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Richard Williams, Chief Executive, Northern Ireland Screen, My Mother And Other Strangers writer Barry Devlin, Stephen Wright, Head of Drama, BBC NI and Peter Johnston, Director BBC Northern Ireland

BBC1 orders WW2 Northern Irish drama

22-May-2015

Ballykissangel writer Barry Devlin has penned a pre-watershed drama set in Northern Ireland during World War Two for BBC1.

Llewelyn-Bowen

Firecracker follows Llewelyn-Bowen to China

22-May-2015

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.

Rebellion

RTE drama to explore Easter Uprising

22-May-2015

RTÉ head of drama Jane Gogan has ordered a drama series about the 1916 Easter Uprising from Zodiak Media-owned indie Touchpaper Television.

Judge Geordie

5Productions lands first MTV show

21-May-2015

5Productions has picked up its first order from MTV in a fresh slate from the broadcaster which includes Remedy’s first factual entertainment show.   

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ITV looks beyond Downton Abbey

21-May-2015

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.

Nan

In brief: Lime Pictures; The Garden; Nan; Radio 5 Live 606

20-May-2015

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.

Nick Knowles

BBC1 to reunite relatives in gameshow

20-May-2015

BBC1 will help long lost relatives win a reunion in an exotic location in a fresh Saturday night National Lottery entertainment format.

Freddie Flintoff

Freddie Flintoff fronts BBC fitness format

20-May-2015

Freddie Flintoff is to front a BBC2 series that will put super-fit men and women through a series of military-inspired recruitment tests.

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In brief: Pact names vice chair; ITV2 re-orders sketch show

18-May-2015

Hat Trick’s Paul Cohen lands Pact role, while Keith Lemon’s Kardashians are set to return

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ITV lines up Queen Victoria drama from Mammoth Screen

18-May-2015

Former Silver River head Daisy Goodwin is to make her screenwriting debut with a Queen Victoria biopic for ITV.

Sally Wainwright

BBC1 orders Sally Wainwright film on Brontë family

18-May-2015

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.

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LA Screenings: Sky and HBO reveal first co-pro project

18-May-2015

Jude Law is to front an eight-hour miniseries about a fictional, American-born pope for Sky Atlantic and HBO. 

Kate Teckman

C4 orders mental health series

18-May-2015

Channel 4 has commissioned CB Films to make two-part series examining how people live with issues including pyromania, kleptomania and nymphomania.

Cuckoo

BBC3 orders third series of Cuckoo

15-May-2015

BBC3 controller Damian Kavanagh and comedy controller Shane Allen have ordered a third series of Greg Davies sitcom Cuckoo.

Aftershock: Disaster in Nepal

DNI orders Nepal earthquakes doc

15-May-2015

Discovery Networks International has commissioned a fast turnaround doc on the two earthquakes that have hit Nepal in the last month.

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C4 takes Million Pound Properties to full series

15-May-2015

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.

Sexy Beasts

All3M International lands four Sexy Beasts format deals

15-May-2015

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.

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ITV orders school swap experiment

15-May-2015

ITV has commissioned a 2 x 60-minutes series that will ask state and private school teachers and pupils to swap places.

Cake Boss

Netflix update: SVoD giant hunts six shows a year

14-May-2015

More details have emerged of Netflix’s non-scripted commissioning push, with the SVoD giant hunting up to six shows a year.

BBC

Richard Williams, Chief Executive, Northern Ireland Screen, My Mother And Other Strangers writer Barry Devlin, Stephen Wright, Head of Drama, BBC NI and Peter Johnston, Director BBC Northern Ireland

BBC1 orders WW2 Northern Irish drama

Ballykissangel writer Barry Devlin has penned a pre-watershed drama set in Northern Ireland during World War Two for BBC1.

ITV

downton-3

ITV looks beyond Downton Abbey

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.

C4

Llewelyn-Bowen

Firecracker follows Llewelyn-Bowen to China

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.

C5

Princess Diana

C5 supersizes 20 Moments That Rocked Britain

Channel 5 has ordered a full series of Crackit’s list show 20 Moments That Rocked Britain before the one-off special it originally commissioned has aired.