World renowned naturalist and broadcaster Sir David Attenborough will present Dynasty (w/t), a brand new five-part landmark series from the multi-award winning BBC Studios’ Natural History Unit, co-produced with BBC America and France Télévisions, to air later this year on BBC One.
Professor Stephen Hawking to guest star in BBC Radio 4’s Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy: Hexagonal Phase
World-renowned physicist Stephen Hawking is set to join the cast of Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy: Hexagonal Phase.
BBC Igbo and Yoruba services launch today, two of the three new languages to be launched by the BBC for Nigeria and the West and Central Africa region. These services are part of the largest investment in the BBC World Service since the 1940s and are funded by the UK government.
Tom Burke as Cormoran Strike and Holliday Grainger as Robin Ellacott return for Strike - Career Of Evil, the third story from the major TV series for BBC One, The Strike Series, based on J.K. Rowling’s best-selling crime novels written under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.
Jamie Angus has been appointed as Director of the BBC World Service Group.
BBC Radio 5 live has announced it will partner with The FA People's Cup and Sport Relief to host 12 straight hours of 5-a-side football matches, with Robbie Savage as captain of a celebrity Sport Relief All Stars team.
Naturalist and adventurer Steve Backshall will attempt to climb the most iconic vertical mile of crumbling ice and rock in the world, the North Face of the Eiger, Switzerland, for a new CBBC documentary Steve Backshall Takes on the Ogre (1 x 60’).
The BBC today announced that well-known Cambridge classicist and cultural broadcaster, Mary Beard, will present the forthcoming BBC Two series of Front Row, which will broadcast - for the first time - live on Friday nights at 11pm.
Esme Wren has been appointed as the new editor of BBC Newsnight. Esme is currently Head of Politics, Business and Specialist Journalism at Sky News. She will take on the Newsnight role later this spring. Esme replaces Ian Katz, who left the BBC in November 2017.
Former Scotland fly-half and legendary BBC radio commentator Ian Robertson has announced he is to retire at the end of this year, after 46 years as sports commentator for the broadcaster.
Good Omens, the forthcoming BBC Studios production for Amazon Prime Video and BBC Two, will see The League of Gentlemen stars Mark Gatiss (Sherlock, Doctor Who) and Steve Pemberton (Psychoville, Inside No. 9) join its cast as filming of Neil Gaiman’s six-part adaptation continues in South Africa.
BBC iPlayer recorded its best year ever in 2017, having introduced more boxsets, hits from the archive, greater personalisation and the BBC’s first Ultra HD programme.
Filming has begun for a brand new BBC Three series co-written by and starring Lily Brazier (Miche in the BAFTA winning People Just Do Nothing). Wannabe (4 x 22') will drop online next month, telling the story of unfinished business, one last shot at fame and the struggle to let go of a lifelong dream.
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