Charlotte Moore

Moore: factual to be ‘heart’ of BBC Two

BBC programming chief Charlotte Moore plans to place factual programming at the centre of the BBC Two schedule, as the debate over ‘distinctiveness’ at the UK’s pubcaster rages. Moore recently became controller of BBC TV channels and iPlayer, replacing Kim Shillinglaw at BBC Two, and plans to put factual “proudly at the heart” of the […]

Shillinglaw exits in BBC channels rejig

BBC Two and Four controller Kim Shillinglaw (pictured) is to leave the UK pubcaster, as part of a wider restructure that sees Charlotte Moore take over all channels and the iPlayer. Moore (below, right) has been named controller, TV channels and iPlayer for the BBC following an internal recruitment process, which was designed to create […]

Tranter prodco adapting His Dark Materials for BBC

Jane Tranter’s new prodco is making a new drama series for BBC One based on the best-selling fantasy book series His Dark Materials. The show will be the first from Bad Wolf, the Wales-based prodco Tranter set up earlier this year after leaving her LA-based role at BBC Worldwide. It will make the series, which […]

Troy among a raft of BBC commissions

The BBC has ordered several new shows including Fall of a City, an epic period drama about the fall of Troy. The UK pubcaster also confirmed a 1x90mins TV version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, with Doctor Who scribe Russell T Davies (left) adapting the Shakespeare play for BBC One. Troy: Fall of a City […]

Shakespeare drama for BBC

EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL TELEVISION FESTIVAL Doctor Who writer Russell T. Davies is penning a 90-minute television adaptation of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream for UK terrestrial BBC One. Director Steve McQueen, meanwhile, is creating a six-part drama about West Indian communities in Britain during the the late Sixties, Seventies and Eighties. Billed as “bold and […]

BBC lines up factual for One, Two

UK pubcaster the BBC has made factual commissions for flagship channels BBC One and BBC Two. For BBC One, controller Charlotte Moore and acting head of commissioning, documentaries announced 1x60mins Brett: A Life With No Arms, 3x60mins Cancer (WT), 3x60mins All Change at Longleat and 1x60mins Black Cab White Cab. BBC Two and Four, meanwhile, […]

BBC Can’t Touch This on Saturday nights

The BBC has ordered a new Saturday night primetime gameshow, Can’t Touch This. In the show, contestants negotiate a huge assault course while battling to touch prizes, which they get to keep if they are successful. The show is being produced by fledgling Northern Irish prodco Stellify, which was set up last year by Kieran […]

BBC decommissions detective drama

UK pubcaster the BBC is ending its detective drama New Tricks after its twelfth run. The show, which comes from Warner Bros. Television Production UK-owned Headstrong Pictures and follows a retired cop unit investigating cold cases, launched in 2003 as a 90-minute special before going to become a stalwart scripted series for BBC One. Yesterday, […]

BBC One kicks on with ‘Class of ’92’ football doc

UK broadcaster BBC One has commissioned a three-part documentary series following former Manchester United footballers as they attempt to save an ailing club. Salford Dreams United (WT) will see Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt, Gary Neville and Phil Neville – all members of the famed ‘Class of ‘92’ Man Utd team that dominated English […]

Bride format leaves BBC Three for BBC One

BBC Three’s key unscripted format Don’t Tell the Bride is moving to BBC One, as the UK’s pubcaster prepares to close Three’s linear feed. The show, which comes from Warner Bros. Productions UK-owned Renegade Pictures, sees grooms given a fixed budget to organise their wedding entirely without the bride’s input. There have been around a […]