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Churchill’s Toyshop

Discovery to examine Churchill's secret weapons

24-Apr-2015

The British bazooka and the limpet mine are among Winston Churchill’s secret military inventions to be explored in a documentary from Discovery and Sky Vision.

John Bishop

John Bishop scores BBC1 variety show

23-Apr-2015

John Bishop is to a host a BBC1 Saturday night variety show from Hackney Empire.

Kellie Maloney

C5 follows Kellie Maloney transformation

23-Apr-2015

Initial is to follow the transformation of boxing promoter Kellie Maloney as she physically becomes a woman in a one-off film for Channel 5.

i-D

i-D lands first commission from C4

23-Apr-2015

Vice Media’s fashion magazine i-D has landed its first TV series, weeks after hiring Ravi Amaratungara as its head of video.

Impractical Jokers

C5 in Comedy Central link-up

23-Apr-2015

Channel 5 and Comedy Central have outlined plans to co-commission comedy content, laying out a two-year strategy that includes prank shows, sketch shows and other scripted series.

Him & Her

Comedy from Him & Her creator amid BBC2 slate

21-Apr-2015

BBC2 controller Kim Shillinglaw has unveiled a raft of commissions, including fresh comedy from the writer of BBC3’s Him & Her, a new Hugo Blick drama and a Great British Bake Off-style pottery format.

Brilliantman

Sky Arts goes silent with new shows

21-Apr-2015

Sky Arts has ordered four silent dramas from four indies including King Bert Productions and Channel 4 Growth Fund indie Eleven Film.

Len Goodman

BBC1 orders TV nostalgia format

21-Apr-2015

Raise the Roof Productions will invite celebrities to take a nostalgic look at television in a 20-part format for BBC1 daytime.

David Tennant as Hamlet

David Tennant to host live BBC2 Shakespeare event

20-Apr-2015

BBC2 will mark the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death next year by celebrating his work as part of a live event hosted by David Tennant.

Mitchell and Paxman

C4 unveils election night plans

20-Apr-2015

Jeremy Paxman and David Mitchell will host Channel 4’s election night coverage which will include special episodes of Gogglebox and The Last Leg.

Catastrophe

Sharon Horgan indie wins HBO series

20-Apr-2015

HBO has commissioned a full series of Sharon Horgan-penned sitcom Divorce after a successful pilot in December last year.

Walking with Dinosaurs

Maverick revives dinosaurs for ITV

17-Apr-2015

Maverick Television is to turn Britain into a dinosaur-inhabited island using CGI techniques for an ITV series about the prehistoric creatures.

FA Cup

Handsome scores with BBC3 FA Cup doc

17-Apr-2015

BBC3 has commissioned a one-hour special to portray FA Cup Final day through the eyes of the football fans.

Twin Strangers

C4 develops doppelganger format Video

16-Apr-2015

Irish indie Vision Independent Productions is developing a format for Channel 4 in which individuals will be tasked with tracking down their doppelgangers using social media and word of mouth.

The Hunt

Netflix commissions Planet Earth creators

16-Apr-2015

Netflix has ordered an eight-part series from the makers of Planet Earth as it expands its original content push into factual programming.

The Pub Landlord’s Common Sense Revolution

Dave heads on the campaign trail with Al Murray

16-Apr-2015

Al Murray’s South Thanet campaign trail is to be documented in an election night special on Dave.

The Only Way is Marbs

ITV Be heads to Marbella with Lime Video

16-Apr-2015

ITV Be is to head to the Costa del Sol for reality series Life on Marbs from Lime Pictures.

Martin Lewis

Martin Lewis to host BBC1 experiment

16-Apr-2015

Financial journalist Martin Lewis will front BBC1 hour-long special The Day The Cash Came, in which a working family is given a £27,000 hand-out.

Coach Trip

ITV creative event sparks in-house daytime formats

15-Apr-2015

ITV has beefed up its daytime slate with the commission of two formats borne out of an internal creative event last year.

BBC

John Bishop

John Bishop scores BBC1 variety show

John Bishop is to a host a BBC1 Saturday night variety show from Hackney Empire.

ITV

Walking with Dinosaurs

Maverick revives dinosaurs for ITV

Maverick Television is to turn Britain into a dinosaur-inhabited island using CGI techniques for an ITV series about the prehistoric creatures.

C4

Mitchell and Paxman

C4 unveils election night plans

Jeremy Paxman and David Mitchell will host Channel 4’s election night coverage which will include special episodes of Gogglebox and The Last Leg.

C5

Kellie Maloney

C5 follows Kellie Maloney transformation

Initial is to follow the transformation of boxing promoter Kellie Maloney as she physically becomes a woman in a one-off film for Channel 5.