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The White Queen

Starz orders White Queen follow-up

10-Feb-2016

US cable network Starz has commissioned a follow-up to The White Queen from Company Pictures three years after the fantasy drama launched.

The Story of Cats

Plimsoll explores cats for ITV

9-Feb-2016

ITV is to investigate the relationship between big cats in the wild and domestic pussycats in a three-part doc series from Plimsoll Productions.

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ITV daytime orders include The Alphabet Game revival

8-Feb-2016

Sky Sports presenter Jeff Stelling is to front an ITV quiz inspired by 1990s BBC format The Alphabet Game as part of a trio of daytime commissions.

Trailblazers

October scores Discovery US order

8-Feb-2016

Walking The Himalayas indie October Films has picked up a six-part survival series for Discovery - its third major US commission in the last two months.

Madeleine Knight

Talpa UK hires ex-C4 commissioner

5-Feb-2016

Talpa UK has hired former Channel 4 commissioning editor Madeleine Knight as its director of development and formats.

Vet on the Hill

In brief: More 4; RTS; Grass Roots

5-Feb-2016

More 4 has picked up an Australian vet doc while the RTS is to invest £75,000 in TV technology bursaries.

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Shine takes The Force to Essex for Sky 1

5-Feb-2016

Shine TV is to head to Essex for the second series of Sky 1 blue-light documentary The Force.

Council

Electric Ray lands debut ITV order

5-Feb-2016

Electric Ray has landed its first ITV commission – a primetime factual series following Britain’s army of council enforcement officers.  

Tim Hincks

Hincks slams ‘snobbery’ over BBC entertainment imports

4-Feb-2016

Outgoing Endemol Shine Group president Tim Hincks has claimed that an “inherent snobbery” lies behind criticism of the BBC importing entertainment formats.

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E4's Tattoo Fixers inks spin-off series

3-Feb-2016

E4 has ordered two Tattoo Fixers spin-off series following the success of the Studio Lambert format.

Catfish

MTV attempts second Catfish adaptation

3-Feb-2016

The Valleys producer True North is working with MTV on a second attempt to bring Catfish: The TV Show to British audiences.

Rillington Place

BBC1 orders Rillington Place drama

3-Feb-2016

Endomol Shine Group’s fledgling label Bandit Television is to co-produce a dramatisation of the notorious Rillington Place murders for BBC1.

Britain’s Spending Secrets

The Garden tackles wealth and parenthood for BBC1

3-Feb-2016

Parenthood and wealth are among the topics to be investigated by Anne Robinson in a factual series being developed by The Garden Productions for BBC1.

An Immigrants Guide to Britain

C4 orders immigration sketch show

2-Feb-2016

Greenbird network indie Rumpus Media is to produce a light-hearted format examining British immigration etiquette for Channel 4.

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ITV pilots Scrabble gameshow

2-Feb-2016

ITV is to pilot a daytime entertainment show inspired by the iconic board game Scrabble.

Stephen Fry

Stephen Fry to revisit BBC1 depression doc

2-Feb-2016

Stephen Fry will revisit his 2006 documentary The Secret Life Of The Manic Depressive for a BBC1 mental health season.

Grayson Perry

Grayson Perry to explore masculinity for C4

2-Feb-2016

Grayson Perry is to explore the concept of masculinity in modern Britain for his third series for Channel 4.

Random

Hillbilly lands debut ITV drama

2-Feb-2016

Hillbilly Films, the indie responsible for Channel 4’s Bafta-award single Random, has scored its first ITV commission.

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Handsome to make Spring Break with Grandad for MTV

1-Feb-2016

Greenbird network indie Handsome Productions is to make a reality format for MTV starring eight twenty-somethings - and their grandparents.

BBC

Tim Hincks

Hincks slams ‘snobbery’ over BBC entertainment imports

Outgoing Endemol Shine Group president Tim Hincks has claimed that an “inherent snobbery” lies behind criticism of the BBC importing entertainment formats.

ITV

The Story of Cats

Plimsoll explores cats for ITV

ITV is to investigate the relationship between big cats in the wild and domestic pussycats in a three-part doc series from Plimsoll Productions.

C4

E4's Tattoo Fixers inks spin-off series

E4 has ordered two Tattoo Fixers spin-off series following the success of the Studio Lambert format.

C5

The Great British Benefits Handout

Channel 5 orders benefits experiment

Channel 5 is to hand three families on benefits £26,000 in a new social experiment from Dragonfly.