CPL Productions


Exclusive: All3Media’s deal for Red Arrow Studios back on

All3Media’s pursuit to acquire Red Arrow Studios is understood to be back on course after ProSiebenSat.1 paused the sales process of its global production and distribution division late last year. The German company triggered a strategic review of Red Arrow in September, prompting a number of companies including Sony Pictures Television, AMC and All3 to […]

DR opens ‘Old People’s Home For 4 Year Olds’ in Denmark

Danish pubcaster DR has ordered a local version of a UK format that sees senior residents of a care home brought together with four-year-olds for six weeks. The local version of Old People’s Home For 4 Year Olds will be produced by Danish firm Snowman Productions, which was previously behind the original Married At First […]

Show of the Week: The Restaurant That Makes Mistakes

The Restaurant That Makes Mistakes is a Red Arrow – distributed social experiment format that sees 14 people with dementia tasked with running a professional restaurant. Hailing from Old People’s Home For 4 Year Olds’ CPL Productions and Motion Content Group, the series follows a group of people living with varying stages of dementia who […]

ITV explains How to Catch a Killer

UK broadcaster ITV has commissioned a documentary series about the ‘Golden Hour’, the name police give to a critical window of time that is vital to solving murder cases. How to Catch a Killer will see detectives from Northumbria Police switching on ‘moving rig’ HD body cameras at moment they are alerted to a murder […]

BBC names new comedy commissioning editor

UK pubcaster the BBC has appointed ex-CPL Productions producer Alex Moody as commissioning editor, comedy. She replaces Chris Sussman, who was recently promoted to head up the BBC’s comedy department and replace Myfanwy Moore. She will join Kristian Smith and Kate Daughton on controller of comedy commissioning Shane Allen’s team, and will oversee a slate […]

Red Arrow hires Warner Bros. exec as formats boss

Red Arrow International has hired Warner Bros. formats exec Harry Gamsu to fill a new acquisitions and sales vice president role at its London office, TBI has learned. Gamsu will become VP, format acquisitions and sales, at Red Arrow International following his appointment. Red Arrow has confirmed the switch, and said its new recruit would […]

BBC Decimates daytime with quiz from Tipping Point creator

UK public broadcaster the BBC has ordered Decimate, a new daytime quiz series, TBI has learned. The 25x45mins show will be produced by UK independent producer CPL Productions, the prodco behind A League of Their Own and All Star Mr and Mrs. It will launch this autumn and be presented by UK personality Shane Richie. […]

News brief: Channel 4 gets Taste for Nigella cooking series

The UK’s Channel 4 has secured broadcast rights to Nigella Lawson-fronted US cooking competition series The Taste and ordered a local version of the format. CPL Productions, the UK prodco owned by Taste rights holder Red Arrow Entertainment, will create the UK show, which will pair celebrity chef Lawson with Anthony Bourdain and Ludo Lefebvre. […]