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Bake Off

Hunt and Purnell clash over Bake Off

Purnell: deal gives ammo to privatisation 

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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.

Natalie McArdle

McArdle returns to Electric Ray

Studio Lambert deputy head of development Natalie McArdle has returned to Electric Ray five months after leaving the indie.

Katherine Ryan

C4 reveals secrets of super-rich

Canadian comedian Katherine Ryan will reveal how the super-rich built their fortunes in a Channel 4 series.

World of Locations

Broadcast opens World of Locations hub

Broadcast publisher MBI has launched a dedicated World Of Locations website – a resource dedicated to showcasing the world’s film, TV and commercial locations.

Christopher Brogden

Studio Ramsay hires Chris Brogden

Gordon Ramsay’s fledgling indie has hired Tinopolis creative director of entertainment Chris Brogden as chief creative officer.

360Production appoints factual boss

Digging for Britain indie 360Production has appointed Renegade Pictures executive producer Belinda Cherrington as its first director of UK factual.

Andrew Marr

BBC2 orders Andrew Marr stroke doc

BBC2 has ordered a one-off film from Icon Films following Andrew Marr’s battle to recover from his stroke

Harry Hill's TV Burp

Dave deletes TV Burp transgender skit

An episode of Harry Hill’s TV Burp which mocked the transgender community will be re-edited after Ofcom ruled it had become intolerable to shifting audience attitudes.

Alfie Allen

Krempelwood funds Allen football doc

Game of Thrones star Alfie Allen is to front a football documentary for History, funded by fledgling content agency Krempelwood Entertainment.



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: The Agency; The Retreat; Cold Feet

“She’s an outstanding impressionist and the Agency is her best show yet.”



  • 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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Crimewatch locks up 3m

MONDAY: BBC1’s Crimewatch reboot of bowed out with 3m while BBC2’s new impression show Morgana Robinson’s The Agency made a slow start.


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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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