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Secret Life Of 4 Year Olds

Grierson shortlist includes 50 female directors

A record number of female directors have been shortlisted for this year’s Grierson British Documentary Awards, dominating in the documentary series and constructed documentary series categories.

Louise Candlish

Hartswood options Louise Candlish novel

Sherlock producer Hartswood Films has optioned British author Louise Candlish’s novel The Sudden Departure of the Frasers.

CSL

Sky Sports scores Chinese football

Sky Sports has looked east for its latest set of football rights – acquiring the Ping An Chinese Football Association Super League competition.

Tilusha Ghelani

Sky recruits comedy commissioner

Sky has hired BBC comedy commissioner Tilusha Ghelani as part of its latest push into comedy.

Cornwall

ITV tracks Devon and Cornwall police

Potato is to tail Devon and Cornwall police force across its enormous beat for a blue light documentary for ITV.

Cutting It

Mainstreet lands first BBC1 drama

BBC1 has ordered a new drama series from Poldark writer Debbie Horsfield following the fortunes of a Manchester beauty salon.  

Time Commanders

BBC brings back Time Commanders

The BBC is bringing back military strategy competition format Time Commanders after a ten year break.

Philippa Chuter

DCD Rights poaches Passion exec

DCD Rights has hired Passion Distribution exec Philippa Chuter as it grows its factual programming ambitions.

BBC

Trust to regulate BBC into 2017

The BBC Trust will continue to regulate the BBC for some time after the new charter comes into effect in January, Ofcom officials have told the Department of Culture Media and Sport.

Mercury Prize eyes social to win back viewers

Somethin’ Else is to produce social media content for the Mercury Prize as the annual album awards look to widen its appeal.

ITV and BBC partner on disability drive

ITV is to search for more disabled actors for Emmerdale and Coronation Street, while the BBC is to ring fence 10% of apprentice opportunities for people with disabilities as part of a dual diversity drive.

C5 to launch on-demand style linear channel

Channel 5 is to launch a free-air-channel inspired by its on-demand catch up service My5.

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Robot Wars, BBC2

As Sir Killalot, Matilda and the rest of the Robot Wars gang prepare for their TV comeback, Olly Grant visits the giant set where the souped-up veterans will take on the next generation

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Ed Havard, Channel 4

Widely praised for its Paralympics coverage four years ago, Channel 4 plans to go bigger and better in Rio. Head of TV events Ed Havard tells Miranda Blazeby what’s in store

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Eden, C4

If our participants were to succeed in building a new society, we had to let them make all the decisions – even if it meant we had no idea where to set up our rig, says series editor Liz Foley

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TV Critics: Naked Attraction; Coach Trip: Road to Ibiza; Dispatches: How School Bosses Spend Your Millions

“By the time bisexual Mal revealed ‘what kind of vagina she liked’ with an anatomical description you could feel your brain starting to desiccate.”

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Multiplatform

ITV strikes AwesomenessTV deal for youth shows

ITV is to launch a youth programming block in association with AwesomenessTV after striking a wide-ranging partnership with the US multiplatform video network.

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International

Philippa Chuter

DCD Rights poaches Passion exec

DCD Rights has hired Passion Distribution exec Philippa Chuter as it grows its factual programming ambitions.

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Tech & Facils

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Rebrand for NEP Visions and Roll to Record

The NEP Group has rebranded NEP Visions and Roll to Record under the collective title of NEP UK.

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Video

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Diversity

ITV and BBC partner on disability drive

ITV is to search for more disabled actors for Emmerdale and Coronation Street, while the BBC is to ring fence 10% of apprentice opportunities for people with disabilities as part of a dual diversity drive.

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Infographics

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World of locations

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World of Locations - Indonesia

Indonesia is an emerging market for film locations with a wealth of untapped resources and a talented workforce.

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Naked Attraction

C4's Naked Attraction pulls in viewers

MONDAY: Channel 4’s risqué new dating show Naked Attraction almost doubled slot average as it grew its audience to peak with 1.7m.

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Editor's choice

Office

Broadcast hunting for the Best Places to Work in TV 2017

Broadcast’s Best Places to Work in TV project, which debuted in January this year, is to return in 2017 to identify the leading employers in the sector.

Newsletter

Naked Attraction

Discovering the rules of Naked Attraction

Convincing more than 80 people to strip off on TV taught Naked Attraction series editor Vivienne Molokwu plenty of lessons.

Oliver Botti

Piecing together the media technology puzzle

European broadcast innovation is more than holding its own, writes Oliver Botti.

Digital is the way to woo young

Love Island success shows that online audience connection is key

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Battle lines are drawn in SVoD

Content and curation are key to standing out, says Kate Bulkley

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BAME talent database

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Expert Voices: BAME talent database

A database giving producers a quick reference of the array of talent who applied for and attended the BBC Academy Expert Voices training days across the UK

Podcast

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Talking TV: the highlights part 2 Video

In the second of two special editions of Talking TV, host Jake Kanter returns to interviews with First Dates executive Nicola Lloyd, writer Tony Jordan on Dickensian and unlocks the secrets of Storage Hunters UK with Sean Kelly.

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Global TV Production Map

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Global TV Production Map

Who owns what in the newly consolidated indie sector

Broadcast Greenlight

Broadcast Greenlight offers the latest information on commissions and provides a comprehensive guide to indies, channels and commissioners.

Digital Edition

broadcast 22 july 2016

Broadcast 22 July 2016

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