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ITV, AMC greenlight Left Bank’s ‘Quiz’

ITV and AMC are adapting James Graham’s play Quiz into a three-part series. Directed by Stephen Frears, the Left Bank-produced drama will tell the story of British couple Charles and Diana Ingram’s attempted heist of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?. The story is based on real-life events that saw Major Ingram, Diana and an […]

Exclusive: ITV kickstarts internal trials of BritBox ahead of launch

ITV has begun beta-testing BritBox among staff ahead of its launch later this year. TBI understands that a briefing took place earlier this week around the UK-focused venture with the BBC, where the service was unveiled to select staff. All employees were invited to apply to trial the service, but only a select group of […]

Exclusive: TF1 lines up for ITV thriller ‘Deep Water’

French commercial broadcaster TF1 has picked up ITV drama Deep Water, marking the UK thriller’s first international deal. The Endemol Shine International-distributed drama (6 x 60 minutes), which is to debut on ITV tonight (14 August), was adapted by Mrs. Wilson writer Anna Symon from the Windermere series of novels by Paula Daly. Set in […]

ITV explores Britain’s jails with Chalkboard TV

UK broadcaster ITV is exploring life in Britain’s jails with Chalkboard TV’s Inside Prison: Britain Behind Bars. The 4 x 60-minute series has rare access into seven men and women’s prisons, offering a 360-degree look at those on the frontline of Britain’s jails, as well as the prisoners. Through the experiences of both trainee and […]

Ofcom confirms BBC’s 12-month iPlayer window

UK media regulator Ofcom has confirmed its decision to allow the BBC to make shows available on iPlayer for 12 months rather than 30 days at present, adding that the changes could result in growth of up to 33% for the VOD service. Selected shows will also be available beyond the 12-month period, Ofcom said, […]

BritBox orders ‘The Bay’ and acquires ‘Death In Paradise’

North American streamer BritBox is looking to “significantly expand” its programming with a new original drama, live events and shows such as Death In Paradise (pictured) being added to the BBC Studios and ITV-backed service. Crime drama The Bay, starring Grantchester‘s Morven Christie and Ripper Street‘s Jonas Armstrong, is about the intertwined lives of families […]

ITV travels with ‘Billy Connolly’s Great American Trail’

UK commercial broadcaster ITV has ordered a documentary series that follows comedian Billy Connolly exploring Scottish people’s influence in the US from Banijay Group-backed producer Wonder. Billy Connolly’s Great American Trail (3 x 60 minutes, pictured) will follow Connolly as he travels to little-visited parts of the US to explore the migratory journey of the […]

ITV, BBC unveil UK-focused BritBox’s line-up and price point

  ITV and the BBC have revealed the look of their forthcoming UK-focused streaming service BritBox and priced the offering on par with the cheapest Netflix subscription. Iconic British shows such as BBC comedy Gavin & Stacey and ITV drama Broadchurch (pictured) will be offered for a monthly subscription of £5.99 ($7.50), along with reality […]

ITV serves up thriller from ‘Luther’ creator Neil Cross, Euston Films

UK broadcaster ITV has ordered contemporary thriller Because The Night from Luther creator Neil Cross.  Produced by Kate Harwood’s Hard Sun prodco Euston Films, the four-part drama is inspired by the novel Burial, which is also from Cross. The book, published in 2009, tells the story of two friends who become privy to the events that led to the murder of […]

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