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BBC developing real-life Outnumbered

The BBC is developing a real-life Outnumbered starring Hugh Dennis and produced by Grant Mansfield’s Plimsoll Productions.


E4 orders WitTank pilot

Emerging comedy trio WitTank, who have appeared on BBC3’s Live At The Electric, are developing a sitcom for E4.

Magaluf Weekender

ITV2’s Magaluf Weekender moves to Ibiza

Twofour and GroupM Entertainment will venture back to the Balearic Islands as they take ITV2’s Magaluf Weekender brand to Ibiza.

In the Club

In The Club delivers series high

TUESDAY: BBC1’s pregnancy drama In The Club delivered a series high, as Channel 4’s Worst Place To Be A Pilot made a steady take off.

Jez Nightingale

Bafta hires BBC exec for sustainability push

Bafta has hired Jez Nightingale, BBC in-house comedy’s head of production, as a sustainability production consultant.

Great British Menu

Great British Menu heads to TF1

Optomen’s cooking format Great British Menu is to be remade in France following a deal between broadcaster TF1 and indie Pernel Media.

Jodie Marsh

Jodie Marsh returns to TLC

Knickerbockerglory is to make two further Jodie Marsh-fronted documentaries for female-skewing channel TLC.

Faye Ward

Faye Ward departs Ruby Films

Long-time Ruby Films and Television producer Faye Ward has left the company after 14 years.

Amanda Lamb's Selling Houses returns to More 4

More 4 has ordered a 20-part run of Reef Television’s Selling Houses with Amanda Lamb.

White Dee

Celebrity Big Brother stutters for C5

MONDAY: Celebrity Big Brother got underway on Channel 5 with a peak of 2.7m, around 600,000 viewers down on the launch of last summer’s series.

Wyn Baptiste

iPlayer cues Notting Hill Carnival docs

BBC iPlayer is to head behind the scenes of Notting Hill Carnival with a four-part documentary series produced by Acme Films.

Lenny James

Sky unveils diversity quotas

One senior production executive on all of Sky’s original commissions must come from a black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) background, as part of an ambitious set of diversity targets laid out by the pay-TV broadcaster.

Big Fat Gypsy Weddings

C4 goes inside British Asian weddings

Channel 4 will attempt to recreate the success of Big Fat Gypsy Weddings with a one-off Shiver documentary about British Asian nuptials.

Champions League

BT Sport plots in-house Champions League coverage

BT Sport is giving serious consideration to producing its coverage of the Champions League and Europa League in-house when it begins broadcasting the football tournaments next year.


Starz returns to Outlander Video

Left Bank Pictures’ sci-fi period drama Outlander is to return for a second series after being recommissioned by US network Starz.


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In the Club

In The Club delivers series high

TUESDAY: BBC1’s pregnancy drama In The Club delivered a series high, as Channel 4’s Worst Place To Be A Pilot made a steady take off.

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TV Critics: Dogs: Their Secret Lives; Worst Place to be a Pilot; Young Vets

“There won’t have been many dog owners watching who didn’t learn something useful.”

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Stuart Murphy

Sky bids for permament change

Stuart Murphy anticipates ‘creative bounce’ from Sky’s diversity targets

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Murray Ferguson, Clerkenwell Films

Clerkenwell Films’ chief executive talks about the indie’s eclectic project slate and working with fresh talent

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Broadcast 15 August 2014

Broadcast 15 August 2014

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