ITV orders Desire drama

ITV has greenit Desire, a new drama series from UK prodco Mammoth Screen. The series will follow a woman recovering from a messy divorce who then falls for the wrong man. It is being written by Jeremy Brock, the co-creator of long-running UK medical drama Casualty. ITV Studios Global Entertainment will sell the series internationally. […]

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 launching drama channel in Middle East

BBC Worldwide has struck a deal with OSN and will roll out its drama channel in the Middle East and North Africa region on the regional pay TV platform. BBC First is one of Worldwide’s key channel brands after it rejigged its offering last year, and has already rolled out in Australia and parts of […]