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Buffering

2 December, 2019

Iain Stirling is making a sitcom for ITV2. The stand-up and Love Island narrator writes and stars in Buffering, a coming-of-age comedy.

Buffering is made by Stirling's management company Avalon and directed by Martin Stirling (no relation), whose credits include several of Spencer Jones's television shows, including The Mind of Herbert Clunkerdunk. The producer is Cold Feet's Serena Cullen.

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Film in Production

Black Widow

Prod Comp:
  Marvel Studios
Date:
  TBC
Status:
  Production

Based on the Marvel Comics character Black Widow, Natasha Romanoff finds herself alone in a quest to confront her past.

Now You See Me 3

Prod Comp:
  Lionsgate
Date:
  TBC
Status:
  Post Production

Centred on a band of criminal magicians, the third instalment of this action thriller sees The Four Horsemen reunite, in order to pull off another heist.

Trolls World Tour

Prod Comp:
  Universal
Date:
  TBC
Status:
  Post Production

In this sequel to the 2016 hit, Poppy and Branch discover they belong to one of six different Troll tribes, which happen to be scattered over six different lands.

Cats

Prod Comp:
  Universal
Date:
  TBC
Status:
  Post Production

Based on Andrew Lloyd Webber's successful stage musical, this feature film centres on a tribe of cats called the Jellicles.

Recent TV Commissions

The Young Offenders S3

Title:
  The Young Offenders S3
Channel:
  BBC 2
Genre:
  Comedy
Prod Comp:
  Vico Films
Description:
  Chris Walley and Alex Murphy will return as incorrigible delinquents Jock and Conor
Duration:
  6x30mins
Status:
  Pre Production

Puckoon

Title:
  Puckoon
Channel:
  Radio 4
Genre:
  Comedy
Prod Comp:
  BBC Studios
Description:
  Ed Byrne is to star in a new adaptation of the Spike Milligan novel.
Duration:
  6x30mins
Status:
  Pre Production

Urban Myth

Title:
  Urban Myth
Channel:
  Sky Arts
Genre:
  Drama
Prod Comp:
  Sky Studios
Description:
  One-off comedy-drama about the infamous unmade bed installation by Tracey Emin
Duration:
  1x60mins
Status:
  Pre Production

Back to Life Series 1

Title:
  Back to Life Series 1
Channel:
  BBC 2
Genre:
  Comedy
Prod Comp:
  BBC Studios
Description:
  Daisy Haggard's black comedy is to return for a second series.
Duration:
  6x30mins
Status:
  Pre Production

Semi-Detached Series 1

Title:
  Semi-Detached Series 1
Channel:
  BBC 2
Genre:
  Comedy
Prod Comp:
  Happy Tramp
Description:
  The sitcom starring Lee Mack is commissioned for a full series after successful pilot.
Duration:
  6x30mins
Status:
  Pre Production

Ghosts Series 3

Title:
  Ghosts Series 3
Channel:
  BBC 1
Genre:
  Comedy
Prod Comp:
  BBC Studios
Description:
  The BBC has ordered a third series of its haunted house comedy starring Charlotte Ritchie
Duration:
  6x30mins
Status:
  Pre Production

Too Close

Title:
  Too Close
Channel:
  ITV1
Genre:
  Drama
Prod Comp:
  Snowed In Productions
Description:
  Thriller of how two women become dangerously close when fate forces them together.
Duration:
  3x60mins
Status:
  Pre Production

Events

Roundhouse TV Networking

Camden

Date:
  2nd April

Meet established industry professionals and extend your network of filmmakers at Roundhouse's film and TV networking event.

Contact:
  www.bit.ly/2R1yy7d

RTS Freelancers Fair

TBC

Date:
  16th January

Freelancers in the Southern region are invited to blow away the Christmas cobwebs and attend our annual informal get together with a glass of wine.

Contact:
  www.bit.ly/35HxUjp

RTS Christmas Lecture

London

Date:
  4th December

David Abraham reflects on three decades in global media in conversation with Chris Curtis, Editor of Broadcast.

Contact:
  www.bit.ly/2OT80Cx

FOCUS 2019

London

Date:
  3-4th December

Registration is now open for the 2019 edition of FOCUS - the meeting place for international production.

Contact:
  www.tlgfocus.com