Lucy Richer


BBC One commissions Endor for Parkinson’s drama ‘But When We Dance’

BBC One has commissioned Red Arrow’s Endor Productions for one-off drama But When We Dance. The feature-length production (1 x 90 minutes), produced with Clearwood Films, centres on Tony and Emma, who first meet at an English National Ballet class for people with Parkinson’s. The drama has been commissioned as part of a three-prong strategy […]

BBC, Weinstein to adapt Les Misérables

UK pubcaster BBC One and US-based Weinstein Television are working up a television version of classic novel Les Misérables. War and Peace scribe Andrew Davies will adapt the property as a six-part drama, with the BBC’s production arm, BBC Studios and Lookout Point coproducing in association with The Weinstein Company’s TV arm. The BBC’s commercial […]

Peaky Blinders gets two-season BBC deal

The BBC has placed a new two-season order for British gangster series Peaky Blinders. The double order came amid a raft of drama commissions from the UK pubcaster, including a new season of Keshet’s The A Word and a Barbara Windsor biopic. Season three of Peaky Blinders, which is set in 1920s Birmingham, is currently […]

BBC names drama indie chief

UK pubcaster the BBC has promoted Luther producer Liz Kilgarriff to become its new indie drama commissioning chief. Kilgarriff will replace Polly Hill, who was promoted to drama controller to replace the LA-bound Ben Stephenson after spending six years as independent drama commissioning editor. Kilgarriff is currently working on new drama Thirteen, and has in […]