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BBC One to air Attaboy TV’s ‘The Gatwick Drone Attack’

BBC One is set to air Attaboy TV’s The Gatwick Drone Attack on its Panorama strand next week (15 April).  The episode is based on the back of the Gatwick drone attack in December 2018, where over 1,000 flights were affected. Reporter Justin Rowlatt will investigate the dangers posed by drones including the extent of near misses, collisions with […]

Jed Mercurio: Nothing surprises me

The Line Of Duty and Bodyguard creator tells Manori Ravindran about his relationship with the SVODs and whether a Ryan Murphy-style talent mega-deal could be on the cards At March’s INTV conference, Netflix’s VP of original series Cindy Holland was confronted with a slide of the global SVOD’s programmes, on which the Richard Madden-fronted BBC […]

Scripted Hot Picks: World On Fire

Distributor: ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE) Producer: Mammoth Screen Broadcaster: BBC One (UK) Logline: A multi-territory drama telling the story of WWII through the lives of ordinary people World On Fire is the Helen Hunt-starring WWII drama following the intertwining fates of ordinary people in Britain, Poland, France, Germany and the US. “It’s one of the most epic […]

BBC Three, October link for doc with Little Mix’s Jesy Nelson

BBC Three has commissioned October Films for a doc fronted by Little Mix’s Jesy Nelson.  Nelson, who has been with the all-female UK pop group since its formation in 2011, is to explore body image and mental health in the hour-long film, which will look at the impact of growing up in a social media-fuelled age of […]

BBC links with Lionsgate to adapt The Play That Goes Wrong

BBC One has commissioned a six-part series based on theatre production The Play That Goes Wrong from Lionsgate UK, Big Talk Productions and Anthology Group-owned comedy producer Mischief Screen.  The series, entitled The Goes Wrong Show, sees The Cornley Drama Society undertaking another overly ambitious endeavour, held back by prolific over-actor Robert Grove, screen-hogging Sandra […]

BBC Three shows return to linear fold

The BBC is to create a dedicated slot devoted to the best of BBC Three programming on its flagship channel. Programmes from the BBC’s youth-focused online-only channel will air on BBC One from 22:35 from Monday to Wednesday after a truncated News at Ten. The Question Time discussion show will continue to air on Thursday […]

Tuesday’s Child’s Playlisters snags BBC One Saturday primetime slot

Greenbird Media-backed Tuesday’s Child has snagged BBC One’s coveted Saturday night primetime slot in the new year with a music quiz show. Playlisters (working title) is a 6 x 30-minute quiz in which three couples compete each week for a chance to win £10,000 (US$12,800) by naming songs and their corresponding artists in a series […]

Op-ed: A female Doctor Who can’t mask entertainment’s off-screen problem

October may have seen one fabled entertainment glass ceiling smashed, with Jodie Whittaker nailing it as the first female Doctor Who, but the UK television industry still faces a major diversity problem both behind and in front of the camera, says Philip Large, CEO of entertainment career site The Mandy Network. Whittaker’s casting was a milestone […]

Bodyguard smashes BBC viewing records ahead of Netflix launch

BBC One drama Bodyguard smashed viewing records, drawing 17.1m people for its finale. The figure makes it the UK’s most watched episode of any drama series across all channels since records began in 2002. It makes Bodyguard the most watched TV programme outside of sporting and national events since 2010. The full series, written and […]

MIPCOM: The Big Deals

With this week’s MIPCOM market coming to a close, TBI looks at the top deals struck out of Cannes. Netflix The streaming giant picked up Keshet International’s When Heroes Fly, the first recipient of the Canneseries Best Series award, for global release in 2019. All ten episodes of the original Hebrew-language drama will be made available in […]

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