Show of the Week: The Pembrokeshire Murders

Delving into two real-life unsolved double-murders from the 1980s, The Pembrokeshire Murders follows the cold-case hunt for the most notorious serial killer in Welsh history. Set in 2006, nearly two decades after the murders took place, the drama follows newly promoted detective Steve Wilkins as he decides to reopen the cases, employing modern forensic techniques […]

TBI Weekly: Six takeaways from Edinburgh TV Festival

The 2020 Edinburgh TV Festival’s virtual nature didn’t stop the annual event from making an impact with its stay-at-home viewers, not least because a jam-packed schedule threw up plenty of talking points over the week. Discussions around diversity and inclusivity were top of the agenda but action was also apparent, with UK broadcasting duo ITV […]

UK’s ITV orders comedy panel show as part of Black History Month slate

UK commercial broadcaster ITV has unveiled plans to mark Black History Month with specially commissioned new shows throughout October. ITV said the slate would “celebrate the contribution of black people to television, comedy, history and our wider culture”, with new shows including a four-part comedy panel show that tests and teases players’ and audiences knowledge […]

UK & US rejig ‘Masked Singer’ with viewer engagement & panel tweaks

The format of hit singing show The Masked Singer is being tweaked on both sides of the Atlantic as it returns to production, with new viewer involvement and panel changes. The US version, which airs on Fox, will now allow viewers to vote on what they consider to be the best performances. Those watching will […]

ITV, BBC Studios to inject $25m into BritBox Australia

UK commercial broadcaster ITV and BBC Studios (BBCS) are to inject more than A$35m ($25m) into BritBox’s soon-to-launch Australian operation. BBCS and ITV, which revealed in March plans to launch an Aussie version of the British content-focused streamer, will both invest A$17.7m ($12.7m) in the streamer over the next three years. The SVOD service, which […]

‘Masked Singer’ among UK shows returning with live audience

The Masked Singer UK is set to return to production on its second season next month, becoming one of the first British shows to feature a live studio audience since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. It is reported that the Argonon-backed Bandicoot TV-produced series, which is broadcast by ITV, will be filmed over eight […]

ViacomCBS hires Cineflix Rights acquisitions exec to head VIS

ViacomCBS has appointed the VP of acquisitions at UK-based Cineflix Rights to head up Viacom International Studios (VIS), overseeing all development, production and commercial operations. Laffey, who becomes VP of VIS effective immediately, reports from her London office into Pierluigi Gazzolo, president of studios and streaming at ViacomCBS Networks International. She has direct oversight of […]

ITV moves ‘I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here’ from Australia to UK

UK commercial broadcaster ITV is moving its hit reality show I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! from the Australia rainforest to the British countryside. The show’s upcoming 20th season will be broadcast live every night from a ruined castle in the UK, where contestants will face a raft of “gruelling trials and fun-filled challenges” […]