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Writer’s room: Jimmy McGovern

Jimmy McGovern has a reputation for tackling social issues head-on. Through Hillsborough, The Accused, Dockers and The Street, he is known for using TV to shine a light on the stories and struggles of working people in the UK. In ITV crime drama Cracker, he created a UK hit that travelled across the Atlantic, was […]

Jimmy McGovern hails Hill’s ITV

Writer Jimmy McGovern has backed Polly Hill to reinvigorate ITV’s drama output. Hill swapped the BBC for ITV last year, and is now head of drama at the UK commercial broadcaster, unveiling her first slate late last year. McGovern, whose credits include Cracker and Hillsborough for ITV and The Accused new Sean Bean BBC One […]

BBC Worldwide Showcase: big drama in Liverpool

Buyers will get a first look at some of 2017’s most-anticipated dramas at BBC Worldwide Showcase including first looks at the new Top of the Lake, starring Nicole Kidman, Jimmy McGovern’s Broken, and Peter Moffat’s period drama The Last Post. Misha Glenny’s McMafia will also be on show while White Gold, reuniting several of The […]

BBC Worldwide Showcase: show and tell in Liverpool

With Showcase less than a week away, BBC Worldwide’s president of global markets, Paul Dempsey, tells TBI what the 700 buyers heading to the event can expect from their trip to Liverpool. BBC Worldwide’s annual Showcase is the biggest market in the world hosted by a single distributor. In its sixth year in Liverpool, the […]

BBC orders Blick, Bartlett, McGovern dramas

UK pubcaster the BBC has turned to a number of high-profile writers for 35 hours of new drama programming. The Honourable Woman’s Hugo Blick, Doctor Foster creator Mike Bartlett and The Street’s Jimmy McGovern are attached to new projects, alongside the likes of Academy Award nominee Kenneth Lonegran, Playground Entertainment’s Colin Callender, Left Bank Pictures […]

UK drama experts set up Far Moor

Drama executive producers Justin Thomson-Glover and Patrick Irwin have teamed with media law firm Lee & Thomson to launch a new business Far Moor Media. The new company will be an executive producer business offering consultancy and help to companies working on high-end scripted projects. It will advise on content and on the intricacies of […]