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Ninja Warrior UK

ITV returns to Ninja Warrior Video

29-May-2015

ITV has ordered a second series of physical entertainment show Ninja Warrior ahead of the final of the opening run tomorrow (30 May).

Fortitude

Sky Atlantic ties with NBC on plague drama

29-May-2015

Sky Atlantic has partnered with US network NBC and Fortitude producer Fifty Fathoms on a big-budget plague drama from the writer of The Imitation Game and the director of World War Z.

porridge

Porridge writers pen royal sitcom

28-May-2015

The creators of Porridge and The Likely Lads have written a single-camera sitcom about a fictional king as part of a trio of Gold commissions.

Honey I Bought The House

UKTV prepares Watch re-brand

27-May-2015

UKTV is set to re-brand pay-TV channel Watch to appeal to a more female-skewing audience.

First Dates

First Dates scores bumper C4 order

27-May-2015

Twenty Twenty has notched up a super-sized order of dating format First Dates for Channel 4.

Junior Vets

CBBC expands Junior Vets

27-May-2015

CBBC has ordered a further two series of True North’s Junior Vets and expanded the factual format across the UK.

Jason Manford

Liberty Bell rings up investment format for Dave

27-May-2015

Liberty Bell is to produce an entertainment format for Dave in which ordinary people will risk their own money by investing in innovative ideas.

For the Love of Dogs

Shiver examines Animal Births for ITV

27-May-2015

ITV has ordered a series about the birth of animals from Shiver and recommissioned several existing formats from ITV Studios’ factual arm.

Winston Churchill

ITV orders Winston Churchill biopic

26-May-2015

Sir Michael Gambon is to take on the role of Winston Churchill for an ITV drama based on his second tenure as prime minister.

1,000 Heartbeats

Hungry Bear wins extended 1,000 Heartbeats order

26-May-2015

ITV has ordered an extended second series of Hungry Bear Media game show 1,000 Heartbeats.

Richard Williams, Chief Executive, Northern Ireland Screen, My Mother And Other Strangers writer Barry Devlin, Stephen Wright, Head of Drama, BBC NI and Peter Johnston, Director BBC Northern Ireland

BBC1 orders WW2 Northern Irish drama

22-May-2015

Ballykissangel writer Barry Devlin has penned a pre-watershed drama set in Northern Ireland during World War Two for BBC1.

Llewelyn-Bowen

Firecracker follows Llewelyn-Bowen to China

22-May-2015

Firecracker Films is to follow Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen’s attempts to launch a lingerie brand in China for BBC2 in one of three orders picked up by the factual producer.

Rebellion

RTE drama to explore Easter Uprising

22-May-2015

RTÉ head of drama Jane Gogan has ordered a drama series about the 1916 Easter Uprising from Zodiak Media-owned indie Touchpaper Television.

Judge Geordie

5Productions lands first MTV show

21-May-2015

5Productions has picked up its first order from MTV in a fresh slate from the broadcaster which includes Remedy’s first factual entertainment show.   

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ITV looks beyond Downton Abbey

21-May-2015

ITV has taken a major step into the post-Downton era by ordering three high-end dramas that it hopes will ease the departure of the country house smash.

Nan

In brief: Lime Pictures; The Garden; Nan; Radio 5 Live 606

20-May-2015

Lime Pictures is to delve into the world of clairvoyants for Channel 4 and Nan is to return for a two-part series on BBC1. Click for the rest of today’s news round-up.

Nick Knowles

BBC1 to reunite relatives in gameshow

20-May-2015

BBC1 will help long lost relatives win a reunion in an exotic location in a fresh Saturday night National Lottery entertainment format.

Freddie Flintoff

Freddie Flintoff fronts BBC fitness format

20-May-2015

Freddie Flintoff is to front a BBC2 series that will put super-fit men and women through a series of military-inspired recruitment tests.

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In brief: Pact names vice chair; ITV2 re-orders sketch show

18-May-2015

Hat Trick’s Paul Cohen lands Pact role, while Keith Lemon’s Kardashians are set to return

BBC

Junior Vets

CBBC expands Junior Vets

CBBC has ordered a further two series of True North’s Junior Vets and expanded the factual format across the UK.

ITV

Ninja Warrior UK

ITV returns to Ninja Warrior Video

ITV has ordered a second series of physical entertainment show Ninja Warrior ahead of the final of the opening run tomorrow (30 May).

C4

First Dates

First Dates scores bumper C4 order

Twenty Twenty has notched up a super-sized order of dating format First Dates for Channel 4.

C5

Princess Diana

C5 supersizes 20 Moments That Rocked Britain

Channel 5 has ordered a full series of Crackit’s list show 20 Moments That Rocked Britain before the one-off special it originally commissioned has aired.