BBC Northern Ireland

BBC NI orders pilot for new hair restoration reality format

BBC Northern Ireland has commissioned a pilot for a new hair restoration reality format from local indie Stellify Media. Barbershop For Bald Men sees men with male pattern baldness comes on to the show to share their hair-loss experiences before undergoing a transformation though cutting edge hair replacement systems. Celebrity stylist Kris Weir, 2011 winner […]

RTÉ, BBC hand out quartet of orders to Northern Irish prodco Alleycats Films

Northern Irish production company Alleycat Films has secured a string of commissions, including a second season renewal from RTÉ for dating format Pulling With My Parents, and three new documentary orders. The second run order for Pulling With My Parents (6 x 50 minutes) follows the show’s debut last October on RTÉ2. The new series […]

BBC to up its investment in Northern Ireland

The BBC is to invest an additional £11 million (US$13.7 million) in new services in Northern Ireland over the next three years. The public broadcaster said that the investment enable BBC Northern Ireland to transform its digital output across news, sport and other areas, produce more ambitious drama, factual and comedy content on BBC One […]

Kudos nabs BBC drama exec for development

Endemol Shine Group-owned drama house Kudos has hired a new head of development from UK pubcaster the BBC. Sarah Stack, a senior script executive with BBC Northern Ireland, has landed the role at Humans producer Kudos, with Emma Kingsman-Lloyd and Vicki Delow also achieving promotions. She will report to Kudos CEO Diererick Santer, and focus […]

BBC marks sinking of Britannic with doc

BBC Two in the UK and BBC Northern Ireland are to tell the largely overlooked tragedy of the British passenger ship HMHS Britannic. Tragic Twin: The Britannic Disaster has Rare TV-owned 360Production attached to produce, with Renny Barlett directing, and Emma Parkins and Justin Hardy executive producers. The doc will explain how the Britannic, which […]