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Idris Elba

Idris Elba fronts BBC Taster interactive series Video

30-Jan-2015

Idris Elba is fronting a 20-part interactive series exploring the history of the world for BBC Taster, the corporation’s innovation website.

Million Dollar American Princesses

Smithsonian orders Nutopia invention doc

29-Jan-2015

US cable network Smithsonian has ordered documentary series My Million Dollar Invention from Jane Root’s Nutopia.

Catastrophe

More Catastrophe planned for C4

28-Jan-2015

Channel 4 has moved quickly to recommission Catastrophe after just two episodes of Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney’s sitcom have aired.

Big Star's Little Star

Big Star’s Little Star gets third run

27-Jan-2015

12 Yard Productions’ celebrity parent-and-child format Big Star’s Little Star has been commissioned for a third series by ITV.

Bear Grylls

Bear Grylls to front I’m A Celebrity-style format

27-Jan-2015

Bear Grylls will lead a band of eight celebrities through an unforgiving rainforest in a new I’m A Celebrity-style entertainment format for ITV.

Atlantis

BBC1 cancels Atlantis

26-Jan-2015

BBC1 has axed teatime fantasy drama Atlantis after two series.

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Hungry Bear Media wins ITV2 panel show

23-Jan-2015

Dan Baldwin’s fledgling indie Hungry Bear Media has been commissioned to produce a reality TV panel show for ITV2.

Tina Malone: Pregnant at 50

Tina Malone returns to TLC

22-Jan-2015

Shameless star Tina Malone is returning to TLC for a one-off documentary produced by True North.

Class of ’92

Class of ’92 take lead role in Salford FC doc for BBC1

22-Jan-2015

Former Manchester United players including Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes are to star in a three-part Electric Ray documentary for BBC1 about their acquisition of non-league Salford City FC.

24 Hours in A&E

The Garden uncovers everyday heroes for ITV

21-Jan-2015

24 Hours in A&E indie The Garden has won two commissions from ITV: a four-part series about ordinary heroes and a one-off film exploring household pests.

Ripper Street

BBC3 orders drama from emerging writer

21-Jan-2015

BBC3’s plans for an online-only future have taken a step forward with the commission of a drama from emerging writer Marnie Dickens.

Cherry Healey

E4 slopes off with The Jump companion

21-Jan-2015

E4 will take to the slopes with a companion series for Channel 4 celebrity winter sports format The Jump.

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Dave doubles up on Storage Hunters Video

21-Jan-2015

Auctioneer Sean Kelly is to remain in the UK after Dave ordered two more series of Storage Hunters UK.

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Simon Cowell and Objective prepare BBC2 gameshow

20-Jan-2015

Simon Cowell’s indie Over The Top Productions has partnered with Objective Productions for a 30-part daytime gameshow for BBC2.

That's Rich

C4 to pilot King Bert porn comedy

20-Jan-2015

Miranda Hart and David Walliam’s fledgling indie King Bert Productions is to pilot a sitcom set in a porn shop for Channel 4.

Waking Giants

BBC and PBS strike factual content deal

19-Jan-2015

The BBC has struck an ambitious partnership with PBS to develop and commission blue-chip natural history and factual programming.

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Sky Arts delivers Stephen Mangan pregnancy drama

19-Jan-2015

Stephen Mangan is to star as a heavily pregnant man in a new one-off drama for Sky Arts.

Russell T Davies

Russell T Davies prepares 1980s AIDS drama for C4

15-Jan-2015

Russell T Davies is developing a drama about British gay men facing the impact of AIDS in the 1980s as the follow-up to his forthcoming Channel 4 series Cucumber.

Klondike

Discovery in drama push

15-Jan-2015

US true crime channel Investigation Discovery is moving into fully scripted programming for the first time and is working with UK indie October Films on a landmark serial killer strand.

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Idris Elba

Idris Elba fronts BBC Taster interactive series Video

Idris Elba is fronting a 20-part interactive series exploring the history of the world for BBC Taster, the corporation’s innovation website.

ITV

Big Star's Little Star

Big Star’s Little Star gets third run

12 Yard Productions’ celebrity parent-and-child format Big Star’s Little Star has been commissioned for a third series by ITV.

C4

Catastrophe

More Catastrophe planned for C4

Channel 4 has moved quickly to recommission Catastrophe after just two episodes of Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney’s sitcom have aired.

C5

Celebrity Big Brother

MTV to repeat Celebrity Big Brother Video

MTV is to repeat Channel 5’s Celebrity Big Brother in the latest example of show sharing between the broadcasters following Viacom’s takeover of the terrestrial channel.