BBC Productions

Mumbai Railway journeys to global nets

British documentary series Mumbai Railway has been acquired by broadcasters around the world. Distributor DCD Rights has shopped BBC Productions-produced four-parter Mumbai Railway, in which four presenters explore the world’s busiest railway in India, to Viasat Explore and MTG World in Scandinavia, the Baltics, central and eastern Europe, Russia, CIS and sub-Saharan Africa; SBS in […]

Chris Evans takes Clarkson’s Top Gear post

Chris Evans will succeed Jeremy Clarkson as presenter of the BBC’s money-spinning petrol-head fact-ent series Top Gear. Evans (pictured), currently co-presenter of daily series The One Show and a BBC Radio 2 breakfast DJ, has signed a three-year deal to present the show, which BBC Productions will produce for UK channel BBC Two. Former presenting […]

Pat Younge resurfaces with Sugar Films

Ex-BBC programming boss Pat Younge has launched his own media company alongside former Channel 4 executives Narinder Minhas and Lucy Pilkington. Younge, who exited his post as chief creative officer at BBC in-house unit BBC Productions in July 2013, will be managing director. He is well-known internationally for turning around US cable channel Travel Channel […]

BBC Trust seeks views on production plans

The BBC Trust has launched an industry consultation on proposals to scrap current production quotas and bring BBC Production in line with independent prodcos. The Trust, which governs the BBC, is probing how programme supply reaches the UK’s pubcaster. Yesterday it began a review and called for public views on future plans. Currently, a mechanism […]