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BBC Three orders Horsemeat Banquet

BBC Three has ordered The Horsemeat Banquet, a one-off show in which a group of young diners are invited to tuck into a variety of horse dishes. The show will TX on the UK public broadcaster’s youth channel in a 10pm slot on March 27. It will be made by Shine-owned producer Dragonfly. The show, […]

BBC orders War and Peace adaptation

UK public broadcaster the BBC has ordered a new adaptation of Tolstoy classic War and Peace from Andrew Davies, the writer of TV series including Pride and Prejudice and Mr Selfridge. Davies’ film credits include the Bridget Jones movies. The BBC made a highly regarded adaptation of the novel starring Anthony Hopkins in the early […]

New Belgian pay TV service launches with raft of intn’l channels

Dutch telco KPN has launched a new pay TVservice in Belgium, Snow. The service will combine TV, internet and telephony in a bundled offering, competing with existing providers Telenet and Belgacom. The Snow service will be marketed separately from KPN Belgium’s existing mobile telecom offering in the country, Base. The service offers 33 channels including […]

Twofour making Angela Rippon holiday series for BBC One

UK indie producer and distributor Twofour is making a four-part series for BBC One, Holiday Hit Squad. Fronted by newsreader and presenter Angela Rippon, the show will, with the help of hotel inspectors, explore how best to make sure holidays across the globe live up to their promise. Rippon will join the professionals who devote […]

BBC One orders raft of new dramas, comedies, formats

British public broadcaster BBC One has ordered a raft of new series including a number of big-budget dramas. The network has ordered Jonathan Strange And Mr Norrell, The 7.39 and The Game as well as new sitcom Father Figure. Other new additions to the network’s 2013 schedule include primetime documentary series The Prisoners And Life-Savers […]

BBC One orders Tony Jordan-produced crime drama

BBC One has commissioned a new primetime crime drama produced by Tony Jordan’s Red Planet Pictures. The British public broadcaster has ordered 6x1hour series By Any Means, which tells the story of a covert police department that, when the legal system fails, goes to any length to bring the criminal elite to justice. The drama […]

BBC One orders 183 episodes of Pointless

British public broadcaster BBC One has renewed gameshow Pointless for 183 new episodes after striking a deal with Endemol-owned Remarkable Television. The deal includes three series for BBC Daytime and one series for its Saturday night spin-off Pointless Celebrities. The show originally launched on BBC Two in 2009 before switching to BBC One in 2011. […]

Zodiak inks first-look deal with Western Front

Zodiak Rights has agreed a first-look deal with UK-based indie Western Front Films. The distributor will launch two shows from the factual producer at MIPCOM, Meet The Izzards and America’s Secret War Plan Revealed. Meet The Izzards is a two-part doc for BBC One in the UK. It follows comedian Eddie izzard as he uses […]

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