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BBC1 to shake up Saturday night with Tom Hardy drama

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CNBC serves up Pop Up Start Up

NBCUniversal-owned network CNBC International has ordered business entertainment show Pop Up Start Up from London video agency The Hub.

Midnight Sun

Sky buys drama from The Bridge creators Video

Sky Atlantic has acquired a Swedish-French drama from the creators of The Bridge.

Taco Rijssemus

In brief: All3Media; High Noon

All3Media has appointed a chief executive for its Dutch subsidiary IDTV, while Cake Boss producer High Noon has made a round of promotions.

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C4 launches Bear Hunt app Video

Channel 4 has launched an app for kids based on its forthcoming picture book adaptation We’re Going On A Bear Hunt.

Caroline Matthews

Sun Military Awards producer to head CTVC

Not-for-profit indie CTVC has hired the producer of ITV’s Sun Military Awards as its chief executive.

C4

David Abraham: C4 suffering 'unprecedented' interference

Channel 4 chief executive David Abraham has warned staff that the broadcaster is experiencing a “worrying and unprecedented level of government interference”.

David Lammy

David Lammy 'shocked' by DCMS decision

David Lammy has slammed culture secretary Karen Bradley’s decision to block the appointment of a BAME woman to the board of Channel 4 as “shocking” and called on the MP to “explain herself”.

Slum Britain

Slum Britain sparks C5 content review Video

Channel 5 is considering a review of its 2017 programming line-up in light of its 90-minute documentary Slum Britain: 50 Years On.

Exit puts David Bergg in spotlight

ITV scheduling chief David Bergg is finally in the spotlight as the broadcaster’s “prince of darkness” prepares to leave after 15 years.

ITV Gala

Kevin Lygo puts fun at heart of ITV

Kevin Lygo has placed fun and entertainment at the heart of his new-look ITV schedule and will use US-style entertainment chat show The Nightly Show to “extend the primetime feeling” of the channel.

China deals

Super-indies eye China deals

China’s crackdown on foreign format adaptations could lead to an explosion of local entertainment hits co-developed with British super-indies such as Endemol Shine Group (ESG), Fremantle Media and ITV Studios.

Oliver Kent

Holby exec to oversee BBC Studios continuing drama

Holby City and Casualty executive producer Oliver Kent has been appointed to the new role of head of continuing drama in BBC Studios’ scripted division.

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Sherlock

Quality drama tops wishlists

High-end dramas like Victoria and Versailles were big sellers this year, alongside risqué dating formats such as Undressed and Love Island, while consolidation continued.

The Crown

Indies boom as fears fade

The indie sector enjoyed strong growth as threats to the terms of trade were staved off

Time Commanders, BBC4

Rebooting the format a decade on allowed the use of much more powerful software

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The Sikhs of Smethwick

The Sikhs of Smethwick; Who Do You Think You Are?; The Big Food Rescue

“This brilliant film told the community’s journey from unwelcomed arrivals to Smethwick stalwarts.”

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Broadcast Awards shortlist 2017

ITV stablemates Big Talk and Twofour will battle four other major players to be named Best Independent Production Company at the Broadcast Awards 2017.

The Apprentice stumbles to low

THURSDAY: The Apprentice fell to its lowest audience on record as it struggled against fierce competition from I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here.

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Planning is key to turning a show into a 'destination'

Audiences are increasingly demanding more experiential viewing, says William Sargent

The Grand Tour

New normal for non-scripted

Price inflation in drama could be spreading

The Grand Tour

It’s not all about big budgets

Small shows can cut through, but beware the cherry-picking

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MPs: Behind Closed Doors

Talking TV: MPs Behind Closed Doors & Bear Hunt Video

C5’s Guy Davies and Sundog Pictures’ Dov Freedman visit the studio

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