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Cold Feet

120 jobs to go as Brexit bites ITV


ITV is to make 120 jobs redundant across its business to “futureproof” following Brexit.

Shelter1 doc

Children on the Frontline duo explore homelessness for C5


The filmmakers behind Syrian doc Children on the Frontline are making a 90-minute doc about homelessness for Channel 5.


Jamie Vardy to front Sky Sports series Video


Sky Sports has ordered a six-part series featuring Leicester City and England striker Jamie Vardy’s V9 Academy from Zig Zag.

Midwinter Of Spirit

ITV shuts down northern drama hub


ITV Studios has disbanded its northern drama hub, making four jobs redundant, as it continues to contribute towards ITV’s £25m of planned Brexit savings.


C4 and Touchpaper launch drama diversity scheme


The next generation of writers and directors from under-represented backgrounds will have the opportunity to work on a Touchpaper TV drama as part of a new Channel 4 talent scheme.


The 10 VR films shaking up TV Video


Ahead of December’s VR Creative Summit, Broadcast highlights ten genre-defining pieces of virtual reality content.

A Trans Guide to Winning at Life

All 4 orders transgender series


All 4 has commissioned Factory Films to produce a scripted comedy series from new transgender writing talent.

Hilary Martin

BBC drama chief joins Euston Films


Drama chief Hilary Martin is leaving the BBC and re-joining former colleague Simon Judd to establish a Manchester base for Euston Films.

Paul O'Grady

ITV Studios indies to play part in cost savings


ITV Studios’ portfolio of in-house labels and acquired indies will all be expected to play their part in the company’s efficiency drive – as its bid to find £25m of savings begins to bite.

All Against 1

IP dispute the talk of Mipcom


A major formats dispute between Banijay and Fremantle Media-backed Israeli indie Abot Hameiri was the talk of Mipcom, with the row shining a light on an “increasing” issue around international format theft.

Question Of Sport

BBC tender prompts questions


Producers have raised questions about the value of securing a BBC format after A Question Of Sport and Holby City became the first shows to be put out to tender since the in-house guarantee was scrapped.


Shonda Rhimes eyes UK project


Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal creator Shonda Rhimes has revealed that she is eager to create a show for the UK and is eyeing the possibility of tapping intoDisney’s increasingly international production presence.

The Frankenstein Chronicles

ITV Encore’s identity crisis


Leading drama producers have agreed with director of television Kevin Lygo’s assessment that ITV Encore remains a ‘work in progress’ and requires strategic refinement.


Broadcast Commissioning Forum lifts the lid on hit shows


The creative forces behind hit shows including BBC drama The A Word and ITV’s Marcella will explore the secrets of their success at the Broadcast Commissioning Forum on 3 November.

Fearne on Fashion

AOL UK takes ‘huge leap’ with in-house originals


AOL UK has ordered the first batch of original series from its in-house division, as the fledgling production arm shifts gear.

Holby City

Holby City put out to tender


Producers have been offered the opportunity to land a three-year contract to produce Holby City – the second BBC show to be put out to tender after the broadcaster scrapped in-house guarantees.

World of Sport Wrestling

ITV returns to the wrestling ring


ITV is returning to the ring with a one-off pro-wrestling special after a 20-year hiatus.

Horrible Histories

Bafta Children's Awards nominations announced Video


Horrible Histories and online educational platform TrueTube lead the way in the Bafta Children’s Awards nominations after picking up three nods each.

Murder in the Line of Duty

Investigation Discovery unveils first UK originals


Investigation Discovery has revealed three real crime commissions - its first slate of UK originals.

Inside The Factory

Voltage cooks up food format for BBC2


Voltage TV has landed a 12-part primetime food competition celebrating home cooking to air on BBC2 next summer.

The Durrells

ITV drama: Lygo demands more fun & lightness


ITV director of television Kevin Lygo has called on programme makers to come up with more “happy, life affirming” dramas like The Durrells, saying he was “tired of endless murders”.


Paxman to travel UK rivers for C4


Jeremy Paxman will journey along four of the UK’s greatest rivers in an upcoming Channel 4 series.


In brief: Thunderbirds; NBCU; Avanti; Aurora; World of Weird


Thunderbirds go to China as Pinewood forges a development funding deal with Avanti.

A Question Of Sport

BBC releases Question Of Sport tender


Regional producers could be best placed to scoop the £4m contract to produce A Question of Sport after the BBC released its first tender document since scrapping its in-house guarantee.

War Child

Lightbox wins child refugee doc


Channel 4 is to follow four child refugees escaping war-torn Middle East to safety in Europe in a documentary from the producer of Man on Wire.

Ian McGuire

See-Saw adapts Ian McGuire whaling thriller


BBC2 is developing an adaptation of Ian McGuire’s Man Booker-longlisted whaling novel The North Water with See-Saw Films.

Pearl Harbour: The Truth

Arrow preps Pearl Harbour film


Arrow Media and Canadian indie Handel Productions will mark the 75th anniversary of the World War Two attack on Pearl Harbour by examining who was to blame for the disaster.

Paul O’Grady For the Love of Dogs

Shiver to cut jobs as part of ITVS efficiency drive


Factual label Shiver has put all staff below executive producer level at risk of redundancy, as part of a wider efficiency drive by its parent, ITV Studios.

All Against 1

Banijay and Fremantle indie in format dispute


Banijay and Fremantle Media-owned indie Abot Hameiri have become embroiled in a format dispute over general entertainment show All Against 1.



Teens take turn on Gogglebox

Studio Lambert is to explore teenage viewing habits in a spinoff of Gogglebox and is on the brink of a second major international deal for Common Sense, a similar format that shows real people giving their opinions on news and current events.

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Remarkable wins C4 beauty pilot

The nation’s attitudes towards people with visible facial conditions will be put under the spotlight in a Channel 4 pilot.

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Fremantle Media

Hilary Martin

BBC drama chief joins Euston Films

Drama chief Hilary Martin is leaving the BBC and re-joining former colleague Simon Judd to establish a Manchester base for Euston Films.

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Hit format transforms Twofour

Transformation series This Time Next Year has become Twofour’s most successful international format to date, despite not yet having aired in the UK.

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Dee Robertson

Sony hires Warner Bros sales exec

Sony Pictures Television has bolstered its UK distribution team with the hire of Warner Bros exec Dee Robertson.

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C4 and Touchpaper launch drama diversity scheme

The next generation of writers and directors from under-represented backgrounds will have the opportunity to work on a Touchpaper TV drama as part of a new Channel 4 talent scheme.

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