Mrs Browns Boys


BBC hires Scottish chief

Donalda MacKinnon has been appointed boss of the BBC’s Scottish operations. She is being upped from head of programmes at the UK pubcaster’s BBC Scotland division and takes over from Ken MacQuarrie, who was recently named director, nations and regions, at the BBC. MacKinnon’s appointment marks the first time a female exec has run BBC […]

UKTV buys RTÉ comedy in ‘breakthrough’ deal

British multichannel operator UKTV has acquired Irish comedy Bridget & Eamon for its Gold network. This marks the first time a UK broadcaster has bought a fully-funded RTÉ comedy, and is “a real breakthrough for Irish comedy in Britain,” according to RTÉ head of comedy Eddie Doyle. “Building on the success of [BBC-commissioned comedy] Mrs […]