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Radio 1 Live Lounge

Radio 1 to boost video quality for iPlayer move

27-Nov-2014

BBC Radio 1 is to improve the quality of its video content following its launch on iPlayer.

Primevil

Indiana Jones inspires ITV’s Jekyll

27-Nov-2014

Charlie Higson has drawn inspiration from Indiana Jones and classic 1930s horror movies for his ITV drama series based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case Of Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde.

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Formats due ‘next big wave’

27-Nov-2014

Come Dine With Me creator Nell Butler has called on broadcasters to replicate UKTV’s Formats Lab scheme to inspire the next generation of formatted programmes.

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C4 drafts in duo for indie push

27-Nov-2014

Former BBC Productions chief creative officer Pat Younge and ex-Boom Pictures boss Lorraine Heggessey are to help Channel 4 ramp up its indie investment push.

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C5 to spend Christmas with the less fortunate

27-Nov-2014

Channel 5 will peer into the lives of the less fortunate at Christmas with an ambitious four-part documentary from Crackit Productions.

Strictly

BBC1 in quest for Saturday hit

27-Nov-2014

BBC1 is hunting for a Saturday night entertainment show that can deliver “huge scale and sense of event” following the failure of in-house format Tumble.

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C4 and BBC1 lead battle for Broadcast Awards Video

26-Nov-2014

Channel 4 and BBC1 lead the nominations for the Broadcast Awards 2015 after being shortlisted in multiple categories, including Channel of the Year.

The British Property Boom

Voltage explores property boom for C4

26-Nov-2014

Voltage TV is to investigate the booming British property market in a fast turnaround documentary for Channel 4.

The Cube

The Cube gets ninth series

26-Nov-2014

ITV has commissioned a ninth series of long-running Phillip Schofieldgameshow The Cube.

Grantchester

Grantchester blessed with second series

26-Nov-2014

Period murder mystery drama Grantchester is to return to ITV in 2015 after a strong debut series.

C4 Paralympics

Sunset + Vine wins 2016 Paralympics contract

26-Nov-2014

Sunset + Vine has picked up the production contract for Channel 4’s coverage of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

Freelancers

BBC and Creative Skillset offer freelance career advice

26-Nov-2014

BBC Academy and Creative Skillset are teaming up to launch a pilot scheme offering free career advice to television freelancers.

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Chancellor hints at kids live-action tax break

25-Nov-2014

The tax break for live-action kids’ programming is expected to be given the green-light by the government after chancellor George Osborne threw his support behind the plans.

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Sky plans penguin doc

25-Nov-2014

Sky has ordered a documentary about penguins from in-house production arm Sky Vision.

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Young War Widows profiled by ITV

25-Nov-2014

An ITV documentary is to explore the effects of war on three young women whose soldier husbands were killed in Afghanistan.

Going To The Dogs

C4 dog fighting doc results in arrest

25-Nov-2014

West Midlands Police have arrested a man in connection with organised dog fighting as a result of Penny Woolcock’s Channel 4 documentary Going To The Dogs.

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C5 tracks down more OAPs Behaving Badly

25-Nov-2014

Channel 5 is to follow another group of pensioners as they blow their children’s inheritance and winter fuel allowance on cheap booze and holidays with a super-sized renewal of OAPs Behaving Badly.

Top Gear Argentina

BBC Trust mulls Top Gear investigation after Argentina row

25-Nov-2014

The BBC Trust is considering a request to launch an investigation into Top Gear’s Argentina special from the country’s UK ambassador.

Pointless

Pointless approaches 1000 episodes with latest order

25-Nov-2014

The biggest-ever run of Pointless Celebrities forms part of a new multi-series deal for the long-running BBC format.

Charlie Higson

ITV greenlights Jekyll & Hyde

25-Nov-2014

ITV has added to its drama slate with an ambitious ten-part series inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson novel The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.

The Paedophile Next Door

Testimony: C4 paedophile doc is a force for good

24-Nov-2014

The director of Channel 4 documentary The Paedophile Next Door has revealed its subject agreed to appear on TV in an attempt to encourage others to seek help.   

Horse & Country TV

Horse & Country gallops to Australia

24-Nov-2014

Equestrian sports and lifestyle channel Horse & Country TV is preparing to launch in Australia next year and plans to develop a range of local programming.

Judge Rinder

ITV orders 100 hours of Judge Rinder

24-Nov-2014

British barrister Judge Rinder is to return to ITV with a super-sized daytime order.

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Wall to Wall to make Woman in Red for BBC2

21-Nov-2014

The scandal surrounding 18th century aristocrat Lady Seymour Worsley is to be turned into a one-off factual drama produced by Wall to Wall for BBC2.  

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Chalkboard TV wins first commission

21-Nov-2014

Chalkboard TV will bring festive cheer to ITV2 with its first UK commission exploring office Christmas parties.

BBC

Radio 1 Live Lounge

Radio 1 to boost video quality for iPlayer move

BBC Radio 1 is to improve the quality of its video content following its launch on iPlayer.

ITV

Primevil

Indiana Jones inspires ITV’s Jekyll

Charlie Higson has drawn inspiration from Indiana Jones and classic 1930s horror movies for his ITV drama series based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case Of Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde.

C4

Younge_Heggessey

C4 drafts in duo for indie push

Former BBC Productions chief creative officer Pat Younge and ex-Boom Pictures boss Lorraine Heggessey are to help Channel 4 ramp up its indie investment push.

C5

Cant-stop-wont-stop-collecting

C5 to spend Christmas with the less fortunate

Channel 5 will peer into the lives of the less fortunate at Christmas with an ambitious four-part documentary from Crackit Productions.

UKTV

Seven-Envelopes

Formats due ‘next big wave’

Come Dine With Me creator Nell Butler has called on broadcasters to replicate UKTV’s Formats Lab scheme to inspire the next generation of formatted programmes.

Sky

Fortitude

Sky Vision boss sets out stall

Sky is planning further investment in the UK indie sector as part of a long-term plan to become a primetime production and distribution powerhouse.