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BBC One brings back Britain’s Best Home Cook

BBC One’s cookery competition for home cooks has been recommissioned from KEO Films. Mary Berry, Dan Doherty and Chris Bavin will judge the nation’s best home cooks in the search to crown one of them the winner. Claudia Winkleman will present. Commissioned by Charlotte Moore, director BBC content, and David Brindley, head of commissioning for […]

BBC One readies drama from Doctor Who’s Russell T Davies

Doctor Who’s Russell T Davies is set to write new BBC One drama Years and Years, which follows the lives of a family in a dystopian British society. Commissioned for BBC One, Years and Years will be produced by Red Production Company and executive produced by Nicola Shindler (Happy Valley). The title follows a Manchester […]

BBC picks up Phoebe Waller-Bridge thriller Killing Eve

BBC has acquired Killing Eve, a new thriller by Fleabag’s Phoebe Waller-Bridge, to premiere on BBC One and BBC Three later this year. The eight-part series will premiere in a primetime slot on BBC One and BBC Three will make it available as a box set on BBC iPlayer. Killing Eve is based on the […]

McMafia heads to China and Sweden

Ahead of its Showcase event in Liverpool next week, BBC Worldwide has announced that McMafia has been sold to services in China and Sweden’s pubcaster, SVT. In China, McMafia will appear as The Godmans on IPTV service providers OPG and Youku. The crime series, starring James Norton (War and Peace) and Juliet Rylance, focuses on […]

Alan Partridge returns to BBC chat format

Steve Coogan’s comedy alter ego, Alan Partridge, is returning to the BBC nearly a quarter of a century after his debut on the UK pubcaster. The premise of This Time with Alan Partridge is that the character – known for his cringe-inducing gaffes and lack of self awareness – is standing in as temporary co-host […]

HBO Europe adds BBC’s Gunpowder to programming arsenal

HBO Europe has bought BBC thriller miniseries Gunpowder for a number of territories. The deal hands pay TV player HBO Europe rights to the Kit Harington series in the Nordics, Central and Eastern Europe and Spain. The drama, which comes from Endemol Shine Group’s Kudos in association with Harington’s Thriker Films, has already sold to […]

BBC adapts Dickens with Peaky Blinders creator

Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight (pictured) is set to create a series of adaptations of Charles Dickens novels for BBC One, produced by Ridley Scott’s Scott Free London and in association with Tom Hardy’s Hardy Son and Baker. A Christmas Carol will be the first adaptation in the planned series. It will arrive in the shape of […]

BBC Studios ups two with Collins exiting

The BBC has moved Damon Pattison, currently head of development at BBC Studios, to head of entertainment for the North and Pam Cavannagh, formerly a BBC One channel exec, to the role of creative director at the producer, as Kieron Collins exits. Taking up the role in the New Year, Pattison (pictured right) will be […]

BBC orders Saturday night format from Remarkable

BBC One has ordered All Together Now, a six-part entertainment format for Saturday nights from Endemol Shine UK-owned Remarkable Television. Hosted by comedian Rob Beckett (pictured), each episode will see a range of performers take to the stage to perform in front of ‘The 100’, an audience of talented singers. If any of The 100 […]

We’re going on a millennials hunt

With Planet Earth II beating reality TV programmes to audiences – including those crucial, lucrative millennials – Emily Bright talks to natural history documentary producers and channels about how they’re attracting new audiences The BBC’s seminal natural history documentary Planet Earth II beat The X Factor in the UK Christmas ratings stake last year, even […]

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