Charlotte Moore

Couples to be Prized Apart on BBC One

UK terrestrial BBC One has commissioned a Saturday night series that combines “heart-stopping location adventure and high studio drama”. Prized Apart (WT) will see 10 men and women leave their friends and family to undertake challenges such as river rapid riding and jumps from snow-capped mountains. Each week, the worst performing contestant will be flown […]

Mark Linsey confirmed in top BBC television role

The BBC’s entertainment commissioning chief Mark Linsey has been confirmed as its new deputy director of television. Linsey will add the role to his current duties as controller, entertainment commissioning. The new duties include becoming the BBC’s point person for its relationship with multichannel broadcaster UKTV, in which the BBC has a 50% stake. BBC […]

Roald Dahl series signposts Charlotte Moore’s BBC One ‘storytelling era’

A Richard Curtis adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot starring Dustin Hoffman and Judi Dench is headed for UK terrestrial BBC One, a move that comes as new channel controller Charlotte Moore moves the network toward a schedule based around storytelling. Esio Trot will be a single film from Endor Productions for BBC One targeted at families, […]

BBC Four controller role axed

The BBC’s director of television Danny Cohen has scrapped the BBC Four controller that Richard Klein occupied before exiting for ITV. Speculation Cohen would axe the role has been mounting since Klein’s departure in May and the BBC today confirmed BBC Two controller Janice Hadlow (left) would take control of arts and culture-skewed Four. A […]

Orphan Black finds UK home

BBC Three has acquired BBC America-coproduced drama Orphan Black and concurrently commissioned a workplace doc series. The first deal sees the UK public channel acquire Orphan from stablemate BBC Worldwide. The 10-part thriller series themed around a street smart young adult orphan who witnesses the suicide of a woman that looks exactly like her and […]

Danny Cohen names Charlotte Moore interim BBC One controller

Danny Cohen has named Charlotte Moore as acting controller of BBC One, filling the role he will vacate to become BBC director of television. Cohen notified staff of the interim appointment in an email this morning. He starts in his new role on May 7 and Moore will fill in thereafter. Moore has been at […]

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