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The Night Manager

John le Carré returns to BBC1

Adapts Spy Who Came in from the Cold

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PBS boards BBC hacking drama

US public broadcaster PBS has boarded BBC1 newspaper drama Press from Doctor Foster writer Mike Bartlett.

Ofcom

BBC & Ofcom clash over costs

The BBC and Ofcom have clashed over an estimated £9m bill to cover the regulation of the corporation.

James Currell

Viacom hires David Lynn successor

James Currell has been appointed UK head of Channel 5 and MTV owner Viacom after David Lynn landed the top international job.

Jody Madden

Madden takes product chief role at The Foundry

The Foundry chief customer officer Jody Madden has taken on the additional role of chief product officer (CPO) at the VFX software firm.

TVF scores Discovery deals

Discovery has picked up a slate of programming from London-based distributor TVF International for its global channels, including ITV4 fishing format The Big Fish Off.

Broadcast Indie Survey

Entries have now opened for this year’s annual Broadcast Indie Survey.

Jimmy Fox

Objective US opens indie

Peep Show US producer Jimmy Fox has launched a production business which will form part of Objective Media Group America.

BBC III

BBC3 gets a brand refresh Video

BBC3 has rolled out a brand refresh - designed to help it reconnect with its online audience.

Sky cancels Michael Jackson comedy

Sky has pulled a half-hour comedy starring Joseph Fiennes as Michael Jackson after protests from the popstar’s daughter.

Netflix swoops for ITV's Investigator

ITV’s The Jinx-style series The Investigator: A British Crime Story has been picked up by Netflix.

The Crystal Maze

The Crystal Maze supersized by C4

Channel 4 has commissioned a supersized order of cult gameshow The Crystal Maze following its successful revival last year.

EastEnders

iPlayer hits festive high Video

iPlayer viewing rose to its highest-ever level over Christmas – generating almost 70m views over the seven-day period.

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Peter Benedek

Peter Benedek, UTA

Peter Benedek, co-founder of US talent agency UTA, has lifted the lid on the role of the Hollywood super-agency and said the high-end drama bubble shows no signs of bursting.

Spy In The Wild

Spy In The Wild, BBC1

More than 30 ultra-realistic ‘spy creatures’ took viewers into the animals’ world

RTS credit: Paul Hampartsoumian

How to break into TV

Getting a foot in the door

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Sherlock

Sherlock; Taboo; Endeavour; Walking The Americas

“It certainly got the pulse racing, but it stretched credibility to the limit.”

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Voice UK

Voice turns the tables on Let it Shine

WEEKEND: The Voice UK lost fewer viewers than Let It Shine to overtake its BBC1 rival as both entertainment formats returned for a second week.

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Editor's choice

Broadcast Indie Survey

Entries have now opened for this year’s annual Broadcast Indie Survey.

Fiennes

Michael Jackson comedy highlights dangers of celebrity biopics

Sky failed to learn from past controversies about depictions of real-life stars, says Stephen Arnell

2017 kicks off in dramatic style

Genre’s domination could turn TV into a two-tier medium

Left Bank

Streaming services strike gold

Globes mark tipping point for Netflix and Amazon, says Kate Bulkley

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Pointless 1000

Podcast: Pointless 1000 & superdrama Video

The latest edition of Talking TV explores how BBC gameshow Pointless managed to reach 1,000 episodes and offers a guide to BBC Studios ahead of its commercialisation in April.

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