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Saturday Kitchen

BBC serves up Saturday Kitchen tender

Invites indies to pitch for live cooking format

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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.

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.


Sister Pictures hires Humans exec

Humans producer Chris Fry has joined his old boss Jane Featherstone as an executive producer at Sister Pictures.

Rhys Jones

Jeff Pope pens Rhys Jones murder drama

Jeff Pope is to explore the aftermath of the tragic killing of 11-year old schoolboy Rhys Jones in a four-part factual drama for ITV.


Vice plots global expansion

Vice is set to close almost a dozen global distribution deals for linear channel Viceland in the next 12 months and expects to strike agreements with Sky’s pay-TV rivals in the UK.


Viceland US courts indies Video

Viceland in the US is opening its doors to independent producers for the first time as it eyes a move into formats.

DRG inks Thoroughly Modern deal

Modern Times Group-backed distributor DRG has inked a two-year first-look deal with fledgling indie Thoroughly Modern Media.

Lucy Van Beek

Blakeway hires new MD

Zinc Media-owned indie Blakeway has appointed producer Lucy van Beek as managing director.


Nat Geo opens doors to UK producers

US cable network National Geographic is looking for British producers to follow up its big-budget Mars mission and is already in development with a major UK-originated unscripted project.


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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TV Critics: The Great British Bake Off; The Missing; Gogglebox

“This was a curious final. Not just for the elephant the size of Paul Hollywood’s pay cheque that lurked in the tent, but for the oddly low-key tasks.”



  • 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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GBBO bows out with record high

WEDNESDAY: BBC1’s final episode of The Great British Bake Off bowed out with a peak of 14.9m viewers – the format’s biggest overnight audience yet.


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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Broadcast 28 Oct 2016

Broadcast 28 October 2016

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