The Musketeers and Mr Selfridge are set to enter a ratings battle for Sunday night viewers when they launch next week.

Series two of ITV’s period drama Mr Selfridge wills creen on Sunday, January 19 at 9pm, while the BBC’s new series, The Musketeers, has been scheduled at the same time.

Entourage star Jeremy Piven is back in the lead role in Mr Selfridge, the show about London’s famous department store, and will be joined this time by singer Alfie Boe and Skins actor Sean Teale.

Meanwhile, Peter Capaldi has been cast as villain Cardinal Richelieu in BBC One series The Musketeers.

Peter, also the new lead in Doctor Who, recently revealed a mishap on set between himself and Musketeers co-star Maimie McCoy that resulted in him dislocating his thumb.

He said: “Dislocated shoulders, bruised shins, the odd concussion. It’s one of the occupational hazards of being a swashbuckler.

“I myself suffered a nasty dislocated thumb, but embarrassingly not from swinging a sword around. Instead, my injury came from a domestic the cardinal was having with milady, Maimie McCoy.