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BBC Arts launching film strand

BBC Arts is launching a new strand of single films featuring leading British cultural figures looking back at their life and careers. The 6 x45 mins films will air in 2024 on BBC One and BBC iPlayer, and BBC commissioning is currently opening up to suppliers to pitch their ideas for the strand. The films […]

November 7, 2023

Ofcom: Linear broadcast slump as boomers switch to streaming

The media diets of viewers and listeners in the UK appear to be more diverse and fragmented than ever, according to broadcast regulator Ofcom’s latest annual report on the TV, online video, radio and audio sectors. As competition for the nation’s attention intensifies, Media Nations 2023 finds that the proportion of viewers who tune in […]

August 3, 2023By Colin Mann

BBC celebrates 60 years of The Rolling Stones

This summer, the BBC will celebrate 60 years of The Rolling Stones with a season of programming across television, radio and digital platforms. The centrepiece is an exclusive four-part series of films, My Life as a Rolling Stone, which will premiere on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer, produced by Mercury Studios. It tells the story […]

April 1, 2022By Nik Roseveare

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

BBC Three commissions Young MasterChef

BBC Three has commissioned Young MasterChef (working title) from Shine TV (part of Banijay UK), the producers of the long-running BBC format. The new ten-part series will be dedicated to up-and-coming young food talent between the ages of 18 and 25. Over the competition, the young hopefuls will be put through their paces by a […]

February 11, 2022

BBC commissions Unbreakable from 110% Content

The BBC has commissioned 110% Content, the production company founded by former ITV Head of Entertainment Commissioning Siobhan Greene and former MD of 12 Yard Andy Culpin, to make Unbreakable, a brand-new celebrity competition format coming to BBC One and iPlayer later this year. The 6×60’ factual entertainment show will see some of the UK’s favourite celebrities and their real-life […]

February 9, 2022

Survey: Only Fools and Horses most loved BBC show

Only Fools and Horses has been named the nations most loved BBC television programme of all time, beating the liks of Doctor Who and Planet Earth, following a public vote by The One Show viewers as part of the BBC’s centenary celebrations. Only Fools and Horses star David Jason, speaking to The One Show, said: […]

January 31, 2022

Ex-BBC director: ‘Swap licence fee for household fee’

James Purnell, a former Director of Radio at the BBC, as well as its Director of Strategy and Digital, has suggested that the Corporation be funded by a household fee, also proposing that the BBC buy fellow public service broadcaster Chanel 4, whose future ownership is being considered by the Government. Writing in the Sunday […]

January 24, 2022By Colin Mann

Survey: 1 in 20 young adults watch BBC live

Only one in 20 of those aged 18-30 said that they watched any BBC television channels live every day, compared with close to half of the over-65s, according to a YouGov survey for the Sunday Times. The survey found that more than a third of under-30s said they “never” watched any BBC programming live, compared […]

January 24, 2022By Colin Mann

BBC commissions Soldier: Made in Yorkshire

A new 6×60” series co-commissioned by BBC Factual and BBC England will chart the progress of new infantry recruits as they train to fight on the frontline in the British Army. The six-part series will air on BBC One and iPlayer. Soldier: Made in Yorkshire (working title) follows a new intake on the gruelling six-month […]

January 13, 2022