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Mitchell and Webb reunite for C4 comedy pilot

29-Apr-2016

Comedy duo David Mitchell and Robert Webb are reuniting for a Channel 4 comedy pilot.

GCHQ

Minnow seeks spies for C4 series

29-Apr-2016

Minnow Films is following up SAS: Who Dares Wins by putting 20 ordinary men and women through the rigorous recruitment processes of Britain’s intelligence services for a new Channel 4 series.

T. Rex Autopsy

T. Rex Autopsy exec sets up Bristol indie

29-Apr-2016

T. Rex Autopsy executive producer Paul Wooding is leaving Impossible Factual to set up a Bristol-based production company, backed by indie investment network Bob & Co.

BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra Youth Council

BBC preps diversity guidelines for indies Video

29-Apr-2016

The BBC is to publish new commissioning guidelines for producers by the end of the summer as part of a renewed drive to “hardwire” diversity into its culture.

Release The Hounds

FremantleMedia backs Release The Hounds co-creators

28-Apr-2016

The co-creators of horror gameshow Release the Hounds have joined forces to launch a genre-bending indie, backed by FremantleMedia.

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Courtney Cox developing ITV comedy

28-Apr-2016

Big Talk Productions is developing a comedy for ITV starring Friends actress Courtney Cox.

The Jail: 60 Days In

60 Days In set for UK remake Video

28-Apr-2016

Hit US prison experiment 60 Days In is set for a British remake after Pulse Films optioned the format rights.

The Secret Life of the Zoo

Blast! Films to open Brighton office

28-Apr-2016

Blast! Films is opening a Brighton office to be headed up by Boundless executive producer Sarah Spencer.

UKTV

UKTV sets out strategy for W

28-Apr-2016

UKTV has set out the commissioning priorities for its female-skewing channel W for the first time following its rebrand.

When Ant And Dec Met The Prince

Spun Gold eyes growth rush

28-Apr-2016

Spun Gold is weighing up either a sale or an acquisition spree after reaching a “fork in the road” in its plans to build on shows including Great Canal Journeys.

Gordon Ramsay

All3Media focuses on talent

28-Apr-2016

All3Media chief executive Jane Turton has claimed that 2016 is all about talent for the super-indie after it ushered in a new era for Optomen and struck a fresh deal with Gordon Ramsay.

EU

Brexit: the TV industry reacts Video

28-Apr-2016

The clear majority of the British television industry believe that leaving the European Union will damage the UK’s position on the global content stage.

Muslim docs take centre stage

Muslim docs take centre stage

28-Apr-2016

The BBC, Channel 4 and Channel 5 will go head to head with programming about British Muslim communities amid concerns that broadcasters focus too heavily on extremism.

House

Twofour lands ITV property format

27-Apr-2016

Twofour is bidding to reinvigorate the home renovation format with an ITV daytime makeover show that cuts out ‘the boring building stuff’.

Stupid Man, Smart Phone

Greenbird backs Kalel Productions

27-Apr-2016

Kalel Productions has become the eleventh indie to join the Greenbird Media network.

World War I in 3D

Discovery marks Battle of Somme centenary

27-Apr-2016

Sir Tony Robinson is to mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme with a one-off documentary for Discovery.

Squawka

Fremantle & Discovery back sport start-ups

27-Apr-2016

Traditional TV firms have continued to push into digital sports content with FremantleMedia investing in a football-based start-up and Discovery backing a rugby SVoD service.

Catastrophe

Work begins on Catastrophe series three

27-Apr-2016

Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan have started work on a third series of their hit Channel 4 comedy Catastrophe. 

Gordon Ramsay

Gordon Ramsay launches indie

26-Apr-2016

Gordon Ramsay has launched a production company, Studio Ramsay, and immediately struck a joint venture agreement with All3Media to produce unscripted and scripted shows.

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Flintoff and Hornby to lead new era at Optomen

26-Apr-2016

Former Channel 4 colleagues Tina Flintoff and Nick Hornby are to take over at Optomen, as Pat Llewellyn steps down from the All3Media indie after 22 years.

The Great British Bake Off

Revealed: the crunch talks over Bake Off's future

26-Apr-2016

The BBC and Love Productions are set for crunch talks over The Great British Bake Off in the coming weeks, with ITV and Channel 4 thought to be ready to pounce if a deal cannot be agreed.

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Celebrity Storage Hunters to return to Dave

26-Apr-2016

UKTV is bringing back Celebrity Storage Hunters after the one-off Christmas special became its highest-rated show of 2015.

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Carrie Britton joins Indie Training Fund

26-Apr-2016

The Indie Training Fund (ITF) has appointed BBC Comedy talent acquisition executive Carrie Britton as managing director.

The Great British Bake Off

Bake Off winner lands BBC1 series

26-Apr-2016

The Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain is to present a two-part travel cookery show for BBC1 tracing her culinary roots.

The Hot House

Blumenfeld plans £3m indie network

25-Apr-2016

Veteran TV producers Remy Blumenfeld and Justin Bodle have revealed plans for a £3m production network to help establish 10 indies.

DOWNTON

TV carbon emissions rise 37%

25-Apr-2016

Carbon emissions in the TV industry rocketed by more than 37% last year to 12.9 tonnes of CO2 per hour of broadcast content, according to Bafta-backed sustainability consortium Albert.

Indian Summers

C4 drops Indian Summers

25-Apr-2016

New Pictures’ colonial drama Indian Summers will not return to Channel 4 for a third series.

Police

Minnow reopens Chillenden murder files

25-Apr-2016

BBC2 has ordered a documentary from Minnow Films investigating the conviction of Michael Stone for the brutal murders of Lin and Megan Russell in Kent in 1996.

James Acaster

BBC3 orders ‘anarchic’ music format

25-Apr-2016

BBC3 has commissioned a short-form music show from Greenbird-network indie Rumpus Media and Phil McIntyre Television.

All3Media

Gordon Ramsay

All3Media focuses on talent

All3Media chief executive Jane Turton has claimed that 2016 is all about talent for the super-indie after it ushered in a new era for Optomen and struck a fresh deal with Gordon Ramsay.

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Endemol Shine Group

The Almost Impossible Gameshow

MTV US commissions clutch of Brits

Barcroft Media and Done + Dusted have picked up major MTV US commissions, while the broadcaster is remaking ITV2’s The Almost Impossible Gameshow.

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Fremantle Media

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BGT and X Factor in runners row

The treatment of as many as 40 runners on The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent over the past two years has prompted complaints to Thames TV and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), Broadcast can reveal.

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Twofour

House

Twofour lands ITV property format

Twofour is bidding to reinvigorate the home renovation format with an ITV daytime makeover show that cuts out ‘the boring building stuff’.

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Warner Bros Television Productions UK

Little Big Shots

Mike Darnell lifts lid on Little Big Shots

US television chief Mike Darnell has lifted the lid on Little Big Shots, the hit Warner Bros format that has been acquired by ITV, and argued that producers are finally beginning to harness the power of viral internet talent.

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Zodiak

Undercover Angel

RDF scoops Nat Geo People's first commission

RDF Television has scored a ten-part commission for fledgling international network Nat Geo People.

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