By Patrick Munn | August 28, 2019 - 12:01 am | No Comments
Martin Compston (Line Of Duty, Mary Queen Of Scots), Sophie Rundle (Peaky Blinders, Gentleman Jack) and newcomer Mirren Mack have been set as the leads in The Nest, BBC One's five-episode drama from Nicole Taylor and Studio Lambert.
By Patrick Munn | August 22, 2019 - 4:22 pm | No Comments
BBC One has ordered When It Happens To You, a drama that explores the emotive issues around abortion in Northern Ireland and the experience of families and their loved ones whose lives have been profoundly affected by it.
By Patrick Munn | July 9, 2019 - 10:48 am | No Comments
BBC Two has handed a two season renewal to Race Across The World; picking up the hit series for a second and third season. Eight episodes have been ordered for each of the two additional seasons. The bumper renewal comes after the show's first season, which aired this spring, managed a consolidated average audience of 2.5 million viewers. The final episode was the highest rated episode of a new factual entertainment title on BBC Two since 2016.
By Patrick Munn | January 18, 2019 - 12:29 pm | No Comments
Channel 4 has renewed their reality game-show The Circle for a second season. The broadcaster has ordered an "expanded" second season that will include a weekly live episode. The official pick up comes after the first season ranked as Channel 4’s youngest profiling show since 2012, with an average of 49.4% profile of 16-24s; and the biggest new original commission launch since 2012, with over 10 million views. Netflix also recently boarded the format and ordered three international versions.
By Patrick Munn | August 23, 2018 - 5:16 pm | No Comments
It was BBC Two's turn at bat at the Edinburgh TV Festival today, with Controller Patrick Holland taking the opportunity to announced a slew of new commissions for the channel. Leading the new slate is a The Ranganation, a topical weekly show fronted by comedian Romesh Ranganathan. While other highlights include The Amazing Race style series Race Across The World; and two documentary series: one on the invasion of Iraq in 2003 and a three-part series about the rise of the Nazi's in Germany in the 1930s. Rounding things off is a new Mary Beard series on nudity.
By Patrick Munn | August 22, 2018 - 9:28 am | No Comments
Three female authored dramas are coming to the BBC. The PSB has commissioned three new dramas from Nicole Taylor, Michaela Coel (pictured, right) and Sally Rooney. The announcement comes on the same day that Coel is set ti deliver the McTaggart lecture at the Edinburgh TV Festival. The three series will go out on BBC One, BBC Two and BBC Three, respectively. “I am honoured to be today announcing three brand new and contrasting dramas for BBC One, Two and Three", said the BBC's Controller of Drama Piers Wenger.
By Patrick Munn | July 11, 2018 - 1:58 pm | No Comments
E4 has given the green-light to to Club Rep Wars, an eight episode series from Studio Lambert that follows two teams of wannabe club reps competing to win the chance to work a season on the party island of Zante. “Loads of Brits still dream of spending a hedonistic summer working the strip in the Mediterranean sun", said Studio Lambert's Creative Director Tim Harcourt. "The competition to land one of these jobs is so fierce, it makes sense to capture the fun of it for E4.”