BBC Arts

BBC Arts brings ‘Uncle Vanya’ stage production to the screen

The UK’s BBC Arts has commissioned a special screen version of Olivier Award-winner Conor McPherson’s new adaptation of the Anton Chekhov stage production Uncle Vanya. Produced by Sonia Friedman Productions and the all3Media-owned Angelica Films, the play will have a theatrical released before being aired on BBC Four as part of the pubcaster’s Culture in Quarantine initiative. Directed for stage by […]

BBC orders Peter Sellers doc from Brook Lapping

BBC Two in the UK has commissioned Brook Lapping, part of Zinc Media, to produce an in-depth documentary about English actor and comedian Peter Sellers. Peter Sellers: A State of Comic Ecstasy (working title) is a 1 x 75-minute programme that will explore the comedian’s many acclaimed works, alongside his personal life, including his multiple […]

CNN Films, BBC Arts team for Jackie Collins doc from Passion Pictures

CNN Films, AGC Studios and BBC Arts have teamed up to co-produce Passion Pictures’ feature doc Lady Boss: The Jackie Collins Story. Produced by Searching For Sugar Man’s John Battsek and Lizzie Gillett, the film tells the untold true story of the best-selling novelist, whose turbulent life rivalled the stories of her novels. AGC Studios […]

BBC plans website cuts to fight FAANG

The BBC is planning to cut sections of its website to facilitate the user experience as it continues to compete with SVoD giants for eyeballs. The corporation has put the BBC Earth and BBC Arts sections of its website on the chopping block and plans to run fewer features and less celebrity gossip. According to […]