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Jamie's Quick & Easy Food

24 March, 2017

Jamie Oliver has signed a new three year deal to exclusively make programmes for Channel 4. In his brand new series for the channel, Jamie's Quick & Easy Food, each delicious dish uses just five ingredients, focusing on ease, simplicity, and clever tricks and techniques.

In the 8 x 30 series, which coincides with a new cookbook to be published by Penguin, Jamie will cover all the big-hitters - gorgeous meat, fish and veggie dishes, amazing salads and pastas, sweet treats and everything in between. This is delicious food like you've never seen it before.

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Film in Production

Mary Poppins Returns

Prod Comp:
  Walt Disney
Date:
  TBC
Status:
  Production

Set in 1930s London, Mary Poppins Returns sees Michael & Jane Banks now grown up. After Michael suffers a loss, Mary Poppins re-enters their lives & uses her magical skills to help them rediscover the wonder missing in their lives.

Star Wars: Han Solo

Prod Comp:
  Walt Disney
Date:
  February 20th, 2017
Status:
  Production

Prequel to the original Star Wars trilogy, this film will explore the adventures of a young Han Solo and Chewbacca, including their early encounters with that other card-playing rogue from a galaxy far, far away, Lando Calrissian

Tomb Raider

Prod Comp:
  Warner Bros.
Date:
  January 23rd, 2017
Status:
  Production

Starring Alicia Vikander. This reboot follows Lara Croft as she sets out on her first expedition to finish her father's research and clear his name.

Paddington 2

Prod Comp:
  Heyday Films
Date:
  TBC
Status:
  Production

The continuing comic misadventures of a young marmalade-loving Peruvian bear who travels to London, and the kindly Brown family who give him a home.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Prod Comp:
  Marv Films
Date:
  TBC
Status:
  Pre-production

Sequel to 'Kingsman': Eggsy, Merlin and Roxy head to the United States to join forces with the Statesman, Kingsman's American counterpart.

The Death of Stalin

Prod Comp:
  Quad
Date:
  TBC
Status:
  Production

Adaptation of the acclaimed graphic novel that follows the Soviet dictator's last days, and depicts the chaos of the regime following his death in 1953 after 30 years of iron-fisted rule.

Ocean's Eight

Prod Comp:
  Warner Bros.
Date:
  TBC
Status:
  Production

In an all-female spin-off of the original 'Ocean's' films, Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock) assembles a crew and attempts to pull off the heist of the century at New York City's star-studded annual Met Gala.

Idol's Eye

Prod Comp:
  Benaroya Pictures
Date:
  TBC
Status:
  Production

Robert Pattinson stars as a thief who unknowingly steals a blue diamond from Chicago mob boss Tony Accardo, setting off a war as they both try to keep one step ahead of the FBI.

Recent TV Commissions

The Commanders

Title:
  The Commanders
Channel:
  History UK
Genre:
  Specialist Factual
Prod Comp:
  Bad Wolf
Description:
  The anthology strand will delve into the lives of past US leaders such as Bill Clinton and Thomas Jefferson.
Duration:
  TBC
Status:
  Pre-production

One Born Every Minute Series 8

Title:
  One Born Every Minute Series 8
Channel:
  Channel 4
Genre:
  Factual Ents
Prod Comp:
  Dragonfly
Description:
  The documentary series returns to the Liverpool hospital for women for series 8.
Duration:
  TBC
Status:
  Pre-production

The Investigator Series 2 & 3

Title:
  The Investigator Series 2 & 3
Channel:
  ITV
Genre:
  Factual
Prod Comp:
  Shiver
Description:
  Series returns to focus on links between an unsolved murder case and a convicted killer.
Duration:
  TBC
Status:
  Pre-production

Partners In Rhyme

Title:
  Partners In Rhyme
Channel:
  BBC 1
Genre:
  Entertainment
Prod Comp:
  Panda Television
Description:
  Gameshow, hosted by Len Goodman, in which contestants solve a series of rhyming charades.
Duration:
  6x30mins
Status:
  Pre-production

Taxi to Training

Title:
  Taxi to Training
Channel:
  BBC 3
Genre:
  Sport
Prod Comp:
  Goalhanger Films
Description:
  Lloyd Griffith chats with Premier League footballers while he drives them to training in a taxi.
Duration:
  8x30mins
Status:
  Pre-production

The Secret Life of The Hospital Bed

Title:
  The Secret Life of The Hospital Bed
Channel:
  BBC 1
Genre:
  Factual
Prod Comp:
  Crackit Productions
Description:
  Series using fixed-rig cameras to tell the story of patients in different NHS hospitals across the UK.
Duration:
  10x45mins
Status:
  Pre-production

The Real Full Monty

Title:
  The Real Full Monty
Channel:
  ITV 1
Genre:
  Entertainment
Prod Comp:
  Spun Gold TV
Description:
  Six famous men will get their kit off to raise awareness about cancer.
Duration:
  1x60mins
Status:
  Pre-production

Bang on Budget

Title:
  Bang on Budget
Channel:
  Channel 4
Genre:
  Daytime
Prod Comp:
  Amazing Productions
Description:
  Lucy Alexander and Andy Stevens create makeovers whilst trying not to spend more than budget.
Duration:
  20x60mins
Status:
  Pre-production

Heal Me in the Name of Jesus

Title:
  Heal Me in the Name of Jesus
Channel:
  BBC 3
Genre:
  Factual
Prod Comp:
  Bullion Productions
Description:
  Presenter and wheelchair user Emily Yates visits an Australian faith healer touring the UK.
Duration:
  1x30mins
Status:
  Pre-production

Escape From History

Title:
  Escape From History
Channel:
  Sky Arts 1
Genre:
  Arts
Prod Comp:
  CC Lab
Description:
  The Manic Street Preachers album Everything Must Go is the subject of a feature-length doc
Duration:
  TBC
Status:
  Pre-production

Treasure Champs

Title:
  Treasure Champs
Channel:
  CBBC
Genre:
  Childrens
Prod Comp:
  Three Arrows Media
Description:
  The series mixes animation and live action and explores a different value in each episode.
Duration:
  30x15mins
Status:
  Pre-production

Ali-As Superchargers

Title:
  Ali-As Superchargers
Channel:
  CBBC
Genre:
  Childrens
Prod Comp:
  Endemol
Description:
  Children are given the opportunity to makeover the family car without involvement of their parents.
Duration:
  10x20mins
Status:
  Pre-production

Events

C4 Pop Up 2017

Various

Date:
  April 2017

Channel 4 and MyKindaFuture will host three workshops across the UK in April, for people looking to start a career in production.

Contact:
  www.bit.ly/2mw53vy

BFI Flare

London

Date:
  16 - 26 Mar

London's LGBT Film Festival returns in March. This year's 30th anniversary edition of the festival opens with the world premiere of The Pass.

Contact:
  www.bfi.org.uk/flare