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Former "Doctor Who" star Billie Piper is set to appear in a new BBC drama series.

Piper will play a young wife and mother who has a romance with a Polish neighbour in 1950s Leeds.

Sue Johnston and Alun Armstrong also appear in A Passionate Woman, based on Kay Mellor's successful stage play.

"There was interest in the film rights but I held onto them," Mellor said. "Now, with the BBC and British money, it's the project I want it to be."

The drama starts filming in Leeds this month and will air on BBC One in 2010.


Yahoo! has some pics up from the new straight-to-DVD "Superman/Batman Public Enemies" film.