Renowned Shakespearean actor Mark Rylance is to take on his first ever children’s role in a new CBeebies series announced today by the BBC. The actor, director and playwright, who is currently filming an adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall for BBC2, will voice the character of Flop in an animation called Bing. Flop is […]
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A new series for E4 co-produced by Shine North in Dock 10 will see “nerdy boys and geeky girls” swapping text books for hardcore clubbing. Channel announced today that the 6 x 60min series is being made by Shine North and GME. It was commissioned by Dominic Bird, head of formats, and commissioning editor Jilly Pearce. The […]
International PR agency Citigate has opened a Manchester office – with MediaCity a key factor in its decision. The firm, whose full name is Citigate Dewe Rogerson, has established a base in Spinningfields. It said there were three main reasons for its move – to grow its North West client base in the North West, […]
CBeebies pre-school series Cloudbabies has agreed a deal with two German broadcasters that will see it further extend its reach globally. Public broadcasters ARD and ZDF has bought the 52x10min animated programme, which follows four characters who live in a house in the clouds and has been nominated for best pre-school programme in the RTS NW […]
Miranda Hart and Rob Brydon are two of the stars set to appear in a TV adaptation of David Walliams’ children’s novel, Gangsta Granny. Commissioned by BBC Comedy at MediaCityUK, the 60-minute special has been co-written by Kevin Cecil and Andy Riley (Gnomeo & Juliet, Robbie The Reindeer, Black Books) along with Walliams. It will […]
Radio 5 live and the BBC Sport website are set to provide their most comprehensive coverage yet of this winter’s Ashes series in Australia. The station will for the first time feature live commentary from England’s warm up matches as well as ball-by-ball coverage of the Women’s 2014 Ashes series. Test Match Special will have ball-by-ball […]
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The ‘living dead’ are being invited to shuffle down to Media City next week for an exclusive preview of a new BBC TV drama.
Organisers from the BBC’s new writing department Writersroom and the University of Salford are hoping the public will enter into the spirit of the occasion and come dressed as the undead for the screening of episode one of In the Flesh, a new BBC Three series.
CBeebies have announced a new programme to be filmed at MediaCity, starring Sesame Street favourites Elmo and the Cookie Monster. The 52-part series 'The Furchester' will be screened next autumn, and revolves around an "almost world-class hotel" owned by a family of "cheerfully incompetent monsters". Think Fawlty Towers but with Muppets.