All posts tagged 'BBC Studios'

BBC Two Orders Harry Potter Documentary ‘A History Of Magic’

After working with author J.K.Rowling on adaptations of both The Casual Vacancy and her Strike novels (written under the pseudonym Robert Gailbraith), the BBC is returning to her seminal work: Harry Potter. BBC Two has given the green-light to a one-off documentary to mark the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone, which will explore the British Library's exhibition Harry Potter: A History Of Magic.

Chizzy Akudolu Set For BBC One’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’

Chizzy Akudolu is the latest celebrity to sign up for the fifteenth season of BBC One's Strictly Come Dancing. The announcement was made on the official Strictly Come Dancing Twitter and Facebook accounts.

Harry Styles Entertainment Special Set For BBC One

Harry Styles is coming to the BBC. The Beeb has commissioned a one-off special titled Harry Styles At The BBC, that will air on BBC One and see the former One Direction star perform a number of tracks from his debut self-titled solo album.

BBC One’s ‘Our Girl’ Gets Bumper 12 Episode Order For Season Three

BBC One is rapidly expanding Our Girl. The PSB has revealed that the third season of the military drama, which they ordered last October, has received a bumper order of twelve episodes - one more than the number of episodes the show has produced up to this point (including the feature length pilot). Owing to the larger order, the new season will have a slightly different format and will now comprise of three separate missions.

Jaime Winstone, Samantha Spiro Among Quartet Of Actresses To Play Barbara Windsor In BBC Biopic ‘Babs’

winstone-spiroBBC One's Barbara Windsor biopic is starting to take shape. Jaime Winstone (After Hours) and Samantha Spiro (Game Of Thrones) have been set to play Windsor in Babs. In total there will be four actresses tackling the role in the 90 minute drama from Death In Paradise executive producer Tony Jordan. Winstone will play a 20-30 year old Barbara, while Spiro will play her in her 50s. Two child actors will play her at a younger age.

BBC One Picks Up ‘Porridge’ Sequel For Full Series

Porridge - Kevin BishopIt's official: Porridge is returning to BBC One as a fully fledged series. A little more than a month after the one-off sequel to the classic series aired as part of the BBC's Landmark Comedy Season, BBC One has handed out a six episode series order to the project.

BBC One Renews ‘Still Open All Hours’ For Third Season, Lynda Barron Exits Due To Scheduling Conflicts

Months after series star David Jason revealed that BBC execs had ordered a new run, BBC One has officially confirmed that they have renewed Still Open All Hours for a Christmas Special and six episode third season. Lynda Barron, who has been playing Nurse Gladys since Open All Hours in the 1970s, will not be returning for the Christmas Special and third season, however, due to scheduling conflicts.