Clare Laycock

Quest Red checks into Full Fat’s ‘Bad Skin Clinic’

Discovery-owned free-to-air channel Quest Red has commissioned Full Fat TV to produce The Bad Skin Clinic. The 8 x 60-minute series will follow dermatological surgeon Dr. Emma Craythorne and her team of experts at their Harley Street clinic as they treat and transform the lives of those suffering from debilitating skin conditions. The team treats individuals […]

UKTV restructures acquisitions & channels teams

British channels group UKTV has created five channel director posts in a restructure that looks to have knock-on effects for some key executives. Emma Ayech, Luke Hales, Gerald Casey, Adam Collings and Vicky Walker all get promotions in the rejig, effective immediately, and UKTV say the changes are reflective of a major increase in investment […]

Discovery sees Red with new UK free TV net

Discovery Communications is launching Quest Red in the UK, its second free-to-air channel in the territory. Billed as ‘the home of irresistibly real TV’ the female-skewing channel will sit alongside Discovery’s existing free TV channel in the UK, Salvage Hunters channel Quest. Discovery CEO David Zaslav gave notice of the UK launch earlier this week, […]

TLC opening Big Brides Boutique

The UK TLC net has ordered Big Brides Boutique, a new reality show that gives plus size brides a dream wedding. UK indie producer Angel Eyes will make the show for TLC, which is part of the Discovery stable of channels. Each episode will follow Jo Cooke and Alison Law, owners of the Curves & […]

Discovery orders Celebrity Fat Fighters

TLC has greenlit a new reality series in following celebrities in an extreme weight-loss boot camp. Celebrity Fat Fighters will run to three parts on the Discovery net, with UK indie Chalkboard TV making the show. The format sees a roster of celebs enter the boot camp and then undergo a strict training regime while […]

Really serves up Turner’s Cold Justice

Thematic UK pay TV channel Really has acquired two seasons of the Dick Wolf-produced Cold Justice as it moves further into the real crime genre. The UKTV-owned channel took the 8x60mins season one and 10x60mins season two from distributor Endemol Worldwide Distribution. The show, originally produced for Turner network TNT by Wolf Films and Magical […]