Script to Screen: Lost Boys & Fairies

Lost Boys & Fairies is set to become UK broadcaster BBC One’s first primetime bilingual English/Welsh drama. Creator Daf James tells Nick Edwards how the show made it to the screen. Wales is one of the rare countries that has not only remained largely immune to the tumult that has taken place across the global […]

Show of the Week: Men Up

This poignant British comedy drama travels back to the not-so-distant past of Swansea in 1994, where five men are struggling with the awkward issue of impotency. Meurig, Colin, Tommy, Pete and Eddie are united in their pain, suffering in silence and questioning their manhood – that is until they receive a lifeline. The group is […]

TBI Weekly: Reflecting on Wales & its global future

Wales has been home to shows ranging from Doctor Who and Torchwood to Keeping Faith and the upcoming Lost Boys And Fairies. Nick Edwards reports back from the Wales Screen Summit on how the country has developed its scripted business and why its future is by no means clear. In contrast to the mood of […]

BBC investigates true crime gold heist doc from Bohemia Films

UK pubcaster the BBC has commissioned one-off true crime documentary The Gold: The Inside Story. Produced by by Bohemia Films for BBC One and BBC iPlayer, the 1 x 60-minute doc hears from the detectives who investigated Britain’s biggest bullion heist and led the hunt for three tonnes of gold. In November 1983, armed robbers […]

Exclusive: ‘Blue Lights’ creators on taking BBC police drama from script to screen

Mark Layton delves into the creative process with screenwriting partners Declan Lawn and Adam Patterson about Blue Lights, their new Belfast-based police drama headed to the BBC later this year Declan Lawn and Adam Patterson, the writing and directing partners behind 2020 BBC drama The Salisbury Poisonings, are back with Blue Lights, a new six-part […]

BritBox International unveils ‘Death In Paradise’ spin-off amid new slate

BBC Studios (BBCS) and ITV-backed streamer BritBox International has unveiled a new slate of shows, led by a drama spun off from global bestseller Death In Paradise. Beyond Paradise is from Death In Paradise prodco Red Planet Pictures and explores what happened to DI Humphrey Goodman – played by Kris Marshall – after he left the […]

BBC renews thriller series ‘The Pact’ with all-new cast and story

UK pubcaster the BBC has commissioned a second season of Pete McTighe’s thriller The Pact, which has begun filming in Wales for BBC One. Produced by Cardiff-based Little Door Productions, this second season is a co-commission between BBC Drama and BBC Wales and will feature an all-new cast and story. It will debut later this […]

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