Mark linsey

BBC Can’t Touch This on Saturday nights

The BBC has ordered a new Saturday night primetime gameshow, Can’t Touch This. In the show, contestants negotiate a huge assault course while battling to touch prizes, which they get to keep if they are successful. The show is being produced by fledgling Northern Irish prodco Stellify, which was set up last year by Kieran […]

Ex-ITV Studios exec fills BBC role

A former head of entertainment at ITV Studios in Manchester, UK, has joined UK pubcaster the BBC as a commissioning editor. Rachel Ashdown is joining the Corporation’s entertainment division, which controller Mark Linsey oversees. The commissioning editor, entertainment role was previous filled by Mirella Breda, who exited to join Endemol prodco Initial. Ashdown is a […]

Mark Linsey confirmed in top BBC television role

The BBC’s entertainment commissioning chief Mark Linsey has been confirmed as its new deputy director of television. Linsey will add the role to his current duties as controller, entertainment commissioning. The new duties include becoming the BBC’s point person for its relationship with multichannel broadcaster UKTV, in which the BBC has a 50% stake. BBC […]