BPG in the News – January 19, 2012


C21Media
High drama at BBC1
C21Media
Speaking at a Broadcasting Press Guild lunch in London, Stephenson said: “Last year, we put a huge amount of focus on BBC2. We doubled the investment and increased our audience from an average of 1.9 million to 2.9 million and those shows were 

Posted: January 18, 2012, 7:18 am
Sherlock Set To Return
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The BBC have announced plans for a wealth of new dramas during theBroadcasting Press Guild in London including an adaptation of Philippa Gregory’s best-selling novels. In addition plans for adaptations of Wilkie Collins’ The Moonstone and James 

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Posted: January 17, 2012, 2:19 pm

The Guardian
Should trans screen roles be played by trans actors?
The Guardian
“[It’s] a brilliant story,” Stephenson told the Broadcasting Press Guild, “untold, I think, on mainstream television.” Bean’s appearance is the latest to raise an issue constantly debated within certain circles: should trans roles on screen be played 

Posted: January 14, 2012, 3:01 pm

Sydney Morning Herald
Prime time nudity gets Brits hot under the collar
Sydney Morning Herald
“We thought about it incredibly carefully and obviously it got 100 complaints and 10.6 million people watched it,” Stephenson told the Broadcasting Press Guild. The Sherlock scene that caused all the fuss. Photo: BBC The plot, an update of Arthur Conan 

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Posted: January 13, 2012, 1:46 am
Matthew Macfadyen, Hayley Atwell land BBC drama roles
Digital Spy UK
BBC head of drama Ben Stephenson confirmed the casting of Macfadyen at the recent Broadcasting Press Guild lunch. The former Spooks star’s recent credits include 2011 blockbuster The Three Musketeers and Channel 4 mini-series Any Human Heart. 

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Posted: January 12, 2012, 1:25 pm
‘Luther’, ‘Death in Paradise’ to return to BBC One
Digital Spy UK
BBC head of drama Ben Stephenson made the announcement at the recentBroadcasting Press Guild lunch. Death In Paradise – described by Stephenson as “old-fashioned fun with a modern slant” – stars Ben Miller as Richard Poole, a stuffy British policeman 

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Posted: January 12, 2012, 1:16 pm
BBC One To Adapt James Herbert Haunted House Novel
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BBC Controller Of Drama Ben Stephenson made the announcement yesterday amid a bunch of new drama announcements at the Broadcasting Press Guild lunch yesterday. And while the rest of the media is getting all excited about the Beeb turning the War Of The 

Posted: January 12, 2012, 8:08 am

Telegraph.co.uk
Transsexual role for hardman Bean
The Press Association
He told members of the Broadcasting Press Guild: “He’s playing a transsexual, a brilliant story, untold I think on mainstream television”. Other names lined up for the new series include Anna Maxwell Martin, Stephen Graham and Liverpudlian comic John 
Sean Bean takes on trans role for BBC dramaPinkNews.co.uk
Sean Bean turns transsexual for role in BBC1 drama AccusedMetro

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Posted: January 12, 2012, 12:30 am

The Guardian
BBC boss defends Sherlock nudity
The Press Association
Mr Stephenson told the Broadcasting Press Guild: “We thought about it incredibly carefully and obviously it got 100 complaints and 10.6 million people watched it”. The plot, an update of Arthur Conan Doyle’s A Scandal in Bohemia, starred Pulver as a 
Sherlock bosses defend nudity: It’s a cheeky show, we don’t have to be dullMetro
BBC Defend Sherlock Nude ScenesGigwise
Sherlock is cheeky entertainment, insists BBC after nudity complaintsThe Guardian

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Posted: January 11, 2012, 6:30 pm

BBC News
War of the Roses saga set for television adaptation
BBC News
Plans for other new dramas were announced at the Broadcasting Press Guild in London. These include adaptations of Wilkie Collins’ The Moonstone and James Herbert’s The Secret of Crickley Hall. The BBC said War Of The Roses will be told uniquely from 
BBC Commissions Slate of New Dramas – One about the War of the Roses!Anglotopia.net
BBC1 unveils five new shows as part of 2012 drama pushTelevisual
More Death in Paradise and Luther announced by BBC head of dramaRadio Times
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Posted: January 11, 2012, 5:49 pm

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