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Nick Fraser

Nick Fraser exits BBC

Storyville editor joins SVoD service

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Amazon preps podcast service for UK launch

Amazon-owned audio service Audible is gearing up to launch podcast network Audible Channels, featuring hundreds of hours of original programming, in the UK.

Walk the Line

ITV pilots Lambert challenge format

Gogglebox indie Studio Lambert is developing a factual entertainment format for ITV in which teams will have one day to walk between two well-known landmarks.

Sarah Muller

CBBC's Muller leaves for Milkshake!

Channel 5 has appointed CBBC’s Sarah Muller as head of children’s programming, replacing Jess Symons who left earlier this year.

The Crown

Netflix to bolster UK team Video

Netflix is preparing to put a number of commissioners on the ground in the UK with content boss Ted Sarandos revealing the streaming service is committed to British originals.

Ver Fırına

Bake Off heads to Bulgaria and Mexico

The Great British Bake Off is heading to Mexico and Bulgaria after BBC Worldwide secured two international format sales.

Bake Off

Hunt and Purnell clash over Bake Off

Jay Hunt and James Purnell have gone toe-to-toe over The Great British Bake Off, in a fiery on-stage exchange at the RTS London conference.

Sharon White

Ofcom to step up diversity focus

Ofcom chief executive Sharon White has pledged to step up the regulator’s work around diversity and intends to give a “harder edge” to requirements placed on the BBC.

BBC plus

iPlayer to require log-in from 2017

The BBC will require users to sign-in to access iPlayer from early next year, bringing the corporation closer to its personalised MyBBC vision.

Old School With the Hairy Bikers

BBC unveils daytime slate

Emerging Bristol-based indie Hungry Gap has scooped two BBC commissions as part of the broadcaster’s refreshed daytime slate.

Helen Boaden

BBC Radio boss set to retire

BBC director of radio Helen Boaden is preparing to announce her retirement – a move that would allow the corporation to finalise its management reshuffle.

Steve Burke

NBCU boss cool on ITV acquisition

NBC Universal chief executive Steve Burke has poured cold water on rumours that the US giant was planning to acquire ITV.

Jane Millichip

Millichip: drama funding faces 'sub-prime mortgage' moment

British drama funding could be heading for a “sub-prime mortgage moment” if fresh financing models aren’t found, according to Sky Vision boss Jane Millichip.



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: Damned; Ambulance; National Treasure

“I could have done with more of the social work, less of the office japes and politics.”



  • 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.

  • 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

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Damned saves over 1m for C4

TUESDAY: Social work sitcom Damned entertained over 1m after National Treasure returned to help Channel 4 to a healthy evening.


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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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