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BBC orders One Child sitcom from Happy Tramp North

BBC Comedy and BBC Scotland have commissioned Happy Tramp North to produce Only Child, a new sitcom starring Greg McHugh (The A Word, Fresh Meat) as only child and budding author Richard, who travels back to his family home in North East Scotland to look after his aging and wilful dad Ken, played by Gregor […]

February 5, 2024

Filming commences on BBC’s Ludwig

Filming is now underway on the six-part BBC One genre bending detective series Ludwig, starring David Mitchell. When John ‘Ludwig’ Taylor’s (Mitchell) identical twin, James, disappears off the face of the earth, John takes over his brother’s identity in a quest to discover his whereabouts. John has never married, never had a family and never […]

January 10, 2024

Tabby McTat Song gets Xmas charity release

Ahead of the much-anticipated release of Magic Light Pictures production of Tabby McTat on BBC One and BBC iPlayer this Christmas, fans are now able to download the Tabby McTat Song. The song has been exclusively performed and recorded by voice cast Rob Brydon, who plays busker Fred in the film, and Ṣọpẹ́ Dìrísù who […]

December 4, 2023

BBC reveals Christmas idents

Magic Light Pictures has created Christmas idents exclusively for BBC One to tie in with the Christmas animated adventure Tabby McTat. The three 40-second animations show Tabby McTat and family enjoying a quiet snooze under the Christmas Tree when they’re abruptly awakened; Stick Man and his family receiving gifts from Santa; and the Gruffalo’s Child’s […]

December 1, 2023By Nik Roseveare

BBC announces Charles III doc

The BBC has announced Charles III: The Coronation Year – a new 90-minute documentary made by Oxford Films for BBC One and iPlayer. The film will offer a unique insight into the life of King Charles III and Queen Camilla and take viewers behind the scenes of the first year of the reign of King […]

November 24, 2023

Attenborough returns for Planet Earth III

BBC Studios Natural History Unit has confirmed that Sir David Attenborough will present Planet Earth III, the third instalment of the landmark wildlife series. Mike Gunton, Executive Producer, commented: “Planet Earth wouldn’t be Planet Earth without David, so I’m delighted he is presenting the third series. As ever, he has brought his huge enthusiasm and […]

September 1, 2023

BBC orders Mr Loverman

The BBC and Fable Pictures have announced new drama series Mr Loverman, based on the acclaimed 2013 novel by the Booker Prize-winning author Bernardine Evaristo, for BBC One and iPlayer. Lennie James will star as the protagonist, Barrington Jedidiah Walker, in the eight-part drama adapted by Nathaniel Price. Filming will begin later this year, with […]

June 6, 2023

BBC orders Murder is Easy

The BBC has announced Murder is Easy, a new adaptation of Agatha Christie’s classic novel produced by Mammoth Screen and Agatha Christie Limited for BBC One and iPlayer, in a co-commission with BritBox International. The two-part thriller will film this summer and is adapted for the screen by Sian Ejiwunmi-Le Berre and directed by Meenu […]

February 22, 2023

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