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Blind Date

Blind Date set for Irish tryst


Sony-owned indie Stellify Media is to remake Blind Date for Irish broadcaster TV3.

Keshet turns to dual screen for next Homeland


Israeli media group Keshet is planning to develop dual screenfocused dramas and comedies to replicate the success of interactive talent format Rising Star.


Leopard sells Eve to HBO Latin America


Leopard Drama’s forthcoming CBBC series Eve has been picked up by HBO in Latin America ahead of its UK launch.

Andrew Jackson

Former Discovery exec Andrew Jackson joins Plimsoll


Former Discovery executive Andrew Jackson has joined Grant Mansfield’s fledgling indie Plimsoll Productions.

The Borgias

HBO Europe hires London-based drama exec


HBO Europe has hired its first London-based executive, The Borgias producer Steve Matthews.

Friday Night Dinner

CBS to remake Friday Night Dinner


US network CBS is to remake Big Talk Productions sitcom Friday Night Dinner.

Sex Box

Sex Box scores US series


Controversial Channel 4 show Sex Box has been picked up for a full series in the US following a successful local pilot.  

BBC First creates interactive Twitter drama


International channel BBC First has called for Twitter users to contribute ideas to an online drama.

A To Z

Analysis: US acquisitions


A raft of big-budget US acquisitions are set to be unveiled over the next few weeks as British broadcasters conclude their efforts to land this year’s offerings from the LA Screenings.

Mike Lombardo

HBO plots more Sky co-pros


HBO is hunting for dramas which it can co-produce with Sky, as well as looking to order a family-friendly scripted series.

Hannah Demidowicz

BBC Worldwide bolsters content team


Nat Geo commissioner Hannah Demidowicz and Viacom vice president of commissioning Andrea Speziale-Bagliacca are to join BBC Worldwide’s commissioning team.


ITVS partners with US literary agent


ITV Studios America has struck a first-look deal with the US literary talent and production firm behind series including Boardwalk Empire, Criminal Minds and True Blood.


ITN & DRG plan Prince Harry birthday doc


Prince Harry’s forthcoming 30th birthday is to be the subject of a documentary after ITN Productions partnered with international distributor DRG.

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.


Starz returns to Outlander


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

Brendan O’Carroll

Mrs Brown sets three year high for WDYTYA

THURSDAY: An appearance by Mrs Brown’s Boys star Brendan O’Carroll helped BBC1 format Who Do You Think You Are? to over 5m viewers - its biggest audience in three years.

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Neil Patience

Obituary: Neil Patience

Neil was one of the most positive people you could ever wish to meet, know and work with.

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TV Critics: Stammer School; Attenborough's Fabulous Frogs

“What a lovely, warm story, told respectfully and kindly, full of inspiration and hope”

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Edinburgh 2014

Talking TV: Edinburgh special

A special edition of Talking TV heads to the Edinburgh International Television Festival to sort through all the major themes of this year’s conference.

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Digital Edition

Broadcast 29 August

Broadcast 29 August

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