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McKidd to star in BBC’s The Primrose Railway Children

BBC Studios Kids and Family productions have announced that Kevin McKidd (Grey’s Anatomy, Six Four) will be starring in the upcoming 1×90’ CBBC special The Primrose Railway Children. Adapted by Tom Bidwell (The Velveteen Rabbit, The Irregulars) the feature length family drama is based on Jacqueline Wilson’s novel of the same name, which is a […]

July 11, 2024

Transformers: EarthSpark on CBBC, iPlayer

Hasbro’s global entertainment studio, Entertainment One (eOne), has signed a deal with BBC to broadcast season one of the animated series Transformers: EarthSpark for audiences in the UK. The first ten episodes will launch on July 25th on CBBC, from Monday to Thursday, and also be available to stream on BBC iPlayer. Following the release […]

July 20, 2023

Screen Glue announces Fred and Pete’s Treasure Tales for CBeebies

Screen Glue, the independent producer of high-end factual and kids’ content, founded by the multi-award-winning Jasper James, has confirmed live-action/animation series Fred and Pete’s Treasure Tales, is set to premiere in the UK on July 10th, as its first series for CBeebies. Fred and Pete’s Treasure Tales is a 30 x 14’ fast-paced and funny […]

July 5, 2023

BBC Children’s unveils raft of new commissions

BBC Children’s has announced a host of new programming available across CBeebies, CBBC and BBC iPlayer that aims captivate young audiences and their families. Director of BBC Children’s and Education, Patricia Hidalgo said: “Our latest commissions, full of homegrown talent and shot across the UK, continue to offer our audience a real breadth of high […]

April 12, 2023

Zig Zag wins recommission for The Football Academy

Indie production company Zig Zag has secured a recommission from CBBC for its access-all-areas documentary series, The Football Academy Season 2 (15×30). Returning to Southampton Football Club and with unparalleled access to young players from both the girls’ and boys’ teams, their families and their inspirational coaches, The Football Academy builds on the gripping stories […]

April 4, 2023

BBC Children’s reveals raft of new commissions

BBC Children’s has unveiled a host of new programming for all generations enjoy watching together across CBeebies, CBBC and BBC iPlayer. With these new shows, produced across Britain, BBC Children’s says it continues to reflect the lives of children in the UK, with every age able to see something of themselves in the BBC’s new […]

July 6, 2022

‘Digital-first’ BBC plan

The BBC has set out the blueprint to build a digital-first public service media organisation, which includes plans to stop broadcasting smaller linear channels, such as CBBC and BBC Four and Radio 4 Extra, within the next few years. In a speech to Corporation staff, Director-General Tim Davie said the BBC must reform to stay […]

May 26, 2022

Atkinson named co-presenter of CBeebies’ The Toddler Club

Actress and radio presenter Gemma Atkinson is joining CBeebies’ TV series The Toddler Club as she invites youngsters – and their grown-ups – to join in with the songs and fun activities at home. Atkinson will present alternate days with Nigel Clarke, known for presenting sister show The Baby Club. They will be joined in […]

March 21, 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

Moonriver TV expands London team

NAUTILUS producer, Moonriver TV, has expanded its London-based team with the hire of Lincia Daniel as an Executive Producer and promotion of Casey Herbert. Lincia joins from Slim Film and Television, where she was UK Head of Production, working on the critically acclaimed AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS for BBC One and MYSTIC for […]

January 27, 2022