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Fremantle’s Talkback appoints Jonno Richards as MD

Fremantle has hired Jonno Richards as MD of UK comedy label and Celebrity Juice producer Talkback. The exec takes on the role permanently after having served as acting MD since May. Prior to becoming MD, Richards served as director of programmes at Talkback, exec producing shows including Shopping With Keith Lemon, Alan Carr’s Epic Gameshow […]

BBC Three orders disability doc

UK digital network BBC Three has commissioned a one-off documentary about so-called freak shows. Actor and presenter Adam Pearson, who has a genetic condition that causes non-cancerous tumours to grow along his nerve endings, will explore the world of people who use their medical conditions to educate, entertain and make money in Adam Pearson: Freak […]

Discovery prodco hires for features, male shows

Discovery Networks International’s UK-based prodco Betty has hired a pair of executives as part of moves to ramp of production of features and male-skewed programming. Adventure programming showrunner David Harrison, who has worked at companies such as Tern TV and Zodiak Media and run his own indie, Ambition Productions, will look to expand Betty’s adventure […]