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BBC announces casting for This City Is Ours (w/t)

Sean Bean, James Nelson-Joyce, Hannah Onslow, and Jack McMullen lead the cast in the eight-part series from writer Stephen Butchard.

The BBC has announced casting for This City is Ours (w/t), the epic new crime drama now filming in Liverpool and Spain. The eight-part series is created and written by Stephen Butchard (The Good Mothers, The Last Kingdom, Five Daughters), directed by Saul Dibb (The

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NFTS Diverse Writers Development Programme Nears Completion

The National Film and Television School (NFTS) and Left Bank Pictures, the production company behind the acclaimed series The Crown, is nearing the conclusion of its unique 10-week Diverse Writers Development Programme, backed by Sony Pictures Television. Designed to amplify the voices of six promising writers from across the UK, the participants were selected from a record number of applications

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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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VICKY McCLURE TO STAR IN PARAMOUNT+ UK ORIGINAL DRAMA SERIES, INSOMNIA

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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