S4C preps BlackLight’s Welsh & English-language drama ‘Cleddau’

S4C in Wales has unveiled BlackLight Television’s six-part drama Cleddau (aka The One That Got Away), which will be shot in English and Welsh. The show is set in the west Wales coastal town of Pembroke Dock and has been written by Catherine Tregenna (Law & Order UK), with Sion Ifan (Y Gyfrinach) directing. The […]

Fired S4C chief Sian Doyle hits out at chairman after dismissal “without proper grounds”

Sian Doyle, the former chief executive of Welsh-language public broadcaster S4C, has criticised her dismissal last week by channel chairman Rhodri Williams as “an unprecedented lack of governance for a public body”. Doyle was fired from her post following an investigation into allegations of “bullying and a toxic culture” at the channel. Taking aim at […]

BBC alum Claire Urquhart joins S4C in Wales to lead new commercial content fund

Welsh-language broadcaster S4C has hired former BBC exec Claire Urquhart to head up a new commercial content fund. The fund, which will fall under S4C International’s commercial operations, will support drama, premium factual and children’s content with an aim to seek out creative partnerships “that take bigger and bolder Welsh content” to the world. Urquhart […]

News round-up: S4C & Ryan Reynolds’ Welsh partnership; CreativeChaos & Above The Clouds team; FilmRise orders ‘Statute Of Limitations’

S4C & Ryan Reynolds strike Welsh language partnership S4C has signed a commercial output deal with Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds for his Fubo channel. Beginning tomorrow, 28 June, The Welsh language broadcaster S4C will provide with six hours a week of Welsh language content curated by Reynolds for the Maximum Effort channel, streamed on “Welsh Wednesdays” in […]

TBI Weekly: Reflecting on Wales & its global future

Wales has been home to shows ranging from Doctor Who and Torchwood to Keeping Faith and the upcoming Lost Boys And Fairies. Nick Edwards reports back from the Wales Screen Summit on how the country has developed its scripted business and why its future is by no means clear. In contrast to the mood of […]

Welsh indie Wildflame moves into true crime with S4C & snags BBC double commission

Wales-based factual indie Wildflame Productions is moving into true crime with regional broadcaster S4C and has landed a pair of commissions from the BBC. Euog (w/t) is a 6 x 60-minute series that follows TV journalist Sian Lloyd as she explores how shocking crimes have impacted the country, including its people, its places and even […]

S4C in Wales visits ‘Flower Barn’ as Wildflame receives double commission

Welsh-language broadcaster S4C has expanded its unscripted slate with a new factual entertainment format exploring what motivates people to give flowers to each other. Y Sgubor Flodau (The Flower Barn) is a 6 x 60-minute series from Cardiff-based indie Wildflame Productions, described as a “warm and moving series” that finds out why poeple are giving […]

Netflix, Prime Video & Disney+ to face Ofcom scrutiny as UK gov’t reveals media reforms

The UK government has outlined plans to bring global services including Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Disney+ under new Ofcom rules to allow British pubcasters to “better compete with streaming giants”. Publishing its long-awaited draft media bill this week, the UK’s department for culture, media and sport (DCMS) shared proposals that will see streaming viewers […]

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