By Patrick Munn | October 18, 2019 - 12:37 pm | No Comments
Red Dwarf is returning to Dave. The UKTV channel has commissioned a feature-length special of the hit sci-fi comedy series to air in 2020. The special, which is set up at Baby Cow Productions, is being penned and directed by series co-creator Doug Naylor. Craig Charles, Chris Barrie, Danny John-Jules and Robert Llewellyn are all on-board to reprise their roles as Lister, Rimmer, The Cat and Kryten. Richard Naylor is the producer. It will be filmed on location and at Pinewood in front of a live studio audience. Christine Langan is the executive producer.
By Patrick Munn | October 17, 2019 - 12:00 pm | No Comments
BBC Two has handed out a six episode series order to The Witchfinder, a comedy series about a witchfinder and his suspect on a road-free road trip through an England gripped by civil war, famine and plague. Tim Key (Brassic) and Daisy May Cooper (This Country) are attached to star.
By Patrick Munn | May 28, 2019 - 9:37 am | No Comments
Gavin & Stacey is making a comeback. BBC One has ordered a one-off Christmas special of the hit comedy series from Ruth Jones and James Corden. It will be a key part of BBC One's 2019 Christmas schedule.
By Patrick Munn | April 11, 2019 - 2:10 pm | No Comments
BBC Three is expanding Threesomes. The channel's short-form comedy strand, which is designed to give comedy writers and performers opportunity to bring their ideas to screen in a series of 3x3’ shorts, will now commission seven short-form projects per year. To that end, BBC Three has commissioned three further Threesomes: Hunter, a comedy about an attention seeking life-guru from Jon Pointing, Sophie Goodhart and Baby Cow Productions; Oi, Pussy!, a hyrbid effort combining live action and CGI following a cat; and Fully Blown, about two friends who don superstar rap personas. BBC Three has also renewed Kayode Ewumi's Enterprice for a second season.
By Patrick Munn | August 24, 2018 - 2:32 pm | No Comments
George & George - the indie that was set up by Vicki Pepperdine and Joanna Scanlan to champion women’s voices in TV and film - has entered into a joint venture with Steve Coogan and Christine Langan’s Baby Cow Productions. Alongside that, the company has also inked a first look deal with BBC Studios.
By Patrick Munn | April 26, 2018 - 11:22 am | No Comments
Dave is sticking with two of their original scripted comedies. The UKTV owned and operated channel has renewed fantasy sitcom Zapped and NHS comedy Porters. Zapped will return for a third season, while Porters will return for season two. Both have received six episode orders and will return to Dave later this year.