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Alan Titchmarsh

Alan Titchmarsh to explore the Queen’s Garden

30-Oct-2014

Secret Life of Cats producer Oxford Scientific Films has lured Alan Titchmarsh from Spun Gold to front a series about Buckingham Palace’s garden.

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Channel 4 puts Ukip in power

30-Oct-2014

Channel 4 is to imagine what the country would look like if Ukip was in power in a docu-drama produced by Raw TV.

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Micky Flanagan’s Detour De France, Sky 1

30-Oct-2014

A star prepared to leave his vanity at the door and try anything on camera was a real boon

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NI looks to make its mark

30-Oct-2014

Northern Ireland’s production community believe that BBC charter renewal offers an opportunity to build on successes such as Game Of Thrones and The Fall.

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GME back in black after bumper 2013

30-Oct-2014

GroupM Entertainment is targeting its next stage of growth after turning a significant loss into a profit in its most recent financial year.

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Call The Midwife creator plans frontier nurses drama

30-Oct-2014

Call The Midwife creator Heidi Thomas is developing a US-based drama about nurses working in the Appalachian Mountains in the 1920s.

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Indies air fears over BBC plan

30-Oct-2014

Some of the UK’s leading indies have voiced concerns that the plans to transform BBC Production will result in the division walking off with major production contracts.

Zoella, Ruth Crilly & Tanya Burr for Daily Mix in Dubai

Maverick eyes brand-funding boost for YouTube channel Video

29-Oct-2014

Maverick TV, Little Dot Studios and talent agency Gleam are planning to create more brand-supported content on Daily Mix after the YouTube channel passed 500,000 subscribers.

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Red Planet Prize 2014 winners revealed

29-Oct-2014

Red Planet Pictures has revealed the latest winners of its annual prize for aspiring writers.

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RDF serves up two BBC shows

29-Oct-2014

Masterchef host Gregg Wallace is to front one of two major orders picked up by RDF Television for the BBC.

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Pact publishes anti-bribery guidelines

28-Oct-2014

Pact has published a set of anti-bribery guidelines and warned producers who fail to comply could land unlimited fines or custodial sentences.

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Wire In The Blood adapted by Endemol

27-Oct-2014

Classic ITV psychological crime drama Wire In The Blood is being adapted in the US by Endemol Studios for ABC.

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Midsomer Murders inducted into crime Hall of Fame

27-Oct-2014

Midsomer Murders has become the first TV show inducted into the Crime Thriller Awards Hall of Fame as BBC1’s Happy Valley picked up two awards.

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Sherlock and Hinterland win big at Bafta Cymru awards

27-Oct-2014

BBC drama Sherlock and noir crime drama Y Gwyll/Hinterland were the biggest winners at last night’s 23rd annual Bafta Cymru awards in Cardiff.

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Twofour's Educating... to return for fourth outing

27-Oct-2014

Channel 4 has ordered a fourth series of Twofour’s fixed-rig classroom format Educating…

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Amazon schedules Ripper Street weekly Video

24-Oct-2014

Amazon has opted to schedule Ripper Street, its first UK commission, in a regular weekly slot rather than follow the Netflix model of releasing the entire series all at once.

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Will Smith to leave RDF

24-Oct-2014

Will Smith, director of programmes at RDF Television, is to leave the Zodiak Media-owned production company.

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Pact revises data guidelines

24-Oct-2014

Pact has updated its data protection and security guidelines for indies and broadcasters to include website cookies, location-based data and anonymisation.

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Whizz Kid in talks with new backers

23-Oct-2014

Whizz Kid Entertainment is in talks with potential investors after Ingenious wound up the media investment fund that owns nearly half of the indie.

Wind In The Willows

Hoho plans remake of Wind In The Willows

23-Oct-2014

Wind In The Willows is poised to be the next classic children’s brand brought back to life following a glut of British kids’ TV revivals.

Daily Mix

C4 signs up Little Dot to create pilots for Shorts

23-Oct-2014

All3Media digital company Little Dot Studios is to create a pilot a month for Channel 4’s online short-form video platform Shorts.

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Mary Berry heads to Shine for next BBC2 series

23-Oct-2014

Shine Soho, the indie label behind all UK MasterChef series, has lured Mary Berry away from Love Productions for her latest BBC2 format.

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Indies win major drama deals

23-Oct-2014

Drama producers Rainmark Films and Archery Pictures have secured separate deals to produce series for ITV and Channel 4

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OSF boss labels natural history ‘tired’

22-Oct-2014

The natural history genre has become “tired” and producers must work harder to convince broadcasters to invest in shows, according to Oxford Scientific Films boss Clare Birks.

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7 Wonder hires OSF exec

22-Oct-2014

7 Wonder has stepped up its recruitment drive with the appointment of Oxford Scientific Films’ (OSF) Steve Condie as head of specialist factual.

Poverty: Through A Child’s Eyes

Spun Gold makes poverty doc for C5

22-Oct-2014

Channel 5 is to explore poverty through the eyes of children in a one-off documentary from Spun Gold.

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Channel 4 develops Isis drama

21-Oct-2014

Channel 4 is developing a drama exploring the reasons some British-born Muslims are joining the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (Isis) with Liza Marshall’s fledgling indie Archery Pictures.

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Orangutans swing onto Animal Planet

21-Oct-2014

Animal Planet has ordered Meet The Orangutans, an eight-part follow up to its hit series Meet The Sloths.

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BBCW strikes Red Planet first-look deal

21-Oct-2014

Tony Jordan’s Red Planet Pictures has formalised his long-standing relationship with BBC Worldwide, striking a first-look deal with the international distributor.

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Zoella, Ruth Crilly & Tanya Burr for Daily Mix in Dubai

Maverick eyes brand-funding boost for YouTube channel Video

Maverick TV, Little Dot Studios and talent agency Gleam are planning to create more brand-supported content on Daily Mix after the YouTube channel passed 500,000 subscribers.

Endemol

Rich Ross

Rich Ross to leave Shine America

Shine America boss Rich Ross is the latest high-profile executive to leave the company following the mega-merger between Endemol and Shine Group.

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X Factor UK

X Factor UK completes international deals Video

The X Factor UK will be broadcast in 147 territories after Syco Entertainment and FremantleMedia International completed a raft of international distribution deals.

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Tony Jordan

Red Planet Prize 2014 winners revealed

Red Planet Pictures has revealed the latest winners of its annual prize for aspiring writers.

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Alan Titchmarsh

Alan Titchmarsh to explore the Queen’s Garden

Secret Life of Cats producer Oxford Scientific Films has lured Alan Titchmarsh from Spun Gold to front a series about Buckingham Palace’s garden.

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Yalli wins C4 gameshow pilot

Yalli Productions is to pilot a gameshow format for Channel 4 in which contestants must agree how to divide up a prize pot into unequal amounts.

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Zodiak Rights hires BBCW drama exec

Zodiak Rights has hired BBC Worldwide’s head of drama Chris Stewart as head of scripted acquisitions for the Wife Swap producer.