By Patrick Munn | July 5, 2018 - 2:46 pm | No Comments
Several months after introducing a third editorial pillar - namely for content that qualifies as "feel-good, entertaining propositions" - BBC Three has commissioned their first two series under the expanded remit. Makeover series Glow Up, which is at its heart a competition to look for the next big make-up star of tomorrow, and relationship series Couples On The Couch have both been picked up at the online channel. Glow Up has received an order for eight episodes, while six episodes have been ordered for Couples On The Couch.
By Patrick Munn | June 14, 2018 - 3:43 pm | No Comments
No surprises here. BBC One has renewed hit daytime drama Father Brown for a seventh season, which is set to air in 2019. “Father Brown will be back in early 2019 solving crimes in the Cotswolds and viewers can prepare for an enticing new series on BBC Daytime and the BBC iPlayer”, said Dan McGolpin Controller of Programming and Daytime for the BBC.
By Patrick Munn | June 7, 2018 - 9:44 am | No Comments
BBC Two has rounded out the cast for MatherFatherSon. Sarah Lancashire (Happy Valley), Pippa Bennett-Warner (Harlots), Danny Sapani (Star Wars: The Last Jedi), Sinéad Cusack (Marcella), Paul Ready (The Terror) and Joseph Mawle (Game of Thrones) will star opposite previously announced cast members Richard Gere, Helen McCrory and Billy Howle in the eight episode drama series from American Crime Story and London Spy scribe Tom Rob Smith.
By Patrick Munn | May 23, 2018 - 12:01 am | No Comments
This is something of a casting coup. Richard Gere (Chicago, Pretty Woman), Helen McCrory (Peaky Blinders, Harry Potter) and Billy Howle (Witness for the Prosecution, On Chesil Beach) have been set as the leads in MotherFatherSon, BBC Two eight episode drama series from American Crime Story and London Spy scribe Tom Rob Smith.
By Patrick Munn | May 8, 2018 - 3:33 pm | No Comments
Newcomer Chance Perdomo and Craig Parkinson (Line Of Duty) have been set to star in BBC Three's one-off factual drama Killed By My Debt. Chance Perdomo takes on the key role of Jerome Rogers, while Craig Parkinson plays The Bailiff. Killed By Me Debt tells the true story of Jerome Rogers, a 19-year-old motorbike courier from Croydon, who sees two unpaid £65 traffic fines escalating to more than a thousand pounds. Unravelling under the pressure of his mounting debt and with his only source of income - his bike - clamped, Jerome took his own life.
By Patrick Munn | May 2, 2018 - 11:25 am | No Comments
BBC One has handed out a fifth season renewal to the Sir David Jason fronted comedy series Still Open All Hours. Seven episodes have been ordered for season five, with the first such episode serving as a Christmas special.
By Patrick Munn | April 26, 2018 - 2:14 pm | No Comments
UKTV's flagship entertainment channel W has given the green-light to Sex, Knives & Liposuction - a three-episode documentary series fronted by Cherry Healey that will explore the world of cosmetic surgery.
By Patrick Munn | April 26, 2018 - 1:39 pm | No Comments
Leo Suter, who recurred as Drummond on ITV's Victoria, has joined the cast for the second season of BBC Three's drama series Clique. Details of his character are being kept under wraps. Suter joins a returning cast that includes Synnove Karlsen as Holly, Sophia Brown as Louise and Rachel Hurd-Wood as Rachel. Other cast additions for season two include Barney Harris (The Hollow Crown), Imogen King (Darkest Hour), Stuart Campbell (Outlander), Izuka Hoyle (Mary, Queen of Scots) and newcomers and recent graduates Jyuddah Jaymes and Nicholas Nunn.