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BBC One turns to Korea for CJENM’s music format ‘I Can See Your Face’

BBC One is looking to ramp up its primetime entertainment offering with a local version of hit South Korean music format I Can See Your Face. The 8 x 60-minute show was created by Korean giant CJENM and is being produced in the UK by Fremantle duo Thames and Naked.  It will debut in 2021. […]

Show of the week: Bloodlands

This gritty four-part crime thriller, set in Northern Ireland, is from emerging talent Chris Brandon – best-known for adapting Rock Creek Park for TV – and the mercurial Jed Mercurio of Line Of Duty and Bodyguard fame. The BBC One four-parter is from Hat Trick Mercurio Television (HTM Television) and stars James Nesbitt (The Missing, Cold […]

Show of the week: Small Axe

This anthology series is made up of hour-long stories that have been conceived and written by Twelve Years A Slave’s Steve McQueen, with Alastair Siddons and Courttia Newland also attached. The 6 x 60 minute films feature actors including Star Wars’ John Boyega and Black Panther’s Letitia Wright, with the show delving into an array […]

Show of the week: ‘Meat: A Threat To Our Planet’

A one-hour special that caused controversy in the UK when it debuted on BBC One late last year, this show is from acclaimed producer Raw TV and follows on from 2018’s award-winning documentary Drowning In Plastic, which was also from animal biologist and meat-eater Liz Bonnin. Her latest show takes viewers from cattle farms in […]

Keshet takes ‘Christine Keeler’ around the world

Keshet International has struck a raft of sales deals for BBC One’s sex scandal drama The Trial of Christine Keeler. Deals have been completed in Australia, Benelux, Africa, the Netherlands, Spain, the UK and New Zealand for the six part drama, which has just finished a well-received run in the UK. In Australia, KI has sold the […]

Exclusive: Korea secures first remake deal for Abi Morgan drama ‘The Split’

Abi Morgan’s hit scripted series The Split, the UK drama from Chernobyl producer Sister, is to be remade in South Korea after distributor BBC Studios (BBCS) struck the show’s first format deal. The Korean remake has been ordered by local broadcaster JTBC and is set to air in 2021. It will again follow the story […]

STV Productions buys into ‘Patrick Melrose’ producer Two Cities as BBC Studios exits

UK-based STV Productions has taken a 25% stake in Patrick Melrose producer Two Cities Television, with former investor BBC Studios exiting as a result. Two Cities is run by Stephen Wright, the former head of drama for BBC Northern Ireland, and ex-BBC, Channel 4 and Universal Television exec Michael Jackson, who have worked on shows […]

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