Pete Thornton


UKTV to recreate lost Dad’s Army episodes

UKTV is to recreate three lost episodes of classic BBC sitcom Dad’s Army. Mercury Productions has signed on to re-shoot and reconstruct three episodes of the show that haven’t been seen on TV since they first broadcast in 1969. The episodes will TX on UKTV channel Gold as The Lost Episodes. Unlike other episodes of […]

UKTV invests in drama with Collie Cousins as first commissioner

Multichannel broadcaster UKTV has appointed Philippa Collie Cousins as its first dedicated drama commissioner. Reporting to Pete Thornton, senior commissioning editor for scripted content, Philippa will join UKTV in May and will oversee all upcoming original drama series for the broadcaster. The news arrives as the broadcaster has announced a major push into drama. It […]