Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe will join Kim Cattrall, Carey Mulligan in My Boy Jack, an Ecosse Films production, which tells the story of how Kipling used his influence to get his 17-year-old son in the Irish Guards.
Other dramas in the channel’s autumn schedule are Sold, a comedy-drama set in an estate agents starring Kris Marshall and Anthony Head, and A Room With A View, featuring real-life father and son, Timothy and Rafe Spall.
Elsewhere in the line-up, Frankenstein gets reworked with Dr Victor Frankenstein reborn as a 21st century female biologist and Charles Dickens’ The Old Curiosity Shop gets brought to life with a cast featuring Derek Jacobi and Toby Jones.
Entertainment shows include a new series of The X Factor, with new judge Dannii Minogue and Grease is the Word’s Brian Friedman joining as the show’s creative director.
Pop star Elton John also features in the line-up, with a programme about his life and Harry Potter author J K Rowling shares her experiences writing the last book in the series with a documentary that follows her over a year.