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BBC Wales drama chief to join War & Peace prodco

BBC Wales head of drama Faith Penhale (pictured) will join the prodco behind upcoming drama War & Peace, Lookout Point, as joint CEO. Starting in February 2016, she will work alongside Lookout Point founder and co-chief executive Simon Vaughan to develop the firm’s original drama slate. She currently oversees the BBC Drama department behind shows […]

BBC Wales drama chief to join War & Peace prodco

BBC Wales head of drama Faith Penhale (pictured) will join the prodco behind upcoming drama War & Peace, Lookout Point, as joint CEO. Starting in February 2016, she will work alongside Lookout Point founder and co-chief executive Simon Vaughan to develop the firm’s original drama slate. She currently oversees the BBC Drama department behind shows […]

Tranter prodco adapting His Dark Materials for BBC

Jane Tranter’s new prodco is making a new drama series for BBC One based on the best-selling fantasy book series His Dark Materials. The show will be the first from Bad Wolf, the Wales-based prodco Tranter set up earlier this year after leaving her LA-based role at BBC Worldwide. It will make the series, which […]

BBC names drama indie chief

UK pubcaster the BBC has promoted Luther producer Liz Kilgarriff to become its new indie drama commissioning chief. Kilgarriff will replace Polly Hill, who was promoted to drama controller to replace the LA-bound Ben Stephenson after spending six years as independent drama commissioning editor. Kilgarriff is currently working on new drama Thirteen, and has in […]

BBC finds Stephenson drama replacement

Polly Hill has been appointed controller of drama commissioning at the BBC, replacing the outgoing Ben Stephenson at the UK pubcaster. Hill has been head of independent drama since 2011, ordering series including The Missing, The Honourable Woman, Death in Paradise and Poldark. She said: “Under Ben Stephenson’s leadership BBC Drama has thrived, it’s in […]

Sundance, BBCWW join The Honourable Woman as Gyllenhall signs up

Sundance Channel in the US and BBC Worldwide have come on board upcoming drama The Honourable Woman. Maggie Gyllenhaal has signed up as the lead in the Hugo Blick (The Shadow Line) drama, which was commissioned by BBC Two in the UK. Sundance will be a coproduction partner and show the series in the US. […]