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In brief: Nigel Marven; Factory Media; Bafta LA

5-Mar-2015

Nigel Marven has scored a new series on Watch and Factory Media has launched a BAME academy initiative. Click for more in today’s round-up.

Trevor Phillips

Trevor Phillips, Tony Blair & Nigel Farage in C4 race debate

5-Mar-2015

Trevor Phillips will discuss race and multiculturalism with former prime minister Tony Blair and Ukip leader Nigel Farage in an Outline Productions documentary for Channel 4.

tracy-ulman

BBC orders sketch show double

5-Mar-2015

The BBC is hoping two female performers can deliver an eradefining sketch show - but Channel 4 is stepping back from the genre.

Idiot Proof

Nat Geo and C4 order Nerd TV daredevil series

5-Mar-2015

Channel 4 and National Geographic are to investigate whether it is possible to “surf ” on the roof of a train travelling at 120mph in a six-part daredevil stunt series.

National Gallery

BBC4 relaxes with slow season

3-Mar-2015

A two hour trip along one of Britain’s canals and a 30 minute show observing the manufacture of a wooden chair are to form part of a slow season of shows on BBC4.

Chris Evans

Chris Evans establishes Zimple for TFI Friday revival

2-Mar-2015

Chris Evans has established a vehicle to produce the upcoming live 20th anniversary episode of TFI Friday alongside Monkey Kingdom and Olga TV.

Desi Rascals

Sky Living returns to Desi Rascals

2-Mar-2015

Sky Living is extending structured reality series Desi Rascals for a second series.

Indian Summers

Indian Summers lands second C4 series

2-Mar-2015

Channel 4 has quickly moved to commission a second series of Indian Summers after its first episode became the broadcaster’s best performing drama in two decades.

Comedy Blaps

Cave Bear scores debut order from C4's Blaps

27-Feb-2015

Ben Cavey’s fledgling label, Cave Bear Productions, has won its first piece of business - a short-form mini-series for Channel 4’s online platform Comedy Blaps.

TFI Friday

TFI Friday to return for 20th anniversary special

27-Feb-2015

Cult Channel 4 show TFI Friday is to return for a live 90-minute special in June to celebrate the show’s 20th anniversary.

Ed Stafford ties with Keo for Discovery adventure

27-Feb-2015

Naked and Marooned star Ed Stafford is returning to Discovery in a new six-part series from Keo Films.

Vote For Me

CBBC plans school election

26-Feb-2015

CBBC will stage an election inside a London school as the centrepiece of its plans to teach children about democracy during the week of the general election.

Secret Life Of...

ITV explores more Secret Life Of...

25-Feb-2015

ITV is extending its the Secret Life of… strand with films focused on twins and growing old.

You Deserve This House

Crackit finds disaster homes for C5

25-Feb-2015

Channel 5 is to investigate domestic disasters including family homes being left flooded in raw sewage for a six-part order from Crackit Productions.

gogglebox_The-Tapper-Family

ITV orders consumer review format with a twist

25-Feb-2015

ITV has commissioned a Gogglebox-esque format in which families will be filmed in their homes reviewing consumer products.

50-ways-to-kill-your-mammy

Discovery develops 50 Ways To Kill Your Mammy for US

25-Feb-2015

US broadcaster Discovery is developing a local version of Sky 1’s 50 Ways To Kill Your Mammy.

VE Day

BBC unveils VE Day season

24-Feb-2015

Testimony Films, Fresh One Productions and Oxford Film and Television are among the indies to have picked up commissions as the BBC unveils a season of programming to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War.

Broadchurch

Broadchurch gets third series

24-Feb-2015

ITV has swiftly commissioned a third series of Broadchurch after the second run concluded on Monday night.

ChuckaBops

Eye/Present lands CBeebies development Video

23-Feb-2015

CBeebies is developing ChuckaBops, a live-action and animated series with fledgling kids indie Eye/Present.

BBC

tracy-ulman

BBC orders sketch show double

The BBC is hoping two female performers can deliver an eradefining sketch show - but Channel 4 is stepping back from the genre.

ITV

Secret Life Of...

ITV explores more Secret Life Of...

ITV is extending its the Secret Life of… strand with films focused on twins and growing old.

C4

Trevor Phillips

Trevor Phillips, Tony Blair & Nigel Farage in C4 race debate

Trevor Phillips will discuss race and multiculturalism with former prime minister Tony Blair and Ukip leader Nigel Farage in an Outline Productions documentary for Channel 4.

C5

You Deserve This House

Crackit finds disaster homes for C5

Channel 5 is to investigate domestic disasters including family homes being left flooded in raw sewage for a six-part order from Crackit Productions.