Steve North

UKTV’s Gold orders Catherine Tate comedy

UKTV’s British comedy channel Gold has commissioned a scripted one-off from comedian Catherine Tate. The Catherine Tate Show creator will star in Do Not Disturb, which is set in a boutique hotel in Strateford-upon-Avon and will TX on Gold in January next year. The 1x60mins comedy is from Lonesome Pine Productions and follows an estranged […]

UKTV buys into Secrets and Lies

UK multichannel operator UKTV has acquired ABC Studios mystery drama Secrets and Lies. The 10x60mins series is based on an Australian drama of the same name, and is currently moving towards its second season in the US after season one averaged 8.1 million total viewers. UKTV signed the show from distributor Disney UK and Ireland […]

Hasselhoff goes Hoff the Record on Dave

Cult icon David Hasselhoff has landed a 6x30mins ‘mockumentary’ comedy series at UK digital channel Dave. Hoff the Record will be a semi-improvised comedy from Me & You Productions (An Idiot Abroad) shot in documentary style similar to HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm. It will chart the life of a fictional version of Hasselhoff, known to […]

North, Wills upped, Hornsey out in UKTV restructure

Multichannel operator UKTV has restructured its top-level team in a move that sees the departures of Clare Laycock and Steve Hornsey. Really, Home and Good Food general manager Laycock is moving to Discovery Networks UK and Ireland, where she will be channel head for its flagship entertainment network TLC, while Hornsey’s role as GM of […]

UKTV commissions doc series on comedy classic Porridge

UKTV has commissioned a three-part doc about classic British comedy series Porridge. Porridge: The Inside Story (WT) will tell the story behind the series. It will go out on UKTV’s classic content channel Gold and produced by Phil McIntyre Television, which makes the Dynamo: Magician Impossible series for UKTV’s Watch channel. The show will have […]

UKTV orders comedy series Crackanory from Endemol’s Tiger Aspect

Channel operator UKTV has ordered an original comedy series Crackanory from Tiger Aspect, the UK production company owned by Endemol. The 6x40mins series will air on UKTV’s entertainment channel Dave. A grown-up take on the classic British kids storytelling show Jackanory, it will feature a roster of well-known UK comics and celebrities including Harry Enfield, […]