Tuesday’s Child

News round-up: All3Media shops ‘Extraordinary Escapes’; UKTV tunes in to ‘Whose Line…’; Federation Ent’ expands doc slate

All3Media shops ‘Extraordinary Escapes’ All3Media International has acquired distribution rights to factual series Extraordinary Escapes With Sandi Toksvig. Produced by Tuesday’s Child Television for Channel 4, the four-part series is set to premiere in the UK tomorrow (10 February) and follows comedian, writer and broadcaster Toksvig as she joins familiar faces from the worlds of […]

How Tuesday’s Child kept the music playing through Covid

In the first of a two-part series, Karen Smith, MD at Tuesday’s Child, tells TBI how her prodco worked around the pandemic to keep BBC primetime show The Hit List on air. Tomorrow, we hear how producers in the Netherlands delivered their version of the show. The Hit List season three started production at the end […]

Endemol Shine sends ‘Lego Masters’ to Belgium, Netherlands

Endemol Shine has sold its hit entertainment format Lego Masters into the Netherlands and Belgium, making the format now available in six markets.  Dutch broadcaster RTL has commissioned a local series from Endemol Shine Netherlands, while Belgium’s VTM has ordered up its own adaptation of the format, also produced by Endemol Shine Netherlands. The casting […]

Brad Pitt’s Plan B & Endemol Shine take Lego Masters to the US

Endemol Shine North America (ESNA), UK prodco Tuesday’s Child and Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment will jointly produce a US version of hit British series Lego Masters. The production companies are set to start conversations with potential American-based platforms later this month. Originally created by Tuesday’s Child, Lego Masters first launched on Channel 4 in the […]

Tuesday’s Child’s Playlisters snags BBC One Saturday primetime slot

Greenbird Media-backed Tuesday’s Child has snagged BBC One’s coveted Saturday night primetime slot in the new year with a music quiz show. Playlisters (working title) is a 6 x 30-minute quiz in which three couples compete each week for a chance to win £10,000 (US$12,800) by naming songs and their corresponding artists in a series […]

Fremantle Australia, Keshet Int’l strike formats deal

Fremantle Australia has struck a first-look deal with Keshet International, giving them access to the Israeli distributor’s non-scripted formats catalogue for Australia and New Zealand. The deal is the first of its kind between Keshet International and Fremantle, and covers rights to KI’s unscripted formats catalogue, which includes TBI MIPCOM Hot Pick Showdown – Aviv/Eyal, […]

ITV Studios shakes up entertainment team

ITV Studios has upped Tom McLennan to director of entertainment, North, handing him a new role covering the responsibilities of Sumi Connock, who is leaving the company. The content arm of UK broadcaster ITV has also hired Gail Harman from indie prodco Tuesday’s Child, and Martin Lau, who joins from Tellycopter, the NBCUniversal development unit […]

Discovery On the Edge with new adventure series

Discovery Networks has commissioned Sean Conway: On the Edge, a three-part doc following the titular athlete as he embarks on an ultra triathlon around the UK coastline. The show will be produced by Tuesday’s Child, the UK indie set up by former Shine TV managing director Karen Smith. It will go out on Discovery Channel […]

Fox orders two international formats

US network Fox has ordered US versions of UK-originated gameshow You’re Back in the Room, and is looking at a version of Australian drama series The Code (pictured). The US You’re Back in the Room will run to eight episodes on Fox, and go into production early next year. BBC Worldwide distributes the deal and […]

Runner to cross Britain for Discovery

An endurance runner with traverse the length of Britain in a 1x60mins doc for Discovery Channel. Sean Conway: Running Britain will see the titular athlete running nearly 1,000 miles, from John O’Groats in northern Scotland to Land’s End in the southwest of England. Conway failed in a previous attempt at the feat last year after […]