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Helicopter ER

Really orders first original programme

27-May-2016

UKTV channel Really has ordered its first ever original programme - a high volume, primetime spin-off of BBC1 daytime show Helicopter Heroes.

Aidan Keane

Raise the Roof wins C4 property format

27-May-2016

Channel 4 has commissioned a daytime property format from Love It or List It indie Raise the Roof.

Challenge Me

ITV lines up Talpa entertainment format Video

26-May-2016

ITV is continuing its push to mine Talpa’s rich vein of entertainment shows after ordering a talent contest based on its international format Challenge Me.

The Secret Life of Babie

C4 turns spotlight on teenage mums

26-May-2016

The stories of five teenage mothers will be told in a one-off documentary for Channel 4.

Barbara Windsor

Tony Jordan pens Barbara Windsor biopic

26-May-2016

Former EastEnders writer Tony Jordon is to create a 90-minute biopic about actress Dame Barbara Windsor’s life to air on BBC1 later this year.

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BBC4 to build on slow TV and push boundaries

26-May-2016

BBC4 boss Cassian Harrison wants to build on slow TV and explore other storytelling techniques, including self-filming and crowdsourcing.

Carjacker

E4 revs up car makeover format

25-May-2016

E4 has ordered a Pimp My Ride-style car makeover format from Electric Ray.

Going Forward

C4 swoops for Jo Brand's Sky sitcom

25-May-2016

A social services-themed comedy sitcom penned by Jo Brand has been picked up by Channel 4 after airing as a one-off on Sky Arts. 

Airbnb: Dream or Nightmare?

C4 pulls back covers on Airbnb

24-May-2016

Outline Productions is to explore the Airbnb phenomenon in a one-off film for Channel 4.

The Secret Life of the Zoo

C4 supersizes The Secret Life of the Zoo Video

24-May-2016

Channel 4 has ordered a supersized version of The Secret Life of the Zoo, more the doubling the length of its original run.

Bradley Walsh

Possessed wins ITV daytime quiz show

23-May-2016

ITV has commissioned a daytime quiz show created and hosted by Bradley Walsh.

Witless

Witless to return to BBC3

23-May-2016

BBC3 has commissioned a second series of comedy Witless from Objective Fiction.

Peter Snow

BBC4 prepares to go Trainspotting Live

23-May-2016

BBC4 is to build on the slow TV phenomenon with a live trainspotting series that will be stripped across three consecutive nights.

Freddie Mercury

C5 orders Freddie Mercury and Karen Carpenter docs

20-May-2016

The untimely deaths of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury and American singer Karen Carpenter will be explored in two feature-length Channel 5 drama documentaries.

Bendor Grosvenor

BBC4 hunts lost masterpieces for arts push

19-May-2016

Tern TV is to locate and restore lost masterpieces, before returning them to galleries as part of a raft of BBC4 arts commissions.

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Willoughby to front mid-week ITV dating show

19-May-2016

Kevin Lygo has hit the ground running in his bid to establish more mid-week entertainment formats on ITV after commissioning a Holly Willoughby-fronted dating show.

Penelope Keith

Penelope Keith returns to C4

17-May-2016

Penelope Keith is travelling across the country to visit the Queen’s official residences for a four-part Channel 4 series.

Driven to Distraction

All 4 gears up prank driving series

16-May-2016

The Chuckle Brothers and Tinchy Stryder are some of the celebrities set to prank members of the public with dodgy driving in an ad-funded shorts series for All 4. 

London Ambulance

BBC1 and UKTV call for emergency services

16-May-2016

The BBC and UKTV are both delving behind the scenes of the emergency services with separate fly-on-the-wall documentaries following UK ambulance crews.

BBC

Barbara Windsor

Tony Jordan pens Barbara Windsor biopic

Former EastEnders writer Tony Jordon is to create a 90-minute biopic about actress Dame Barbara Windsor’s life to air on BBC1 later this year.

ITV

Challenge Me

ITV lines up Talpa entertainment format Video

ITV is continuing its push to mine Talpa’s rich vein of entertainment shows after ordering a talent contest based on its international format Challenge Me.

C4

Aidan Keane

Raise the Roof wins C4 property format

Channel 4 has commissioned a daytime property format from Love It or List It indie Raise the Roof.

C5

Freddie Mercury

C5 orders Freddie Mercury and Karen Carpenter docs

The untimely deaths of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury and American singer Karen Carpenter will be explored in two feature-length Channel 5 drama documentaries.