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BBC Two returns to work with Talkback’s Sara Pascoe-fronted series

BBC Two in the UK has extended its Sara Pascoe-fronted employment show into a second season. Last Woman On Earth With Sara Pascoe is being produced by Fremantle-owned UK production firm Talkback and follows the host as she visits Greece, Denmark and Jordan to take on some unique jobs set for extinction. The 3 x 60-minute second run, […]

BBC Two becomes first int’l buyer of Canal+ drama ‘Marie Antoinette’

BBC Two in the UK has become the first international buyer of eight-part historical drama Marie Antionette. The show, which is sold by Banijay Rights, is being produced by Banijay Studios France, Capa Drama and Les Gens for French group Canal+. The drama has been created and written by Deborah Davis (The Favourite) and tells […]

BBC Two orders augmented reality medical show from Remarkable

BBC Two in the UK has ordered a six-parter that uses augmented reality and medical imaging technology to allow patients to see inside their own bodies. Doctor, Can You See Me Now? (6 x 60-minutes, working title) is from Banijay-owned Remarkable Television and will provide patients with insights into their bodies that allow them to better […]

BBC appoints editors for BBC One, Two & Four following commissioning overhaul

The BBC in the UK has promoted two execs as portfolio editors for its flagship channels, following the “radical” overhaul of the public broadcaster’s commissioning team that was revealed late last year. The revamp, which handed more commissioning power to streamer iPlayer, saw channel controller roles being replaced with genre-focused execs able to order programming without the need […]

Round-up: Intl’ broadcasters enter ‘Dark Woods’; C4 orders Woodcut serial killer doc; BBC builds ‘Jay’s Workshop’

Intl’ broadcasters enter ‘Dark Woods’ Broadcaster in the US, Canada, Spain and France have acquired German crime thriller mini-series Dark Woods, following deals with distributor Global Screen. Canal+ Group, French leading pay-TV group, acquired the show for its thriller channel Polar, while First Look Media’s streaming service, Topic, will release the series as part of […]

Abacus to shop Dan Reed’s US Capitol riot doc

The UK’s Abacus Media Rights has secured global distribution rights, excluding the UK, for Amos Pictures’ upcoming feature documentary Four Hours At The Capitol. The 1 x 90-minute documentary, which was originally commissioned for the UK’s BBC Two, is expected to be delivered in September 2021. It is directed by Jamie Roberts (The Rise Of […]

TBI Tech & Analysis: Where next for linear TV’s Covid boom?

Covid-19 enforced lockdowns around the world had propelled viewing figures for linear networks skywards but with people now able to move more freely, what’s happened to those viewers? Adam Thomas, lead analyst for global TV markets at TBI sibling Omdia, reports. As of the end of August 2020, the Covid-19 pandemic has caused more than […]

News round-up: Germany’s Redseven returns to production; BBC Two, Arte explore US foreign policy; Silverlining’s ‘Farm’ to open in July

Redseven returns for Sat.1’s The Taste Red Arrow Studios-owned German producer Redseven Entertainment has returned to studio production for the first time since the outbreak of Coronavirus to work on an eighth season of culinary format The Taste. The show, which has been extended by broadcaster parent ProSiebenSat.1, started production on its eighth run in […]

BBC ‘not immune’ to Covid-19, seeks factual entertainment formats

BBC Two controller Patrick Holland has said the UK broadcaster is “not immune” to the impact of Covid-19 on its programming, after it emerged that the organisation will have to shave a further £125m ($140m) from budgets this year. Staff will be invited to work part-time or take unpaid leave during the lockdown to deal […]

BBC orders Peter Sellers doc from Brook Lapping

BBC Two in the UK has commissioned Brook Lapping, part of Zinc Media, to produce an in-depth documentary about English actor and comedian Peter Sellers. Peter Sellers: A State of Comic Ecstasy (working title) is a 1 x 75-minute programme that will explore the comedian’s many acclaimed works, alongside his personal life, including his multiple […]

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