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Poverty: Through A Child’s Eyes

Spun Gold makes poverty doc for C5

22-Oct-2014

Channel 5 is to explore poverty through the eyes of children in a one-off documentary from Spun Gold.

Isis

Channel 4 develops Isis drama

21-Oct-2014

Channel 4 is developing a drama exploring the reasons some British-born Muslims are joining the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (Isis) with Liza Marshall’s fledgling indie Archery Pictures.

Meet The Orangutans

Orangutans swing onto Animal Planet

21-Oct-2014

Animal Planet has ordered Meet The Orangutans, an eight-part follow up to its hit series Meet The Sloths.

Brotherhood

Comedy Central takes Big Talk pilot to series

21-Oct-2014

Comedy Central has taken Big Talk comedy Mummy’s Boys to series after producing a non-TX pilot last year.

Viral Tap

Yalli wins C4 gameshow pilot

21-Oct-2014

Yalli Productions is to pilot a gameshow format for Channel 4 in which contestants must agree how to divide up a prize pot into unequal amounts.

The Jonathan Ross Show

Jonathan Ross signs two series ITV deal

20-Oct-2014

Jonathan Ross has signed up for a further two series of his ITV chat show – keeping him on the channel until at least the end of 2015.

Sean Bean

Frankenstein first order for ITV Encore

20-Oct-2014

ITV has ordered its first original commission for Sky pay-TV channel Encore, a Sean Bean-fronted drama about Frankenstein. 

Victoria Warehouse

C4 and Box TV head to Platform Festival

20-Oct-2014

Channel 4 has teamed up with Box TV and events company Live Nation to broadcast a series of performances from Manchester’s Platform Festival.

Frankel

Frankel film under starter's orders for C4

20-Oct-2014

Oxford Scientific Films will explore the story of legendary racehorse Frankel in a Channel 4 documentary ahead of Royal Ascot next year.

Mr Sloane

Sky scraps Mr Sloane and Trying Again

17-Oct-2014

Sky has cancelled Sky Atlantic comedy Mr Sloane, starring Nick Frost, and Chris Addison’s Sky Living sitcom Trying Again.

The Undateables

Betty sets up ugly date for TLC

17-Oct-2014

The Undateables producer Betty is to follow singletons with hidden medical conditions including alopecia and hyperhidrosis as they try to find love in a dating format for TLC.

Frank Sinatra

BBC1 plans Frank Sinatra tribute

17-Oct-2014

Bands, choirs and solo artists are to perform a selection of Frank Sinatra songs for a BBC1 entertainment show celebrating the centenary of the singer’s birth.

Richard Bacon

Electric Ray highlights inequality for C4

17-Oct-2014

Sony-backed indie Electric Ray is to make a studio show for Channel 4 in which host Richard Bacon will shine a spotlight on inequality in Britain.

Rochelle

AOL kickstarts original commissioning

17-Oct-2014

AOL UK has moved into commissioning for the first time, ordering online series fronted by Richard Bacon, Tess Daly and Rochelle Humes.

David Attenborough

Sir David Attenborough to lead raft of BBC natural history docs

16-Oct-2014

Sir David Attenborough is to front three natural history documentaries as part of a major factual push from the BBC.

Happy Valley

Red plots Sky Living crime drama

16-Oct-2014

Mipcom: American crime novelist Harlan Coben is writing his first original UK television series – a 10-part drama for female-skewing channel Sky Living.

Shaun the Sheep - The Farmers Llamas

BBC orders Shaun The Sheep Christmas special

15-Oct-2014

The BBC has ordered a Christmas special episode of Shaun the Sheep from Aardman Animations.

Emma Barnett

Radio 5 Live orders Buzzfeed-style show

14-Oct-2014

The most-trending news stories from across the internet are to form the backbone of a Buzzfeed-inspired BBC Radio 5 Live programme set to launch next month.

MyViolentChild

C5 orders Violent Child series

13-Oct-2014

Channel 5 has ordered three-part documentary series My Violent Child from Popkorn Television after it aired a pilot in June.

BBC

David Attenborough

Sir David Attenborough to lead raft of BBC natural history docs

Sir David Attenborough is to front three natural history documentaries as part of a major factual push from the BBC.

ITV

The Jonathan Ross Show

Jonathan Ross signs two series ITV deal

Jonathan Ross has signed up for a further two series of his ITV chat show – keeping him on the channel until at least the end of 2015.

C4

Isis

Channel 4 develops Isis drama

Channel 4 is developing a drama exploring the reasons some British-born Muslims are joining the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (Isis) with Liza Marshall’s fledgling indie Archery Pictures.

C5

Poverty: Through A Child’s Eyes

Spun Gold makes poverty doc for C5

Channel 5 is to explore poverty through the eyes of children in a one-off documentary from Spun Gold.