BBC One orders Compulsive Shoppers

UK terrestrial BBC One has commissioned a 1x60mins documentary looking at people with shopping addictions. Britain’s Compulsive Shoppers (WT) will follow presenter Jasmine Harman as she looks into personal stories of shopping addiction and work with those affected to get to the bottom of the problem. Twofour, which is merging with former BBC One controller […]

More4 orders Cooks’ Question Time

UK broadcaster Channel 4’s More4 channel has commissioned a new foodie series Cooks’ Question Time (WT). The series will be made by UK producer Twofour and fronted by Great British Bake Off’s Sue Perkins. In the series a panel of three well-known guest chefs will answer questions from a studio audience of aspiring cooks. There […]

Ex-Target sales boss lands NBCU formats role

Former Target Entertainment head of sales Hannah Worrall has joined NBCUniversal’s international formats team, TBI has learned. Worrall has landed the new role of VP, format sales at NBCU International Production, the Comcast-owned company confirmed this morning. She will report to NBCUI’s senior VP, formats and production Yvonne Pilkington, who recently returned from maternity leave. […]

News brief: BBC orders Alex Polizzi special

BBC Two has ordered a Christmas special with Alex Polizzi, the presenter best known as the face of fact ent series The Fixer and The Hotel Inspector. The 1x60mins series, Alex Polizzi’s Perfect Christmas (WT), has been commissioned for BBC Two by channel controller Janice Hadlow. It will show viewers how craft seasonal décor and […]

Twofour making slate of Arabic language shows

UK producer and distributor Twofour has secured an order for eight new series from Abu Dhabi broadcaster Abu Dhabi Media. Twofour, which has dedicated Middle East-focused division, will make a raft of factual and fact-ent series that fits with state-backed ADM has a public service remit. The series include 13x60mins The Story of Abu Dhabi, […]

UKTV orders Choccywoccydoodah special

UK digital channel operator UKTV has ordered an hour-long Christmas editon of its reality show Choccywoccydoodah. The Choccywoccydoodah: Christmas (WT) special will follow the festive period in the titular UK chocolate shop. It will be produced by UK producer Twofour. There have been four previous series of Choccywoccydoodah on UKTV’s Good Food including the celebrity […]

Boom, Twofour merge to create UK super indie

Lorraine Heggessey’s Boom Pictures is merging with UK indie Twofour to create a new Britain-based production and distribution powerhouse. Twofour has been looking to either sell or merge its operations with another company for some time, according to well placed industry sources, and this search has culminated in a merger with Boom. The merged Boom/Twofour […]

Twofour Arabia staffs up with trio of hires

Twofour Arabia has bolstered its ranks with three new staff joining the Abu Dhabi-based division of UK indie producer and distributor. Reem Nouss (pictured) and Yara Awad have been brought on to work across the raft of factual series that Abu Dhabi Media commissioned from Twofour for its Abu Dhabi TV Network. Reem Nouss is […]

NBC, ITV follow Prince Harry’s South Pole challenge

The UK’s ITV has commissioned a 2x60mins series in which Prince Harry and wounded servicemen and women will tackle the South Pole, with NBC broadcasting a US version. Harry’s South Pole Heroes will see the British royal and a team of soldiers with life-changing injuries attempt to walk the 335km (208 miles) to Antartica’s South […]

News brief: BBC renews Holiday Hit Squad

UK public broadcaster the BBC has ordered a second season of travel show, Holiday Hit Squad. The four-part series will go out on BBC One after the success of the first series, which follows hotel inspectors and looks at how consumers can ensure their holidays match the hype in the brochure. It is produced by […]