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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 […]

Sky orders more Alan Partridge comedy

Sky Atlantic has commissioned a new season of Alan Partridge’s Mid Morning Matters and a one-off special featuring Steve Coogan’s comic character. Alan Partridge’s Mid Morning Matters 2 will run to six half-hour episodes and be produced by UK indie Baby Cow Productions. The special, in which Partridge will “be bringing Sky customers a hard-hitting […]

ZDFE signs Sky Living drama in Bonafide development deal

German distributor ZDF Enterprises has acquired global sales rights to upcoming UK drama Talking to the Dead, and scored a development deal with the show’s producer. 2x60mins Procedural Talking… is based on the Harry Bingham novel of the same name and will launch on BSkyB’s female-skewed Sky Living channel. It follows a wayward police officer […]