Alex is to play the Rev Hutton in a new five-part period drama created for BBC 1 called Cranford Chronicles. The cast includes Francesca Annis, Eileen Atkins, Michael Gambon, Philip Glenister, Lesley Manville, Julia McKenzie, Imelda Staunton, Greg Wise and Judi Dench. The drama is based on three Elizabeth Gaskell novels: Cranford, My Lady Ludlow and Mr Harrison's Confessions.
The BBC press release doesn't give a broadcast date yet.
See: BBC Press Release
Thanks again to Penny!