Close to the Enemy

SVOD net replaces Starz on BBC drama

Subscription video-on-demand service Acorn TV has replaced Starz as US coproduction on the upcoming BBC drama Close to the Enemy. Starz had been attached as the Stephen Poliakoff show’s American home, but it will now debut in November or December as an Acorn-branded original. Development arm Acorn Media Enterprises the official copro partner, with BBC […]

In the spotlight: Stephen Poliakoff

British writer and director Stephen Poliakoff’s award-winning work spans more than three decades on both the big and small screen. Much of his TV output has been for the BBC, starting with one-off television plays and then taking in notable series such as Perfect Strangers, Friends & Crocodiles, The Lost Prince and Gideon’s Daughter. Having […]

Starz boards BBC Two Poliakoff drama

US premium cable channel Starz has signed on as coproducer of BBC Two drama Close to the Enemy, which comes from writer Stephen Poliakoff. The deal with distributor All3Media International hands Starz exclusive US premium rights to the six-part drama. Writer Poliakoff was attached to previous Starz drama Dancing on the Edge. He will write […]