BBC announces new comedy from Benidorm creator

BBC Studios has ordered a 6×30’ series from the creator of Benidorm, Derren Litten. Scarborough, which filmed a pilot earlier this year, will begin production on location early next year and air on BBC One in summer 2019. The show follows the lives and loves of a handful of residents in the sometimes sunny beach […]

BBC poaches comedy commissioning boss from ITV

The BBC has recruited Myfanwy Moore as its UK comedy controller. The UK pubcaster has poached Moore from its commercial rival ITV where she was commissioning editor, comedy. In her new role at the BBC she will lead the broadcaster’s comedy department. During her time at ITV Moore ordered series including Plebs, Vicious and Benidorm. […]

TVNZ buys a package of Endemol shows

Kiwi public broadcaster TVNZ has bought a package of shows from Endemol for its TV1, TV2 and TVNZ U channels. Titles include coming-of-age drama series Puberty Blues and comedy series Happily Divorced and The Spa. The shows will aor on TV1 and TV2. TVNZ also renewed deals for a raft of Endemol titles across various […]