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Channel 4 Orders Sexual Misconduct Drama ‘National Treasure’

Channel 4Channel 4 has given the green-light to National Treasure, a four-part drama inspired by Operation Yewtree which tells the story of a famed comedian whose life is turned upside down when he is arrested for committing a rape back in the 1970s.

BBC Two Orders BTS ‘Dad’s Army’ Drama, ‘The City & The City’ Adaptation & More

Dads ArmyDuring her Meet The Controller session at the Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival, BBC Two Controller Kim Shillinglaw unveiled raft of new commissions include a behind the scenes drama about the making of Dad's Army, an adaptation of China Miéville's novel The City & The City. Elsewhere, BBC Two has officially boarded French period drama Versailles, which was commissioned by French broadcaster Canal+ more than a year ago.

BBC Two Drops Out Of ‘Episodes’ As Co-Producer, Will Acquire Season 5

Episodes S4The BBC is reducing their level of investment in Episodes. After co-producing the show for the past four seasons for BBC Two, the corporation has dropped out as a co-production partner. Representatives of the BBC did not immediately respond to TVWise's request for comment.

Rafe Spall Set As Lead In ITV’s Supernatural Drama ‘Harry Price: Ghost Hunter’

Rafe SpallRafe Spall (The Shadow Line, Sons Of Liberty) has been cast as the lead in ITV's one-off drama Harry Price: Ghost Hunter, which is based on Neil Spring’s novel The Ghost Hunters. He will play Harry Price, Britain’s most famous real life ghost hunter and sceptic. “I’m delighted to be portraying Harry Price for ITV", Spall said in a statement. "It’s a fantastic piece of history that has mass appeal and I can’t wait to start filming”.

NBCU Aligning International Distribution & Networks Business Across EMEA

NBCUniversal InternationalNBCU is making a change to the structure of their international distribution and global channels business. NBCUniversal International has announced the creation of a multi-territory, regional hub In London which will align the activities of NBCUniversal International Distribution (formerly NBCUniversal International Television Distribution) and NBCUniversal International Networks (formerly known as Universal Networks International) across EMEA.

BBC One Sets Premiere Date For ‘Doctor Foster’

Doctor FosterBBC One's new five-part Suranne Jones (Scott & Bailey) fronted drama series Doctor Foster will premiere on Wednesday September 9th at 9pm, it has been announced.