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Julian Bellamy

Julian Bellamy to join ITVS


Julian Bellamy is leaving Discovery Networks International to join ITV Studios.

Luis Silberwasser

Luis Silberwasser exits Discovery


Discovery Networks International chief content officer Luis Silberwasser is leaving the broadcaster to “pursue new opportunities”.

Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge

All3Media aims to crack AFP with Apollo20


All3Media has created a dedicated ad-funded programming (AFP) arm designed to help its indies crack the increasingly lucrative market.

Lady Chatterley’s Lover

BBC1 revisits Lady Chatterley’s Lover


Lady Chatterley’s Lover, Cider With Rosie, The Go-Between and An Inspector Calls will be adapted as 90-minute dramas for a BBC1 season of early 20th century British novels and plays.

Prince William’s Passion: New Father, New Hope

Spun Gold signs Jane Treays to widen output


Inside Claridge’s director Jane Treays has joined Spun Gold TV as the indie aims to broaden its output beyond Alan Titchmarsh programming.

ITV wins Broadmoor access for doc series


ITV has won approval from health minister Norman Lamb to secure unprecedented access to Broadmoor Hospital for an ob-doc series.

Mister Maker

Pact lobbies for kids’ live action credit


Pact believes kids’ broadcasters such as CiTV, Channel 5, Disney and Nickelodeon will ramp up their live-action originations if it can convince the Treasury to introduce a new tax break.

Driving School

C5 lines up Never Teach Your Wife To Drive!


Channel 5 will examine the patience of couples in Never Teach Your Wife To Drive! - its latest inhouse commission.

ITV rustles up celebrity cookery series for daytime


ITV has used ingredients from Come Dine With Me and Through The Keyhole to create a celebrity-led daytime cookery series.

Neil Smith

Betty promotes Smith in management rejig


Betty has promoted Country House Rescue producer Neil Smith to replace Walter Iuzzolino as part of a senior management reshuffle.

Strange Hill High

Somethin’ Else to create Strange Hill High game


Somethin’ Else is to develop CBBC’s first 3D multiplatform game and has picked up the social media content contract for BBC Radio 4 and 6 Music.

Million Dollar Intern

UKTV buys BBCW’s global series


UKTV has acquired a raft of shows that were commissioned by BBC Worldwide for its international channels.

Did He Do It?

Britespark wins US commission for docu-drama


Britespark Films, the indie set up by former Cineflix head of documentaries Nick Godwin, has secured its second significant commission in the US.


HBO boards BBC's The Casual Vacancy


HBO has come on board BBC’s television adaptation of JK Rowling’s bestseller The Casual Vacancy.

A League of Their Own

A League of Their Own’s future secured until 2017


Sky 1 has struck a deal to keep James Corden-fronted panel show A League of Their Own on air until 2017.

Derek cares for 1.6m viewers


Ricky Gervais comedy Derek returned well for Channel 4 on Wednesday, pulling in an audience roughly in line with the launch of series one.

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Helen Warner

Helen Warner, ITV

ITV’s director of daytime is confident that Good Morning Britain can succeed where Daybreak failed


Chris Curtis

Finding talent is never easy

Two different approaches bear fruit for Good Morning Britain and Spun Gold

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Amazing Greys

Talking TV: BBC quotas & John Kaye Cooper

Broadcast’s Talking TV podcast returns with a John Kaye Cooper interview and more on BBC commissioning quotas.

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Chris Curtis

Finding talent is never easy

Two different approaches bear fruit for Good Morning Britain and Spun Gold

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Broadcast 25 April 2014

Broadcast 25 April 2014

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