Little Britain


Objective names new CEO as Newman exits

All3Media-owned Objective Productions has named a new CEO after Andrew Newman became the latest top-level creative executive to exit the Peep Show prodco. Layla Smith is transferring from All3 sister prodco John Stanley Productions, where she had been for two years, to become Objective’s new chief. Prior to John Stanley, which All3 runs with Little Britain […]

Double UK hire for Keshet International

The international arm of Israeli broadcaster Keshet has hired two content execs for its growing UK operation. It has recruited Ashley Blaker (left) as head of comedy and Kevin Mundye (below right) as head of UK formats & global consultant. Blaker’s recent credits include the upcoming Matt Lucas (Little Britain) series Pompidou and The Matt […]

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 […]

BBC poaches comedy commissioning boss from ITV

The BBC has recruited Myfanwy Moore as its UK comedy controller. The UK pubcaster has poached Moore from its commercial rival ITV where she was commissioning editor, comedy. In her new role at the BBC she will lead the broadcaster’s comedy department. During her time at ITV Moore ordered series including Plebs, Vicious and Benidorm. […]

BBC orders Gangsta Granny

UK public broadcaster the BBC is making a TV version of kids book Gangsta Granny. The book was written by British comedian and actor David Walliams (Little Britain). The one-hour TV special based on the book will go out as part of the BBC One’s Christmas schedule. Julia McKenzie (Cranford), Joanna Lumley (Ab Fab), Rob […]

All3 acquires stake in Matt Lucas prodco

All3Media has acquired a minority stake in John Stanley Productions, better known as Little Britain star Matt Lucas’ production company. The deal sees All3 becoming a shareholder in Lucas’ firm, and includes an international distribution agreement via All3Media International and a coproduction development pact with Stephen Lambert’s All3Media America. Farah Ramzan Golant, All3’s CEO said: […]