All posts tagged 'BBC Studios'

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.

The Judoon Returning For ‘Doctor Who’ Season 12, Neil Stuke To Guest Star

Doctor Who is bringing back The Judoon for the show's twelfth season, which is presently filming ahead of a 2020 premiere. Additionally, Neil Stuke (Doctor Foster, Silk, Silent Witness) has been set to guest star in an unspecified role. The Judoon were first introduced in the 2007 episode Smith And Jones, in which they terrorised the Tenth Doctor and Martha Jones on the moon. The rhino-headed, brutish intergalactic police are returning to cause havoc and they are on a deadly mission: But what for? And why has it brought them to present-day Gloucester?

BBC One’s ‘Our Girl’ Adds Will Attenborough, Nico Mirallegro, Kaine Zajaz & More

Will Attenborough (Major Crimes), Nico Mirallegro (My Mad Fat Diary), Kaine Zajaz (Informer), Amy-Leigh Hickman (Ackley Bridge), Josh Bowman (Time After Time), Nabil Elouahabi (The Night Of) Nebras Jamali (The Looming Tower) and Badria Timini (Unforgotten) have joined the cast of Our Girl for its fourth season.

Molly Windsor, Laura Fraser & Jennifer Spence Set As Leads In Alibi’s ‘Traces’

Molly Windsor (Three Girls, Cheat), Laura Fraser (The Missing, Breaking Bad) and Jennifer Spence (You Me Her, Travelers) have been set as the leads in Traces, Alibi's six episode drama series from Val McDermid, Amelia Bulimore and Red Production Company. Rounding out the cast is Martin Compston (Line Of Duty), Laurie Brett (EastEnders), Vincent Regan (Delicious, The White Princess), Michael Nardone (Shetland, Silent Witness) and John Gordan Sinclair (Marple, Ill Behaviour).

ITV Orders Landmark Prince Charles Documentary Series ‘Inside The Duchy’ From BBC Studios

ITV has ordered Inside The Duchy, a two-part documentary series about Prince Charles, that will feature exclusive interviews with HRH The Prince of Wales, to mark his 50th working year as The Duke of Cornwall. Inside The Duchy will offer an unprecedented insight into The Duchy of Cornwall, which covers more than 130,000 acres across 23 counties, touching coast, countryside and city. The series follows His Royal Highness, who, in his role as a landlord, farmer, and custodian of the Estate, is very much the hands-on inspiration behind ‘The Duchy Family’.

BBC Two’s ‘Dragons’ Den’ Adds Sara Davies For Season 17

BBC Two has found their new Dragon. Sara Davies, founder of worldwide crafting company Crafter’s Companion, is joining BBC Two's Dragons' Den for its recently ordered seventeenth season. Sara Davies replaces Jenny Campbell who exited earlier this year after two seasons on the show.