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‘Fat Friends’ & ‘The Syndicate’ writer Kay Mellor dies aged 71

UK writer and actor Kay Mellor has died, aged 71. The creator of ITV show Fat Friends was also behind The Syndicate, Playing The Field, Girlfriends and Band Of Gold among numerous others. A statement from Rollem Productions, her production firm, confirmed Mellor had died on Sunday. “It is with profound sadness that we announce […]

Pernel to remake BBC One drama

France’s Pernel Media has acquired remake rights to Key Mellor’s BBC One drama series In the Club. The BBC recently ordered a second season of the 6x60mins series (pictured) from Mellor’s indie, Rollem Productions, which has sold the French rights to Samuel Kissous’s company. Pernel has previously created French versions of UK shows such as […]

News brief: BBC hones its parenting skills

UK broadcaster the BBC has commissioned a six-drama based around a group of expectant couples. In the Club will broadcast on BBC One next year. It will star Hermione Norris, Tara Fitzgerald, Jill Halfpenny, Katherine Parkinson and Will Mellor among others as members of seemingly straightforward antenatal group whose secrets and lies rise to the […]