FORMER Shameless actor Ben Batt is starring in a new BBC drama this month.
Standish-born Ben will take on the role of farmer Ted Burgess in LP Hartley’s novel The Go-Between.
Ted takes on a secret and risky relationship with Marian Maudsley, who is destined to marry a Viscount.
The Go-Between tells the story of Leo, a 12-year-old boy who spends the summer with a friend at a stately home and becomes unwittingly embroiled in a doomed love story.
Other stars include Jim Broadbent as the elderly Leo, Vanessa Redgrave as Marian and Joanna Vanderham as the young Miriam. It will be aired on BBC One on September 20 at 9pm.