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Combining three of Philippa Gregory’s Wars of the Roses novels into one 10-part television series was like a Mensa test, says Emma Frost
Tony Hall has urged the BBC to commission bold drama and become the industry’s “best” creative partner in his first high-profile public engagement as director general.
Company Pictures’ youth drama Skins is to be distributed in China after All3Media International struck a deal with VoD provider Tencent.
BBC1’s historic drama The Village has been commissioned for a second series before the first has ended.
Lighter shows are just as valid as more ‘serious’ work, says John Yorke
Broadcast’s industry review section You the Jury continues with a look at Company Pictures’ BBC1 drama The Village.
Company Pictures founders George Faber and Charles Pattinson have gone their separate ways since leaving the Shameless producer.
A group of Northern Irish ex-pats, living, working and drinking in London will be the basis of a C4 sitcom.
BBC drama executive John Yorke has been confirmed as the new managing director of All3Media drama producer Company Pictures.
Channel 4 has called time on long-running comedy-drama Shameless – just six months after creator Paul Abbott declared it could run for 40 more years.
Channel 4 has unveiled a 2013/2014 drama series slate that includes an Abi Morgan thriller, a follow up to The Devil’s Whore and a two-hander about dating from Skins creator Bryan Elsley.
Company Pictures’ epic War of the Roses drama based on Philippa Gregory’s triology of novels has been picked up by US broadcaster Starz.
Sky 1 has commissioned a brace of new dramas that includes the broadcaster’s first order from Kudos and a fresh adaptation of a classic pirate adventure from Company.
George Faber and Charles Pattinson are to leave Company Pictures after 14 years to set up a new drama indie within the All3Media group.
ITV1 has confirmed that it will not commission any further series of Wild at Heart after a finale next year.
BBC1 detective drama Inspector George Gently is to return for a fifth series - comprising four feature length films.
Channel 4 is to axe Skins next year after a seventh series of the Company Pictures-produced teen drama.
Skins characters are to interact with viewers via their own Facebook Pages for the first time following Channel 4’s reappointment of Somethin’ Else to create a social media presence for the drama.
BBC1 will air 24 new dramas in 2012 after adding three literary adaptations, a trucking series and a special from the makers of The Gruffalo to its winter slate.
A miniseries based on Hilary Mantel novel Wolf Hall is being developed by Shameless indie Company Pictures for the BBC and HBO.
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