Paramount UK

Paramount’s C5 orders ‘The Wives’, partnering again with Gaumont & Banijay Rights

Paramount’s UK network Channel 5 has extended its recent commissioning flurry with a thriller from France’s Gaumont. The Wives (6 x 60 minutes) is a six-part mystery drama that follows the unravelling of a family over the course of a year, tracking how the lives of four sisters-in-law holidaying in Malta are turned upside down […]

Show of the Week: The Doll Factory

Set in 1850’s London, The Doll Factory is an adaptation of Elizabeth Macneal’s acclaimed novel that explores how a would-be artist starts to achieve her dreams but develops a dark obsession with her newfound independence. The story follows Iris (played by Esmé Creed-Miles), a woman who paints dolls for a living during the day with […]

TBI Weekly: From UK slowdown to global reset at the Edinburgh TV Festival

The 2023 edition of the Edinburgh TV Festival is wrapping up after four schedule-busting days of industry panels, networking, a Louis Theroux-led MacTaggart Lecture – and the occasional wee dram in the Scottish capital. Conversation on and off stage this week has been largely dominated by the commissioning slowdown in the UK – and the […]

Paramount UK’s Ben Frow secretly resigned last year due to burnout

Paramount UK and Channel 5 content chief Ben Frow has revealed that he secretly resigned from his role for a short period last year due to burnout as a result of the pandemic. Frow made the revelation during a panel titled ‘never too big to fail’ at the Edinburgh TV Festival. He told the audience […]

News round-up: Telefe returns ‘Survivor’ to Argentina; Wheelhouse DNA & Frederator team with Adam W; C5 seeks ‘The Hunted’  

Telefe returns ‘Survivor’ to Argentina Argentinian broadcaster Telefe has returned Banijay adventure reality format Survivor to the territory after 22 years.  Titled Survivor, Expedición Robinson, this new version follows the two-season adaptation that aired on Canal 13 in 2000 and 2001. This latest deal in Latin America follows recent news of Survivor’s return to RCN […]