What Richard Did actor Paddy Gibson has been cast in one of the lead roles in BBC One's upcoming First World War drama series The Passing Bells.

Written by Tony Jordan (Hustle, Life On Mars), the five part-series follows Thomas (Gibson) and Michael (Jack Lowden), soldiers on opposing sides who, over five years, "grow up, lose friends and find love amid the horrors of the war".

The Passing Bells will be filmed in Poland and will also be shown on the country's national broadcaster TVP.

Gibson's other credits include Neverland and The Tudors