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BBC One smells New Blood, poaches Cox

UK broadcaster BBC One has commissioned an Anthony Horowitz-penned 7x60mins crime drama from Jill Green’s Eleventh Hour Films, ordered another scripted series and poached physicist Brian Cox from sister net BBC Two. Eleventh Hour’s New Blood aims to “show a unique side of modern London, through the eyes of two outsiders”, while Love Nina is […]

Checking up on US-Israeli TV at The Operating Room

LA-based prodco The Operating Room was founded by businessman Roby Freireich and filmmaker Oded Turgeman six years ago and first came to many people’s attention this June after Bunim/Murray picked up Screenz, the drama format that went out on pay TV platform Yes in Israel. The third partner in the company alongside Freireich and Turgeman […]

Channel 4 makes factual hires

UK terrestrial Channel 4 has hired a pair of executives to its features and factual commissioning teams, and made another editor’s role permanent. Former Channel 5 commissioning editor Ian Dunkley has been hired as commissioning editor, factual entertainment. He will report to head of factual entertainment Liam Humphreys. He joins a team that also includes […]