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BBC orders ‘Lightning’ quiz format

BBC Two has ordered a new entertainment format, Lightning, hosted by comic Zoe Lyons, to play in a late afternoon, teatime slot. Devised and produced by Banijay Group’s Fizz and Northern Ireland-based Nice One TV, the 25×30-minute Lightning is billed as a fast-paced and frantic format that sees the traditional quiz show collide with gameshow, and leaves […]

BBC Natural History Unit plunges into ‘Waterhole’ for BBC Two and PBS

BBC Studios’ Natural History Unit is producing new BBC Two series ‘Waterhole’ (w/t), a specialist rig show which sees presenters Chris Packham and Ella Al-Shamahi create a waterhole in Tanzania. Waterholes are vital to the African ecosystem, but little is known about how they support so much life. BBC Studios Natural History Unit is working […]

BBC Two orders social history format ‘Unforgotten’ from Blink Films

BBC Two has commissioned a new three-part social history format from Blink Films, Unforgotten (w/t), which reveals the personal stories of ordinary people caught up in extraordinary events -and follows their quest to find the person who made a huge impact on their lives. Presented by Anita Rani, the 3×60-min series explores the experiences of two […]

BBC Two, HBO explore Silicon Valley with ‘Leaving Neverland’ director Dan Reed

BBC Two and HBO have commissioned a four-part documentary series about Silicon Valley that is being executive produced by Leaving Neverland’s Dan Reed. The Tech Transformers (4 x 60 minutes, working title) aims to give viewers an insight into how the past decade has unfolded in Silicon Valley, focusing on the impact that companies such […]

BBC Newsnight interview with Prince Andrew draws record ratings

An episode of BBC Two investigative strand Newsnight that featured Prince Andrew discussing his relationship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein has gripped the UK and drawn record ratings. In the episode, the prince is interviewed by Newsnight journalist Emily Maitlis about his relationship with US financier Epstein, who committed suicide this summer while awaiting […]

HBO joins BBC’s sexual consent drama from Michaela Coel, moves from BBC Two

HBO has joined the BBC’s forthcoming Michaela Coel-starring drama that explores sexual consent in contemporary life, with the UK pubcaster shifting the channel on which it will now air. January 22nd is being written by Coel and is described as a “fearless, frank and provocative” show that explores dating and relationships, as well as “the […]

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 […]

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