Hilary Salmon

Exclusive: BBC Studios, Independent secure ‘Mr Nice’ rights

MotherFatherSon and Luther producer BBC Studios Drama London is working with Luc Roeg’s film and TV outfit Independent on an adaptation of infamous drug smuggler Howard Marks’ autobiography Mr Nice, TBI has learned. The show will be written by Neil Forsyth (Urban Myths) and will explore how Marks, who was originally from South Wales, devoted […]

Script to Screen: MotherFatherSon

Luring Richard Gere to television after a 30-year break, BBC Two’s MotherFatherSon examines family, power dynamics and the turbulent media world Act 1 BBC Studios Production’s Head of Drama, Hilary Salmon, had worked previously with writer Tom Rob Smith on the critically acclaimed BBC Two drama London Spy, so when the prolific novelist and screenwriter […]

Luther will return to BBC

British detective drama Luther will return to BBC One in the UK and BBC America in the US for a fifth season. It had been unclear if the series, which stars Idris Elba (The Wire) as gruff policeman John Luther, would be back on screens after a short fourth run in December 2015. However, UK […]

BBC America ties with Deutschland ’83 scribe

US cable channel BBC America now counts a new project from Deutschland ’83 co-creator Anna Winger on its development. The untitled scripted project is billed as a dark comic family adventure-drama and a “a celebration of the city of Berlin today”. Winger wrote and created RTL and Sundance Channel critical hit Deutschland ’83 (pictured) with […]

BBC names London drama boss, poaches ITV exec

Christopher Aird has been named as head of drama, London for the UK pubcaster the BBC, which has also hired an ITV Studios executive as creative director. Aird is currently head of drama for BBC Scotland will sit alongside Hilary Salmon and Hilary Martin, who were named as head of drama, London and North, BBC […]

BBC Drama restructures with Harwood successors

UK pubcaster the BBC has created three England-based head of drama roles, as part of restructure that has followed Kate Harwood’s exit to lead FremantleMedia prodco Euston Films. Hilary Salmon (pictured) has been appointed into one of two London-based positions, with Hilary Martin taking on a north England role. Another London post is yet to […]