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Comedy Central orders Chris Ramsey studio show


Comedy Central UK has ordered a studio comedy entertainment series fronted by comedian Chris Ramsey.


Splash! contestant makes complaint against Twofour


Twofour has received a letter from solicitors representing a former contestant on ITV’s diving format Splash! who claims he sustained life-changing injuries during the competition.

Crystal Maze

C4 eyes return to Crystal Maze


Cult gameshow The Crystal Maze is set to return to Channel 4 after a 21-year absence as part of charity special Stand Up to Cancer.

Michael Philo

OSF hires development Hot Shot


Natural history producer Oxford Scientific Films (OSF) has poached BBC Studios development executive Michael Philo.

Born to Be Different

Minnow kicks off long-term C4 social mobility project


Channel 4 is to embark on a long-running documentary project, filmed over five years, to expose the reality of social mobility in Britain.


Sharon Horgan: scrap comedy briefs


Catastrophe creator Sharon Horgan used the Alternative MacTaggart lecture to call for comedy commissioners to be less prescriptive.

The Miniaturist

The Miniaturist adapted by BBC1


Jessie Burton’s period novel The Miniaturist is being made into a three-part BBC1 drama.


Patrick Holland: BBC2 needs fact-ent


Newly appointed BBC2 editor Patrick Holland has called for producers to bring him factual entertainment shows, saying the channel is not pitched enough.

Cassian Harrison

Cassian Harrison calls for producers to 'fuck with form'


BBC4 controller Cassian Harrison has encouraged producers to “fuck with form” when developing for the digital channel.


High-end TV levy allays talent shortage fears


The high-end TV skills council and TV drama skills levy are already a hit, according to a panel of experts at this year’s Edinburgh International Television Festival.

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BBC3 heads to the USA


Donald Trump’s superfans, African-American teens and the latest documentary from Reggie Yates are to feature in a season of BBC3 documentaries about the US.


Marcella to return to ITV


Hans Rosenfeldt’s Scandinavian drama Marcella is to return for a second series on ITV.

Harry Hill

Top talent beefs up ITV entertainment


Harry Hill, Dawn French and Jack Dee are all fronting new shows for ITV as the broadcaster beefs up its entertainment and comedy slate.

Sir Trevor McDonald

ITV factual to 'go big on crime'


ITV’s Sue Murphy has ordered a police series tracking the first hour of murder investigations as she prepares to “go big on crime”.


TV chiefs: don't make BBC reveal star pay


Channel bosses have hit back against government proposals to force the BBC to reveal talent pay, claiming that it would not be in viewers’ interests.


Culture minister backs Diamond diversity


It is economically “critical” for the TV industry to become more diverse, according to culture minister Matt Hancock, who has lent his support to the Diamond initiative.


Vice predicts traditional media 'bloodbath'


Vice boss Shane Smith has taken aim at traditional media rivals, warning that there will be an acquisition “bloodbath” as firms such as Time Warner, Disney and 21st Century Fox all desperately chase scale.

Jay Hunt

Jay Hunt: privatisation debate is 'destabilising'


Jay Hunt has issued a renewed call for clarity over the potential privatisation of Channel 4 and described the ongoing uncertainty as “destabilising” for the broadcaster.

The Island

C4 orders Troubles comedy and extreme survival series


Channel 4 has unveiled a raft of commissions including a Northern Irish comedy set amongst the troubles and a survival series recreating one of the most dangerous expeditions in history.


Jane Featherstone scores debut commissions


Former Kudos chief Jane Featherstone has landed a BBC drama and an E4 comedy – the first commissions for her fledgling indie Sister Pictures.

Line Of Duty

Jed Mercurio drama leads BBC1 orders


Charlotte Moore has ordered a raft of dramas for BBC1 including a six-part series from the creators of Line of Duty.

Ro Newell

ITV2 hunts stripped event to accompany Love Island


ITV2 has ordered a “bonkers and eccentric” scripted comedy series from Big Talk Productions and is hunting a ‘real-time’ event to accompany Love Island.

Raised By Wolves

TV’s class divide laid bare


The class divisions in the television industry are laid bare in a report that reveals that people in the media are three times more likely to have attended a private or selective grammar school than the national average.

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CDN hails Diamond potential


The Creative Diversity Network (CDN) believes that diversity monitoring initiative Diamond will be a “breakthrough moment” for the TV industry.


Vice: the story so far


Vice has made a splash with youngsters with its hard-hitting news and docs - delivered online. Now its focus turns to linear success

And Then There Were None

BBC makes Agatha Christie pledge


The BBC has committed to producing seven Agatha Christie adaptations over the next four years in a deal Broadcast estimates could be worth more than £20m with co-pro money.


Channel 4 ups 8pm spend for kids


Channel 4 will ramp up spending on programming for older children by two-thirds following criticism that it is failing the demographic.

Alex Smith

Roughcut appoints comedy chief


Roughcut TV executive producer Alex Smith has been promoted to head of comedy.

Nicholas Yearwood

Woodcut and Duchess Street pick up Green Door exec


Nicholas Yearwood has left Idris Elba’s indie Green Door Pictures exec to join Bob & Co-backed indies Woodcut Media and Duchess Street Productions as a consultant executive producer.


Pick Me

Optomen production boss joins Possessed

Former Optomen head of production Gail Pinkerton has joined ITV Studios entertainment label Possessed in the same role.

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BBC2 slate led by Nigel Farage mockumentary

A comedy from The Inbetweeners creator Damon Beesley and a mockumentary starring Kevin Bishop as Nigel Farage are among the latest slate of BBC2 shows.

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Fremantle Media

The X Factor

ITV 'on brink' of signing £150m X Factor deal

ITV is on the brink of signing a £150m deal to keep The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent on-screen until at least 2019, according to reports.

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Michel Roux Jr

C4 to explore secret restaurants

Michelin starred chef Michel Roux Jr is to explore secret restaurants for a new Boomerang-produced show for Channel 4.

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Harry Hill

Top talent beefs up ITV entertainment

Harry Hill, Dawn French and Jack Dee are all fronting new shows for ITV as the broadcaster beefs up its entertainment and comedy slate.

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Boy George

BBC traces Boy George career

BBC2 is to shine a spotlight on the career of Boy George after ordering a documentary from IWC.

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