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BBC hands commissions to Bandicoot, Naked Entertainment

BBC Scotland has commissioned two seasons of eight-part quiz show format Test Drive from Argonon-backed Bandicoot. Scottish pro wrestler and actor Grado will front the car-based gameshow (8 x 30 minutes), where three teams of family members and friends go on a road trip through Scotland en route to a mystery destination. The group uses […]

BBC Three controller boards Endemol’s Tiger Aspect

BBC Three controller Damian Kavanagh is to join Peaky Blinders producer Tiger Aspect in the new year.  Kavanagh has been appointed managing director of the Endemol-owned producer.  Reporting into Endemol Shine UK CEO Richard Johnston, the exec will be responsible for the creative and strategic direction of the company. His appointment follows the departure of Ben […]

Amazon to adapt BBC Three’s People Just Do Nothing

Amazon is adapting BBC Three comedy People Just Do Nothing. The global SVOD has ordered a pilot based on the mockumentary-style comedy, which has aired across four series in the UK and is set to end later this year with a fifth series. The half-hour program will be produced by Ash Atalla’s London-based prodco Roughcut […]

BBC Three’s Stupid Man Smart Phone lands in Singapore

Kalel Productions’ BBC Three fact ent format Stupid Man, Smart Phone is heading to Singapore.   BBC Studios Distribution has sold the 8 x 30-minute format into Mediacorp’s English-language free-to-air network Channel 5. The show, which was originally produced by Kalel and Second Star Productions in association with BBC Brit, will be available on Mediacorp’s OTT […]

Parable moves to TV with first VR original for C4

Channel 4 has commissioned its first virtual reality original from VR studio Parable, named Grenfell: Our Home, as the studio moves to television. Grenfell will be an immersive documentary that tells the stories of survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire, focusing on their lives and homes before the fire. The piece will premiere at Sheffield […]

Online net BBC Three lands £10m content investment

British online channel BBC Three has bagged an additional £10 million (US$13.9 million) for new formats as it expands its commissioning remit. BBC Three controller Damian Kavanagh said the cash influx came at “an exciting creative moment for the channel and the production community”. This comes two years after BBC Three became the first major […]

BBC picks up Phoebe Waller-Bridge thriller Killing Eve

BBC has acquired Killing Eve, a new thriller by Fleabag’s Phoebe Waller-Bridge, to premiere on BBC One and BBC Three later this year. The eight-part series will premiere in a primetime slot on BBC One and BBC Three will make it available as a box set on BBC iPlayer. Killing Eve is based on the […]

BBC Three orders comedy from People Just Do Nothing star

BBC Three has commissioned a new comedy by People Just Do Nothing star Lily Brazier, named Wannabe. Filming has begun on the series, which stars and is co-written by Brazier. The title will premiere on BBC on-demand service BBC iPlayer in March. It follows Brazier’s Maxine, a 1990s pop star wannabe who tries to bring […]

Time Inc’s UK prodco secures first commission

Time Inc. UK’s recently launched TV production arm, TI Productions UK, has secured its first commission, a 30-minute documentary for BBC Three featuring Stacey Dooley. Stacey Dooley Investigates: Kids Selling Drugs Online follows Dooley as she ventures undercover for the first time to investigate the criminal world of Britain’s digital drug dealers. Using fake profiles […]

BBC wants ‘demonstrably broader’ channel

UK pubcaster the BBC wants its flagship network, BBC One, to have a “demonstrably broader range of genres in peak time” than its rivals. The pledge was one of a number the BBC made yesterday in its Annual Plan, whose most notable takeaway was the extra £34 million (US$44 million) handed to BBC Children’s over […]

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