Sunday 16 Mar 2014
BBC Entertainment has recommissioned two of its successful Saturday night formats – Tonight's The Night and Secret Fortune. Both will again be recorded at BBC Scotland's Pacific Quay studios for BBC One later this year.
The new series will be the third for Tonight's The Night, starring John Barrowman. The co-production between BBC Vision Productions and Barrowman Barker Productions will comprise of six studio-based episodes and two compilation shows. The series will be executive produced by Louise Rainbow and Eileen Herlihy.
Secret Fortune, the new National Lottery gameshow format which launched last month and gives contestants the chance to win up to £100,000, will return for a second series. Belfast-based independent production company Wild Rover has been commissioned to make a further eight episodes. The series will be executive produced by Phil Morrow.
Both series were commissioned by Controller of BBC One, Danny Cohen; Executive Editor for Entertainment Alan Tyler; and Controller of Entertainment Commissioning Mark Linsey.
Alan Tyler said: "We are delighted to recommission these shows, which will continue to be made in Scotland and Northern Ireland. They are first and foremost great programmes. Their recommissions are fantastic news not only for the viewers who love them, but also for the in-house and independent production companies involved and for the local economy."
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