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  • The Hospital series 4 will return for BBC 2
  • Dominic Cooper is to play a fitness instructor in a new gym-based comedy for Sky 1
  • Series 2 of Soft Border Patrol has been commissioned.
  • Tourist Trap is commissioned for a second series
  • The Rhys Thomas spoof In The Life of a Year moves to BBC 2

Feature

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Almost Never

7 December, 2018

Emily Atack is to co-star alongside Colin Hoult in a new CBBC comedy drama. It follows the fortunes of The Wonderland, a boy band that win a TV talent show.

It charts their comedic ups and downs as they try to grow their fan base and find the best songs to record. As the boys try to make it, they also have to juggle home life, school and relationships alongside their dreams of pop stardom.

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Film in Production

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Prod Comp:
  Sony Pictures
Date:
  TBC
Status:
  Production

In a bid to make a name for themselves, a TV star and his stunt double embark on a journey during the Charles Manson reign of terror.

The Addams Family

Prod Comp:
  MGM
Date:
  TBC
Status:
  Production

In this animated version, The Addams family become embroiled in a face-off with a crafty reality TV host whilst anticipating the arrival of their extended family.

Spider-Man

Prod Comp:
  Sony Pictures
Date:
  TBC
Status:
  Production

The upcoming sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming follows Peter Parker and his friends on their summer vacation to Europe.

Sonic the Hedgehog

Prod Comp:
  Paramount Pictures
Date:
  TBC
Status:
  Production

Sonic, with the assistance of the local sheriff (Tom), will battle against the evil Dr. Eggman to recover his rings.

Recent TV Commissions

The Young Offenders

Title:
  The Young Offenders
Channel:
  BBC 1
Genre:
  Comedy
Prod Comp:
  BBC Studios
Description:
  The comedy about people fighting off an eviction notice from the council returns for xmas special.
Duration:
  1x60mins
Status:
  Pre Production

Hold The Sunset Xmas Special

Title:
  Hold The Sunset Xmas Special
Channel:
  BBC 1
Genre:
  Comedy
Prod Comp:
  BBC Studios
Description:
  The sitcom starring John Cleese and Alison Steadman returns for a Christmas special
Duration:
  1x60mins
Status:
  Pre Production

The Search

Title:
  The Search
Channel:
  BBC 2
Genre:
  Factual
Prod Comp:
  BBC Studios
Description:
  Explores the impact on the life of families when a loved one goes missing.
Duration:
  8x60mins
Status:
  Pre Production

The Hospital - From The Inside

Title:
  The Hospital - From The Inside
Channel:
  BBC 2
Genre:
  Factual
Prod Comp:
  BBC Studios
Description:
  Goes behind the doors of the Royal Victoria Hospital and the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust
Duration:
  8x60mins
Status:
  Pre Production

Counsel

Title:
  Counsel
Channel:
  BBC 2
Genre:
  Drama
Prod Comp:
  BBC Studios
Description:
  Female barrister complicates her professional and personal life when she meets a new client.
Duration:
  1x90mins
Status:
  Pre Production

Ups And Downs

Title:
  Ups And Downs
Channel:
  BBC 2
Genre:
  Drama
Prod Comp:
  BBC Studios
Description:
  Mother with 22 year-old son with Downs syndrome and 18 year-old daughter head off on a road trip.
Duration:
  1x90mins
Status:
  Pre Production

Colin Murphys Panic Room

Title:
  Colin Murphys Panic Room
Channel:
  BBC 2
Genre:
  Comedy
Prod Comp:
  BBC Studios
Description:
  Colin Murphy takes viewers on a trip back in time, only to realise we really had nothing to worry about.
Duration:
  3x60mins
Status:
  Pre Production

What We Do In The Shadows

Title:
  What We Do In The Shadows
Channel:
  BBC2
Genre:
  Comedy
Prod Comp:
  FX network
Description:
  The BBC has brought the rights to air the TV comedy based on the vampire mockumentary movie
Duration:
  10x30mins
Status:
  Acquisition

The Reluctant Landlord Series 2

Title:
  The Reluctant Landlord Series 2
Channel:
  Sky 1
Genre:
  Comedy
Prod Comp:
  CPL Productions
Description:
  Romesh Ranganathan sitcom based on his own experiences of taking over a pub from his father.
Duration:
  6x30mins
Status:
  Pre Production

Dont Forget The Driver

Title:
  Dont Forget The Driver
Channel:
  BBC 2
Genre:
  Comedy
Prod Comp:
  Sister Pictures
Description:
  Toby Jones is a single dad coping with his disaffected daughter Kayla and caring for his mum.
Duration:
  6x30mins
Status:
  Pre Production

The Queen And I

Title:
  The Queen And I
Channel:
  Sky 1
Genre:
  Comedy Drama
Prod Comp:
  King Bert
Description:
  To star David Walliams based on the book published by Sue Townsend in the 1990s.
Duration:
  1x60mins
Status:
  Pre Production

Events

TV Networking

The Hospital Club

Date:
  7th February

Join ProductionBase at The Hospital Club for our first TV Networking event of 2019. We'll once again be joined by two top programme makers, taking us behind the scenes of their hit shows.

Contact:
  www.bit.ly/2miXyXi

RTS Futures Careers Fair

London

Date:
  30th January

Join RTS Futures and a host of top production companies for their 2019 Careers Fair. Get all the latest tips, tricks and practical advice to help you land that all important first job in TV.

Contact:
  www.bit.ly/2RVcNmH