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BBC orders Don’t Get Done… spin off

UK public broadcaster the BBC will launch a spin off of its long running consumer affairs series Don’t Get Done, Get Dom later this month, TBI has learned. Don’t Get Done in the Sun will premiere on flagship channel BBC One on May 20 and run for 10 half-hour episodes stripped across the week in […]

Far Moor sets up in the US to exploit UK tax break

Far Moor, the UK consultancy set up by drama executive producers Justin Thomson-Glover and Patrick Irwin and media law firm Lee & Thomson, has set up an LA base. It has recruited exec producer Louisa Spring (above) as its US representative, who will help channel in business from US companies looking to take advantage of […]

Danny Cohen names Charlotte Moore interim BBC One controller

Danny Cohen has named Charlotte Moore as acting controller of BBC One, filling the role he will vacate to become BBC director of television. Cohen notified staff of the interim appointment in an email this morning. He starts in his new role on May 7 and Moore will fill in thereafter. Moore has been at […]

RDF makes factual appointments, wins BBC commissions

UK producer RDF Television has appointed new heads of factual entertainment and popular factual and won a trio of commissions from UK public broadcaster the BBC. Dan Barraclough has been appointed head of factual entertainment filling a role vacated by Tayte Simpson who left RDF earlier this year to head up factual development at Mentorn. […]

Danny Cohen named BBC TV chief

The BBC has named BBC One controller Danny Cohen as director of television. Cohen’s appointment comes after an open recruitment process and marks the final addition to new director general Tony Hall’s senior management team at the new look UK pubcaster. The role was previously known as director of vision. Roger Mosey, who helmed the […]

MIPTV News: DLT/Raydar Rights preps first slate

Alison Rayson and Don Taffner Jr.’s fledgling distributor is heading to MIPTV with a slate spanning drama, gameshows and kids programming. Indie distributor DLT/Raydar Rights was created last year through the merger of the sales arm of Taffner Jr.’s DLT Entertainment and former Target executive Rayson’s Raydar Media. Its first full slate will be unveiled […]

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 […]