Monumental Television

Acorn TV adapts BBC Radio drama, snags worldwide rights

AMC Networks-owned streamer Acorn TV has ordered an adaptation of BBC Radio 4 mystery Mrs Sidhu Investigates. The 4 x 90-minute show is being produced by Monumental Television and Absolutely Productions, with the radio shows’s creator Suk Pannu writing the TV version. Meera Syal (The Kumars At No 42) is also attached as writer and […]

ITV orders drama from ‘Gentleman Jack’ star Suranne Jones, reveals new reality division

UK commercial broadcaster ITV has commissioned a three-part relationship drama that has been co-created by Gentleman Jack star Suranne Jones, while also unveiling a new reality-focused commissioning division. Maryland, from Jones and screenwriter Anne-Marie O’Connor, is about two sisters who have grown apart over the years, but through tragic events learn to love and respect […]

BritBox investigates ‘Murder In Provence’ as first US-UK co-production

BritBox, the BBC and ITV joint-venture streaming service, has announced Murder In Provence, an adaptation of ML Longworth’s Verlaque & Bonnet novels, as its first UK and US pan-territory original commission. Set to debut on the streamer next year, the 3 x 90-minute series is being produced by ITV Studios’ Monumental Television and adapted for […]

ITV Studios extends interest in Monumental to take majority stake

ITV Studios (ITVS) has increased its interest in UK-based Monumental Television to take a controlling stake in the Harlots producer. ITVS, which had held a 26% stake, now owns a 51% majority in the UK production company, with the Alison Owen and Debra Hayward-founded firm now set to become more integrated within the UK commercial […]

Harlots finds UK home on Starzplay

Lionsgate’s Starzplay SVOD has swooped in to air Hulu drama Harlots in the UK. The 8 x 60-minute second series of the Monumental Television-produced period drama, which is distributed by ITV Studios Global Entertainment, is to debut on the SVOD, which is available via Amazon Channels and Virgin Media. The new series will launch on […]