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The Night Manager

John le Carré returns to BBC1

16-Jan-2017

BBC1 is hoping to repeat the success of The Night Manager after ordering an adaptation of John le Carré’s The Spy Who Came in From the Cold.

King of the Hammers

Insight greenlights UHD racing shows

13-Jan-2017

Ultra HD channel Insight has ordered two extreme racing commissions from LSP.

fiennes_jackson

Sky cancels Michael Jackson comedy

13-Jan-2017

Sky has pulled a half-hour comedy starring Joseph Fiennes as Michael Jackson after protests from the popstar’s daughter.

The Crystal Maze

The Crystal Maze supersized by C4

13-Jan-2017

Channel 4 has commissioned a supersized order of cult gameshow The Crystal Maze following its successful revival last year.

Tattoo Artist of the Year

Studio Lambert inks E4 tattoo contest

12-Jan-2017

E4 is building on its TV tattooing success with the launch of a hunt from Studio Lambert to find the UK’s best professional artist.

Rob Carey and Camilla Lewis

Curve secures raft of orders

12-Jan-2017

Factual indie Curve Media has marked its second anniversary with a raft of commissions across the BBC and Channel 4 and is on the cusp of winning a major ITV primetime pilot.

Ali-A’s Superchargers

YouTubers head to CBBC for car makeover format

11-Jan-2017

CBBC has ordered a car transformation series fronted by two YouTube stars from Endemol Shine North following a successful pilot.

Sheridan Smith

Sister Pictures lands debut ITV drama

11-Jan-2017

Jane Featherstone’s indie Sister Pictures has landed its first ITV commission - a high-stakes drama series starring Sheridan Smith.

John Prescott

Liberty Bell wins C4 OAP order

11-Jan-2017

John Prescott, Johnny Ball and Eve Pollard are among the celebrities who will explore what it means to be an OAP in Britain for Channel 4.

Mrs Brown's Boys

Hungry Bear lands Mrs Brown’s spin-off

10-Jan-2017

Brendan O’Carroll’s indie BocPix has teamed up with Hungry Bear Media on a Mrs Brown’s Boys spin-off for Saturday nights on BBC1.

Harlots

ITV Encore drama snares all-female team Video

9-Jan-2017

Alison Owens and Debra Hayward’s forthcoming brothel drama for ITV Encore is to offer a “female gaze”, helped by its all-female writing and directing team.

Donald Trump

BBC3 explores Trump assassination attempt

9-Jan-2017

The failed assassination of Donald Trump is to be the subject of a BBC3 documentary, released on the day of the incoming president’s inauguration.

Richard Herring

Richard Herring eyes C4 sitcom

4-Jan-2017

Comedian Richard Herring is working on an ‘alternate universe’ sitcom for Channel 4.

WWBD

BBC3 asks What Would Beyoncé Do?!

4-Jan-2017

Comedian Luisa Omielan is bringing her stand-up special What Would Beyoncé Do?! to BBC3.

Steve Anderson

Peacock Productions exec launches indie

23-Dec-2016

Steve Anderson, former managing director of NBC News’ Peacock Productions UK, has launched factual indie Shearwater Media.

Educating Cardiff

Educating... doc series returns to C4

23-Dec-2016

Twofour’s Educating… documentary is to return to Channel 4 in late 2017 after being rested this year.

Pitch Perfect

Tuesday's Child lands BBC1 singing format

21-Dec-2016

Tuesday’s Child has landed its first peak-time BBC1 show – a Saturday night music format inspired by the hit film Pitch Perfect.

The Health Detectives

C4 orders myth-busting health show

20-Dec-2016

Channel 4 has commissioned 7 Wonder to produce a health show that will attempt to separate fact from fiction. 

Dr Alice Roberts

Barcroft dino doc tops BBC science slate

20-Dec-2016

Barcroft Productions will uncover the mysteries surrounding the mass extinction of the dinosaurs in its first commission for BBC2.

BBC

The Night Manager

John le Carré returns to BBC1

BBC1 is hoping to repeat the success of The Night Manager after ordering an adaptation of John le Carré’s The Spy Who Came in From the Cold.

ITV

Rob Carey and Camilla Lewis

Curve secures raft of orders

Factual indie Curve Media has marked its second anniversary with a raft of commissions across the BBC and Channel 4 and is on the cusp of winning a major ITV primetime pilot.

C4

The Crystal Maze

The Crystal Maze supersized by C4

Channel 4 has commissioned a supersized order of cult gameshow The Crystal Maze following its successful revival last year.

C5

John McCririck

Celebs get C5 makeover

John McCririck and Celebrity Big Brother star Lauren Harries are among the celebrities set to receive makeovers as part of a celebrity remake of 5Star’s 100% Hotter.