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BBC Studios retains Antiques Roadshow

Following a tender process BBC Studios has retained the contract to produce Antiques Roadshow. The tender was launched in June 2022 and from a field of eligible tenderers, BBC Studios’ bid scored highest against the published criteria – across editorial proposal and capability, value for money, how it delivers against the BBC’s strategic priorities, and […]

December 22, 2022

Regional versions of BBC One HD by April 2023

Viewers will soon be able to watch BBC One in HD without having to switch over to the current standard-definition versions for their local programming, following the roll-out of BBC One HD in England. The BBC aims for the rollout of BBC One HD in England for Freeview, Sky, YouView and Freesat viewers to be […]

November 23, 2022

Attenborough fronts new UK wildlife series for BBC

Sir David Attenborough will present Wild Isles (working title), a new five part natural history series from Silverback Films for BBC One and iPlayer. Co-produced by The Open University, the RSPB and WWF, and filmed over three years, the series uses the latest technology to capture dramatic new behaviour, from battling butterflies to hunting sea […]

August 16, 2022

BBC: Record online audience for Wimbledon

The BBC’s coverage of the 2022 Wimbledon tennis tournament has beaten the 30.5 million stream record set in 2021, making it the most streamed Wimbledon ever. In addition, the volume of hours consumed by audiences on TV was the highest since the 2016 Championships when Andy Murray lifted the Men’s singles title. On BBC One, […]

July 12, 2022

BBC: “Annual Plan delivers greater value”

The BBC says its new Annual Plan reveals creative highlights for the year ahead, and explains how the broadcaster will continue reforming to deliver maximum value to all audiences. The plan is published at a time when record numbers globally are tuning into the BBC for impartial news coverage of the war in Ukraine. During […]

March 30, 2022

BAFTA Television nominations announced

BAFTA has announced the nominations for the Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards and British Academy Television Craft Awards. These awards recognise and celebrate the very best in television craft and television programmes broadcast in the UK in 2021. The Virgin Media BAFTA TV Awards ceremony takes place on May 8th on BBC One and […]

March 30, 2022

Doctor Who’s Legend of the Sea Devils to air on Easter Sunday

The BBC has confirmed that Legend of the Sea Devils – the second in a trio of Doctor Who specials airing in 2022 – will land on BBC One and BBC iPlayer on April 17th. In a swashbuckling special adventure, the Doctor (Jodie Whittaker), Yaz (Mandip Gill) and Dan (John Bishop) come face to fin with one […]

March 28, 2022

A Very British Scandal, It’s A Sin win BPG Awards

Two TV dramas – A Very British Scandal and It’s A Sin – have taken top honours at this year’s Broadcasting Press Guild Awards, chosen by critics and journalists who write about TV and radio. It’s a Sin (Channel 4) was named Best Drama Series and its creator, Russell T Davies, won the BPG award […]

March 25, 2022

BBC reschedules EastEnders, Doctors

The BBC has announced that flagship soap EastEnders and drama series Doctors are both are moving in the schedules to make Monday to Thursday the time to watch them in their new broadcast slots on BBC One and BBC Two. From March 7th, EastEnders will air at 7.30pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights […]

February 22, 2022

Middlechild announces expansion into the North East

BBC Daytime has commissioned Northern Justice w/t (10×30’), a new series produced by Middlechild for BBC One mornings (10.45am). The ten-part series will shine a light on the work of legal professionals working throughout the North East of England. Northern Justice w/t will reveal what happens when ordinary people facing all sorts of extraordinary times in their lives […]

February 16, 2022