Hulu picks up UK coming-of-age comedy ‘In My Skin’

US streamer Hulu has acquired UK prodco Expectation’s dark coming-of-age comedy In My Skin. The five-part series, which is distributed by BBC Studios and is currently airing on BBC Three and BBC Wales in the UK, with the finale episode due to air tonight – 29 April. It will premiere on Hulu on 4 June. […]

BBC, Channel 4 unveil Covid-19 plans & fast turnaround shows

UK broadcasters Channel 4 and the BBC have unveiled a raft of new programming as they look to attract viewers during the Covid-19 lockdown and fill gaps left by the cancellation of major events. With events such as the Olympics and music festival Glastonbury postponed for 12 months, the BBC has said it is preparing […]

UKTV unveils Mel Giedroyc comedy, return of ‘World’s Most Dangerous Roads’

UKTV’s entertainment channel Dave has unveiled a raft of new programming including a new comedy panel show from Mel Giedroyc and the return of World’s Most Dangerous Roads. Mel Giedroyc: Unforgivable (8 x 60 minutes) will air later this year and is being produced by UK prodco Expectation. The format invites three celebrity guests to […]

Expectation’s Amy Flanagan departs to join BBC Studios

BBC Studios (BBCS) Production has appointed former Expectation exec Amy Flanagan to lead its expanding documentary unit, which has been behind shows including Thatcher: A Very British Revolution as well as Life And Death Row. BBCS Documentary Unit, which has bases in London and Scotland, produces shows from Louis Theroux and is also behind Sacred […]

Expectation’s Kirstie Macdonald joins NENT, FilmNation’s JV

FilmNation Entertainment and Nordic Entertainment (NENT) Group have appointed Kirstie Macdonald as creative director of the companies’ recently announced UK-based joint venture. Macdonald, who has been behind shows such as Line Of Duty, Save Me and The Fear, will lead the JV’s UK team and be responsible for building the company’s production slate. She will […]

Expectation hires ‘The Circle’ EP as creative director of entertainment

Expectation has hired former Studio Lambert exec and The Circle executive producer Daisy Lilley as creative director of entertainment. Lilley – whose experience spans entertainment, reality and fact ent – was most recently an executive producer with All3Media-owned Studio Lambert, where she developed and exec produced the Channel 4 format, which was picked up by […]

Exclusive: Expectation’s drama chief to exit

Peter Fincham and Tim Hincks’ prodco Expectation is on the look-out for a new drama chief after it emerged that Kirstie Macdonald is set to step down from the role, TBI has learned. Macdonald joined the London-based producer in 2017, soon after the company’s formation, with a remit to establish its scripted output as creative […]

Fincham’s Expectation builds comedy team

Expectation, the prodco Peter Fincham and Tim Hincks run, has hired a creative director for comedy entertainment. Ben Wicks has joined the London-based company following the hires of others such as Nick Mathers, Rob Brown, Nick Samwell-Smith, Nerys Evans and Amy Flanagan. “There are so many comedy entertainment shows that I’m itching to develop and […]

Fincham/Hincks prodco staffs up

Expectation Entertainment, the fledgling UK prodco set up by Peter Finchan and Tim Hincks, has hired two creative directors, Colin Barr and Amy Flanagan. Ex-ITV controller and Fincham and former Endemol Shine Group president Hincks have been building their new prodco, announcing the core team last month. Additional to those hires, Barr will be creative […]

BBCWW buys into debuting Hincks, Fincham prodco

Expectation, the indie Peter Fincham and Tim Hincks created last year, has secured financial backing from BBC Worldwide and hired ex-Endemol Shine UK and Channel 4 execs for key creative posts. The BBC’s commercial arm have swooped for a 24.9% stake in the producer for an undisclosed amount, a deal that comes just before the […]