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BBC America, Two explore sci-fi’s history

US cable channel BBC America and its UK pubcaster cousin BBC Two are to coproduce a four-part exploring the popularity of science fiction. The docu-series, My God, It’s Full of Stars: a Journey to the Edge of Science Fiction (WT), will seek to be the “definitive television history” of the genres, according to producers. Each […]

BBC confirms Puppet Game Show

UK pubcaster The BBC has confirmed a commission for a long rumoured Saturday primetime puppet series from The Jim Henson Company. The Puppet Game Show will be an 8x45mins coproduction between Henson and BBC In-House Entertainment for leading UK channel BBC One. Filming has begun ahead of a debut later this year. A successful pilot […]

BBC Two orders Proper Pub Food

Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge will front a BBC Two series on how to cook the best pub food dishes. Tom Kerridge’s Proper Pub Food will see the chef revealing secrets about dishes such as mussels in ale, cured roast beef and Yorkshire puddings. In between recipes, he will provide tips from his suppliers on sourcing […]

BBC orders Cold War drama from Spooks producer

UK public broadcaster the BBC has ordered Legacy, a Cold War drama from UK indie Slim Film + Television. It is the first commission for Slim, the production company set up by Simon Crawford Collins (above), who during his time as managing director of Kudos produced Spooks, Hustle and Ashes to Ashes. The one-off TV […]

News brief: BBC Two commissions auction charity series

UK public broadcaster BBC Two has commissioned a three-part factual series in which a leading antiques expert will attempt to raise money for struggling charities. Auction Hero will see Andrew Lamberty (Four Rooms) traveling the UK and internationally attempting to use his skills in trading antiques to raise money for small charity groups. UK-based Silver […]

RDF makes factual appointments, wins BBC commissions

UK producer RDF Television has appointed new heads of factual entertainment and popular factual and won a trio of commissions from UK public broadcaster the BBC. Dan Barraclough has been appointed head of factual entertainment filling a role vacated by Tayte Simpson who left RDF earlier this year to head up factual development at Mentorn. […]

Danny Cohen named BBC TV chief

The BBC has named BBC One controller Danny Cohen as director of television. Cohen’s appointment comes after an open recruitment process and marks the final addition to new director general Tony Hall’s senior management team at the new look UK pubcaster. The role was previously known as director of vision. Roger Mosey, who helmed the […]

Arrow Media commissioned for new Hairy Bikers series

UK indie Arrow Media has been commissioned by BBC Two to make a new factual series featuring popular hosts Si King and Dave Myers, better known as the Hairy Bikers. Previously best known for their cooking series, Rebuilding Industrial Britain (WT) will be a 3x60mins series in which the hosts will travel the UK on […]

BBC sells Bake Off to Discovery in Italy

The show tests the skills of amateur chefs in various challenges to find the country’s best home baker. It has been a big hit for the BBC in the UK on BBC Two. It is made by UK indie Love Productions, the UK indie set up by Richard McKerrow, a former commissioning editor at Channel […]

BBC Two commissions Dave Allen doc

UK public broadcaster BBC Two has commissioned a one-hour documentary special to celebrate the life of late Irish stand-up comedian Dave Allen. The doc, Dave Allen Night, will featre “rare, often previously unseen” archive footage and interviews with Allen’s friends, family, peers and colleagues, including the crew of his most popular show, Dave Allen at Large. […]