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Potato gains Powers through Love hire

ITV Studios (ITVS)-owned prodco Potato has hired Love Productions executive producer Sharon Powers. She joins the Ninja Warrior UK producer this week as a creative director, having previously been executive producer at The Great British Bake Off prodco Love. Potato managing director Martin Kelpie said the hire was strategic. “I’ve made no secret of the […]

ITV confirms Talpa Cannonball deal

ITV has confirmed it will run a local version of Cannonball, the physical gameshow from Talpa. The UK broadcaster will run a ten-part version of the show, with its in-house prodco Potato making the show. The family gameshow has contestants take on a range of water-based challenges. It originated in the Netherlands and comes from […]

C5 orders Freddie Mercury, Karen Carpenter shows

UK broadcaster Channel 5 has ordered docudrama specials about Freddie Mercury and Karen Carpenter. Both stars suffered untimely deaths and the films, from ITV prodco Potato, will look at the true stories behind the loss of the Queen and The Carpenters singers. Freddie Mercury: The Great Pretender Revealed and Karen Carpenter: Goodbye To Love will […]

CITV opens Bear Grylls’ Survival School

UK children’s channel CITV has commissioned a Bear Grylls-fronted survivalist series for kids. Bear Grylls’ Survival School will be a 12x30mins series from ITV Studios-owned Potato and Bear Grylls Ventures in which ten daredevil children will learn how to survive in the rugged mountainous terrain of Snowdonia in Wales. Over two weeks Grylls (pictured) and […]

Shine TV exec joins ITV Studio’s Potato

Shine TV’s Claire Morrison has joined ITV Studios-owned UK prodco Potato in the new role of head of development. Morrison, currently a senior development executive at Endemol Shine Group-owned Shine TV, is credited for helping to develop shows such as BBC One’s The Met, ITV’s Children’s Hospital and Supersize vs Superskinny for Channel 4. Morrison’s […]

ITV Studios gets Possessed by new UK indie

ITV Studios and UK producer Glenn Hugill are setting up a new UK indie, Possessed TV. Hugill (left) started out as an actor – starring in Coronation Street, Footballers Wive$ and Dalziel and Pascoe – before going on to produce shows including The Mole, Cash Cab and Deal or No Deal. He also created the […]

News brief: ITV champions British achievement

UK broadcaster ITV has commissioned a series from subsidiary production company Potato that will celebrate British history. I Never Knew That About Britain will be an 8x30mins series anchored by Paul Martin in which spotlight will be shone on the more surprising and eccentric elements of the UK’s history. It will also look at great […]