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Christopher Brogden

Studio Ramsay hires Chris Brogden

Leaves Tinopolis after 18 months

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360Production appoints factual boss

Digging for Britain indie 360Production has appointed Renegade Pictures executive producer Belinda Cherrington as its first director of UK factual.

Andrew Marr

BBC2 orders Andrew Marr stroke doc

BBC2 has ordered a one-off film from Icon Films following Andrew Marr’s battle to recover from his stroke

Alfie Allen

Krempelwood funds Allen football doc

Game of Thrones star Alfie Allen is to front a football documentary for History, funded by fledgling content agency Krempelwood Entertainment.

Top Gear

Matt LeBlanc signs two-year Top Gear deal

Top Gear host Matt LeBlanc has signed a two series deal with the BBC to return to the motoring show.

Premier League

News UK acquires TalkSport owner

News UK has completed its acquisition of TalkSport and Virgin Radio owner Wireless Group.

In The Flesh

BBC hunts emerging scriptwriters

The BBC is calling for scriptwriters in the early stages of their careers with “striking and unusual stories” to apply for its 2017 Writers Programme.

Deep Water

BBC4 acquires Australian crime drama

BBC4 has acquired an Australian period drama that deals with the murder of over 80 homosexual men during the 1980s and 1990s.

In brief: Production Guild Awards; Synchronicity Films; Lookout Point

The Night Manager wins at the Production Guild Awards, while drama indie Synchronicity options Man Booker shortlisted His Bloody Project.

Victoria to reign again for ITV

ITV has commissioned a second series of ratings smash Victoria from Mammoth.

Moira Ross

Panda lands 'huge-scale' BBC1 pilot

Moira Ross’s entertainment label Panda Television is to produce a non-TX pilot of a “huge-scale” family entertainment format for BBC1.

This is Us

C4 acquires NBC's This is Us

Channel 4 has picked up the UK broadcast rights to NBC’s relationship drama This is Us from Twentieth Century Fox Distribution.

C4 hands Bake Off to Humphreys and Webb Lamb

Kelly Webb Lamb and Liam Humphreys will be tasked with making a success of The Great British Bake Off for Channel 4.



How to win a YouTube Red deal Video

Head of content Alex Carloss calls on UK indies to pair up with online creators

Conviction: Murder At The Station

Conviction, BBC2

First we had to set some ground rules to ensure we got the kind of cinematic, high-stakes documentary we wanted. Then we had to find the right case, says Richard Bond

Hooten and the Lady

Hooten and the Lady, Sky 1

Production on our action romp took us around the world in search of adventure, says Simon Winstone

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TV Critics: Transparent; Walking Through Time; Fleabag; Strictly; When Magic Goes Horribly Wrong

“Forget Clarkson and co, this is the reason Amazon needs to be taken seriously as more than just people who send you stuff in oversized packaging.”



  • The Lie Detective, C4

    The Lie Detective, C4

    True North brings together couples, exes and singletons to discover the truth about their relationships.

  • The Missing, BBC1

    The Missing, BBC1

    A new case for retired detective Julien Baptiste.

  • Crazyhead

    Crazyhead, E4

    Urban Myth Films’ six-part dark comedy about an unlikely duo of demon hunters is produced in association with Netflix.

  • Tutankhamun

    Tutankhamun, ITV

    ITV Studios’ four-parter tells the story of the discovery of the tomb of the Egyptian pharaoh.

  • The Grand Tour, Amazon

    The Grand Tour, Amazon

    Jeremy Clarkson and the former Top Gear team will launch their VoD show on 18 November.

  • Hunted

    Hunted, C4

    Shine’s fugitive format returns for a second outing.

  • The Level, ITV

    The Level, ITV

    Hillbilly Television’s six-parter follows a duplicitous female detective who becomes involved in organised crime.

  • Marooned with Ed Stafford

    VIDEO: Marooned with Ed Stafford

    Discovery returns for a second series of the Tigress survival show

  • The Murder of Sadie Hartley

    VIDEO: The Murder of Sadie Hartley

    ITV documentary telling the story of how detectives solved a vicious and shocking murder

  • Ellen

    VIDEO: Ellen, C4

    Touchpaper TV’s story of a young woman trying to take control of her life.

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Strictly Come Dancing

Strictly beats X Factor as Gogglebox struggles

WEEKEND: Strictly Come Dancing outperformed The X Factor on Saturday – while Gogglebox slumped to halve its audience from the previous series opener.






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Ofcom needs to take diversity lead

Regulator should publish annual report on the industry’s efforts to become more inclusive, says Simon Albury

Can ITV learn from Corden?

Stephen Arnell weighs up the chances of Kevin Lygo pulling off the ‘holy grail’ of a successful late-night talk show.

Producers could find silver lining to the Brexit cloud

Government may offer generous tax breaks following Brexit, says Alistair Bambridge

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Lost Weekend

Talking TV: Keith Richards & BBC tendering Video

Talking TV heads off on a lost weekend with Keith Richards as the Rolling Stones guitarist curates an entire weekend of programming for BBC4.

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20 Sep

Broadcast 20 Sep 2016

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