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Hawkins, Bailey. Brydon board The Smeds and The Smoos

Magic Light Pictures, the multi-Oscar nominated production company, is bringing Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s story of a love which overcomes divisions, The Smeds and The Smoos, to BBC One and BBC iPlayer for Christmas 2022. The all-star cast will see double Oscar nominee Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water) as Narrator, joined by Adjoa Andoh (Bridgerton) as Grandmother Smoo, Bill Bailey […]

May 16, 2022

Lohan signs 2 movie deal with Netflix

Netflix and Hollywood star Lindsay Lohan will continue to work together through a new partnership where Lohan will star in two new movies for the streaming service. Lohan will also star in the upcoming Netflix holiday romcom, Falling for Christmas, which will premiere later this year. In the film, Lohan plays a newly engaged, spoiled hotel […]

March 4, 2022

More Snoopy for Apple TV+

Apple has announced that season two of The Snoopy Show will premiere with all six episodes on March 11th on Apple TV+. Peanuts fans all around the world can also look forward to two new Peanuts specials coming soon to Apple TV+, including It’s the Small Things, Charlie Brown a new original special in celebration […]

February 23, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Research: Most complained about UK TV ads

Research carried out by Sortlist has revealed the TV ads which Brits have complained about the most, as well as the industries taking the majority of these complaints and the type of adverts receiving the most negative feedback. The most complained about ad of all time, with 5,523 complaints is Paddy Power’s 2015 campaign. The […]

February 21, 2022

SF Studios announces sequel to Nelly Rapp

SF Studios announced that they will produce a sequel to the children feature film Nelly Rapp – Monster Agent, which has been great success with audiences and received international recognition with several Guldbagge Awards and a nomination for a Generation Kplus Crystal Bear Award at Berlinale 2021. The film series is about the monster agent […]

February 17, 2022

Report: App usage patterns shift over Xmas

Users engage with their mobile phones as much as ever, with overall session and install numbers remaining consistent, but the apps they engage with shift for a few weeks, reports app marketing specialist Adjust. Someone who typically uses a health and fitness app every day might take a break and gravitate toward food delivery, and […]

January 19, 2022

BBC DG warns of service cuts

BBC director general Tim Davie has warned that the freeze to the TV licence fee announced by Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries will affect the Corporation’s frontline output, and in terms of what services might be cut, said “everything’s on the agenda”. Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, Davie suggested the funding gap brought about […]

January 18, 2022By Colin Mann

Tim Allen returning as Santa in Disney+ series

Tim Allen will reprise his role as Santa Claus in the Disney+ Original limited series The Santa Clause (working title). The series, which Allen will also executive-produce, is scheduled to begin production in LA in March. Allen first played the role of Santa Claus / Scott Calvin in the 1994 film The Santa Clause. He […]

January 14, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Channel 5 delivers highest ABC1 viewers in 15 years

Channel 5 grew its share of individuals viewing, ABC1 viewers and free-to-air portfolio more than any other terrestrial channel in 2021, according to BARB data. Channel 5’s share of viewing increased by 5 per cent year-on-year, overall. The channel’s share of primetime viewing was a key factor behind its success, increasing 11 per cent year-on-year […]

January 6, 2022

Don’t Look Up leads Netflix Xmas Top 10

Netflix movie Don’t Look Up, directed by Adam McKay, soared to the top of the streaming service’s top 10 for the week commencing December 20th. Audiences watched the star-studded film – which features Jennifer Lawrence, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Mark Rylance, Timothée Chalamet, Ron Perlman, Ariana Grande, Himesh Patel, Cate Blanchett and Meryl Streep – […]

December 29, 2021By Nik Roseveare