Talent Week showcases new names in TV, radio and music
week long celebration of new talent and content will kick off across
the BBC with the launch of BBC Talent Week on 21 March 2004.
Talent Week will focus on fresh faces coming through the BBC and
will showcase brand new distinctive and innovative programming on
BBC ONE, BBC TWO, BBC THREE and BBC FOUR, with Radio 1 dedicating
a brand new section of their playlist to new, unsigned music.
THREE will act as a centrepiece showcasing a wide range of new creative
talent including writers, directors, musicians, actors, animators
ONE will reveal how young actors and musicians get their first break.
Talent on THREE
Music on THREE
series of five short films produced by Radio 1 giving the inside
track on new bands and presenters showcasing some of the most vibrant
and energetic new UK acts. Jo Whiley and The Darkness feature.
about the lives of inmates at Moundview women's prison by all-new
writers and all-new cast.
n Sour (working title)
first-ever oriental comedy show written by and starring fresh new
British talent. A unique mix of comedy characters and comic sketches
spiced up by a team of new writers and performers.
Bunk Bed Boys
of BBC Talent's New Sitcom Writers Award Daniel Peak's one-off,
quirky comedy about two brothers in their mid-twenties who still
live at home with their mum.
Late Night Shorts
hour, post-watershed, themed night which showcases the best of British
short film makers and premieres three new short films commissioned
by BBC Talent. Also includes a half-hour documentary on British
animators at the cutting edge of the UK's animation scene.
Making It At Holby
new characters in two of BBC ONE's biggest drama series, Holby City
and Casualty, are followed through the creation of their characters
and their casting experience in this hour-long prime-time documentary.
three are mentored by leading actors, Holby's Ian Aspinall (Mubbs
Hussein) and Jan Pearson (Kath) and Casualty's James Redmond (Abs).
actors' debut episodes will be broadcast on BBC ONE as part of Talent
Academy Bursary: Next Generation
charity for real music makers which raised £2.6m over the
Fame Academy series follows young musicians from classical to hip-hop
and r'n'b as they compete for five tailored music education bursaries.
final will take place in the Academy. Alex Parks, Jamie Cullum,
Carrie and David Grant feature.
hour-long documentary will be repeated on BBC THREE.
To Win (working title)
up on the two winners of Born To Win - TV's biggest ever search
for sporting talent of the future.
Bloor and Garth Chamberlain both face crucial decisions: how will
Louise take on board Olympic advice and will Garth's encounter with
Lawrence Dallaglio make him forget any dreams of following in the
footsteps of Redgrave?
O'Leary presents this half-hour documentary.
series featuring the rise and success of popular British Asian arts,
entertainment, lifestyle and culture, showcasing new talent communities
across the UK.
debut of The National Film and Television School's top six documentary
graduation films for 2004 showcasing work by upcoming graduates.
Talent executive Lorna Clarke says: "The quality of the talent
featured during Talent Week is testimony to BBC's on-going efforts
to find and develop new talent."
Murphy, Controller BBC THREE, says: "Talent forms the bedrock
of what the BBC does.
THREE provides a space for the new generation of comedians, presenters,
directors and writers to develop and mature, as has happened with
Little Britain, 3 Non Blondes, Body Hits and Little Angels."
Talent Week is part of BBC Talent, the BBC's on-going campaign to
find and nurture creative new talent throughout the UK.
Talent was launched in 2000 and has so far offered 46 schemes and
585 contracts, showcases and on-screen opportunities.
more schemes will be launched on 6 March 2004.
of all the schemes can be found on the BBC Talent website - www.bbc.co.uk/talent
- or by calling the BBC Talent Hotline on 08700 106060.
forms are available from 6 March and the closing date for most schemes
is 30 May 2004.
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