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BBC acquires DR Drama’s Prisoner

The BBC has acquired Danish DR Drama series Prisoner, led by Sofie Gråbøl (The Killing), for BBC Four and iPlayer. The series revolves around the lives of four prison officers and how their personal challenges intertwine with the complexities of their workplace, a prison plagued by bad press, hierarchy issues, and a drug trade. When […]

October 25, 2023

BBC acquires Dark Hearts series

The BBC has acquired new French action drama Dark Hearts from Newen Connect for BBC Four and BBC iPlayer. The six-part series stars Marie Dompnier (Witnesses), Thierry Godard (Spiral), and Nicolas Duvauchelle (Braquo). Dark Hearts is set in Iraq on the eve of the battle for Mosul in October 2016, the series centres around an […]

October 6, 2023

BBC acquires Afterglow

The BBC has acquired Norwegian comedy drama Afterglow for BBC Four and BBC iPlayer. The series tells the story of Ester Sand (Nina Ellen Odegaard) who finds out she has cervical cancer on her 40th birthday. But after the initial shock, it’s Ester who comforts the people in her life and she has no intention […]

April 25, 2023

BBC acquires North Sea Connection

The BBC has acquired North Sea Connection, with the Irish crime drama set to air on BBC Four and iPlayer in February. Written by Mark Greig (Marcella, Bulletproof), and directed by Hannah Quinn and Paul Murphy, the six-part series is a story of complex family dynamics set against a dramatic Irish landscape. Ciara Kenny fishes […]

January 23, 2023By Nik Roseveare

BBC commits to arts

Suzy Klein, the new head of BBC Arts and Classical Music TV, has announced a range of new and forthcoming highlights for audiences, including a major new commitment to performance with a new dedicated Sunday evening slot and more details on the landmark arts series Art That Made Us. Klein says: “I hope everyone will […]

March 1, 2022

BBC Studios joins IBCAP anti-piracy coalition

Anti-piracy organisation the International Broadcaster Coalition Against Piracy (IBCAP) has confirmed  that BBC Studios, representing the BBC Group, will join as a member of IBCAP. As part of its membership, IBCAP will play an instrumental role in protecting the BBC’s channels against piracy in the US, including: BBC One; BBC Two; BBC Three; BBC Four; […]

February 2, 2022By Colin Mann

BBC Four acquires Trom series

BBC Four has acquired crime series Trom from REinvent International Sales The six-part show based on Jógvan Isaksen crime novels and filmed in the Faroe Isles, follows journalist Hannis Martinsson (played by Ulrich Thomsen), who unexpectedly receives a message from Sonja, his estranged daughter, claiming that her life is in danger. Hannis reluctantly returns home […]

January 28, 2022

BBC to host live life drawing masterclass

Comedian Joe Lycett will present Life Drawing Live! on BBC Two and BBC Four in a ground-breaking, live event this September, bringing the UK nations together for the a life drawing masterclass. After the success of last year’s programmes, where viewers sent in 30,000 artworks from home, this new two-hour special produced by Avanti, is […]

August 24, 2021

BBC unveils The Glastonbury Experience 2021

With the pandemic seeing the Glastonbury Festival cancelled for a second consecutive year, BBC Music is once again hosting a celebration of the iconic event across BBC television, BBC iPlayer, BBC radio and BBC Sounds, from June 25th to 27th. Lorna Clarke, Controller, BBC Pop Music, commented: “Summer wouldn’t be complete without a celebration of […]

June 8, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Bagpuss on BBC iPlayer

Iconic children’s show Bagpuss is debuting on the BBC iPlayer, with every episode arriving on May 30th. Made by Oliver Postgate and Peter Firmin, the children’s stop motion animation was first broadcast in 1974. Despite only having 13 episodes, the programme has remained hugely popular across generations. The puppet series is set in Emily’s shop, a […]

May 28, 2021By Nik Roseveare