Broadcasting Press Guild Outstanding Contribution to Broadcasting Award - Andy Harries

Andy Harries, one of UK television’s leading producers and directors and the co-founder of Left Bank Pictures, is to be honoured this week at the 50th annual Broadcasting Press Guild Awards, chosen by journalists who write about television, streaming and audio.

Harries will receive the BPG’s prestigious Harvey Lee Award for Outstanding Contribution to Broadcasting for a career spanning more than

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BBC announces Dear England and This City Is Ours

The BBC has commissioned Dear England, a new drama series about Gareth Southgate and the England men’s football team, based on James Graham’s (Sherwood, The Way, Quiz) smash hit National Theatre play of the same name. Joseph Fiennes (The Handmaid’s Tale, Shakespeare in Love) will star as Gareth Southgate. Rupert Goold (Judy, King Charles III, The Hollow Crown), who directed Dear England on stage

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Paramount+ has today announced casting for its UK original drama series INSOMNIA, an adaptation of the novel of the same name by bestselling author Sarah Pinborough, which will debut exclusively on Paramount+ in the UK in 2024.

Leading the cast and also serving as Executive Producer on the series is Vicky McClure (Line of Duty, Trigger Point, This Is England) as successful career woman Emma

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Sian McWilliams appointed as Left Bank Pictures’ Creative Director

Sian McWilliams, currently Executive Producer for a wide slate of programmes at Left Bank Pictures, including upcoming Without Sin for ITV X and The F*ck It Bucket for Netflix, is stepping up to become Creative Director for the company from 1st January 2023. 

The role will oversee the whole slate of Left Bank programmes with a view to develop new projects, find exciting new talent and

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Stephen S Thompson

Andy Harries: "What a tragedy his passing is.  Stephen was a beautiful man and incredibly talented.  He poured everything into his screenplay for Sitting in Limbo and rightly won the BAFTA for his deeply personal story of his half brother Anthony Bryans attempt to be accepted as a British citizen amidst the Windrush scandal. 

It was a privilege to work with him. He poured his emotions into a

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Netflix Commissions The Fuck It Bucket

The Fuck It Bucket (8x45’). When Mia Polanco (a 17 year old London girl with more wits than is good for her) is released from hospital after a lengthy battle with anorexia nervosa, she is thrust back into the fizzingly chaotic world of sixth form. Only to find that her friends have been spending her recovery time acquiring knowledge and experiences she herself has never known. Suddenly confronted

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Emmys 2021 - The Crown Wins Seven Awards

The Crown won seven awards at the 2021 Emmys.  These were for Drama Series, Lead Actress in a Drama Series (Olivia Colman), Lead Actor in a Drama Series (Josh O'Connor), Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Gillian Anderson), Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (Tobias Menzies), Directing for a Drama Series (Jessica Hobbs) and Writing for a Drama Series (Peter Morgan).


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