Argonon poaches BBC commissioner for CCO role

UK indie production group Argonon has recruited Kristian Smith as its chief creative officer. Smith joins from UK pubcaster the BBC where he has been commissioning editor, BBC Comedy. During six years in that role he commissioned shows including the award-winning  Detectorists, Uncle and Boy Meets Girl. In the newly-created role at Argonon, Smith will […]

News brief: BBC Three’s Uncle visits again

UK youth channel BBC Three has commissioned a second season of Baby Cow-produced comedy Uncle. The shows follows a comic Nick Helm as a misanthropic out-of-work musician who forges an unlikely alliance with a 12 year-old boy. Season one has so far achieved ratings of up to 2.6 million viewers. Steve Coogan’s Baby Cow Productions […]