BBC Daytime

BBC calls on Rare TV for daytime factual show ‘Expert Witness’

UK pubcaster BBC One has commissioned Expert Witness, a new 15-part BBC Daytime factual series exploring how expert witness testimony helped to solve some of the UK’s most complex crimes using forensic science. Produced by Belfast-based Rare TV, the series will come to BBC One in autumn, with each episode going behind the scenes of […]

BBC One adapts German format ‘Cash For Trash’ from Ricochet

BBC One is adapting German format Cash For Trash as a daytime series from Warner Bros. International TV Production (WBITVP)-backed indie Ricochet. The prodco is adapting the format into The Bidding Room (30 x 45 minutes), in which expert dealers look to outbid one another for rare finds brought in by the public. Set in […]

BBC orders Farmer Wants a Wife-inspired format

The BBC had ordered a new take on the much-travelled Farmer Wants a Wife format back to the UK, and has commissioned an historical crime series from Chalkboard TV. Farmer Wants a Wife originally aired on ITV in the UK in 2001, but is now headed for BBC Two, which has ordered a six-part series. […]

BBC eyes daytime slot revamps as Dom gets axe

New BBC daytime controller Dan McGolpin (pictured) has axed long-running consumer rights show Don’t Get Done, Get Dom as he settles into the new post. The Flame Television-produced show has been axed after nine seasons to make space for new ideas, with Ricochet doc series Channel Patrol also ending. New shows come in the shape […]

Hazlehurst named MD at Lion Scotland

All3Media-owned Lion Scotland has promoted Lisa Hazlehurst to a new role of managing director following the departure of Andrew Snowball last week. Hazlehurst joined the Scottish arm of Lion Television in 2013, and will now run the prodco “with a view to long-term strategic growth of the business”. She had been executive producer of BBC […]

Street replaces Kavanagh at BBC Daytime

Jo Street has been named acting controller, daytime, at UK pubcaster the BBC following Damian Kavanagh’s switch to BBC Three digital controller. Street (pictured) is currently responsible for daytime and early peak commissioning in Scotland and Northern Ireland as commissioning editor for daytime, working on shows such as Countryfile, Homes Under the Hammer and Eggheads. […]

News brief: More Pointless for BBC One

UK broadcaster BBC One has commissioned more than 200 more episodes of Remarkable Television-produced gameshow Pointless. The deal comprises three seasons for BBC Daytime, with 24 episodes being primetime Saturday night Pointless Celebrity shows. Once broadcast, the new seasons will mean Pointless has been running in the UK for 13 seasons. The general knowledge show […]

ITV Studios appoints daytime boss

UK commercial broadcaster ITVhas appointed Emma Gormley managing executive producer, ITV Studios Daytime. In the newly created role at ITV Studios, the content division of the broadcaster, Gormley will report to Denise O’Donoghue, managing director, ITV Studios UK. Previously editor of morning magazine show Lorraine, Gormley has taken on the new role on an interim […]

BBC unveils first iPlayer drama debut

BBC daytime drama Moving On will be the corporation’s first drama series to premiere on the BBC’s iPlayer catch-up service, in its entirety. The BBC said that the fifth season of the show would appear online first as part of the BBC Trust’s approved trial to explore the role of first airing content on the […]

BBC buys Oz mystery drama

UK pubcaster the BBC has acquired Australian crime drama The Doctor Blake Mysteries for its daytime programming line-up. The 10-part series first broadcast on the ABC, produced by December Media Production in association with ABC TV, Screen Australia and Film Victoria. ITV Studios Global Entertainment distributes the programme. It is set in 1959 and follows […]