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Amazon Prime Instant Video UK Orders First Original Drama Series ‘The Collection’

APIVAmazon Prime Instant Video UK has ordered their first original drama series. The UK arm of the streaming service has given the green-light to The Collection, an eight episode period drama set in the world of French haute couture just after the Second World War, which hails from Oliver Goldstick, War & Peace indie Lookout Point and BBC Worldwide, TVWise has learned.

Frank Spotnitz’s Big Light Productions Hires Lorraine Sullivan To Develop French & European Projects

Lorraine SullivanBig Light Productions is adding to their executive ranks. The independent production company set up by former The X-Files writer and executive producer Frank Spotnitz has hired European TV executive Lorraine Sullivan, TVWise has learned. She will be responsible for developing French and European television, film and documentary projects for the London based indie.

BBC Trust Approves BBC Three Plans, Channel To Move Online By March 2016

BBC Three (FA Pro)And The verdict is in. The BBC Trust, after an extended consultation and review process, has issued their final decison on the BBC's plans to shut down BBC Three as linear channel and move it online. The Trust has broadly approved the plans, which will see BBC Three move online by March 2016.

TV Trailer: ‘Luther’ Season 4

Luther S4BBC One has released the first trailer for the two-episode fourth season of Luther, which is set to premiere on Tuesday December 15th at 9pm.

EXCLUSIVE: HBO Eyes J.K. Rowling’s New BBC Series ‘The Cormoran Strike Mysteries’

HBOEXCLUSIVE: HBO is set to re-team with the BBC for a new J.K. Rowling drama. Sources tell TVWise that the premium cable network is circling BBC One's The Cormoran Strike Mysteries, based on the Harry Potter author's Cormoran Strike novel series (published under the pen name Robert Galbraith), with plans to board as a co-producer.
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History Acquires UK Rights To ‘Texas Rising’, Sets January Premiere

History has closed a deal with ITV Studios Global Entertainment to acquire the exclusive first run UK broadcast rights to miniseries Texas Rising, TVWise has learned. The ten hour mini, which was originally produced for the US History network, will premiere on History UK on Tuesday January 5th at 10pm.

Drama Sets UK Return Date For ‘The Pinkertons’

The Pinkertons (FT)The Pinkertons will return to UKTV's Drama channel after the Winter break to finish airing its first season from Sunday January 24th at 7pm, it has been announced.

Watch Sets UK Return Date For ‘Grimm’ Season 5

Grimm S4 (Episodic)NBC's drama series Grimm will return to UKTV's Watch channel after the Winter break to finish airing its fifth season from Tuesday January 26th at 9pm, it has been announced.