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BBC Studios names comedy chief

The soon-to-launch BBC Studios has hired a comedy chief, who will effectively replace former comedy controller Myfanwy Moore. Chris Sussman (pictured) has been named head of comedy at BBC Studios, the commercial production arm of the UK’s pubcaster, the BBC. Sussman will move from his current post as commissioning editor for comedy at the BBC […]

BBC lines up Twenty Twelve successor

The UK’s BBC has commissioned W1A, a spiritual successor to its London Olympic Games satire Twenty Twelve satire set inside the UK pubcaster. The BBC Two series will follow the hapless Ian Fletcher (Hugh Bonneville) as he takes up a new job as the BBC’s head of values, a fictional position. The character was first […]