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Apple Tree Yard (BBC1)

Broadcast’s Pick of the Week Video


A BBC1 thriller based on a best-seller and a big factual returner for BBC2 are among the shows that will debut in the week ahead.

Only Fools & Horses

Gold celebrates with David Jason


Gold has ordered Sir David Jason specials from Shiver and North One Television to help celebrate its 25th anniversary.


Lennie James pens Sky Atlantic drama


Line of Duty’s Lennie James, Doctor Foster’s Suranne Jones and Boardwalk Empire’s Stephen Graham are to star in a booze-laden crime drama for Sky Atlantic.

Terry Pratchett

Amazon ties with BBC for Terry Pratchett adaptation


BBC Studios is adapting Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman novel Good Omens for Amazon and BBC2.

Schofield’s South African Adventure

Schofield heads to South Africa


Phillip Schofield is heading to South Africa for a three-part series – the latest This Morning segment to be turned into a primetime order.

The Xtra Factor

ITV scraps The Xtra Factor


ITV is scrapping The X Factor spin-off show after 13 years to put more focus on its digital presence.

John Bishop

John Bishop scores bumper W renewal


W has ordered a further two series of John Bishop: In Conversation With… following a successful debut run.


Liza Marshall sets up Hera Pictures


Former Channel 4 drama chief Liza Marshall has set up Hera Productions after stepping down from Archery Pictures last year.


C4 launches fake news season


Channel 4 is heading into the post-truth world with a season dedicated to fake news.

Idris Elba

Idris show sets sights on 'Instagram generation'


Endemol Shine North is to stream clips of Idris Elba: Fighter on Facebook to entice the ‘Instagram generation’ to Discovery’s kickboxing series.


Firecrest to diversify after securing C4 investment


Scottish current affairs indie Firecrest Films is to diversify into factual formats, features and history and science programming after receiving investment from Channel 4’s Growth Fund.

David Mortimer

David Mortimer joins Tinopolis


Former NBC Universal non-scripted chief David Mortimer has joined Mentorn and Firecracker owner Tinopolis Group as director of content.

Crystal Maze

C4 lifts the lid on Crystal Maze revival


The number of young viewers that watched Channel 4’s The Crystal Maze celebrity revival last year was a driving force behind the decision to bring back the cult gameshow for a supersized series.

Lee McKenzie

Rugby leads Whisper’s women’s sports push


Rugby leads Whisper’s women’s sports push Channel 4-backed indie Whisper Films is preparing a significant push into women’s sport after winning the contract to produce Women’s Six Nations rugby coverage for BBC2.

The Week We Went Wild

Broadcasters bump New Year shows


Channel 4 and Channel 5 have bumped two primetime shows following poor ratings performances.

Wife Swap

Wife Swap rebooted for Brexit special


Wife Swap is to return to Channel 4 for a Brexit-themed special.

Fiona Phillips

BBC plans mental health season


Blink Films has landed a one-off BBC1 documentary exploring the physiological effects of stress as part of a season of mental health programming to play across the BBC this spring.


World Productions options drug gang memoir


Line of Duty indie World Productions is to turn drug gang memoir Good Cop, Bad War into a television drama after optioning the scripted rights.


5Star ramps up originals


Dancing babies, kids who kill and men and women who refuse to go to the doctor are all set to appear on 5Star after the Channel 5 sister station ramped up its original commissioning strategy.


Shiver hires docu-formats boss


ITV Studios label Shiver has hired former Ricochet creative director Mark Rubens as head of documentary formats.

Nicole Kleeman

Scottish indie Firecrest wins C4 backing


Channel 4 has dipped into its £20m Growth Fund to invest in Glasgow-based Firecrest Films, its first deal in news and current affairs.

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.

Jimmy Fox

Objective US opens indie


Peep Show US producer Jimmy Fox has launched a production business which will form part of Objective Media Group America.


Cineflix boosts co-pros with Andre Barro


Cineflix Media is partnering with former Handel Productions executive producer André Barro in a bid to boost international co-productions.


Broadcast Indie Survey


Entries have now opened for this year’s annual Broadcast Indie Survey.

King of the Hammers

Insight greenlights UHD racing shows


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


Netflix swoops for ITV's Investigator


ITV’s The Jinx-style series The Investigator: A British Crime Story has been picked up by Netflix.

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.

The Time Machine (1960 Film)

Hat Trick & Jed Mercurio team up for HG Wells drama


Hat Trick and Line Of Duty creator Jed Mercurio are working on an adaptation of HG Wells’ The Time Machine to mark the 150th anniversary of the sci-fi pioneer’s birth.


Only Fools & Horses

Gold celebrates with David Jason

Gold has ordered Sir David Jason specials from Shiver and North One Television to help celebrate its 25th anniversary.

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Endemol Shine Group

Idris Elba

Idris show sets sights on 'Instagram generation'

Endemol Shine North is to stream clips of Idris Elba: Fighter on Facebook to entice the ‘Instagram generation’ to Discovery’s kickboxing series.

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Fremantle Media

Jimmy Carr

Comedy Central revives C4's Your Face Or Mine

Comedy Central UK is reviving Channel 4 gameshow Your Face Or Mine 14 years after it made its debut.

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This Time Next Year

This Time Next Year heads to US

US cable network Lifetime has ordered a remake of Twofour format This Time Next Year.

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Warner Bros Television Productions UK

Alexia Edwards

Warner snares ITV exec

Warner Bros Television Production UK has snared ITV executive Alexia Edwards as group commercial director.

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Grant Ross

Banijay formats chief to step down

Banijay Group formats chief Grant Ross is to step down in April after nearly three years with subsidiary Zodiak Media.  

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