via The Daily Mail).

The four-part National Treasure examines the fall of fictional comedian Paul Finchley, with Adrian Edmondson in talks to play Finchley’s on-stage partner. Finchley’s life comes crashing down when police come to his door with accusations of sexual assault dating back to the 1970s. 

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“What I’ve always loved about Channel 4 is that it’s a place to discuss big ideas. National Treasure is a piece about doubt, about the smell of abuse, about how we as a society live in Yewtree times,” writer Jack Thorne said.

“Paul is a man who could be innocent or guilty. We’re going to examine him from all sides and ask that big question – how well do we know the people closest to us?” Coltrane is famous for his recurring roles in the James Bond and Harry Potter films, as well as the hit TV series Cracker. National Treasure is expected to debut on Channel 4 later in 2016.

Birds of a Feather star Linda Robson has let slip that Eamonn Holmes and Jeremy Kyle will be joining Loose Women as guest panelists. Peter Andre and Strictly’s Craig Revel Horwood were a huge success when they joined hosts Andrea McLean and Nadia Sawalha on the ITV chat show’s special edition called Loose Men and Women. 

Speaking at the 8th annual Sun Military Awards on January 22, the regular panelist revealed: “I think Eamonn Holmes and Jeremy Kyle will be joining Loose Women. I hope I don’t get into trouble for saying that!”

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