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C4 plans sex education doc and transports women to The Island

Channel 4 has ordered a one-off documentary series about sex education in schools and is to bring back The Island for two series featuring both male and female contestants as it refreshes its factual entertainment slate.

The Jump

C4 returns to The Jump

Channel 4 is to take another leap into the cold after commissioning a second series of celebrity skiing format The Jump.

London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week to feature on iPlayer

BBC iPlayer is preparing to launch three fast-turnaround films from London Fashion Week.

The Dentists

Raw visits the dentist for BBC1

Britain’s worst dental problems are to be examined in a BBC1 series from The Secret Life of Students indie Raw Television.

Sona Datta

Tern brings fresh faces to BBC4

Tern TV has secured £1m worth of commissions from BBC4 as it bids to help channel editor Cassian Harrison bring fresh faces to the channel.

commissions

Edinburgh TV Festival’s key commissions

Broadcast picks the most interesting and significant shows unveiled at Edinburgh TV Festival

Yasmin Pasha

Brown Bob wins first BBC show

Fledgling indie Brown Bob Productions has hired Flame Television’s head of development and picked up its first commission - a BBC daytime format.

Benefits Street

Love heads to Stockton for Benefits Street follow-up

Stockton-On-Tees’ Kingston Road has been selected by Love Productions as the location for the second series of Channel 4’s Benefits Street.

Fried

BBC3 cooks up chicken shop sitcom

A sitcom set in a fried chicken shop, produced by Bwark and Two Brothers Pictures, is one of three comedies green-lit by BBC3.

Katie Hopkins to gain four stone for TLC doc

The Apprentice star Katie Hopkins is to gain four stone for a new-two part TLC UK documentary.

Gill Wilson

Autistic gardeners front C4 format

Aspiring gardeners with autism are to star in a forthcoming ‘peer-to-peer’ format from Betty for Channel 4.

Adam Macdonald

Sky 1 orders cosplay gameshow

Sky has ordered a cosplay gameshow and a Christmas drama alongside a trio of acquisitions, including The Flash.

Charlotte Moore

Darlow Smithson travels to Victorian workhouse for BBC1

BBC1 controller Charlotte Moore is keen to introduce new angles to the channel’s factual programming, kicking off with a series focusing on the poorest members of Victorian society. 

Murdered By My Boyfriend

BBC3 eyes factual dramas

Acting BBC3 controller Sam Bickley wants to build on recent factual drama successes and still has gaps to fill in the youth channel’s 2015 schedule.

David Olusoga

BBC2 plans black history series

BBC2 is to explore black British history in a landmark documentary series fronted by British-Nigerian historian and broadcaster David Olusoga.

Long Lost Family

Long Lost Family bows out 1m down

MONDAY: ITV’s Long Lost Family concluded with a series average over 1m viewers down on last year’s run - as 1m tuned in to Sky Sports News HQ to watch the Premier League transfer deadline unfold.

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The Dentists

Raw visits the dentist for BBC1

Britain’s worst dental problems are to be examined in a BBC1 series from The Secret Life of Students indie Raw Television.

Danny Cohen

BBC2 orders first transgender comedy

BBC2 is preparing to launch what it claims is Britain’s first transgender sitcom and has bagged Jack Whitehall’s Backchat, its second BBC3 comedy.

Keith Lemon

ITV2 orders Keith Lemon sketch show 

ITV2 has ordered a brand new sketch show starring Leigh Francis’  Keith Lemon produced by Fremantle Media’s Talkback.

The Jump

C4 returns to The Jump

Channel 4 is to take another leap into the cold after commissioning a second series of celebrity skiing format The Jump.

The Plantagenets

C5 moves into drama docs with Plantagenets

Channel 5 is moving into drama documentaries for the first time with a four-part series described as “the real-life Game Of Thrones”.

Broadcast 29 August

Broadcast 29 August

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