Entertainment Features – Page 5

  • E-sports

    Gaming enters premier league


    Can broadcasters tap into the content that’s attracting millennials?

  • Hot Picks: The Wall

    The Wall


    Billed as “the fastest and simplest game” on TV, The Wall gives pairs of teammates the chance to win life-changing amounts of money, with more than $12m (£10m) on the line every night.

  • Cheap, Cheap, Cheap

    Cheap, Cheap, Cheap


    Cheap, Cheap, Cheap was born when Noel Edmonds convinced Hat Trick managing director Jimmy Mulville to play a guessing game over an impromptu lunch.

  • Let it Shine

    Let It Shine


    Gary Barlow’s reimagining of the traditional talent contest offers a big-hearted, high-gloss twist on the classic singing competition.

  • Jools Holland and Ed Sheeran

    A remarkable survivor


    It’s been 25 years since Jools Holland ambled into shot and introduced the first artists to appear on Later – a quartercentury of steadfastness in a world of music that never stands still.

  • Jools Holland
    The Broadcast Interview

    25 years of Later… With Jools Holland


    The team reflect on its inauspicious start and the reasons for its longevity

  • Adele At The BBC

    Music programme: Adele At The BBC


    The judges were impressed that the hour-long special had the “ambition to match the singing talent of the Chasing Pavements star”.

  • The Last Leg

    Entertainment programme: The Last Leg


    The Last Leg took a giant leap forward in 2016 with a live, daily pre-watershed show reviewing the Rio Paralympics.

  • Later with Jools Holland

    Special recognition: Later... With Jools Holland


    Think of a breakthrough recording artist of the past 25 years and the chances are you saw them first on Later… With Jools Holland.

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    Behind The Scenes

    Time Commanders, BBC4


    Rebooting the format a decade on allowed the use of much more powerful software

  • Children In Need

    Going live across the nation


    Large-scale live non-sport productions are no longer the preserve of London

  • 5 Star Reunion

    Studios have the last laugh


    Entertainment shows are big business for studios outside of London, with appreciative audiences, good facilities and nearby accommodation for guests.

  • Dara O Briain’s Go 8 Bit
    Behind The Scenes

    Dara O Briain’s Go 8 Bit, Dave


    Our comedy gameshow featuring celebrities taking part in lifesize versions of classic video games had to appeal to two different groups: hardcore gamers and the general audience, says Donald Taffner Jr.

  • Fulwell 73
    The Broadcast Interview

    Fulwell 73


    The small British indie has made a big splash in the US with James Corden’s The Late Late Show

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    Behind The Scenes

    Robot Wars, BBC2


    As Sir Killalot, Matilda and the rest of the Robot Wars gang prepare for their TV comeback, Olly Grant visits the giant set where the souped-up veterans will take on the next generation

  • Celia-Taylor
    The Broadcast Interview

    Celia Taylor, Sky


    Sky’s non-scripted boss talks to Peter White about flying dogs, why ‘funny factual’ is harder than it looks - and why she couldn’t turn down Renegade’s Don’t Tell The Bride

  • Drive

    Hot Picks: Drive


    Top Gear has rarely been out of the news over the past 12 months, with multiple controversies, new hosts and a star-studded launch for international buyers at BBC Worldwide’s Showcase event (not to mention the former presenters’ rival show for Amazon) all making the front pages.

  • Spartan Race

    Hot Picks: Spartan Race


    NBC has ordered a series based on Spartan Race, a series of obstacle courses that vary from three miles and 20 obstacles to 26 miles and 60 obstacles.

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    Behind The Scenes

    Can't Touch This, BBC1


    Getting a commission turned out to be the easy bit - the real test was losing our location and having to build three new sets in a building with a leaky roof, says Stellify’s joint managing director Matthew Worthy

  • It's Not Rocket Science

    Light entertainment feels the squeeze


    With the likely closure of Fountain Studios, shiny-floor shows could struggle to find space within the M25, but expansion elsewhere should ease the problem.