The BBC has announced that its hit shows The Tourist, The Responder, Vigil and Time have all been commissioned to return to screens for second seasons.

All four shows were watched by millions following their respective launches.

The Tourist is currently the highest-rating drama of 2022 in the UK, with 12 million viewers tuning in for its first episode.

Jamie Dornan in The Tourist

Jamie Dornan stars as a truck driver who faces a life-or-death situation after waking up with no memory in the middle of the Australian outback.

Starring Martin Freeman, police thriller The Responder was the second most popular new drama this year in the UK. It drew an audience of 10 million viewers across 30 days.

Martin Freeman in The Responder

Following its launch last year, dark mystery thriller Vigil, starring Suranne Jones and Martin Compston, was the UK's most-watched new drama launch in three years since Bodyguard in 2018.

The series attracted an audience of over 13 million viewers in the UK across 30 days for episode one. The series overall had an average of 12.6 million viewers over 30 days.

Suranne Jones in Vigil

Emotional prison-based drama Time, starring Sean Bean and Stephen Graham, will also return but feature a new cast, with season two set in a female prison.

Sean Bean and Stephen Graham in Time

"The BBC is on fire creatively and the return of four of our biggest dramas over the last year demonstrates the sheer scale and range of storytelling on the BBC," said the BBC's Chief Content Officer, Charlotte Moore.

Further information about each series will be revealed in due course.

Source: Press Association

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