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60 Days In

C4 locks up 60 Days In deal

A+E Networks sells 12-part prison doc

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Children on the Frontline

ITN & Grain docs make Oscar shortlist Video

Syria-focused films from ITN Productions, as well as Grain Media and Violet Films, have made the Oscar shortlist.

Jago Lee outlines Antenna vision

Former Nerd TV co-founder Jago Lee is looking to leverage a Canuck connection to serve up cost-effective premium factual from his latest venture Antenna Pictures.

Bob Bakish

Bob Bakish tipped to become Viacom boss

Viacom International Media Networks boss Bob Bakish is tipped to become interim chief executive of parent company Viacom as the company inches closer to a merger with CBS.

Lady Gaga

TV's top Vines Video

Broadcast selects a handful of broadcaster Vines, following Twitter’s decision to close the short-form service.


Twitter to shut Vine

Twitter is to shut down its six-second video app Vine.

Say Yes to the Dress

TLC UK says yes to more Dress

TLC UK has recommissioned Half Yard’s Say Yes to the Dress for a second series.

The Murder Detectives

Doc duo launch indie to ‘blur lines’ with drama Video

The award-winning directors of The Murder Detectives and My Son The Jihadi have joined forces to launch a production business that aims to blur the lines between drama and documentary, and have already picked up two commissions from Channel 4.

Cold Feet

BBC and ITVS changes hit Northern drama

Drama in the north came under the spotlight this week, with ITV Studios disbanding its northern drama hub and BBC head of drama for the north Hilary Martin moving to the indie sector.

BBCW & Cohen eye £50m drama deal

BBC Worldwide is closing in on an estimated £50m funding deal with Danny Cohen’s Access Entertainment to supercharge its drama pipeline.

Channel 4 resolution edges closer

The future of Channel 4 is edging closer towards resolution after culture secretary Karen Bradley publicly outlined options for the first time and revealed that she hopes to come to a decision in the “near-ish future”.

Holby City

TUPE clouds tender process

Question marks over TUPE staff transfers and whether BBC Studios will include a production margin loom over the BBC’s first round of tendered shows.

David Attenborough

Attenborough: too much cooking on TV

TV has become saturated with cooking and gardening shows, according to former BBC2 controller David Attenborough.


Get The Fuck Out Of My House

Mipcom: simple formats shine

There was no breakout hit at this year’s Mipcom, but themes around conflict resolution, secrets and ageing emerged. Manori Ravindran takes a closer look at the shows that stood out

Teen Mom UK, MTV

Zero fakery, an inspiring cast and gripping storylines with genuine emotion were key to replicating the appeal of the US format, says Fiona O’Sullivan

Diversity: is TV making a difference?

Diversity: is TV making a difference?

With diversity in the industry the subject of much recent debate, Broadcast assembled a panel of experts to discuss what progress has been made and what still needs to be done

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The Young Pope

TV Critics: The Young Pope; For The Love Of Dogs; The Fall

“The Young Pope defies all rational description. However bad you imagine it could be, it’s immeasurably worse.”



  • Be Your Own Doctor

    Be Your Own Doctor, C4

    Former Bake Off contestant Dr Tamal Ray fronts Love Productions’ medical format alongside Kate Quilton.

  • Nigel Farage Gets His Life Back, BBC2

    Nigel Farage Gets His Life Back, BBC2

    Comedian Kevin Bishop is to play Nigel Farage in a one-off mockumentary.

  • Crazyhead

    Crazyhead, E4

    Comedy horror series about love and friendship produced by Urban Myth Films for Channel 4 in association with Netflix.

  • The Grand Tour

    The Grand Tour, Amazon

    Amazon has unveiled the trailer for Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May’s show.

  • Dark Angel, ITV

    Dark Angel, ITV

    World Productions’ drama about the Victorian serial killer Mary Ann Cotton

  • The Crown, Netflix

    The Crown, Netflix

    Left Bank Pictures’s big-budget biopic about the Queen.

  • Meet The Parents, ITV

    Meet The Parents, ITV

    ITV Studios dating show in which young singletons entrust their parents to find them love 

  • 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.

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The Young Pope

Slow start for Young Pope Video

THURSDAY: Sky Atlantic’s big budget The Young Pope got off to an underwhelming start, pulling in 141,000 (0.8%) across its two-hour launch.


Strictly Come Dancing

Entertainment rises to challenge

Studio formats and comedy chat shows are hot on drama’s heels

I tasted fame – and I liked it

My stint on stage makes me want more, says Steven D Wright

Ethnic diversity: are we missing the story?

Statistics don’t reveal the full picture, but still raise important questions, says David Graham

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Black Mirror

Talking TV: Mipcom & Black Mirror Video

This week Talking TV was in the South of France at the Mipcom market in Cannes to find out about the latest internationally telly trends.

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Drones Directory 2016

Drones Directory 2016

Producer’s guide to unmanned aerial vehicles