Firecracker Films is to follow Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen’s attempts to launch a lingerie brand in China for BBC2 in one of three orders picked up by the factual producer.
RTÉ head of drama Jane Gogan has ordered a drama series about the 1916 Easter Uprising from Zodiak Media-owned indie Touchpaper Television.
5Productions has picked up its first order from MTV in a fresh slate from the broadcaster which includes Remedy’s first factual entertainment show.
ITV has taken a major step into the post-Downton era by ordering three high-end dramas that it hopes will ease the departure of the country house smash.
Lime Pictures is to delve into the world of clairvoyants for Channel 4 and Nan is to return for a two-part series on BBC1. Click for the rest of today’s news round-up.
BBC1 will help long lost relatives win a reunion in an exotic location in a fresh Saturday night National Lottery entertainment format.
Freddie Flintoff is to front a BBC2 series that will put super-fit men and women through a series of military-inspired recruitment tests.
Hat Trick’s Paul Cohen lands Pact role, while Keith Lemon’s Kardashians are set to return
Former Silver River head Daisy Goodwin is to make her screenwriting debut with a Queen Victoria biopic for ITV.
Bafta-winning Happy Valley writer Sally Wainwright will write and direct a 1 x 120 minutes film about the Brontë sisters to air on BBC1 next year.
Jude Law is to front an eight-hour miniseries about a fictional, American-born pope for Sky Atlantic and HBO.
Channel 4 has commissioned CB Films to make two-part series examining how people live with issues including pyromania, kleptomania and nymphomania.
BBC3 controller Damian Kavanagh and comedy controller Shane Allen have ordered a third series of Greg Davies sitcom Cuckoo.
Discovery Networks International has commissioned a fast turnaround doc on the two earthquakes that have hit Nepal in the last month.
Channel 4 has commissioned RDF Television to make a 3 x 60-minutes series of Million Pound Properties off the back of a successful pilot earlier this year.
Lion TV’s quirky BBC3 dating show Sexy Beasts will be remade in China and three other territories after All3Media International sealed a raft of format deals.
ITV has commissioned a 2 x 60-minutes series that will ask state and private school teachers and pupils to swap places.
More details have emerged of Netflix’s non-scripted commissioning push, with the SVoD giant hunting up to six shows a year.