Baby Cow

Steve Coogan’s Baby Cow ups MD Sarah Monteith to CEO

UK scripted indie Baby Cow has appointed BBC Studios exec Sarah Monteith as its CEO, effective immediately, following the departure of Christine Langan last November. Monteith will work closely with founder and creative director Steve Coogan to lead the company’s strategic direction, with a specific remit to build on the company’s existing international reputation as a […]

Baby Cow CEO Christine Langan steps down to launch Bonnie Productions

Christine Langan, CEO of Steve Coogan’s UK-based indie Baby Cow, has stepped down to launch her own production company. The former BBC Films chief is setting up Bonnie Productions, where she will continue to develop scripted projects for both TV and film. Langan has helmed the BBC Studios-backed Baby Cow for four years, overseeing the […]

Sky Atlantic orders new comedy original

UK pay TV channel Sky Atlantic has commissioned Robin’s Test, a new UK comedy from Julia Davis (Human Remains, Nighty Night). The six-part show will follow a group of couples on a birthday camping trip to Dorset. Davis said: “I am very, very excited to making another series for Sky Atlantic thanks to the great creative […]

Aardman takes on Baby Cow’s Wussywat

UK-based producer and distributor Aardman has picked up international rights to Wuusywat, the first preschool show from UK comedy prodco Baby Cow (Gavin and Stacey). The 52x5mins 2D series will debut on CBeebies this spring, and Aardman’s international sales arm will handle distribution. Baby Cow is producing alongside UK-based Bigfatstudio and Canada-based Smiley Guy Studios. […]

Sky, Canal+ pick through Debris with Tunnel 2

European pay TV players Sky and Canal+ are joining forces to make another series of The Tunnel, the English-French adaptation of Scandi noir series The Bridge. The Tunnel 2: Debris will be produced by Endemol Shine-owned UK prodco Kudos and Shine France for Canal+ and Sky Atlantic. The series will follow an English and French detective […]

News brief: BBC Three’s Uncle visits again

UK youth channel BBC Three has commissioned a second season of Baby Cow-produced comedy Uncle. The shows follows a comic Nick Helm as a misanthropic out-of-work musician who forges an unlikely alliance with a 12 year-old boy. Season one has so far achieved ratings of up to 2.6 million viewers. Steve Coogan’s Baby Cow Productions […]

Kids TV seriously

Today’s kids have an endless array of entertainment choices. From Disney, Nickelodeon and Turner Broadcasting TV channels to films, music videos, social media and console & casual gaming, there’s enough compelling content out there to occupy them 24/7. Is there a place for factual programmes in that mix? Andy Fry investigates The overwhelming majority of […]

The vision for Sky Vision

Carl Hall and Sophie Turner Laing tell TBI about how the freshly minted Sky Vision will be adding Sky’s upcoming original dramas to its slate as well as working with Sky News and Sky Sports to bring new programming to market. Distribution guarantees mean Sky can fully fund Plans to package and sell Sky News […]