Stephen Graham & Sean Bean To Star In BBC Prison Drama ‘Time’

Stephen Graham & Sean Bean To Star In BBC Prison Drama ‘Time’ The Irishman star Stephen Graham and Game of Thrones star Sean Bean are reuniting on a prison drama for the BBC from Cracker creator Jimmy McGovern. The pair are starring in three-part drama Time for ...

BBC Commissions 9/11 Anniversary Doc, Keshet to Sell at Mipcom

BBC Commissions 9/11 Anniversary Doc, Keshet to Sell at Mipcom U.K. broadcaster BBC One has commissioned a feature-length documentary looking back at the events of 9/11. Keshet International will distribute the film internationally, launching it as part of their ...

BBC Orders ‘9/11: The Twenty Year Anniversary’ Documentary From Top Hat & BAFTA-Winner Arthur Cary, Keshet Aboard For Sales

BBC Orders ‘9/11: The Twenty Year Anniversary’ Documentary From Top Hat & BAFTA-Winner Arthur Cary, Keshet Aboard For Sales Exclusive: BBC One has commissioned 9/11: The Twenty Year Anniversary, a feature length documentary marking the 20th anniversary of 9/11, from UK firm Top Hat Productions (Exposed: The Church’s ...

Channel 4 Orders Spice Girls Series; Comedy Central Launches Edinburgh Shorts; Michael McIntyre Lands BBC One Game Show — Global Briefs

Channel 4 Orders Spice Girls Series; Comedy Central Launches Edinburgh Shorts; Michael McIntyre Lands BBC One Game Show — Global Briefs Channel 4 orders Spice Girls doc Rob Coldstream and Clare Cameron, the directing team behind Channel 4’s hit documentary Jade: The Reality Star Who Changed Britain, are turning their attentions to ...

Open Letters Demanding Representation Bring U.K. Gatekeepers to the Table

Open Letters Demanding Representation Bring U.K. Gatekeepers to the Table Demands for change and representation across the U.K.’s film and TV industry are being heard loud and clear, and opening doors and dialogue with the BBC, Netflix, Amazon, Working Title and Film 4. As ...

Netflix & Amazon Poised For Meetings With Bame TV Task Force After Bombshell Letter

Netflix & Amazon Poised For Meetings With Bame TV Task Force After Bombshell Letter Exclusive: The UK’s Bame TV Task Force has held talks with the BBC, ITV and Channel 4, and is preparing for meetings with Netflix and Amazon just days after publishing a letter demanding action on ...

BBC to Invest $124 Million of Content Spend on Diverse Productions, Talent

BBC to Invest $124 Million of Content Spend on Diverse Productions, Talent U.K. public service broadcaster BBC has set out a ‘Creative Diversity Commitment’ that will see the corporation spend £100 million ($124 million) of its existing commissioning budget over three years ...

BBC Commits To Spending $124M On Diverse Shows Over The Next Three Years

BBC Commits To Spending $124M On Diverse Shows Over The Next Three Years The BBC has committed to spending £100M ($124M) on “diverse and inclusive content,” in what it is describing as the biggest financial investment in diverse programming in the UK television industry. ...

BBC Announces Jimmy McGovern Drama On Racist Attack Victim Anthony Walker

BBC Announces Jimmy McGovern Drama On Racist Attack Victim Anthony Walker “Anthony,” a commissioned 90-minute drama about Anthony Walker, a Black teenager who was murdered in a racist attack in Liverpool in 2005, will air on BBC One. Inspired by conversations with ...

International Insider Newsletter — D-Day For Endemol Shine Deal, Cannes Gets Cracking & Netflix’s Blackface Action

International Insider Newsletter — D-Day For Endemol Shine Deal, Cannes Gets Cracking & Netflix’s Blackface Action Hello, and welcome to International Insider, Jake Kanter here. For those who missed us last week, this is Deadline’s new weekly newsletter containing everything you need to know about the global film ...

New BBC Boss Tim Davie Has the Business Savvy to Save the Beeb, Say Insiders

New BBC Boss Tim Davie Has the Business Savvy to Save the Beeb, Say Insiders Tim Davie is the right person at the right time to take over as director general of the BBC. That seems to be the U.K. industry’s general view on the day that former PepsiCo and Proctor & Gamble ...

BBC Appoints Tim Davie as Director General, Succeeding Tony Hall

BBC Appoints Tim Davie as Director General, Succeeding Tony Hall The BBC has appointed BBC Studios CEO and ex-marketing maven Tim Davie as the successor to Tony Hall. Davie is an experienced BBC operator and is believed to have been interviewed formally in the ...

BBC Names Tim Davie As Its Next Director General

BBC Names Tim Davie As Its Next Director General BBC Studios CEO Tim Davie has been named as the new director general of the BBC. He succeeds Tony Hall, who is stepping down after seven years leading the British broadcaster. Davie was the hot ...

BBC Poised To Name Its Next Director General

BBC Poised To Name Its Next Director General The BBC is on the brink of unveiling its next director general after the British broadcaster wrapped-up interviews for the top job, according to industry insiders. Deadline revealed last night that ...

’12 Years a Slave’ Director Steve McQueen Dedicates Cannes-Selected Films to George Floyd

’12 Years a Slave’ Director Steve McQueen Dedicates Cannes-Selected Films to George Floyd “12 Years a Slave” and “Shame” director Steve McQueen has dedicated his pair of Cannes-selected films to George Floyd. McQueen’s films “Mangrove” and “Lovers Rock” — both part of the director’s ...

BBC Orders Second Season of Hit Surveillance Thriller ‘The Capture’

BBC Orders Second Season of Hit Surveillance Thriller ‘The Capture’ U.K. broadcaster BBC has ordered a second season of surveillance thriller “The Capture,” executive produced by “Harry Potter” producer David Heyman and starring Holliday Grainger. The show’s first ...

BBC Orders Coronavirus-Themed Access Docs ‘Fighting The Virus’ On Uclh & ‘Keeping Britain Fed’ About Supermarkets

BBC Orders Coronavirus-Themed Access Docs ‘Fighting The Virus’ On Uclh & ‘Keeping Britain Fed’ About Supermarkets BBC Factual has ordered coronavirus-themed doc Fighting The Virus (w/t), which sees doctors and twin brothers Chris and Xand van Tulleken tell the story of the pandemic from a personal and medical ...

BBC Boss Tony Hall Says Success of ‘Normal People’ Could Bring BBC Three Back on Air

BBC Boss Tony Hall Says Success of ‘Normal People’ Could Bring BBC Three Back on Air BBC Director General Tony Hall has said the corporation has “learned” from its online experiment with youth-skewing brand BBC Three, which is again facing a linear future four years after it was taken ...

David Tennant and Michael Sheen reunite to lead cast in new BBC comedy ‘Staged’

David Tennant and Michael Sheen reunite to lead cast in new BBC comedy ‘Staged’ David Tennant and Michael Sheen have been cast in a brand new lockdown comedy from the BBC titled ‘Staged’. The 6 episode series features the cast of a play – the cream of the crop of British acting ...

Who Will Replace BBC Boss Tony Hall? A Thin Shortlist Could Delay the Process

Who Will Replace BBC Boss Tony Hall? A Thin Shortlist Could Delay the Process When eight years ago an internal crisis propelled the then head of BBC Worldwide, Tim Davie, into the job of acting BBC director general, he was criticized for not wearing a tie. The criticism didn’t ...

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