Taboo series 2 – “We are trying to get stars aligned…”

Writer Stephen Knight indicates that it’s a matter of when, not if.  Almost two years ago, CultBox happily reported that scripts for the second run of Taboo were almost complete. With writer Stephen Knight (Peaky Blinders) teasing the show’s future potentially running to a third season, there was optimistic talk of a late-2019 or 2020 … >

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Happy Valley series 3 – the show is returning for a final run

Sally Wainwright’s BAFTA award winning drama stars Sarah Lancashire as Sergeant Catherine Cawood. The BBC have announced that there will be a third series of Happy Valley, their hard hitting police drama, to be comprised of six episodes. As well as Sarah Lancashire, both James Norton and Siobhan Finneran are confirmed as reprising their roles; … >

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His Dark Materials Season 3 – Fleabag and Sherlock actors join the cast

Fleabag’s Sian Cifford and Sherlock’s Jonathan Aris board the BBC/HBO fantasy epic As production continues on the third run of His Dark Materials, a couple of familiar British television faces are joining the cast according to Deadline. Based on Phillip Pullman’s concluding novel in the trilogy, The Amber Spyglass, Sian Clifford and Jonathan Aris will … >

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BBC complacency

BBC complacency slammed by the Public Accounts Committee

BBC complacency is the summary of a slamming report on the publicly funded broadcaster If you’ve yet to work you way through the various reports noted on the UK Parliament website, you may not picked up on the report of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), slamming the BBC complacency. The full list of points noted is damning; … >

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BBC Blueprint for transformation DG Tim Davie

BBC blueprint for transformation launched by DG Tim Davie

Tim Davie, the BBC’s Director General has outlined the BBC blueprint for transformation over the next seven years The new blueprint (which you can download and study) is a thirteen page document focused on tangible outcomes the BBC wishes to achieve. We’ve been covering the forces at play in the BBC, and some of its … >

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BBC commerical plans

BBC Commercial plans have been shared — we give them some context

The BBC Commercial plans make for an interesting read (if you’re wondering about the future of TV consumption) but need some context We have already reported on the BBC’s need to consider it’s long-term strategy, and in particular it’s dependency on the licence fee. Today the BBC has released what it describes as “ambitious plans … >

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Alex Scott BBC Headroom

Headroom launches to help improve our mental health

Headroom is a new resource from The BBC to help us all with out mental health Fronted by Alex Scott MBE, the BBC is creating a single, easy to find destination for people to turn to that brings the breadth of our mental health content across its services together in one place. It’s another important … >

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