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Netflix, BBC team up with David Attenborough on ‘Life In Colour’

Natural history icon David Attenborough has teamed up again with Netflix on a three-part series that is being produced with BBC2 in the UK and Nine Network in Australia. Life In Colour marks the first time the BBC and Netflix have worked together on a natural history show, with Bristol-based Humble Bee Films and Sydney-based […]

BBC Two commissions Dolly Parton doc, boards Lena Dunham’s HBO thriller

The BBC has revealed a slate of new projects, including HBO drama Industry, which it has boarded as a co-production partner. Speaking at this week’s Edinburgh TV Festival, BBC Two controller Patrick Holland revealed that the public broadcaster was a partner on the UK-shot financial thriller from Girls creator Lena Dunham, which is currently filming […]

BBC gets ‘Saved On Camera’ and orders Frankie Boyle series

UK-based Back2Back Productions is working with Belfast-based Afro-Mic Productions on a show about heroic real-life moments caught on camera for the BBC, which has also ordered a four-part show featuring comedian Frankie Boyle. Saved on Camera (15 x 30 minutes) has been commissioned by BBC One Daytime and will explore those behind the heroic actions, […]

TCB Media Rights expands into feature doc space

TCB Media Rights is edging into the feature-length documentary space after acquiring BBC Two’s 90-minute film The $50m Art Swindle. The Kew Media Group-backed distributor is best known for fact ent, but has been branching out into the premium factual space in recent months, as previously reported by TBI. Commissioned by Mark Bell for arts […]

BBC commissions Werner Herzog doc on travel icon

BBC Arts has commissioned a new Werner Herzog documentary Nomad: In the Footsteps of Bruce Chatwin for BBC Two, which explores the creative and personal vision he shared with the iconic travel writer. Hailing from BBC Studios and Sideways Film, the doc will see Herzog explore the life of Chatwin through his travels from Patagonia, […]

BBC Two visits Japanese gardens with Blink Films

BBC Two has commissioned Blink Films for a Monty Don-fronted series on Japanese gardens.  The John Torode’s Asia producer and Alexandra Henderson Associates are to produce two-part series Monty Don’s Japanese Gardens (2 x 60 minutes), which will find the presenter and horticulturalist traveling to Japan in spring at the height of the cherry blossom season. In a journey […]

BBC Two goes behind the scenes of Brexit with Vice

BBC Two is readying a Vice Studios-produced behind-the-scenes Brexit programme with political editor Laura Kuenssberg.  The current affairs commission is entitled Inside the Brexit Storm (working title) and will follow Kuenssberg as she reports on the twists and turns of the political saga.  The special gives audiences a chance to share her perspective as the political editor […]

BBC Two orders doc on the Murdoch media empire

BBC Two has commissioned a 3×60-minute social history series from 72 Films, which explores the extraordinary reach of the Murdoch empire across the British press. A Tabloid Empire (WT) covers Murdoch’s businesses between 1997 and 2012 in forensic detail. It examines how the popular press went from exerting astonishing influence over the British public’s politics, public […]

ZDF to remake No More Boys and Girls for Germany

ZDF is set to remake BBC Two’s No More Boys and Girls for a German audience. The broadcaster will air the factual series on its Neo channel, which will be produced by Bavaria Entertainment GmbH. Originally produced by Outline Productions for BBC Two, No More Boys and Girls argues that being born a boy or […]

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