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Attenborough to front BBC, PBS series about secret lives of plants

Sir David Attenborough has been attached to present BBC Studios’ forthcoming five-part blue chip series that explores the unseen world of plants. Green Planet was first revealed in February and will debut on BBC One in the UK and PBS in the US in 2021. It is being produced by BBC Studios’ Natural History Unit […]

BBC One commissions Endor for Parkinson’s drama ‘But When We Dance’

BBC One has commissioned Red Arrow’s Endor Productions for one-off drama But When We Dance. The feature-length production (1 x 90 minutes), produced with Clearwood Films, centres on Tony and Emma, who first meet at an English National Ballet class for people with Parkinson’s. The drama has been commissioned as part of a three-prong strategy […]

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 One lines up Kelly Macdonald to guest lead on ‘Line Of Duty’

BBC One’s critically acclaimed thriller Line Of Duty has secured its next guest lead.  Scottish actress Kelly Macdonald is to star in the next season of the World Productions-made programme – a high-profile guest role that has previously been played by Stephen Graham, Thandie Newton, Daniel Mays, Keeley Hawes and Lennie James. Macdonald is to play Detective […]

HBO joins BBC’s sexual consent drama from Michaela Coel, moves from BBC Two

HBO has joined the BBC’s forthcoming Michaela Coel-starring drama that explores sexual consent in contemporary life, with the UK pubcaster shifting the channel on which it will now air. January 22nd is being written by Coel and is described as a “fearless, frank and provocative” show that explores dating and relationships, as well as “the […]

Studio Lambert’s ‘Race Across The World’ scores celeb BBC One edition

BBC One has commissioned a celebrity version of BBC Two travel format Race Across The World. The 6 x 60-minute Studio Lambert-produced series will find four celebrities pairing up with a loved one or close friend to race across the world without air travel. Over the course of the series, the teams will need to […]

BBC gets ‘Saved On Camera’ and orders Frankie Boyle series

UK-based Back2Back Productions is working with Belfast-based Afro-Mic Productions on a show about heroic real-life moments caught on camera for the BBC, which has also ordered a four-part show featuring comedian Frankie Boyle. Saved on Camera (15 x 30 minutes) has been commissioned by BBC One Daytime and will explore those behind the heroic actions, […]

Tom Hollander, Saskia Reeves join BBC’s David Nicholls’ adaptation

The Night Manager‘s Tom Hollander, Luther‘s Saskia Reeves and The Killing‘s Sofie Gråbøl have all been attached to star in the BBC’s forthcoming adaptation of David Nicholls’ novel Us. The eponymous four-parter is being produced by Drama Republic and Bandstand Productions, with Lisa Siwe (Temple, Modus) directing and BBC Studios distributing internationally. Filming will take […]

BBC orders Windrush drama from Left Bank Pictures

The Crown producer Left Bank Pictures is working on a true-life drama about the Windrush immigration scandal in the UK for public broadcaster the BBC. Sitting In Limbo is being written by Stephen S. Thompson (pictured), author of 2000 novel Toy Soldiers, and is based on the story of his brother and his personal struggle […]

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