BBC Two to take VR property show

BBC Two has commissioned Remarkable Television to make Watch This Space, a virtual reality property series. Each episode will feature two couples who disagree about the best design solutions for their homes. Architects Laura Clark and Robert Jamison will be given the couple’s conflicting briefs to produce one design each, offering radically different proposals. Working to […]

BBC documentaries chief takes BBC Two post

The BBC has appointed its head of documentaries, Patrick Holland, as channel editor of BBC Two. The UK pubcaster has been searching for an exec to oversee the channel since former BBC Two controller Kim Shillinglaw lost out on the TV channels and iPlayer controller job to Charlotte Moore and left. Clare Sillery, who is […]

BBC plan to put factual at the heart of BBC Two

BBC programming chief Charlotte Moore plans to place factual programming at the centre of the BBC Two schedule, as the debate over ‘distinctiveness’ at the UK’s pubcaster rages. Moore recently became controller of BBC TV channels and iPlayer, replacing Kim Shillinglaw at BBC Two, and plans to put factual “proudly at the heart” of the UK free-to-air […]

BBC Two and Four controller exits in channels, iPlayer rejig

BBC Two and Four controller Kim Shillinglaw is to leave the UK public broadcaster as part of a wider restructure that sees Charlotte Moore take over all channels and the iPlayer. Moore has been named controller, TV channels and iPlayer for the BBC following an internal recruitment process, which was designed to create a “simplified […]

Netflix takes exclusive Peaky Blinders rights

Netflix has picked up exclusive US rights to British period crime series Peaky Blinders. The streaming service will launch the show exclusively in the US, making all six episodes of season one available simultaneously from September 30. Season two, which will debut on BBC Two in the UK at the start of October, will follow […]

BBC should take more risks, appeal more to minority viewers, says Trust

The BBC’s TV channel output should be more distinctive, collaborative and should appeal more to young, black, Asian and minority ethnic viewers, according to a BBC Trust review.  The BBC’s governing body, which yesterday published the conclusions of its review of BBC One, Two, Three and Four, said that it believed the BBC could continue […]

Janice Hadlow out as BBC Two controller

Janice Hadlow has stepped down as controller of UK channels BBC Two and BBC Four. Having run two of the public broadcaster’s channels, Hadlow will move into a newly created role as controller, special projects and seasons. The BBC said that in that position Hadlow will develop “robust” returning formats for early evening television, ranging […]

BBC to boost women’s football coverage

The BBC is to increase its coverage of women’s football with the introduction of two preview shows on BBC Two, coverage of July’s Women’s European Championship in Sweden on BBC Three, with the final shown on BBC Two, and four FA Women’s Super League programmes on BBC Two. The BBC will also show the England […]