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BBC, Prime Video order more from The Night Manager

The BBC and Prime Video have announced that the hit drama The Night Manager will return for two new seasons, due to begin filming later this year. Produced by The Ink Factory in association with Character 7, Demarest Films and 127 Wall, and in co-production with Spanish partner Nostromo Pictures, the show is inspired by […]

April 12, 2024

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

Belfast Media Festival: ‘A City in Motion’

The 14th Belfast Media Festival (BMF) will be held in the MAC Belfast on November 15th and 16th, following its largest turnout ever in 2022, when more than 1,000 people turned up to hear from 40 distinguished speakers. This year’s BMF entitled ‘A City in Motion’, in partnership with Northern Ireland Screen and BBC Northern […]

October 20, 2023

MPs to quiz senior BBC executives

Senior BBC executives are to appear before the Culture, Media and Sport Committee of the UK House of Commons in a regular scrutiny session of the work of the BBC. MPs’ questions will be wide-ranging and are likely to explore topics from overall performance to women’s sport. Issues that could be covered include: Safeguarding and […]

June 12, 2023By Colin Mann

BBC orders Tabby McTat for Xmas

From BAFTA-winning and Oscar-nominated producers Magic Light Pictures, this Christmas the BBC will air animated adventure Tabby McTat, a story set on the streets of London about the friendship between a musical cat and a talented busker called Fred. The film is adapted from the successful picture book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler, and […]

May 11, 2023By Nik Roseveare

BBC’s Moore: “We’re punching above our weight”

BBC Chief Content Officer Charlotte Moore has declared the Corporation is “punching way above its weight” in terms of its performance compared with major streaming services. Speaking to the UK Broadcasting Press Guild in London, Moore admitted the broadcaster was facing “tough” financial challenges, but confirmed that the content budget was largely protected, with cuts […]

April 21, 2023By Colin Mann

BBC sets out new classical music strategy

Following last year’s classical review looking at the sector and the BBC’s role within it, the BBC has set out a new strategy to strengthen its public purpose for classical music, delivering the best music to a wider audience, with a significant new investment in music education. The BBC says that the new strategy ensures […]

March 7, 2023

BBC receives 7 Oscar nominations

The BBC has received seven Oscar nominations across a range of categories for the Academy Awards 2023, from Best Picture, Directing and Original Screenplay to an Animated Short, Documentary Features and Actor in a Leading Role. Films backed by BBC Film, the feature filmmaking arm of the BBC, received four Oscar nominations. Ruben Östlund’s Palme […]

January 26, 2023

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