Nolly: Russell T Davies and Helena Bonham Carter team up for ITVX drama about Crossroads legend Noele Gordon

Production Designer is Ben Smith

The three-part series coming in 2023 will explore the reign and fall from grace of the soap actress dubbed the Queen of the Midlands.

After the phenomenal success of It’s A Sin and ahead of his highly-anticipated return to Doctor Who, Russell T Davies looks set to continue his hot streak with a drama about the inimitable Noele Gordon.

Forty years after Gordon’s shock sacking from ITV's Crossroads, the network and Davies are lifting the lid on the events surrounding her fall from grace.

The series will explain about the establishment “betrayed” the TV legend and Queen of the Midlands and the real reasons she was axed.

ITV has described the drama as a “sharp, affectionate and heart-breaking portrait of a forgotten icon”.