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Jamaica Inn

BBC probes Jamaica Inn audio issues


The BBC is investigating audio issues affecting the first episode of Jamaica Inn after fielding complaints about muffled sound from the production team and viewers.

Dani's House

Pact: kids TV needs tax break


Pact has called for the government to introduce a tax break for kids TV in line with the recent financial backing for animation and drama.

Obituary: Frances Berrigan, Cicada Films


Frances Berrigan, the managing director and owner of Cicada Films, has died aged 70.

Orange is the New Black

Netflix unveils price hike


Netflix is to increase the price of its subscription streaming service around the world to help with its push to acquire more content.

Good Morning Britain

ITV prepares for Good Morning Britain


ITV will launch new breakfast brand Good Morning Britain next week with a greater focus on news than the ill-fated Daybreak.


ITV pilots sitcoms from Green Wing writers


Darren Boyd and Katherine Parkinson have been lined up to star in two separate ITV sitcoms from the writers behind Channel 4’s cult comedy Green Wing.

Miranda Hart

BBC considers revival of The Generation Game


The BBC is in early talks to revive classic 1970s entertainment show The Generation Game with Miranda Hart as host.

Stammer School

Educating Yorkshire pupil heads to Stammer School


Educating Yorkshire star Musharaf Asghar is to appear in a Twofour documentary about stammerers for Channel 4.

The Hangover

The Hangover indie launches TV distribution arm


The Hangover producer Legendary has launched an international TV distribution division following the appointment of former Sony Pictures Television president Michael Grindon.

Discovery scraps Everest event


Discovery Channel has scrapped plans for its ambitious Everest Jump Live stunt following an avalanche on the mountain which resulted in the deaths of 12 people.

Richard Desmond

Discovery and Sky drop C5 bid


Discovery Communications and BSkyB’s £350m bid for Channel 5 appears to have been insufficient to land the broadcaster from Northern & Shell.

China Summit

Chinese TV delegation heads to UK


A delegation of Chinese TV industry executives is heading to London in September to forge ties with UK indies and broadcasters as part of the Screen China event.

Doctor Who

Major TV dramas face disruption in pay dispute


Bectu has threatened to derail production on dramas including Call the Midwife and Doctor Who if a long-running pay dispute is not resolved.

Weekend Kitchen with Waitrose

Waitrose & C4 partner for cookery AFP


Channel 4 has teamed up with Waitrose to create an ad-funded programming (AFP) Saturday morning live cookery show fronted by Steve Jones and Lisa Snowdon.

Shed of the Year 2013

C4 orders Shed of the Year show


Channel 4 is to go behind the scenes at Britain’s “prestigious” Shed of the Year competition for a three-part series.

Lucy Beale

EastEnders murder plot fails to thrill


The death of Lucy Beale failed to boost EastEnders’ ratings on Friday, as Gogglebox recorded a series high.

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The Twitter verdict: Fargo

“The migration of mid range Indy movies to television feels complete.”

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Richard Watsham, UKTV

Richard Watsham, UKTV

UKTV is looking to shift its focus to entertainment and improving its indie relationships


Chris Curtis

BBC3 chief: what’s the criteria?

Candidates will have to prove their online ambitions to land job says Chris Curtis

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Amazing Greys

Talking TV: BBC quotas & John Kaye Cooper

Broadcast’s Talking TV podcast returns with a John Kaye Cooper interview and more on BBC commissioning quotas.

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Will Smith

Why commissioning is comedy gold

TV production is like a white-collar Game of Thrones, says comedy writer Will Smith

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Digital Edition

Broadcast 18 April 2014

Broadcast 18 April 2014

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