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THURSDAY: Sky Atlantic’s heavily-promoted drama Fortitude made a successful debut, securing an overnight audience of over 700,000 viewers.
Baby Cow Animation founder Tim Searle has been appointed by Tiger Aspect as its creative director of animation and children’s.
Tiger Aspect has resurrected legendary comedy character Mr Bean for the BBC’s Red Nose Day coverage this March.
Sky’s big-budget Arctic drama Fortitude is to air simultaneously across five territories – the first time the broadcaster has released a show in this way since the creation of Sky Europe.
Tiger Aspect’s BBC3 classroom comedy Bad Education is being developed for the big screen according to Jack Whitehall’s father.
Plying comic actors with booze? What can possibly go wrong, wonders Robin Parker
Birmingham-based gangster drama Peaky Blinders is to return to BBC2 for a third series.
Amazon has opted to schedule Ripper Street, its first UK commission, in a regular weekly slot rather than follow the Netflix model of releasing the entire series all at once.
Click to watch the trailer for the Tiger Aspect and Fifty Fathoms produced drama
THURSDAY: BBC2 drama Peaky Blinders returned for a second run with 700,000 fewer viewers than the first series debut last year.
Comedy Central UK is to pilot a British version of historical comedy format Drunk History – the first time the channel has reversioned a show which airs on its US sister network.
THURSDAY: Peter Bowker’s BBC2 musical biopic Marvellous entertained 1.5m viewers – in line with Channel 4’s Educating the East End.
Provide picture and audio post services for the second series of the comedy show.
Dave’s storytelling series use a multi-purpose location to create new worlds on a budget
Comic Strip star Rik Mayall paid tribute to comic heroes including Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers and Kenneth Williams in a video for UKTV channel Dave recorded shortly before his death last month.
Luther and Peaky Blinders producer Katie Swinden has been appointed as creative director of Tiger Aspect umbrella indie Fifty Fathoms Productions.
Broadcast picks the most interesting and significant shows unveiled at Edinburgh TV Festival
A sitcom set in a fried chicken shop, produced by Bwark and Two Brothers Pictures, is one of three comedies green-lit by BBC3.
BBC2 is preparing to launch what it claims is Britain’s first transgender sitcom and has bagged Jack Whitehall’s Backchat, its second BBC3 comedy.
Peter Bowker’s BBC2 drama Marvellous gave young trainees from a range of backgrounds a chance to gain experience alongside the crew on a real TV production
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