BBC Wales


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 […]