Charlotte Moore


Online net BBC Three lands £10m content investment

British online channel BBC Three has bagged an additional £10 million (US$13.9 million) for new formats as it expands its commissioning remit. BBC Three controller Damian Kavanagh said the cash influx came at “an exciting creative moment for the channel and the production community”. This comes two years after BBC Three became the first major […]

David Attenborough to present BBC landmark series Dynasty

The BBC is set to launch its next landmark wildlife series Dynasty, fronted by seasoned broadcaster Sir David Attenborough. Dynasty, which airs later this year, is a BBC Studios natural history unit production for BBC One, co-produced with BBC America and France Télévisions. Each episode follows individual animals – lions, hunting dogs, chimpanzees, tigers, and […]

Blue Planet II is BBC iPlayer’s top series of 2017

Big-ticket natural history series Blue Planet II is the most requested show on the iPlayer this year. The David Attenborough-fronted series saw its first episode received 4.2 million requests on the streaming service of the UK’s pubcaster. This narrowly topped episode one of Tom Hardy drama Taboo, which took 4.1 million. Relationship drama Doctor Foster’s […]

BBC, AMC & Ink Factory reunite for le Carré drama

Following the success of The Night Manager (pictured), BBC One, AMC and The Ink Factory will bring in a new series based on John le Carre’s novel The Little Drummer Girl. The series will be directed by filmmaker Park Chan-wook, marking his television debut. It will go into production in January 2018 and be sold […]

BBC orders Saturday night format from Remarkable

BBC One has ordered All Together Now, a six-part entertainment format for Saturday nights from Endemol Shine UK-owned Remarkable Television. Hosted by comedian Rob Beckett (pictured), each episode will see a range of performers take to the stage to perform in front of ‘The 100’, an audience of talented singers. If any of The 100 […]

BBC orders host of drama & factual titles

EDINBURGH: The BBC’s drama and factual controllers, Piers Wenger and Alison Kirkham, announced a host of new programming coming to the pubcaster at the Edinburgh International Television Festival. New dramas include Scottish series The Cry and The Victim, as well as Jeff Pope’s new series about convicted serial killer Stephen Port, are coming to the […]

The Generation Game returning to BBC

UK pubcaster the BBC is bringing back The Generation Game, a family game show that’s been off air since 2001. Former Great British Bake Off presenters Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins will host the reboot, which BBC Studios is producing. The Generation Game is based on a classic Dutch format, One of the Eight, and […]

John Cleese to star in BBC One comedy

Sitcom legend John Cleese is to star in a six-part comedy for UK pubcaster the BBC. The Monty Python and Fawlty Towers actor (pictured) will appear alongside Alison Steadman and Jason Watkins in Edith, which will play on BBC One. The plot follows a long-widowed woman (Steadman), who is being courted by a neighbour (Cleese). […]

BBC, HBO order Wainwright drama

The BBC and HBO have co-commissioned an eight-part drama from scribe Sally Wainwright about the life of 19th century landowner Anne Lister. Shibden Hall is set in Britain’s Industrial Revolution, following the unlikely story of Anne Lister, a real-life Halifax industrialist who dressed like a man and planned to marry a wealthy woman as part […]

Game of Thrones star sets BBC One drama

Game of Thrones star Kit Harington is set for a 17th century-set thriller drama based around the Gunpowder Plot for UK pubcaster the BBC. Harrington will star alongside Peter Mullan (Top of the Lake), Mark Gatiss (Sherlock) and Liv Tyler (Lord of the Rings) in Gunpowder, which is for BBC One. Harington developed the series […]

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