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Shakespeare drama for BBC

EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL TELEVISION FESTIVAL Doctor Who writer Russell T. Davies is penning a 90-minute television adaptation of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream for UK terrestrial BBC One. Director Steve McQueen, meanwhile, is creating a six-part drama about West Indian communities in Britain during the the late Sixties, Seventies and Eighties. Billed as “bold and […]

BBCWW strikes Red Planet deal

BBC Worldwide has inked a development deal with Death in Paradise producer Red Planet Pictures. Worldwide, the commercial arm of the UK pubcaster the BBC, will provide development funding and marketing and support in return for an exclusive first-look at all Red Planet projects. “Red Planet Pictures has become synonymous with producing ratings-winning, ambitious and […]

Pete Smith, Red Planet produce Motown drama

Former Cineflix Studios and NBCUniversal International boss Pete Smith is hooking up with writer Tony Jordan to create a 10-part musical series about the Motown movement. Smith (left), who earlier this month was announced as managing director of Greek broadcasting group Antenna, is working with Jordan, film producer Duncan Kenworthy (Notting Hill, Love Actually) and […]