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HBO Europe adds BBC’s Gunpowder to programming arsenal

HBO Europe has bought BBC thriller miniseries Gunpowder for a number of territories. The deal hands pay TV player HBO Europe rights to the Kit Harington series in the Nordics, Central and Eastern Europe and Spain. The drama, which comes from Endemol Shine Group’s Kudos in association with Harington’s Thriker Films, has already sold to […]

BBC adapts Dickens with Peaky Blinders creator

Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight (pictured) is set to create a series of adaptations of Charles Dickens novels for BBC One, produced by Ridley Scott’s Scott Free London and in association with Tom Hardy’s Hardy Son and Baker. A Christmas Carol will be the first adaptation in the planned series. It will arrive in the shape of […]

BBC Studios ups two with Collins exiting

The BBC has moved Damon Pattison, currently head of development at BBC Studios, to head of entertainment for the North and Pam Cavannagh, formerly a BBC One channel exec, to the role of creative director at the producer, as Kieron Collins exits. Taking up the role in the New Year, Pattison (pictured right) will be […]

BBC orders Saturday night format from Remarkable

BBC One has ordered All Together Now, a six-part entertainment format for Saturday nights from Endemol Shine UK-owned Remarkable Television. Hosted by comedian Rob Beckett (pictured), each episode will see a range of performers take to the stage to perform in front of ‘The 100’, an audience of talented singers. If any of The 100 […]

We’re going on a millennials hunt

With Planet Earth II beating reality TV programmes to audiences – including those crucial, lucrative millennials – Emily Bright talks to natural history documentary producers and channels about how they’re attracting new audiences The BBC’s seminal natural history documentary Planet Earth II beat The X Factor in the UK Christmas ratings stake last year, even […]

BBC wants ‘demonstrably broader’ channel

UK pubcaster the BBC wants its flagship network, BBC One, to have a “demonstrably broader range of genres in peak time” than its rivals. The pledge was one of a number the BBC made yesterday in its Annual Plan, whose most notable takeaway was the extra £34 million (US$44 million) handed to BBC Children’s over […]

BBC orders Farmer Wants a Wife-inspired format

The BBC had ordered a new take on the much-travelled Farmer Wants a Wife format back to the UK, and has commissioned an historical crime series from Chalkboard TV. Farmer Wants a Wife originally aired on ITV in the UK in 2001, but is now headed for BBC Two, which has ordered a six-part series. […]

Luther will return to BBC

British detective drama Luther will return to BBC One in the UK and BBC America in the US for a fifth season. It had been unclear if the series, which stars Idris Elba (The Wire) as gruff policeman John Luther, would be back on screens after a short fourth run in December 2015. However, UK […]

Dutch format set for RecordTV, ProSieben

FremantleMedia’s provocatively titled Dutch format Get the F*ck Out of My House will be remade in Brazil and Germany. RecordTV and ProSieben are the first networks to license local versions of the entertainment format, which Fremantle launched at MIPCOM last year. Record’s Brazilian version will run to 22 85-minute episodes, staring on June 27. It […]

One Love Manchester breaks BBC iPlayer records

The One Love Manchester benefit concert has broken live viewing records on the BBC iPlayer. Having amassed 1.078 million streams, the BBC Studios-produced event has surpassed the opening ceremony of the London Olympic Games 2012, which previous held the record. Broadcasters and services in more than 50 territories watched the concert, which singer Ariana Grande […]

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