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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 […]

BBC One, Warner Bros line up Stephen Fry for JK Rowling’s ‘Fantastic Beasts’ show

BBC One has partnered with Warner Bros., London’s Natural History Museum and Stephen Fry on a documentary that will explore the origins and stories of mythical creatures featured in J.K. Rowling’s book Fantastic Beasts. Fantastic Beasts: A Natural History (working title) is being produced by BBC Studios Natural History Unit (NHU) and Warner Bros Entertainment […]

BBC, Amazon order Big Talk comedy from Stephen Merchant, Elgin James

BBC One in the UK and Amazon Studios have linked up on a new six-part comedy from The Office and Lip Sync Battle co-creator Stephen Merchant. The Offenders (working title) is from writer and director Merchant and Elgin James, co-creator of Mayans M.C., and is being produced by ITV Studios-backed Big Talk Productions. Merchant’s prodco […]

Phoebe Waller-Bridge, ‘Chernobyl’, ‘Succession’ win at Golden Globes

Fleabag star Phoebe Waller-Bridge and The Crown actor Olivia Colman were among the stand-out winners at the Golden Globes last night, alongside dramas including Succession and Chernobyl. Waller-Bridge, who struck an overall deal with Amazon in September, was named Best Actress in a TV Series for her role in Fleabag at the 77th edition of […]

Attenborough to front BBC, PBS series about secret lives of plants

Sir David Attenborough has been attached to present BBC Studios’ forthcoming five-part blue chip series that explores the unseen world of plants. Green Planet was first revealed in February and will debut on BBC One in the UK and PBS in the US in 2021. It is being produced by BBC Studios’ Natural History Unit […]

BBC One commissions Endor for Parkinson’s drama ‘But When We Dance’

BBC One has commissioned Red Arrow’s Endor Productions for one-off drama But When We Dance. The feature-length production (1 x 90 minutes), produced with Clearwood Films, centres on Tony and Emma, who first meet at an English National Ballet class for people with Parkinson’s. The drama has been commissioned as part of a three-prong strategy […]

BBC One adapts German format ‘Cash For Trash’ from Ricochet

BBC One is adapting German format Cash For Trash as a daytime series from Warner Bros. International TV Production (WBITVP)-backed indie Ricochet. The prodco is adapting the format into The Bidding Room (30 x 45 minutes), in which expert dealers look to outbid one another for rare finds brought in by the public. Set in […]

BBC One lines up Kelly Macdonald to guest lead on ‘Line Of Duty’

BBC One’s critically acclaimed thriller Line Of Duty has secured its next guest lead.  Scottish actress Kelly Macdonald is to star in the next season of the World Productions-made programme – a high-profile guest role that has previously been played by Stephen Graham, Thandie Newton, Daniel Mays, Keeley Hawes and Lennie James. Macdonald is to play Detective […]

HBO joins BBC’s sexual consent drama from Michaela Coel, moves from BBC Two

HBO has joined the BBC’s forthcoming Michaela Coel-starring drama that explores sexual consent in contemporary life, with the UK pubcaster shifting the channel on which it will now air. January 22nd is being written by Coel and is described as a “fearless, frank and provocative” show that explores dating and relationships, as well as “the […]