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Dominic West and Helena Bonham Carter playing Taylor and Burton in BBC America series

US cable channel BBC America is making a TV movie about the turbulent relationship between Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor. Dominic West (The Wire) and Helena Bonham Carter will play the stars in Burton and Taylor. It is the second recent project about the couple following last year’s  Liz & Dick, the TV movie for […]

Channel 4 buys French drama Rebound

Channel 4 has picked up hit French-language drama Rebound. It marks the first time in over two decades that the UK free-to-air broadcaster will have shown a subtitled drama and follows the success of non-English language offerings on BBC Four such as Forbrydelsen and Prisoners of War on Sky Arts. The eight-part French drama follows […]

BBC Two commissions Dave Allen doc

UK public broadcaster BBC Two has commissioned a one-hour documentary special to celebrate the life of late Irish stand-up comedian Dave Allen. The doc, Dave Allen Night, will featre “rare, often previously unseen” archive footage and interviews with Allen’s friends, family, peers and colleagues, including the crew of his most popular show, Dave Allen at Large. […]

BBC Four acquires NBC Universal’s Parks and Recreation

British digital broadcaster BBC Four has acquired long running US sitcom Parks and Recreation after striking a deal with NBC Universal International Television Distribution as part of its latest slate of shows. The digital spin-off of the British public broadcaster had initially announced that it had acquired the comedy, starring Amy Poehler and Aziz Ansar, […]

Zodiak inks first-look deal with Western Front

Zodiak Rights has agreed a first-look deal with UK-based indie Western Front Films. The distributor will launch two shows from the factual producer at MIPCOM, Meet The Izzards and America’s Secret War Plan Revealed. Meet The Izzards is a two-part doc for BBC One in the UK. It follows comedian Eddie izzard as he uses […]

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