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BBC orders Jimmy Savile drama & Welsh coast docuseries

UK pubcaster the BBC has commissioned two new series – a scripted drama about disgraced British TV personality Jimmy Savile for BBC One and a natural history series for BBC One Wales. The Reckoning (working title) will star Steve Coogan (Philomena, Stan And Ollie) as the man who was once among the biggest stars on […]

TBI In Conversation: How Pete McTighe’s ‘The Pact’ moves past the pandemic

TBI deputy editor Mark Layton talks to Pete McTighe, creator of new BBC thriller The Pact, about weaving Covid into the narrative and why emotion trumps procedure when it comes to crime drama. British screenwriter and producer Pete McTighe has worked on a range of high-profile dramas, from UK sci-fi Doctor Who to Australian prison […]

TF1 remakes ‘Keeping Faith’ as APC picks up sales rights to third season

Keeping Faith, the hit drama produced for the BBC and Welsh-language broadcaster S4C, is to be remade in France for TF1. The French network has ordered a local version from Quad Drama after securing remake rights with co-producer and distributor About Premium Content (APC). it will go into production later this year. The show, which […]

Cameras role on BBC’s Hinterland successor

BBC Wales, S4C and All3Media International are backing a new crime serial drama from the makers of noir series Hinterland. Hidden / Craith has begun filming in Snowdonia, Wales, and will air on pubcasters BBC Wales and S4C next year. As with Hinterland, which All3 sold internationally, versions are being filmed back-to-back in English and […]

Acorn is Keeping Faith with BBC, S4C drama

Acorn Media Enterprises (AME) has become a coproducer on BBC Wales and S4C thriller drama Keeping Faith. France-based distributor About Premium Content (APC) has brokered an agreement to bring Acorn on board for all rights in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. In Wales, the dual-language series will be known as Un Bore Mercher […]

BBC ups Welsh programming investment by 50%

UK pubcaster the BBC is to increase its funding in English-language programming at its Welsh operation by £8.5 million (US$10.6 million) per year. The BBC claimed the increase, which will take its total investment in English-language TV in Wales to about £30 million by 2019/2020, is “the biggest expansion of BBC Wales television output in […]

BBC Studios makes drama appointment

The BBC has appointed Oliver Kent head of continuing drama at the drama division within BBC Studios. BBC Studios is the UK pubcaster’s in-house production arm and Oliver takes the newly created role at the freshly minted BBC Studios Scripted division. He will oversee a five strong slate of returning dramas: EastEnders, Holby City, Casualty, […]

BBC Three investigates LGBT hate crimes

Online UK broadcaster BBC Three is lining up a 3x50mins doc series investigating hate crimes in the US, as the country reels from a mass killing in a Florida gay club. Love and Hate Crime will comprise three separate films exploring hate crimes – one about a transgender woman murdered by her boyfriend, another about […]

BBC Wales drama chief to join War & Peace prodco

BBC Wales head of drama Faith Penhale (pictured) will join the prodco behind upcoming drama War & Peace, Lookout Point, as joint CEO. Starting in February 2016, she will work alongside Lookout Point founder and co-chief executive Simon Vaughan to develop the firm’s original drama slate. She currently oversees the BBC Drama department behind shows […]

BBC Wales drama chief to join War & Peace prodco

BBC Wales head of drama Faith Penhale (pictured) will join the prodco behind upcoming drama War & Peace, Lookout Point, as joint CEO. Starting in February 2016, she will work alongside Lookout Point founder and co-chief executive Simon Vaughan to develop the firm’s original drama slate. She currently oversees the BBC Drama department behind shows […]