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BBC Taster gets Idris Elba interactive doc

The BBC has commissioned Story of Now, an interactive doc presented by Idris Elba (Luther, The Wire) for its new digital hub, BBC Taster. The 20-part series will be produced by UK indie TouchCast. Each five-minute instalment will explore a question abut the human condition, including those pertaining to religion, art, morality and consciousness. The show […]

Michael Palin to star in BBC WWI drama

Comic actor and broadcaster Michael Palin is to star in a new BBC Two drama set on the battlefields of World War I. The Monty Python star has not appeared on-screen in an acting role for more than two decades but will feature in The Wipers Times, which is based on the true story of […]

Jonathan Ross prodco making BBC history series

HotSauce TV, the production company founded by British TV talkshow host Jonathan Ross, has won a commission for BBC factual series, Mothers, Murderers and Mistresses: Empresses Of Ancient Rome. The historical three-parter will go out on BBC Four and examine the role of exceptional women in ancient Rome. The first episode will look at trailblazing […]