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Show of the Week: Whitstable Pearl

The sunny seaside meets murder most foul in this new 6 x 60-minute crime drama series, as British author Julie Wassmer’s novels are brought to the screen for the first time by Norwegian filmmaker Øystein Karlsen (Lilyhammer) and the producers of detective series Marcella.  Kerry Godliman (Derek, After Life), stars as Pearl Nolan, police trainee-turned-chef-proprietor of the […]

Round-up: ‘Don’t Forget The Lyrics’ for Portugal’s RTP1; STV Player rolls out UK-wide; Rai Ragazzi pre-buys ‘Grisù’

‘Don’t Forget The Lyrics’ for Portugal’s RTP1 RTP1 in Portugal has picked up a local adaptation of Banijay’s Don’t Forget The Lyrics format, with Não Te Esqueças Da Letra to be produced by Shine Iberia. Presented by João Paulo Rodrigues, the musical game show will air in Portugal on Saturday evenings from this spring. Singing ability plays no part […]

Round-up: Seven.One strikes five-season ‘Top Model’ deal; Buccaneer to adapt ‘The Burning Girls’; ITV re-enters ‘The Cube’

Seven.One strikes five-season ‘Top Model’ deal Germany’s Seven.One Entertainment Group has renewed Germany’s Next Top Model for an additional five seasons, following a format rights deal with ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group. The show, which is produced by Redseven Entertainment and airs on ProSieben, is the German adaptation of US series America’s Next Top Model. The series is […]

Buccaneer & Nevision partner with Framestore on ‘Beetle Boy’ adaptation

UK-based Buccaneer Media has partnered with indie producer and financier Nevision to develop MG Leonard’s Beetle Boy book trilogy as a live action/CGI drama in partnership with Oscar-winning creative studio Framestore (Lovecraft Country). The show is currently in development as a mute-episode series and will be written by Tom MacRae (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie) and will […]

TBI Special Report Four: Learning from lockdown

Covid-19’s impact on the TV business has been immense, but not all the ramifications are negative. Richard Middleton and Mark Layton find out how content creation and delivery might look after lockdown. Just when the world’s content industry will return to some sort of business as usual is, at this stage, anybody’s guess. Speak to […]

TBI Special Report Part One: Adapting production during lock down and beyond

Screen production has been among the hardest hit sectors from the Covid-19 pandemic, with freelance workers in particular suffering badly. Mark Layton explores how some businesses have adapted and evaluates lockdown’s lingering effect It is hard to understate the impact that Covid-19 has had on communities around the world. First and foremost, of course, is […]

Buccaneer appoints Richard Tulk-Hart from A+E Networks as co-CEO

Richard Tulk-Hart is stepping down from his role as A+E Networks MD of international distribution, formats and co-productions to join Marcella producer Buccaneer Media. Tulk-Hart becomes joint CEO alongside company founder Tony Wood and will oversee the commercialisation of Buccaneer’s projects and driving business growth, with Wood focusing on creative development and production. Prior to […]

Sales round-up: Cineflix Rights, Orange Smarty, Beano Studios

Cineflix Rights scores French deal for Marcella The London-based distributor has sold series one of hit drama Marcella into Canal Plus-owned French channel Polar+. The 8 x 60-minute crime thriller, produced by Buccaneer Media for ITV and Netflix, stars Anna Friel as a Metropolitan police officer investigating a serial killer while dealing with a personal crisis. The drama — […]

Remedy Productions appoints CCO

Remedy Productions, whose recent productions include BBC1’s Saturday night, family game show Ready or Not, and a recent episode of Channel 4’s Dispatches, has just appointed Denis O’Connor as its new chief creative officer. O’Connor comes from Buccaneer Media where, as head of department, he oversaw development, pitching and production of the company’s unscripted department. Prior to that he worked […]

MTV inks deal for Just Tattoo of Us

Viacom network MTV is to debut a reality series titled Just Tattoo of Us on 62 international territories and digital platforms next year. The series, from Gobstopper Television, has been given the greenlight out of the UK, and will aim to tap into the zeitgeist around skin inking. “The popularity of tattoos right now is […]