Alan Tyler

Worldwide exec gets top BBC entertainment role

Kate Phillips has been named as Mark Linsey’s replacement as controller, entertainment commissioning, at UK pubcaster the BBC. She takes the influential role at the UK pubcaster having been running formats at BBC Worldwide, joining the commercial arm of the BBC in late 2014. Phillps landed the new post after beating off competition from Alan […]

BBC One, Take That line up Voice replacement

UK broadcaster BBC One has revealed a Saturday night talent format that will replace ITV-bound series The Voice. Let it Shine (WT) will feature the music of boy band Take That and see its singer Gary Barlow searching for individuals to form a new group. Presenters Graham Norton and Mel Giedroyc (The Great British Bake […]

Tyler replaces Linsey at BBC Entertainment

Alan Tyler has replaced Mark Linsey as acting controller of BBC Entertainment after the latter became interim director of television. The move was triggered by Danny Cohen’s departure as the BBC’s television chief, with former BBC Entertainment boss Linsey stepping up to replace him while a full-time replacement is sought. Various internal and external names […]

BBC Can’t Touch This on Saturday nights

The BBC has ordered a new Saturday night primetime gameshow, Can’t Touch This. In the show, contestants negotiate a huge assault course while battling to touch prizes, which they get to keep if they are successful. The show is being produced by fledgling Northern Irish prodco Stellify, which was set up last year by Kieran […]

BBC3 opens Hotel of Mum and Dad

Youth-skewed UK digital channel BBC3 has commissioned a new factual entertainment series studying economically-stricken young couples moving back to their parents’ homes. Hotel of Mum and Dad (working title) will investigate how sky high housing and rental prices, fewer jobs, debt culture and child care costs have lead to an estimated one in 10 young […]