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BBC developing real-life Outnumbered


The BBC is developing a real-life Outnumbered starring Hugh Dennis and produced by Grant Mansfield’s Plimsoll Productions.


E4 orders WitTank pilot


Emerging comedy trio WitTank, who have appeared on BBC3’s Live At The Electric, are developing a sitcom for E4.

Magaluf Weekender

ITV2’s Magaluf Weekender moves to Ibiza


Twofour and GroupM Entertainment will venture back to the Balearic Islands as they take ITV2’s Magaluf Weekender brand to Ibiza.

Idris Elba

Stars demand broadcasters ring-fence BAME cash


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.


ITVS partners with US literary agent


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.

Jez Nightingale

Bafta hires BBC exec for sustainability push


Bafta has hired Jez Nightingale, BBC in-house comedy’s head of production, as a sustainability production consultant.

BBC Scotland

Lord Birt predicts BBC will reject Scottish government proposals


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.

Faye Ward

Faye Ward departs Ruby Films


Long-time Ruby Films and Television producer Faye Ward has left the company after 14 years.

Amanda Lamb's Selling Houses returns to More 4


More 4 has ordered a 20-part run of Reef Television’s Selling Houses with Amanda Lamb.

Colin Brazier

Ofcom probes Sky News MH17 report


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.


VIDEO: Chasing Shadows promo


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.

Great British Menu

Great British Menu heads to TF1


Optomen’s cooking format Great British Menu is to be remade in France following a deal between broadcaster TF1 and indie Pernel Media.


ITN & DRG plan Prince Harry birthday doc


Prince Harry’s forthcoming 30th birthday is to be the subject of a documentary after ITN Productions partnered with international distributor DRG.

Jodie Marsh

Jodie Marsh returns to TLC


Knickerbockerglory is to make two further Jodie Marsh-fronted documentaries for female-skewing channel TLC.

ITV News App

Local focus for debut ITV News app


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.

In the Club

In The Club delivers series high


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.

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TV Critics: Dogs: Their Secret Lives; Worst Place to be a Pilot; Young Vets

“There won’t have been many dog owners watching who didn’t learn something useful.”

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Murray Ferguson, Clerkenwell Films

Clerkenwell Films’ chief executive talks about the indie’s eclectic project slate and working with fresh talent


Chris Curtis

Yes vote could reopen old debate

Plan to create SBS is latest incarnation of top-slicing challenge, says Chris Curtis

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The Great British Bake Off

Talking TV: BBC and Love Productions

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.

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Stuart Murphy

Sky bids for permament change

Stuart Murphy anticipates ‘creative bounce’ from Sky’s diversity targets

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Broadcast 15 August 2014

Broadcast 15 August 2014

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