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BBC Three commissions Banijay’s Wonder for fact ent formats

BBC Three has commissioned Banijay Group-owned prodco Wonder for a pair of fact ent series on fitness and second-hand wares. Wonder, which was previously known as 7 Wonder, is producing Work It (4 x15 minutes) and Deadstock (4 x 15 minutes) for the digital platform. In Work It, three fitness instructors who have each overcome […]

BBC Three, October link for doc with Little Mix’s Jesy Nelson

BBC Three has commissioned October Films for a doc fronted by Little Mix’s Jesy Nelson.  Nelson, who has been with the all-female UK pop group since its formation in 2011, is to explore body image and mental health in the hour-long film, which will look at the impact of growing up in a social media-fuelled age of […]

BBC Three shows return to linear fold

The BBC is to create a dedicated slot devoted to the best of BBC Three programming on its flagship channel. Programmes from the BBC’s youth-focused online-only channel will air on BBC One from 22:35 from Monday to Wednesday after a truncated News at Ten. The Question Time discussion show will continue to air on Thursday […]

BBC Three orders surgery debate format from Gobstopper TV

BBC Three has commissioned Surgery on Show (WT) from Gobstopper Television, a debate format that gives viewers all the facts about the most talked-about cosmetic procedures. In the UK, nearly half of those aged 18-34 say they are considering going under the knife. The series aims to inform those thinking about cosmetic surgery with the […]

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 […]

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