King Bert Productions

UKTV’s Gold returns to original comedy ‘Sandylands’

UKTV-operated UK channel Gold has ordered a second season of comedy Sandylands. The 3 x 40-minute show is produced by King Bert Productions and starts filming today, with Sanjeev Bhaskar (Unforgotten) and Natalie Dew (Roadkill) starring. The series, which tracks the duo as they explore the high seas in a pedalo, is written by Martin […]

Kids round-up: ‘Paddington’ heads to China; CBBC & Family Channel return to ‘Malory Towers’; Kartoon Channel! lands ‘Roblox’ series

‘Paddington’ heads to China French production and distribution company StudioCanal has partnered with distributor Shanghai Senyu Media to bring animated series The Adventures Of Paddington to China. The series will be represented to broadcasters in Mainland China at the forthcoming Filmart in Hong Kong, which kicked off with a digital version on 15 March. Shanghai Senyu […]

Kids round-up: ‘Ricky Zoom’ races into Australia; ‘Malory Towers’ goes global

‘Ricky Zoom’ races into Australia Australia’s Channel 9 and Nick Jr have both picked up animated preschool series Ricky Zoom for broadcast following deals with Entertainment One (eOne). The 52 x 11-minute first season will land on Nickelodeon’s preschool channel, Nick Jr, in Australia today, before heading to Channel 9 later in the year. Monica […]

UK’s King Bert snaps up BBC Studios’ kids’ boss

UK-based prodco King Bert Productions has appointed BBC Studios’ former head of children’s Nathan Waddington as director of its own kids’ programming. King Bert was founded in 2014, with executive producers Jo Sargent, Conor McCaughan and David Walliams serving as company directors. It has been behind such children’s programming as Malory Towers, Sandylands, Ratburger and […]

BBC looks to Valentine’s Day laughs

The BBC has commissioned a Valentine’s Day special from an emerging British comedian. Luisa Omielan’s stand-up show ‘What Would Beyoncé Do?!’ has been running since 2012, but this will be her British TV debut. The special, from King Bert Productions, will be filmed at London’s Clapham Grand on 19 January 2017 and air on online-online […]

BBC Worldwide posts revenue drop as UK, US decline

BBC Worldwide’s overall revenue was down in 2013/2014, although headline profit inched up. The commercial arm of the UK public broadcaster published its annual report this morning, which revealed that by region, revenue and headline profit were down in the UK, US and Australasia, with increased sales in other parts of western Europe and the […]

UK comics Hart and Walliams crown King Bert Prods

Miranda Hart and David Walliams, two of the UK’s most successful comedians and comic actors have created their own prodco, King Bert Productions. The pair will join forces with comedy producer Jo Sargent in the new venture, which will make mainstream comedy shows and seek to nurture new comedy talent. It will be backed by […]