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Great Indian Railway Journeys

22 June, 2017

BBC Two has commissioned Great Indian Railway Journeys, a brand new series from Boundless.

This follows the success of Great British Railway Journeys, Great Continental Railway Journeys and Great American Railroad Journeys, all presented by Michael Portillo.

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Film in Production

McQueen

Prod Comp:
  Salon Pictures
Date:
  TBC
Status:
  Production

Mirroring the savage beauty and vivacity of his design, the documentary offers an intimate revelation of Alexander McQueen's world, and also celebrates a radical genius of profound influence.

Battle of the Sexes

Prod Comp:
  Cloud Eight Films
Date:
  2016
Status:
  Post-Production

Starring Emma Stone and Steve Carell, this is story of the seminal 1973 gender battle tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs that scored the highest TV ratings since the Moon Landing.

Crazy Rich Asians

Prod Comp:
  Warner Bros.
Date:
  April 2017
Status:
  Production

A hilarious look at three super-rich, pedigreed Chinese families and their reaction when the heir to one of the most massive fortunes in Asia brings home his US-born girlfriend to the wedding of the season.

Black Panther

Prod Comp:
  Marvel
Date:
  April 2017
Status:
  Post-Production

After the events of Captain America: Civil War, King T'Challa (Chadwick Boseman) returns home to Wakanda but soon finds his sovereignty challenged by factions within his own country.

Aquaman

Prod Comp:
  Warner Bros. Pictures
Date:
  May 2017
Status:
  Production

Starring Jason Momoa, and taking place after the events of Justice League (2017), this film will focus on the story of Aquaman - the king of Atlantis, born Arthur Curry; half-human and half-Atlantean.

Night in Hatton Garden

Prod Comp:
  StudioCanal
Date:
  TBC
Status:
  Production

Based on a true story and a Vanity Fair article by Mark Seal headlined "The Over The Hill Mob"; this film follows the story of the unlikely gang of retirees that pulled off the daring Hatton Garden jewelry heist of 2015.

Avatar 2

Prod Comp:
  20th Century Fox
Date:
  April 2017
Status:
  Production

Avatar 2 will be set three years after the first film and focus on the lives of Jake (Sam Worthington) and Neytiri (Zoe Zaldana) as they explore the other moons of Polyphemus.

A Star is Born

Prod Comp:
  Warner Bros. Pictures
Date:
  April 17, 2017
Status:
  Production

Follows Jackson Maine (Bradley Cooper), a country music star who is on the brink of decline when he discovers a talented unknown named Ally (Stefani Germanotta).

Recent TV Commissions

Wings of War

Title:
  Wings of War
Channel:
  Discovery
Genre:
  Factual
Prod Comp:
  Woodcut Media
Description:
  The roles that planes and their pilots have played throughout military history.
Duration:
  10x60mins
Status:
  Pre-production

First Impressions

Title:
  First Impressions
Channel:
  E4
Genre:
  Factual Ents
Prod Comp:
  Wall to Wall
Description:
  Couples are hypnotised by Aaron Calvert to make them fall in love again in this dating format.
Duration:
  TBC
Status:
  Pre-production

Gifted

Title:
  Gifted
Channel:
  BBC 2
Genre:
  Factual
Prod Comp:
  Blast! Films
Description:
  Ob doc series, takes a unique look at social mobility, and the factors which affect it in Britain today.
Duration:
  6x60mins
Status:
  Pre-production

Politics For Bitches

Title:
  Politics For Bitches
Channel:
  BBC 3
Genre:
  Comedy
Prod Comp:
  King Bert
Description:
  Part Question Time, part doc and part comedy gig, each week will tackle a different political topic.
Duration:
  4x30mins
Status:
  Pre-production

Charlie Brooker 2017 Wipe

Title:
  Charlie Brooker 2017 Wipe
Channel:
  BBC 2
Genre:
  Comedy
Prod Comp:
  House of Tomorrow
Description:
  The comedian and Black Mirror co-creator will return to the format at the end of the year.
Duration:
  1x60mins
Status:
  Pre-production

Cunk On Britain

Title:
  Cunk On Britain
Channel:
  BBC 2
Genre:
  Comedy
Prod Comp:
  House of Tomorrow
Description:
  Philomena Cunk will explore the historical journey that led the UK to Brexit Britain.
Duration:
  5 x30mins
Status:
  Pre-production

Tracey Breaks The News

Title:
  Tracey Breaks The News
Channel:
  BBC 1
Genre:
  Comedy
Prod Comp:
  BBC Studios
Description:
  Filmed close to transmission, this special will feature the return of series favourites Merkel and turgeon.
Duration:
  1x30min
Status:
  Pre-production

A Very English Scandal

Title:
  A Very English Scandal
Channel:
  BBC 1
Genre:
  Drama
Prod Comp:
  Blueprint Pictures
Description:
  True story of the conspiracy behind Liberal party leader Jeremy Thorpe to kill his ex-lover.
Duration:
  3x60mins
Status:
  Pre-production

Giri/Haji

Title:
  Giri/Haji
Channel:
  BBC 1/Netflix
Genre:
  Drama
Prod Comp:
  Sister Pictures
Description:
  Follows Japanese protagonist coming to terms the London life his brother leads.
Duration:
  8x60mins
Status:
  Pre-production

Ross Noble: All Torque

Title:
  Ross Noble: All Torque
Channel:
  Dave
Genre:
  Factual Ents
Prod Comp:
  Grain Media
Description:
  Comedian Ross Noble takes part in legendary motorcycle challenge, the Scottish Six Days Trial
Duration:
  3x60mins
Status:
  Pre-production

Down the Garden Path with Dee Hart

Title:
  Down the Garden Path with Dee Hart
Channel:
  More 4
Genre:
  Popular Factual
Prod Comp:
  King Bert
Description:
  Miranda Hart fronts a gardening show with her mother.
Duration:
  3x60mins
Status:
  Pre-production

Armchair Detectives

Title:
  Armchair Detectives
Channel:
  BBC 1
Genre:
  Daytime
Prod Comp:
  Tiger Aspect
Description:
  Combined quiz and gameshow that transports three players and viewers at home to a fictional town.
Duration:
  20x45mins
Status:
  Pre-production

Playing God: Butcher Breast Surgeon

Title:
  Playing God: Butcher Breast Surgeon
Channel:
  Channel 5
Genre:
  Factual
Prod Comp:
  Elephant House Studios
Description:
  Follows the case around breast surgeon Ian Paterson and his decade performing unnecessary operations.
Duration:
  1x60mins
Status:
  Pre-production

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

Events

CMC Sheffield

Sheffield

Date:
  4-6 July

Join over 1,100 professionals - from every sphere of children's content creation and delivery - to hear from 200 speakers across 60 sessions and workshops at The Children's Media Conference.

Contact:
  www.bit.ly/2r3aJM1

Modern Tales Short Courses

Various

Date:
  Various Dates

Encouraging innovative story development and creative production, these new courses from Modern Tales will tackle the key areas to provide an essential broad and accessible set of skills.

Contact:
  www.bit.ly/2q5qd59