Peaky Blinders

Sharon Horgan to develop Amazon drama with Peaky Blinders producer

Catastrophe creator Sharon Horgan is to develop a new ‘gritty’ drama for Amazon with Peaky Blinders producer Caryn Mandabach Productions and Shameless scribe Danny Brocklehurst. Dirty is a “funny, filthy, brutally honest look at modern lives”. It follows a principled woman who takes her first steps into a world of moral complexity. She discovers that […]

TBI Weekly: Takeaways from Edinburgh

At this week’s Edinburgh International TV Festival, key execs revealed what they’re looking for on their channels and platforms. Here’s some key takeaways. BBC One controller Charlotte Moore said she’s looking to tell British stories for a British audience, but adds that producers shouldn’t censor themselves just because they’re pitching to the BBC. Moore also […]

Peaky Blinders moves to BBC 1 as channel aims at younger viewers

BBC One controller Charlotte Moore revealed at Edinburgh’s International TV festival that Peaky Blinders will move from BBC Two to its flagship channel in part to attract younger audiences. While Moore said that BBC One is “the biggest channel” in terms of reach for 16-34 year-olds, it also has to make sure that it becomes […]

UK’s Twickenham Studios opens £50m extension in Liverpool

The UK’s city of Liverpool is set to gain a new film and TV studio worth £50 million ($67m), as world-renowned Twickeham Studios expands. Twickenham Studios is famous for its work on movies such as Blade Runner, The Italian Job and Ghandi. It struck a deal worth £50 million with Capital & Centric for a […]

In-demand chart: UK (January 15-21, 2018)

Brit drama Peaky Blinders saw its demand rise significantly in the UK for this week, as season four reached its end and news of a fifth run arrived this month. Peaky Blinders, which came in second on the top overall TV shows list, has enjoyed decent success in the territory. The analytics come after a trio […]

Caryn Mandabach prodco develops Kazuo Ishiguro novel

Caryn Mandabach Productions, which produces hit tile Peaky Blinders for BBC Two, has optioned the TV rights to Kazuo Ishiguro’s (pictured) novel When We Were Orphans. Ishiguro’s widely read novels have made him the recipient of the Nobel Prize in literature in 2017. His novel Never Let Me Go was transformed into the popular feature film […]

Peaky Blinders trio to launch indie Moonage Pictures

Peaky Blinders exec producers Will Gould, Matthew Read and Frith Tiplady are set to launch a new independent production company Moonage Pictures. The prodco, which will focus on drama, is set to launch in March 2018. It will shortly be announcing its first production. Gould is the former co-MD of Tiger Aspect Productions, he departed […]

Christmas cheer for record-breaking BBC iPlayer

The BBC’s on-demand service in the UK, BBC iPlayer, enjoyed a record week over Christmas, as box-set viewing rocketed. iPlayer recorded 69.2 million requests for its programming in the week between Monday, December 25 and Sunday, December 31, according to new stats from the British pubcaster. Furthermore, some 25.6 million hours were watched over the […]

BBC adapts Dickens with Peaky Blinders creator

Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight (pictured) is set to create a series of adaptations of Charles Dickens novels for BBC One, produced by Ridley Scott’s Scott Free London and in association with Tom Hardy’s Hardy Son and Baker. A Christmas Carol will be the first adaptation in the planned series. It will arrive in the shape of […]

Changing of the guard at Tiger Aspect

Longtime Tiger Aspect exec Sophie Clarke-Jervoise is stepping down, with Ben Cavey and Will Gould taking over at the Endemol Shine UK prodco. Clarke-Jervoise joined Tiger Aspect in 2005 as head of comedy and became managing director in 2012. Cavey and Gould will become co-MDs under the new structure, having previously run Cave Bear, the […]

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