LATEST COMMISSIONING NEWS
Tern TV has secured £1m worth of commissions from BBC4 as it bids to help channel editor Cassian Harrison bring fresh faces to the channel.
Fledgling indie Brown Bob Productions has hired Flame Television’s head of development and picked up its first commission - a BBC daytime format.
Stockton-On-Tees’ Kingston Road has been selected by Love Productions as the location for the second series of Channel 4’s Benefits Street.
A sitcom set in a fried chicken shop, produced by Bwark and Two Brothers Pictures, is one of three comedies green-lit by BBC3.
The Apprentice star Katie Hopkins is to gain four stone for a new-two part TLC UK documentary.
Aspiring gardeners with autism are to star in a forthcoming ‘peer-to-peer’ format from Betty for Channel 4.
Sky has ordered a cosplay gameshow and a Christmas drama alongside a trio of acquisitions, including The Flash.
BBC1 controller Charlotte Moore is keen to introduce new angles to the channel’s factual programming, kicking off with a series focusing on the poorest members of Victorian society.
Acting BBC3 controller Sam Bickley wants to build on recent factual drama successes and still has gaps to fill in the youth channel’s 2015 schedule.
BBC2 is to explore black British history in a landmark documentary series fronted by British-Nigerian historian and broadcaster David Olusoga.
24 Hours To Go Broke indie Renegade Pictures will hunt for the world’s best talent in a “part travelogue, part variety” hybrid format for UKTV’s Watch.
ITV is to mix the old with the new by resurrecting Stars In Their Eyes “with a twist” and ordering the first hypnotism format on British TV for several years.
SUNDAY: The X Factor faltered in its second outing after making a promising start the previous evening.