By Patrick Munn | September 16, 2019 - 10:13 am | No Comments
Channel 5 has ordered two follow ups to last year's Agatha & The Truth & Murder. The two new feature-length dramas, inspired by the life of Agatha Christie, are Agatha And The Curse Of Ishtar and Agatha And The Death Of X. It is not immediately clear if Ruth Bradley (Humans) will reprise her role as Agatha Christie.
By Patrick Munn | September 10, 2019 - 1:58 pm | No Comments
Channel 5 has handed out a four episode series order to Weekend Breaks With Greg Wallace, a travelogue series which sees Wallace exploring various cities in search of the ideal weekend away. Weekend Breaks With Greg Wallace takes him across Europe where he visits Rome, Amsterdam, Berlin and Barcelona. In each city he’ll be experiencing the culture, exploring the history and, of course, indulging in the local cuisine.
By Patrick Munn | September 10, 2019 - 11:10 am | No Comments
Douglas Henshall (Shetland, Outlander), Louise Lombard (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation) and Neve McIntosh (Cheat, Stan Lee’s Lucky Man). have been set to star in The Small Hand, Channel 5's feature-length adaptation of Susan Hill's ghost story.
By Patrick Munn | August 19, 2019 - 9:39 am | No Comments
Blood is returning. Virgin Media Television in Ireland has renewed the Adrian Dunbar fronted series for a six episode second season. Channel 5, who acquired the show's first season, is confirmed to be returning as the UK broadcaster for season two.
By Patrick Munn | July 17, 2019 - 2:22 pm | No Comments
DCD Rights has secured UK deals for two new Australian dramas. The international distributor has licensed crime drama My Life Is Murder to UKTV's Alibi channel and four-part drama The Hunting to Channel 5. The deal for My Life Is Murder was negotiated by UKTV's Acquisitions Manager Charlie Charalambous, while Channel 5's Acquisitions Director Anna-Belen Dunlop secured The Hunting for the broadcaster's prime-time schedule. Both series will premiere later this year.
By Patrick Munn | July 3, 2019 - 12:32 pm | No Comments
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.
By Patrick Munn | June 20, 2019 - 12:09 pm | No Comments
Here's the good news for Will & Grace fans - the show's tenth season (aka the second season of the revival) is coming to the UK. With no sign of a broadcast on Channel 5, NBCUniversal is now looking at going direct-to-consumer. Their home entertainment division is preparing to release the tenth season on DVD this summer and they recently submitted the set to BBFC for classification.