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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

Stellify Media scores a recommission and a network premiere

BBC One Northern Ireland has recommissioned the award-winning Belfast-based indie Stellify Media, for a second series of Farm To Feast: Best Menu Wins – the first farm to fork cookery programme.   The series presented by Eamonn Holmes with Michelin star chef Danni Barry and food critic Joris Minne as judges is set to return to […]

February 16, 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

Study: Young Brits prefer online news

Young people are significantly more likely to keep up with news using the Internet, over TV and other sources, according to UK broadcast regulator Ofcom’s annual news consumption report. Nine in 10 younger people aged 16-24 (89 per cent) follow news stories online, compared with under two-thirds (61 per cent) who get their news from […]

July 27, 2021

BBC shifting key jobs and production out of London

The BBC has revealed plans for what it describes as “its biggest transformation in decades, which will move power and decision-making across the UK”. Over the next six years, the broadcaster will shift its creative and journalistic centre away from London. Proposals set out in the BBC’s blueprint for the future entitled The BBC Across […]

March 18, 2021