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Cunk on Earth coming to BBC, Netflix

Philomena Cunk’s latest mockumentary series Cunk On Earth will see the return of pioneering documentary-maker Cunk on her most ambitious quest to date. Made by Broke & Bones, Cunk On Earth will see Cunk (played by Diane Morgan) attempting to unlock the mystery of human civilisation and discover humankind’s greatest achievements across five episodes. From […]

January 4, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Toast on BBC iPlayer

Ahead of the new series Toast of Tinseltown, the BBC has added all three seasons of Toast of London to its iPlayer streaming service. Written and created by Arthur Mathews and Matt Berry and produced by Objective Fiction, 18 episodes of Toast of London originally aired between 2012 and 2015 to critical and audience acclaim, […]

December 16, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Holland appointed Banijay UK Chair

Banijay has announced the appointment of Patrick Holland, as Banijay UK’s Executive Chairman. Taking the role at the beginning of Q2, he joins from the BBC, where he most recently served as Director, Factual, Arts & Classical Music. In his new post, he will lead Banijay UK’s burgeoning portfolio of 20 premium unscripted and scripted […]

December 14, 2021

Foals reimagine Neptune for new BBC series Universe

Rock band, Foals, have joined forces with Hans Zimmer’s critically acclaimed film and TV music scoring company, Bleeding Fingers, to record an exclusive and unique new version of their seminal single, Neptune. The piece will feature as the title track for the forthcoming BBC Studios Science Unit landmark TV series Universe, which premieres globally on […]

October 12, 2021

BBC Wales to air Wales Women’s World Cup Qualifiers

The Football Association of Wales and BBC Cymru Wales have announced a new broadcast partnership deal providing live coverage of all of Wales’ 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup Qualifiers. Gemma Grainger’s team are aiming to reach the finals, hosted in Australia and New Zealand, for the first time. Wales will kick off their campaign on […]

September 14, 2021

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 extends Wimbledon rights

The BBC and the All England Club have announced a three-year extension to their broadcast partnership, giving the BBC the domestic rights to broadcast the tennis tournament up to and including 2027. The new agreement guarantees that Wimbledon will remain free to air for UK fans for a further three years from the conclusion of […]

July 9, 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

BBC receives 104 BAFTA nominations

Nominations for the BAFTA Television Awards and Television Craft Awards have been announced, with the BBC securing 104 in total, 59 for Television and 45 for Craft. Charlotte Moore, Chief Content Officer, said: “This is a great year for BBC television, the huge spread of BAFTA nominations reflects the incredible range and quality of genre […]

April 29, 2021

BBC Two commissions Ricochet for Jay’s Workshop

BBC Two has commissioned Ricochet to produce a brand new six-part series, Jay’s Workshop (w/t). From the makers of The Repair Shop, each hour-long programme will see presenter Jay Blades and a gang of volunteers build beautiful furniture for deserving local people in a workshop set within the heart of a community. Whether it’s chairs, cabinets or cocktail […]

February 24, 2021