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Sky Comedy Acquires UK Rights To NBC’s ‘Young Rock’

Young Rock is crossing the pond. Sky Comedy has acquired the UK rights to Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson's NBC comedy after striking a deal with international distributor NBCUniversal Global Distribution. In addition to airing on Sky Comedy, episodes will be given exposure on Sky's just-announced new flagship channel Sky Showcase.

ITV Sets Premiere Date For ‘Dark Heart’

The six episode first season of Dark Heart will premiere on ITV on Wednesday October 31st at 9pm, it has been announced.

BBC One Orders Grenfell & Stephen Lawrence Documentaries, Obesity Season, ‘The Button’ Gameshow & More

BBC One has unveiled a wealth of new commissions across factual and entertainment, including documentaries on the Grenfell Tower fire and the Stephen Lawrence murder, a season on obesity and a new game show titled The Button. The announcements were made by BBC Director of Content Charlotte Moore during her Meet the Controller session at the Edinburgh International Television Festival. As TVWise previously reported, Moore also announced a trio of new drama commissions - The Barking MurdersThe Victim and The Cry.

BBC One Orders Stephen Port Drama ‘The Barking Murders’, Pair Of Scotland-Set Dramas ‘The Victim’ & ‘The Cry’

More news out of the Edinburgh International TV Festival. BBC Director of Content Charlotte Moore, during her Meet The Controller session, announced a trio of new drama commissions for BBC One. The corporation's flagship channel has ordered three part drama The Barking Murders, a factual drama from Jeff Pope that explores the crimes of Stephen Port from the point of view of the families of his victims; and a pair of new drama that will be set and shot in Scotland - The Victim and The Cry.

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 One Orders 7/7 Drama ‘A Song For Jenny’, Emily Watson To Star

Emily WatsonBBC One has ordered A Song For Jenny, a one-off drama about Julie Nicholson, who lost her daughter Jenny in the 7/7 London bombings. Emily Watson (The Book Thief) is attached to star in the factual drama, which is set to air in July 2015 to mark the tenth anniversary of the attacks.