By Patrick Munn | June 16, 2019 - 12:01 am | No Comments
Glenda Jackson (Women in Love, Elizabeth R) has been set as the lead in Elizabeth Is Missing, BBC One's feature-length adaptation of Emma Healey’s novel. This marks Glenda Jackson's first on-screen acting job since she retired from politics in 2015 and her first TV role since the 1990s.
By Patrick Munn | May 1, 2019 - 2:04 pm | No Comments
BBC One's The Victim has broken consolidated ratings records, with each episode of the series averaging an uplift of 82% across all platforms in the seven days since the initial broadcast. The marks the largest uplift (compared to VOSDAL) for a BBC One or ITV drama since records began.
By Patrick Munn | March 13, 2019 - 2:38 pm | No Comments
BBC One has released a first look image from their upcoming legal thriller The Victim. The Victim is a legal thriller set in Edinburgh that is told through the eyes of both the plaintiff and the accused. On one side is Craig Myers, a hard working family man from Greenock who becomes the victim of a vicious attack after being branded online as a notorious child murderer living under a new identity. Is he simply the tragic victim of mistaken identity, or the convicted murderer he’s suspected of being? On the side is Anna Dean, the Edinburgh mother of a nine year old boy who was murdered fifteen years ago by a then thirteen year old. Having campaigned to be told of the killer’s new identity and whereabouts, she is accused of revealing his new name online.
By Patrick Munn | May 8, 2018 - 1:52 pm | No Comments
STV Productions has promoted long-time development executive Claire Armspach to serve as their Head of Drama Development. “Claire’s fantastic writer relationships, impeccable taste and passion for TV drama is well known", said STV Productions' Head of Drama Srah Brown. "So I’m delighted that she has agreed to take on this vital role driving development at such an exciting time for STV Drama.”
By Patrick Munn | March 21, 2018 - 11:20 am | No Comments
BBC One is expanding their drama slate. The BBC's flagship channel has given the greenlight to four new dramas from a range of creative talent, including Ben Chanan, Levi David Addai, Andrea Gibb & Marnie Dickens.
By Patrick Munn | August 24, 2017 - 10:30 am | No Comments
More news out of the Edinburgh International TV Festival. BBC Director of Content Charlotte Moore, during her Meet The Controller session, announced a trio of new drama commissions for BBC One. The corporation's flagship channel has ordered three part drama The Barking Murders, a factual drama from Jeff Pope that explores the crimes of Stephen Port from the point of view of the families of his victims; and a pair of new drama that will be set and shot in Scotland - The Victim and The Cry.
By Patrick Munn | August 17, 2017 - 11:16 am | No Comments
STV Productions has scored a multi-season renewal from the BBC for both Antiques Road Trip and Celebrity Antiques Road Trip. BBC One's Antiques Road Trip will return for fourth further seasons, for a total of 80 episodes; while BBC Two's Celebrity Antiques Road Trip will be back for another season of 20 episodes.