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Yates appointed Director of BBC Film

Charlotte Moore, BBC’s Chief Content Officer has announced Eva Yates as the new Director of BBC Film. Yates will be responsible for the development and production of a large and eclectic slate of feature films. BBC Film is at the forefront of independent film making in the UK, developing and co-producing around 12 to 15 […]

May 4, 2022

New Wallace & Gromit for BBC, Netflix

The BBC has announced a brand-new Wallace & Gromit adventure. From the creative mind of Nick Park, and the first Wallace & Gromit film since the 2008 BAFTA-winning and Oscar-nominated A Matter of Loaf and Death, the as-yet-untitled new film focuses on Gromit’s concern that Wallace has become over-dependant on his inventions which proves justified […]

January 21, 2022By Nik Roseveare

iPlayer celebrates record festive season

Viewers flocked to the BBC in record numbers between Christmas and New Year, with BBC iPlayer setting a new festive record of 141 million programmes streamed during New Year week (December 27th – January 3rd), up 6 per cent on the same week the year previously. The New Year has also started with a bang, with […]

January 14, 2022

Mosaku, Dooley, Maitlis, Coel, Moore amongst winners at The 30th Women in Film and TV Awards

The 30th Women in Film and TV (UK) Awards have taken place at the Park Lane Hilton celebrating 2021’s inspiring women from the film and TV industry, with fourteen awards categories covering all aspects of the industry including directing, performance, producing, business and project management. Hosted for the first time by Mel Giedroyc, a previous […]

December 3, 2021

BBC iPlayer on PlayStation 5

PlayStation 5 owners can now add the BBC iPlayer app to their PlayStation home screens. Neil Hall, Head of Product for BBC iPlayer, commented: “We’re always working to make iPlayer available across as many platforms as we can, and we’re delighted to add the PS5 to the 15,000+ devices where BBC iPlayer is already available.” […]

November 30, 2021By Nik Roseveare

BBC outlays centenary celebrations

To mark 100 years of the BBC in 2022, the Corporation has announced a bumper year of sports, events and landmark commissions for TV, Radio, and Online to inform, educate and entertain the nation, under the banner BBC 100. In 2022 special content will range from the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee to the Women’s Euros, the […]

November 18, 2021

BBC Radio to launch Indie Development Fund

Charlotte Moore, BBC Chief Content Officer, has announced the launch of a fund specifically targeted at the audio Independent Production Community. The Radio Indie Development Fund will see £250,000 annually allocated to back talented independent production companies, specifically supporting the BBC’s strategic priorities, with a current focus on its Across the UK plans and ambitious […]

November 4, 2021

BBC’s Vigil most watched new drama in 3 years

Vigil is UK television’s most watched new drama launch in three years, 30-day viewing data has revealed. The six-part submarine thriller’s first episode – made for the BBC by World Productions – attracted an audience of 13.4 million viewers, making it the highest rated new drama launch across all UK channels since Bodyguard back in […]

October 6, 2021

Majority of comedy shows on BBC Three now female-led

With the imminent release of Rose Matefeo’s new romcom Starstruck on BBC Three, this coming year marks a watershed moment with most BBC Three comedy either starring, written by or created by women. BBC Three says it will be the first UK channel to achieve this landmark in female representation with 58 per cent  of […]

April 16, 2021

BBC Three returning to broadcast in Jan 2022

The BBC has confirmed the return of BBC Three to TV screens as a linear channel in January 2022. In February 2016, the service became the first TV channel in the world to make the switch from linear broadcast channel to online-first destination. The BBC’s Annual Plan 2020/21, published last year, outlined research which confirmed […]

March 2, 2021