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BBC Three orders Eddie Hall doc

BBC Three has commissioned a new documentary with unique access to British strongman, Eddie ‘The Beast’ Hall, and his journey to a climactic showdown with his arch-rival Thor Bjornsson, in what was dubbed ‘The Heaviest Boxing Match in History.’ Hall and Bjornsson used to be friends as they competed on the Strongman circuit. That changed […]

March 23, 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

LG extends Freeview Play deal

Freeview and LG have announced an extension of their partnership that will see all new LG Smart TVs come with Freeview Play built in as standard for at least the next five years. The Freeview Play platform combines live linear broadcast channels with on-demand and catch-up content from subscription-free apps such as iPlayer, ITV Hub, […]

March 17, 2022

BBC commits to arts

Suzy Klein, the new head of BBC Arts and Classical Music TV, has announced a range of new and forthcoming highlights for audiences, including a major new commitment to performance with a new dedicated Sunday evening slot and more details on the landmark arts series Art That Made Us. Klein says: “I hope everyone will […]

March 1, 2022

BBC reschedules EastEnders, Doctors

The BBC has announced that flagship soap EastEnders and drama series Doctors are both are moving in the schedules to make Monday to Thursday the time to watch them in their new broadcast slots on BBC One and BBC Two. From March 7th, EastEnders will air at 7.30pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights […]

February 22, 2022

BBC acquires The Newsreader

The BBC has acquired award-winning six-part drama The Newsreader from Entertainment One (eOne). The Australian series, starring Anna Torv (Mindhunter, Fringe) and Sam Reid (Prime Suspect 1973, Lambs of God), centres around the frantic, busy heart of a commercial TV newsroom set in the 1980s, while following the relationship between an ambitious young TV reporter and the star […]

February 16, 2022

BBC acquires Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy

The BBC has acquired docuseries Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy from CNN, with season one coming to BBC Two on February 27th and all episodes arriving on BBC iPlayer the same day. The six-part series follows Hollywood actor Stanley Tucci as he travels across Italy to discover the secrets and delights of the country’s regional […]

February 15, 2022

BBC Three commissions Young MasterChef

BBC Three has commissioned Young MasterChef (working title) from Shine TV (part of Banijay UK), the producers of the long-running BBC format. The new ten-part series will be dedicated to up-and-coming young food talent between the ages of 18 and 25. Over the competition, the young hopefuls will be put through their paces by a […]

February 11, 2022

The Speedshop revs up for BBC series

BBC Factual commission The Speedshop is back for a full series. First broadcast in 2020 as a pilot episode, The Speedshop, sees Titch Cormack and his team take on a range of mechanical challenges, converting broken and battered verhicles into beautiful, bespoke machines – ready for adventurous test drives. The Speedshop follows custom vehicle builder […]

February 9, 2022

BBC commissions Unbreakable from 110% Content

The BBC has commissioned 110% Content, the production company founded by former ITV Head of Entertainment Commissioning Siobhan Greene and former MD of 12 Yard Andy Culpin, to make Unbreakable, a brand-new celebrity competition format coming to BBC One and iPlayer later this year. The 6×60’ factual entertainment show will see some of the UK’s favourite celebrities and their real-life […]

February 9, 2022