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Pact: kids TV needs tax break

Pact has called for the government to introduce a tax break for kids TV in line with the recent financial backing for animation and drama.

Discovery scraps Everest event

Discovery Channel has scrapped plans for its ambitious Everest Jump Live stunt following an avalanche on the mountain which resulted in the deaths of 12 people.

Jamaica Inn

BBC probes Jamaica Inn audio issues

The BBC is investigating audio issues affecting the first episode of Jamaica Inn after fielding complaints about muffled sound from the production team and viewers.


ITV pilots sitcoms from Green Wing writers

Darren Boyd and Katherine Parkinson have been lined up to star in two separate ITV sitcoms from the writers behind Channel 4’s cult comedy Green Wing.

Good Morning Britain

ITV prepares for Good Morning Britain

ITV will launch new breakfast brand Good Morning Britain next week with a greater focus on news than the ill-fated Daybreak.

Stammer School

Educating Yorkshire pupil heads to Stammer School

Educating Yorkshire star Musharaf Asghar is to appear in a Twofour documentary about stammerers for Channel 4.

Miranda Hart

BBC considers revival of The Generation Game

The BBC is in early talks to revive classic 1970s entertainment show The Generation Game with Miranda Hart as host.

Doctor Who

Major TV dramas face disruption in pay dispute

Bectu has threatened to derail production on dramas including Call the Midwife and Doctor Who if a long-running pay dispute is not resolved.

Richard Desmond

Discovery and Sky drop C5 bid

Discovery Communications and BSkyB’s £350m bid for Channel 5 appears to have been insufficient to land the broadcaster from Northern & Shell.

Weekend Kitchen with Waitrose

Waitrose & C4 partner for cookery AFP

Channel 4 has teamed up with Waitrose to create an ad-funded programming (AFP) Saturday morning live cookery show fronted by Steve Jones and Lisa Snowdon.

Shed of the Year 2013

C4 orders Shed of the Year show

Channel 4 is to go behind the scenes at Britain’s “prestigious” Shed of the Year competition for a three-part series.

Shetland to return to BBC1

BBC1 has commissioned a second series of crime drama Shetland from ITV Studios.


Sky trials Twitter recording tool

Sky is to begin trialing a mobile Twitter tool that allows its customers to watch or record TV shows by clicking on icons which appear in tweets.

S4C preps multiplatform kids’ series

S4C has greenlit an interactive multiplatform children’s series that will launch on TV before concluding as a four-part digital comic book.

Champions League (Credit Getty Images)

ITV to fill Champions League void with in-house formats

ITV plans to use the funding and space in the schedule freed up by its loss of the Champions League to test in-house formats.

Latest Ratings

Lucy Beale

EastEnders murder plot fails to thrill

The death of Lucy Beale failed to boost EastEnders’ ratings on Friday, as Gogglebox recorded a series high.

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The Twitter verdict: Fargo

“The migration of mid range Indy movies to television feels complete.”

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Will Smith

Why commissioning is comedy gold

TV production is like a white-collar Game of Thrones, says comedy writer Will Smith

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The Broadcast Interview

Richard Watsham, UKTV

Richard Watsham, UKTV

UKTV is looking to shift its focus to entertainment and improving its indie relationships

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The Editor

Chris Curtis

BBC3 chief: what’s the criteria?

Candidates will have to prove their online ambitions to land job says Chris Curtis

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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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Digital Edition

Broadcast 18 April 2014

Broadcast 18 April 2014

Click for the digital version of this week’s magazine.

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