Kim Shillinglaw


Shillinglaw exits in BBC channels rejig

BBC Two and Four controller Kim Shillinglaw (pictured) is to leave the UK pubcaster, as part of a wider restructure that sees Charlotte Moore take over all channels and the iPlayer. Moore (below, right) has been named controller, TV channels and iPlayer for the BBC following an internal recruitment process, which was designed to create […]

BBC buys O.J. Simpson drama series

UK pubcaster the BBC has picked up the high-profile upcoming US drama series The People v. O.J Simpson, which tells the story of the infamous murder case. The ten-part scripted series, which debuts on FX in the US on February 2, is based upon the book The Run Of His Life: The People v. O.J. […]

BBC Two to restart Robot Wars

UK pubcaster BBC Two has brought eccentric machine battle series Robot Wars back 15 years after it stopped broadcasting on the channel. Mentorn Media Scotland, whose parent company Mentorn Media was the original UK show’s producer, will produce the new 6x60mins series. The original BBC Two show ran between 1998 and 2001, before switching to […]

ITV prodco making BBC panel show

UK pubcaster the BBC has ordered Insert Name Here, a new panel show format from ITV-owned prodco 12 Yard. The show will be fronted by Bake Off co-host Sue Perkins. Each episode revolves around a single name and two teams debate who is the greatest ever owner of said name. Team captains are comedian Josh […]

BBC Two begins Building Cars Live

UK public channel BBC Two has commissioned a 2x90mins series that uncover the world of car manufacturing. Building Cars Live is the latest in a long line of … Live formats from the BBC, which will coproduce the show with The Open University. It will see ex-Top Gear presenter James May, Kate Humble (Volcano Live, […]

Chris Evans takes Clarkson’s Top Gear post

Chris Evans will succeed Jeremy Clarkson as presenter of the BBC’s money-spinning petrol-head fact-ent series Top Gear. Evans (pictured), currently co-presenter of daily series The One Show and a BBC Radio 2 breakfast DJ, has signed a three-year deal to present the show, which BBC Productions will produce for UK channel BBC Two. Former presenting […]

BBC lines up factual for One, Two

UK pubcaster the BBC has made factual commissions for flagship channels BBC One and BBC Two. For BBC One, controller Charlotte Moore and acting head of commissioning, documentaries announced 1x60mins Brett: A Life With No Arms, 3x60mins Cancer (WT), 3x60mins All Change at Longleat and 1x60mins Black Cab White Cab. BBC Two and Four, meanwhile, […]

Family Guy moving to BBC Two pre-ITV

American animated sitcom Family Guy will switch from BBC Three to BBC Two in the UK before moving to commercial channel ITV in 2017. BBC Two and BBC Four controller Kim Shillinglaw made the announcement last night at a preview event, during which she also revealed new programmes from the likes of Sue Perkins, Nigella […]

BBC Two, America on alert for Intruders

The UK’s BBC Two and US cable channel BBC America are coproducing an 8x45mins mystery thriller drama starring Life on Mars actor John Simm. Intruders counts the two channels, plus LA-based BBC Worldwide Productions, as coproducers, with BBC Worldwide distributing internationally. The series will follow a secret society that chases immortality by seeking refuge within […]

BBC announces BBC Two/BBC Four controller

UK public broadcaster the BBC has appointed Kim Shillinglaw controller of its BBC Two and BBC Four channels. She will replace Janice Hadlow who stood down from the role earlier this year. Adam Barker has been acting controller, BBC Two and BBC Four, since Hadlow’s departure. Hadlow announced her decision to step down in February […]