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Greg Davies

Greg Davies to front Dave comedy

Cuckoo and Man Down comedian Greg Davies is to preside over a Dave adaptation of comedian Alex Horne’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe show Taskmaster.

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BBC1 looks for Animals in Love

The secret flirting techniques of capuchin monkeys will be highlighted in a two-part documentary series for BBC1.

Cars That Rock

Discovery drives off with more Cars That Rock

AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson has driven off with another series of Cars That Rock for Discovery.

Undercover

Dave orders police sitcom from Ant & Dec writer

Dave has commissioned a Donnie Brasco-style police sitcom from Ant & Dec’s full-time writer Andy Milligan.

Cooks’ Question Time

C4 appoints deputy head of features

Channel 4 has promoted features commissioning editor Alex Menzies to the newly created position of deputy head of features.

Big Fish Man

Animal Planet catches Big Fish Man with Tern

A hunt for the world’s largest freshwater fish is to begin on Discovery’s Animal Planet after it greenlit a six-part series from Scottish indie Tern TV.

In The Club

In The Club returns for second series

BBC1 has ordered a second run of Rollem Productions’ pregnancy drama In The Club, one week after the conclusion of the first series.

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BBC2 heads to world’s biggest food markets

BBC2 is to head to food markets in New York, Mexico City and Delhi as part of a new series produced by Twofour-owned producer Indus Films.

WW1

Discovery commemorates WW1 with 3D series

Discovery is to mark the centenary of World War One with a 3D series fronted by Tony Robinson.

W1A

W1A set to return to BBC2

Hugh Bonneville-fronted BBC mockumentary W1A is heading back to BBC2 for a second series in 2015.

Oscar Pistorius

BBC3 plans second Pistorius doc

BBC3 has secured access to Reeva Steenkamp’s parents for a special documentary that will chart how they coped with Oscar Pistorius’ trial.

Strictly Come Dancing

BBC1 plans The People's Strictly

BBC1 has commissioned a Strictly Come Dancing spin-off series celebrating the work of “everyday heroes”.

Pubs

C4 pub doc to combine fixed-rig and structured reality

Eleven Film is to explore masculinity in the 21st century via a documentary for Channel 4 which will combine fixed-rig and scripted reality elements – and is set in a pub.

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Viacom eyes Channel 5 commissioning boost

Channel 5 is set to ramp up its commissioning plans after Viacom completed its £450m takeover of the free-to-air commercial broadcaster this week.

Bend It Like Beckham

Sky Living orders British Asian TOWIE

Sky Living has ordered Desi Rascals (working title), a British Asian take on The Only Way Is Essex from Buccaneer Media, created by Bend It Like Beckham’s Gurinder Chadha.

Dancing On Ice

ITV orders celebrity talent show

ITV is lining up a new celebrity entertainment format to replace the outgoing Dancing On Ice in 2015.

Siblings

BBC3 brings back Siblings Video

Bwark Productions’ sitcom Siblings has been commissioned for a second series by BBC3 before the conclusion of the debut run.

Geordie Shore

Viacom closes £450m deal for Channel 5

Viacom has closed its £450m acquisition of free-to-air broadcaster Channel 5 and confirmed that programming chief Ben Frow and chief operating officer Paul Dunthorne will stay with the business.

David Attenborough

Sir David Attenborough heads back to Great Barrier Reef

Sir David Attenborough is heading back to the Great Barrier Reef for an Atlantic Productions documentary for BBC1.

BBC

BBC1 looks for Animals in Love

The secret flirting techniques of capuchin monkeys will be highlighted in a two-part documentary series for BBC1.

ITV

Dancing On Ice

ITV orders celebrity talent show

ITV is lining up a new celebrity entertainment format to replace the outgoing Dancing On Ice in 2015.

C4

Cooks’ Question Time

C4 appoints deputy head of features

Channel 4 has promoted features commissioning editor Alex Menzies to the newly created position of deputy head of features.

C5

CBB_Lauren

Viacom eyes Channel 5 commissioning boost

Channel 5 is set to ramp up its commissioning plans after Viacom completed its £450m takeover of the free-to-air commercial broadcaster this week.