The BBC has raided two indies to bolster its documentary commissioning team, completing its factual restructure after seven months.
Sky 1 has ordered a bumper 20-part documentary about the Greater Manchester Police force from Shine TV.
Objective Productions has revealed its first commission following the departure of chief executive Andrew Newman – a full series building on two-part documentary It Was Alright in the 70s.
Davina McCall is to front 7 Wonder’s first Channel 4 commission – a health-based format combining features and factual elements.
Sky Arts has commissioned the first projects from its £1m-per year Amplify initiative.
UKTV has agreed a deal with Amazon-owned digital audio service Audible to fund the third series of Crackanory.
Channel 4 has wasted no time in commissioning a second series of controversial Danish format Married at First Sight.
Professor Mary Beard is to front an hour-long documentary on the restoration of Pompeii for BBC1.
Richard Hammond has landed his first post-Top Gear job, heading into the jungles of the Amazon for a Sky 1 documentary.
ITV has ordered a second series of Tuesday’s Child hypnosis format You’re Back in the Room.
David Baddiel is heading down the Silk Road in a four-part travelogue for Discovery.
The BBC’s outgoing political editor Nick Robinson is to present a special BBC1 documentary on former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson.
Lime Pictures has won a pilot order from US network Bravo for a format in which family businesses will be run by the reluctant offspring of their founders.
Channel 4 has ordered two documentaries that will explore the secrets of the Royal Family, including Prince Philip’s courtship of the Queen.
Welsh-language broadcaster S4C has commissioned two factual entertainment formats as part of a development deal with Sony Pictures Television.
Fledgling indie Little Gem has won its first two Channel 4 commissions - exploring health and diets for the broadcaster.
RDF Television’s fledgling entertainment label Fizz has won its first commission – a gambling cookery format fronted by Marco Pierre White and Melanie Sykes for Watch.
Sky 1’s mad-cap physical gameshow Wild Things is to return to for an extended second series.