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Village of the Year 2017

20 April, 2017

Penelope Keith retraces her steps across the UK to find the country's top village. The 24 x 60 series, produced by Reef Television will air across both daytime and peak.

From stunning coastal fishing villages to hillside farming communities and from outlandish artist colonies to the most traditional chocolate box villages, Village of the Year 2017 with Penelope Keith will celebrate all that is great about our rural communities.

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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.

Recent TV Commissions

The Truth About Sleep

Title:
  The Truth About Sleep
Channel:
  BBC 1
Genre:
  Factual
Prod Comp:
  Lion Television
Description:
  Explores why Britain is one of the most sleep-deprived countries in the world.
Duration:
  TBC
Status:
  Pre-production

Edith

Title:
  Edith
Channel:
  BBC 1
Genre:
  Comedy
Prod Comp:
  BBC Studios
Description:
  Sitcom which follows a widow as she prepares to marry and move abroad with her elderly neighbour.
Duration:
  6x30mins
Status:
  Pre-production

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

Events

BFI: Screenwriting Sci-fi

BFI Southbank

Date:
  30th April

In partnership with Sci-Fi London Film Festival, this BFI workshop will take you through the process of creating a sci-fi screenplay.

Contact:
  www.bit.ly/2oraBpJ

Indielab Distribution Day

London

Date:
  3rd May

Indielab's Distribution Day is an exclusive one-day event which brings together the TV industry's leading Distributors with the UK's fastest growing small indies.

Contact:
  www.goo.gl/SMF2YQ

RTS Futures: You're Hired

London

Date:
  27th April

Join RTS Futures for an in depth, exclusive session on sculpting the perfect CV and cover letter for media roles.

Contact:
  www.bit.ly/2nIZ6MV

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