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British drama features on expanded Masterpiece

PBS will launch several new scripted series from the UK in its winter/spring schedules. The US public service channel, which has enjoyed great success with UK drama Downton Abbey as well as the likes of Call the Midwife, is coproducing some of the drama for its expanded Masterpiece strand and has acquired several other titles. […]

BBC poaches comedy commissioning boss from ITV

The BBC has recruited Myfanwy Moore as its UK comedy controller. The UK pubcaster has poached Moore from its commercial rival ITV where she was commissioning editor, comedy. In her new role at the BBC she will lead the broadcaster’s comedy department. During her time at ITV Moore ordered series including Plebs, Vicious and Benidorm. […]

News brief: PBS buys Shine’s Vicious

US broadcaster PBS has acquired British comedy series Vicious. The 6x30mins show, which stars Ian McKellen (The Lord of the Rings) and Derek Jacobi (The King’s Speech) as two men who have shared the same London flat for fifty years, is produced by Brown Eyed Boy in association with Kudos and Nickelby Inc. It is […]

Exclusive: SVT buys ITV’s Vicious, more Downton

Swedish pubcaster SVT has acquired ITV sitcom Vicious, the latest seasons of Downton Abbey and Homeland and Gillian Anderson drama Top of the Lake for its fall schedule. The broadcaster has tapped Shine International for the 6x60mins Vicious, which stars Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi as a cantankerous gay couple who have lived in the […]