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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 […]

BBC cancels ‘All Together Now’

The BBC has axed singing format All Together Now after two series. Created and produced by Remarkable Television, the series launched on BBC One in the UK in January 2018 and has since rolled out globally via Endemol Shine International. In a statement, the BBC said: “Whilst there are currently no plans for a further […]

Glenda Jackson returns to TV for BBC One’s ‘Elizabeth Is Missing’

Double Oscar winner Glenda Jackson (Women In Love, Elizabeth R) is to star in BBC One’s adaptation of Elizabeth Is Missing, marking her return to the screen after over 25 years. Adapted from Emma Healey’s novel by Andrea Gibb (Swallows And Amazons), Elizabeth Is Missing will be directed by Aisling Walsh (Room At The Top) […]

BBC One builds NBC’s ‘The Wall’ in the UK

BBC One has ordered a UK version of NBC game show format The Wall, which will be produced by Remarkable Television, part of Endemol Shine UK. Hosted by EastEnders star Danny Dyer, The Wall (6×45 minutes) is due to launch later this year in prime time on Saturday nights, with questions voiced by Angela Rippon. […]

BBC One explores a year in the life of Sainsbury’s supermarket

BBC One has commissioned ITN Productions to produce 6 x 60 minute access documentary Inside the Supermarket. The series follows 12 months in the life of Sainsbury’s – Britain’s oldest supermarket – which sees 26m people pass through its doors each week. The series is billed as a multi-dimensional portrayal of the supermarket, which this year marks its […]

‘Gentleman Jack’, ‘Riviera’ and ‘The A Word’ win recommissions

Three high profile British dramas — Gentleman Jack, Riviera and The A Word — have won series renewals. Sally Wainwright’s Gentleman Jack has been recommissioned for a second series – less than a week after the first episode aired on BBC One. The BBC said the first episode was the most successful launch for a new BBC […]

BBC One orders new daytime quiz ‘Head Hunters’

BBC One daytime has commissioned new quiz Head Hunters, which is produced by Tuesday’s Child Scotland and distributed by Keshet International. Taking place daily over six weeks, the format sees three Head Hunters emerge from a ‘talent pool’ of twenty quizzers, following quick qualifying questions. To win the rolling jackpot at the end of each […]

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 […]

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