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White Spark Pictures sets sail for new Antarctic doc series

White Spark Pictures, the rapidly growing TV and VR production company founded by Briege Whitehead, has been granted exclusive access by the Australian Antarctic Division to join the maiden resupply voyage of its $528 million icebreaker to begin filming a two-hour documentary series, Birth of an Icebreaker: RSV Nuyina. RSV Nuyina (“noy-yee-nah”, which means ‘southern […]

February 1, 2022

Survey: Only Fools and Horses most loved BBC show

Only Fools and Horses has been named the nations most loved BBC television programme of all time, beating the liks of Doctor Who and Planet Earth, following a public vote by The One Show viewers as part of the BBC’s centenary celebrations. Only Fools and Horses star David Jason, speaking to The One Show, said: […]

January 31, 2022

BBC opening digital archive for formal education

Next year, the entire digitised BBC broadcast archive is being made available to students in formal education in the UK. It includes millions of TV and Radio programmes, including interviews and features with almost every major cultural, artistic, political and sporting figure of the last 100 years, as well as iconic dramas and landmark comedy […]

September 22, 2021

discovery+ launching in Jan

Multichannel programmer Discovery has revealed details of its SVoD service, discovery+. Declaring the day to be “very special and historic” for the company, President and CEO David Zaslav confirmed the global launch of what it calls a “definitive” non-fiction, real-life subscription streaming service, debuting in the US on January 4th, 2021. The new service will […]

December 3, 2020By Colin Mann

Attenborough, Zimmer, Dave to front BBC history programme

BBC One is bringing together Sir David Attenborough, world-renowned composer Hans Zimmer and Brit and Mercury Prize-winning rapper Dave for Planet Earth: A Celebration The programme will take viewers on a journey to the wildest places on earth, using eight of the most extraordinary sequences from the Bafta award-winning Planet Earth II and Blue Planet […]

August 3, 2020