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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 […]

BBC Two orders first VR property show

BBC Two has commissioned Remarkable Television to make Watch This Space, a virtual reality property series. Each episode will feature two couples who disagree about the best design solutions for their homes. Architects Laura Clark and Robert Jamison will be given the couple’s conflicting briefs to produce one design each, offering radically different proposals. Working […]

BBC Two picks up Showtime’s New York Times doc

BBC Two has picked up Showtime’s The New York Times: The Fourth Estate, due to premiere in the UK in June. The title will take audiences behind the scenes of The New York Times and follow the inner workings of one of the most prolific American media outlets during the first 12 months of Donald […]

Richard Gere makes TV comeback in MotherFatherSon

Richard Gere is set to star in upcoming BBC drama MotherFatherSon, after a break of three decades from the medium. The eight-part original drama was created and written by Tom Rob Smith (The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story) and will be made by BBC Studios for BBC Two. Gere will play Max, a […]

BBC Two orders Riz Ahmed original among new slate

BBC Two has ordered a new original drama from actor and comedian Riz Ahmed (pictured) and commissioned a slate of new programming. Englistan, created by Ahmed and produced by BBC Studios Drama London in association with Left Handed Films, was commissioned by Patrick Holland, controller of BBC Two. The series tells the story of three […]

BBC ends Robot Wars for the second time

UK broadcaster BBC Two has killed off its mech-on-mech battle format Robot Wars for the second time. The series, which is from Mentorn Scotland and SPJ Media and counts Passion Distribution as its international vendor, has run for three seasons. The original run came 1998 and 2004, and its revival was greeted with a widely […]

Show of the week: Letterbox

The Weakest Link creator David Young realised there was a format in Letterbox when his two sons managed to involve an entire restaurant in a game of hangman while on a skiing holiday. “People were shouting out answers, and I realised competitive hangman could be very fun and accessible as a format,” he says, adding: […]

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