Mel Giedroyc


Street homed in new BBC commissioning cross-over role

UK pubcaster the BBC has appointed Jo Street to the newly created role of commissioning editor for entertainment and daytime, a cross-over title that includes development and commissioning for both teams. Entertainment and daytime recently worked together on the BBC Two early-peak quiz Letterbox with Mel Giedroyc. As a result it has created the new […]

The Generation Game returning to BBC

UK pubcaster the BBC is bringing back The Generation Game, a family game show that’s been off air since 2001. Former Great British Bake Off presenters Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins will host the reboot, which BBC Studios is producing. The Generation Game is based on a classic Dutch format, One of the Eight, and […]

BBC Worldwide Showcase: entertainment and formats in the spotlight

Formats are taking centre stage at BBC Worldwide Showcase this year. Tracy Forsyth and Sumi Connock talk about this year’s line-up. “This is our year,” says Tracy Forsyth, director of factual entertainment and entertainment at BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC. “We have a smorgasboard of Saturday night shows, and there’s always demand […]

Channel 4 snatches Bake Off from BBC

UK terrestrial Channel 4 has poached the UK’s highest rating show, The Great British Bake Off, snatching the rights from the BBC. The commercial pubcaster has pulled off the coup after drawn-out negotiations between producer Love Productions and the BBC broke down over renewal pricing. The Channel 4 agreement will last three years, with the […]

BBC One, Take That line up Voice replacement

UK broadcaster BBC One has revealed a Saturday night talent format that will replace ITV-bound series The Voice. Let it Shine (WT) will feature the music of boy band Take That and see its singer Gary Barlow searching for individuals to form a new group. Presenters Graham Norton and Mel Giedroyc (The Great British Bake […]