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Ellie Simmonds to swim with dolphins for ITV

23-Jun-2016

IWC Media is to document Paralympian Ellie Simmonds’ lifelong dream to swim with dolphins in a one-off doc for ITV.

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ITV Encore plots contemporary vigilante drama

22-Jun-2016

ITV Encore has commissioned a special two-hour contemporary crime drama following a series of vigilante paedophile killings.

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Catastrophe gets French remake

22-Jun-2016

Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan’s Channel 4 comedy Catastrophe is set to undergo a French-language re-make in Canada.

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The Frankenstein Chronicles to return to ITV Encore

21-Jun-2016

ITV Encore has commissioned a second series of The Frankenstein Chronicles from Rainmark Films.

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Chris Packham to front Sky Arts documentary

21-Jun-2016

Wildlife expert Chris Packham, musician Nitin Sawhney and Instagram artist Kaws are fronting the latest commissions to emerge from Sky Arts’ £1m Amplify initiative.

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Penny Dreadful to end after series three

20-Jun-2016

Penny Dreadful creator John Logan has called time on the Sky and Showtime supernatural drama after three series.

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ITV extends Maigret run

20-Jun-2016

ITV has ordered two more Maigret dramas based on the novels of Georges Simenon following the success of first Rowan Atkinson film.

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Mum to return to BBC2

20-Jun-2016

BBC2 has commissioned a second series of Big Talk Productions’ comedy Mum.

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Jimmy Carr to front Horizon special

20-Jun-2016

The BBC’s science and comedy production units have teamed up to produce a Horizon special fronted by Jimmy Carr.

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Octonauts producer wins Netflix order

17-Jun-2016

Netflix has ordered a children’s animation series from Silvergate Media, the creators of CBeebies’ Octonauts.

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Take That talent hunt replaces Voice UK Video

17-Jun-2016

BBC1 has found its replacement for The Voice UK next year – an eight-week talent hunt for the stars of a new Take That stage musical.

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Shiver Cymru opens with Aberfan disaster

16-Jun-2016

ITV has commissioned a documentary to mark the 50th anniversary of the Aberfan disaster.

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Arrow blasts off with US SVoD NASA doc

16-Jun-2016

Live From Space indie Arrow Media is heading back into the stratosphere with the NASA Juno Mission after securing its first SVoD commission.

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C4 docs to dig up British history

15-Jun-2016

Palaeobiologist Tori Herridge is to front two Channel 4 natural history formats from different producers.

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C4 plans Grease-style prom night

15-Jun-2016

Channel 4 is to host a 50s-themed live entertainment evening in which Alan Carr will present a screening of classic musical Grease and a live Rydell High-styled dance event.

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Manchester indie scores US doc deal

15-Jun-2016

US cable network Smithsonian and German public broadcaster ZDF have boarded a big-budget drama documentary from Manchester-based indie Urban Canyons.

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ITV locks up slate of crime docs

14-Jun-2016

ITV is planning a 60 Days In-style prison show as part of a raft of factual crime commissions.

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Upstart Crow to return to BBC2

14-Jun-2016

Ben Elton’s Shakespearian comedy Upstart Crow will return for a second series on BBC2.

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C4 bulks up entertainment slate

14-Jun-2016

Channel 4 is locking up seven strangers in a room for the chance to win £10,000 in a new Monkey-produced daytime quiz, while E4 has tasked DJ Charlie Sloth to find the perfect housemate.

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Mum to return to BBC2

BBC2 has commissioned a second series of Big Talk Productions’ comedy Mum.

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Ellie Simmonds to swim with dolphins for ITV

IWC Media is to document Paralympian Ellie Simmonds’ lifelong dream to swim with dolphins in a one-off doc for ITV.

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C4 docs to dig up British history

Palaeobiologist Tori Herridge is to front two Channel 4 natural history formats from different producers.

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5 News

ITN retains Channel 5 news contract

ITN will continue to make Channel 5’s news programmes until 2020 in a deal understood to be worth around £35m.