By Patrick Munn | July 29, 2021 - 12:30 pm | No Comments
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.
By Patrick Munn | August 24, 2017 - 11:57 am | No Comments
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 Murders, The Victim and The Cry.
By Patrick Munn | August 24, 2017 - 10:30 am | No Comments
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.
By Patrick Munn | August 28, 2015 - 11:05 am | 1 Comment
During 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.
By Patrick Munn | August 22, 2014 - 9:01 pm | No Comments
BBC 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.