All posts tagged 'BBC Studios'

BBC Two’s ‘MotherFatherSon’ Always Intended To Run A Single Season

BBC Two drama MotherFatherSon will not be returning for a second season. News of this broke over the weekend, but sources are telling me that, contrary to other reports, the show was not axed due to poor ratings, but was instead designed to run a single season.

BBC Studios Hires Sky’s Josh Cole As Head Of Comedy

BBC Studios has found their new Head of Comedy. They have hired former Sky Commissioning Editor Josh Coles to lead their comedy team. He replaces Chris Sussman who announced his exit earlier this year. As Head of Comedy, Coles will oversee BBC Studios current slate of comedy series across TV, radio and online. He will also have responsibility for the development of new, returnable comedy series.

Tom Hollander & Saskia Reeves To Star In BBC One’s ‘Us’; Iain De Caestecker & Sofie Gråbøl Also Cast

Tom Hollander (Baptiste, The Night Manager) and Saskia Reeves (Luther, Shetland), have been tapped to star in Us, BBC One's four-part drama that is based on David Nicholls' novel of the same name. Hollander will play Douglas Petersen, while Reeves has been cast as Connie. Us tells the story of Douglas Petersen, who is blindsided when his wife Connie tells him that she’s not sure she wants to be married to him anymore. Agreeing to still go on their planned family grand tour of Europe, Douglas vows to win back the love of his wife and repair his troubled relationship with their son Albie.

Channel 5 Orders Crime Fighting Documentary Series ‘The Bust’ From BBC Studios

Channel 5 has ordered The Bust, a four episode crime fighting documentary series from BBC Studios Unscripted Productions. "This dynamic new series will thrill Channel 5 viewers with a dramatic and fascinating new perspective on modern British crime fighting”, said Channel 5 Commissioning Editor Adrian Padmore.

BBC One’s ‘Our Girl’ Adds Danny-Boy Hatchard For Season 4

BBC One is adding to the cast of Our Girl. Danny-Boy Hatchard, who played Lee Carter on EastEnders between 2014 and 2017, has joined the military drama for its upcoming fourth season. “I’m buzzing to be joining the iconic 2 Section", Danny-Boy said. "Our Girl has always done a fantastic job representing our British troops, so I can’t wait to help tell more really cool stories.”

BBC Three Renews ‘Famalam’ For Third Season & Christmas Special

BBC Three has renewed their comedy sketch show Famalam for a third season. Additionally, the channel has ordered a Christmas special to air later this year. “Going for a three-peat! Excited to bring this beast back for another side splitting run!", said writer and producer Akemnji Ndifornyen. "Third time’s the charm!”

Discovery & BBC Studios Complete UKTV Deal; Multi-Channel Broadcaster Splits

Discovery and BBC Studios have closed the UKTV transaction; splitting up the multi-channel broadcaster. The completed deal comes after the agreement, first announced in April, got the nod from Ofcom last week. BBC Studios now assumes full control of the UKTV brand, VOD service UKTV play and entertainment channels Alibi, Dave, Drama, Eden, Gold, W and Yesterday. Discovery walks away with lifestyle channels Really, Home and Good Food. The deal cost BBC Studios £173 million.