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Bradley Wiggins – A Year In Yellow

Bradley Wiggins is a household name, but when the filmmakers behind Bradley Wiggins – A Year In Yellow started out on the project the cyclist was considerably less famous, despite being a multiple Olympic medal winner on the track and finishing fourth (since upgraded to third) in the Tour de France. A year later and […]

Channel 4 hires Objective’s Phil Clarke as head of comedy

British broadcaster Channel 4 has hired Objective Productions exec Phil Clarke as head of comedy. Clarke has been responsible for a raft of successful British comedies including the first season of Peep Show, Fresh Meat, Bo Selecta and Never Mind The Buzzcocks. He was previously head of comedy and entertainment at Objective Productions, which is […]

Channel 4 brings Darlow Smithson’s Frankenstein to life

British broadcaster Channel 4 and US network Smithsonian have commissioned Endemol-owned Darlow Smithson to produce a big-budget science documentary following a team of robotics experts attempting to build a complete human body. The broadcasters have ordered Frankenstein: Building The Bionic Human, which will use US$1 million worth of cutting edge limbs and organs from leading […]

Bake Off to rise in the US

Hit UK format The Great British Bake Off has been sold to CBS, which will air a local version of the cooking show. Bake Off (WT) will air on the US broadcast network next year. The show, in which amateur bakers face an array of baking challenges, is made by Love Productions, the UK indie […]

Canada’s W Network buys The Audience

Canadian specialty channel W Network has ordered a local version of Channel 4 format The Audience. The show is distributed by ITV Studios Global Entertainment, which brokered the Canadian deal. In the UK the show is produced by indie The Garden, which has a first-look deal with ITV. In Canada it will be made by […]

Kinetic and STV developing National Treasures

Kinetic Content and STV Productions are making National Treasures, a new fact-ent format for UK commercial broadcaster Channel 4. Kinetic, which is part of the Red Arrow group, created the format and Red Arrow International will sell it internationally. The US producer teamed with 4Rights, the rights exploitation arm of Channel 4 to develop the […]

Channel 4 to develop historical drama White Gold

British broadcaster Channel 4 is to develop Giles Milton’s epic historical drama White Gold after its rights arm 4Rights struck a deal with Red Arrow Entertainment. Red Arrow, which is owned by German commercial broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1, optioned the rights of the book in conjunction with producer Piers Tempest and brought My Week With Marilyn and […]

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