Red Planet Pictures


First UK producers receive tax break confirmation

A pair of CBeebies toons and three BBC One dramas are the first UK projects to officially qualify for new television production tax breaks. The CBeebies series are Karrot Entertainment’s Sarah and Duck (pictured) and Famous Flying Films and Mackinnon & Saunders-produced Calamity Island, while Red Planet Pictures’ crime series By Any Means, Origin Pictures’ […]

BBC’s Cohen bows out with drama commissions

Danny Cohen’s final drama commissions as the controller of UK terrestrial channel BBC One include a series about the inventor of Chester Zoo and a Charles Dickens-themed show from Tony Jordan. Cohen will soon become the BBC’s director of television overseeing all four main BBC channels and other programme-related services. He said: “It has been […]

BBC One orders Tony Jordan-produced crime drama

BBC One has commissioned a new primetime crime drama produced by Tony Jordan’s Red Planet Pictures. The British public broadcaster has ordered 6x1hour series By Any Means, which tells the story of a covert police department that, when the legal system fails, goes to any length to bring the criminal elite to justice. The drama […]