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Watching Football With Friends

15 February, 2019

Sky one has commissioned eight half-hour episodes featuring comics viewing and commentating on two Premier League matches in separate studios, which are made to look like sitting rooms.

The series will be made by Avalon and will feature comics including Nish Kumar, Jon Richardson, Tom Davis, Matt Forde, Joe Wilkinson, Lee and Josh Widdicombe.

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Film in Production

Across the Water

Prod Comp:
  iFeatures
Date:
  2019
Status:
  Pre-Production

A terrified young woman must deal with her unwanted pregnancy, in a country where having an abortion can mean life in prison.

A Voice and Its Echo

Prod Comp:
  iFeatures
Date:
  2019
Status:
  Pre-Production

A woman rediscovers her love of music when she returns home to the Yorkshire Moors and uncovers what might be the entrance to another world.

A Man's World

Prod Comp:
  Element Pictures
Date:
  2019
Status:
  Pre-Production

Story of the life of Emile Griffith, the boxer who won world titles in two weight classes but is best remembered for beating to death Benny "The Kid" Paret in the ring.

Alex Ferguson Documentary (w/t)

Prod Comp:
  DNA Films
Date:
  2019
Status:
  Pre-Production

Documenting the life of Manchester United legend Alex Ferguson. With exclusive and unrestricted access to Ferguson, his family and closest friends.

Recent TV Commissions

Souvenir Programme Series 2

Title:
  Souvenir Programme Series 2
Channel:
  Radio 4
Genre:
  Comedy
Prod Comp:
  Radio 4
Description:
  Creator John Finnemore will be joined by other comedians to bring the new sketches to life.
Duration:
  6x30mins
Status:
  Pre Production

Sex Education Series 2

Title:
  Sex Education Series 2
Channel:
  Netflix
Genre:
  Drama
Prod Comp:
  Netflix
Description:
  The second series will again feature Gillian Anderson as a sex therapist.
Duration:
  10x45mins
Status:
  Pre Production

The Jim Jefferies Show S3

Title:
  The Jim Jefferies Show S3
Channel:
  Netflix
Genre:
  Comedy
Prod Comp:
  Comedy Central
Description:
  The comedian travelling to East Asia, South Africa and his native Australia.
Duration:
  6x30mins
Status:
  Pre Production

Out There

Title:
  Out There
Channel:
  ITV
Genre:
  Comedy
Prod Comp:
  Angst Productions
Description:
  The one-off will air later this month, featuring comedians performing their routines in the real world.
Duration:
  1x30mins
Status:
  Post Production

Travelling Blind

Title:
  Travelling Blind
Channel:
  BBC2
Genre:
  Factual Ents
Prod Comp:
  BBC Studios
Description:
  Blind presenter Amar Latif takes cautious traveller Pascoe across Turkey.
Duration:
  3x30mins
Status:
  Pre Production

AfterLife

Title:
  AfterLife
Channel:
  Netflix
Genre:
  Comedy
Prod Comp:
  Derek Productions
Description:
  Ricky Gervais plays a man who becomes suicidal after the death of his wife.
Duration:
  6x30mins
Status:
  Post Production

Events

BBC Production Apprentice Scheme

UK Wide

Date:
  Closes 6th March 2019

If you want to help shape the BBC of the future and if you want your voice to be heard, then this scheme could be a great place for you to start your career in broadcasting!

Contact:
  www.bit.ly/2DZOQ9R

TV Networking

Covent Garden

Date:
  28th February

Join ProductionBase at 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