The BBC is developing a real-life Outnumbered starring Hugh Dennis and produced by Grant Mansfield’s Plimsoll Productions.
Emerging comedy trio WitTank, who have appeared on BBC3’s Live At The Electric, are developing a sitcom for E4.
Twofour and GroupM Entertainment will venture back to the Balearic Islands as they take ITV2’s Magaluf Weekender brand to Ibiza.
Idris Elba, Harry Hill and Emma Thompson are among the group of prominent actors, writers and producers to have written to the major broadcasters urging them to ring-fence money to create more diverse programming.
ITV Studios America has struck a first-look deal with the US literary talent and production firm behind series including Boardwalk Empire, Criminal Minds and True Blood.
Bafta has hired Jez Nightingale, BBC in-house comedy’s head of production, as a sustainability production consultant.
Former director general Lord Birt has predicted the BBC will reject Scottish government proposals to work closely on the creation of a Scottish Broadcasting Service if there is a Yes vote in the independence referendum.
Long-time Ruby Films and Television producer Faye Ward has left the company after 14 years.
More 4 has ordered a 20-part run of Reef Television’s Selling Houses with Amanda Lamb.
Ofcom is to launch an investigation into Sky News’ coverage of the MH17 air disaster after it received over 200 complaints about presenter Colin Brazier searching through the luggage of victims.
ITV has revealed an extended trail of its new four-part drama starring Reece Shearsmith, Noel Clarke and Alex Kingston, Chasing Shadows. The ITV Studios production will start its run this autumn.
Optomen’s cooking format Great British Menu is to be remade in France following a deal between broadcaster TF1 and indie Pernel Media.
Prince Harry’s forthcoming 30th birthday is to be the subject of a documentary after ITN Productions partnered with international distributor DRG.
Knickerbockerglory is to make two further Jodie Marsh-fronted documentaries for female-skewing channel TLC.
ITV News has beefed up its digital strategy with the launch of its first mobile and tablet app which features a strong focus on local content.
TUESDAY: BBC1’s pregnancy drama In The Club delivered a series high, as Channel 4’s Worst Place To Be A Pilot made a steady take off.
“There won’t have been many dog owners watching who didn’t learn something useful.”
Plan to create SBS is latest incarnation of top-slicing challenge, says Chris Curtis
The latest edition of Talking TV runs the rule over the BBC Trust’s television services review and Sky’s 70% stake in Love Productions.
Stuart Murphy anticipates ‘creative bounce’ from Sky’s diversity targets