Baby Cow Productions

Baby Cow boosts senior team with Sister & Punchdrunk hires

Steve Coogan’s UK scripted indie Baby Cow Productions has made two new senior appointments – Hsinyi Liu as head of production and Sarah Crystal as head of business affairs.  Liu joins from Sister Pictures where she served as production executive on This Is Going To Hurt for the BBC, while her credits also include Fleabag and A Very […]

News round-up: Baby Cow adds Objective producer; Fremantle deals in Russia; Armoza’s ‘Connected’ moves in Finland

Baby Cow appoints Objective’s Maisah Thompson Steve Coogan’s Baby Cow Productions has bolstered its scripted comedy team with the appointment of Maisah Thompson from Objective Fiction. Thompson becomes development producer at Baby Cow, with a remit to expand the company’s scripted comedy slate, its development of new comedy ideas, and its network of diverse talent. […]

Alan Partridge returns to BBC chat format

Steve Coogan’s comedy alter ego, Alan Partridge, is returning to the BBC nearly a quarter of a century after his debut on the UK pubcaster. The premise of This Time with Alan Partridge is that the character – known for his cringe-inducing gaffes and lack of self awareness – is standing in as temporary co-host […]

UKTV hires Baby Cow’s Waddell in originals push

British broadcaster UKTV has hired Kerry Waddell from UK indie Baby Cow Productions. Waddell (pictured) is leaving her post as head of production at the Alan Partridge prodco to take on the same role at UKTV. The hire comes as UKTV delves deeper into its plan to up its original programming output by a third […]

BBC Films boss exits for Coogan’s Baby Cow

Christine Langan has been confirmed as the new boss of Baby Cow, the UK indie cofounded by comedian and actor Steve Coogan. She joins from the BBC where she was running BBC Films. The move had been widely anticipated and was made official this morning. Langan fills a role vacated by Baby Cow co-founder Henry […]

DirecTV Lat Am reaches for Sensitive Skin

DirectTV Latin America has acquired the Kim Cattrall-starring drama Sensitive Skin. The 12x30mins series follows Sex and the City’s Cattrall as a middle-aged women who moves to an ultra-modern condo in order to remain relevant and change their lives. Rhombus Media produces the show in association with the UK’s Baby Cow Productions and Canadian channel […]

BBC ups stake as Normal leaves Coogan prodco

Henry Normal is leaving Baby Cow, the UK prodco he cofounded with British actor and comedian Steve Coogan, in a shake-up that sees Coogan take on a wider role and BBC Worldwide increase its stake in the company. BBC Worldwide, which distributes Baby Cow shows, said it will up its stake in the business in […]

Tricon takes Sensitive Skin to iTunes

Kim Cattrall comedy drama series Sensitive Skin will launch in the US on iTunes. The first episode will be free and the remaining five available on a download-to-own basis on the Apple platform. The show is a remake of the Joanna Lumley BBC series of the same name, which ran for two seasons. It follows […]

Frankie Boyle, Matt Berry originals for iPlayer

Comedians Frankie Boyle and Matt Berry are creating more originals for UK on-demand service BBC iPlayer. Frankie Boyle’s Election Autopsy follows on from last year’s successful Scottish Referendum Autopsy, and will see the acerbic comic (Tramadol Nights) attempting to make sense of the UK General Election in front of a live audience that decide if […]

Tiger Aspect poaches Baby Cow kids chief

Tiger Aspect Productions has tapped rival Baby Cow Productions to appoint the latter’s Tim Searle as creative director, animation and children’s. Searle has to this point been head of animation at Baby Cow, but has worked with Endemol Shine Group-owned Tiger Aspect since 2013 on CITV’s 52x11mins Mr Bean: The Animated Series. He had established […]