0
Video

BBC confirms writer for The Dark Materials adaptation

Tuesday 5 April 2016 | 16:53 CET | News
The BBC confirmed that Jack Thorne has been selected as the writer on the new drama series based on Philip Pullman's fantasy trilogy of novels, His Dark Materials. This is the first commission from Bad Wolf, UK/US production company founded by Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner and co-sited in South Wales and Los Angeles. It will also be New Line Cinema's first move into British TV. His Dark Materials has been published in more than 40 languages and has sold almost 17.5 million copies worldwide. Pullman will act as co-executive director.

Thank you for visiting Telecompaper

Sign up below to get access to the rest of this article and all the telecom news you need.

  • Register free and gain access to even more articles from Telecompaper. Register here
  • Subscribe and get unlimited access to Telecompaper’s full coverage, with a customised choice of news, commentary, research and alerts.

Subscriptions

Already registered?



Free Headlines in your E-mail

Every day we send out a free e-mail with the most important headlines of the last 24 hours.

Subscribe now

Categories: Broadcast & Satellite
Companies: BBC
Countries: United Kingdom
::: add a comment

Add comment

We welcome comments that add value to the discussion. We attempt to block comments that use offensive language or appear to be spam, and our editors frequently review the comments to ensure they are appropriate. If you see a comment that you believe is inappropriate to the discussion, you can bring it to our attention by using the report abuse links. As the comments are written and submitted by visitors of the Telecompaper website, they in no way represent the opinion of Telecompaper.


Related

BBC sells TV rights for RSC Shakespeare Live!

Published 22 Apr 2016 11:08 CET | United Kingdom
BBC Worldwide announced that the TV rights for Shakespeare Live! From the RSC, have been picked up by multiple broadcasters ...

Alan Shearer extends BBC contract until 2020

Published 20 Apr 2016 20:40 CET | United Kingdom
The BBC announced that former England captain Alan Shearer has extended his contract with the organisation until 2020. Shearer ...

BBC World News extends Intelsat distribution contract

Published 15 Apr 2016 15:45 CET | World
Global news TV channel BBC World News has renewed and expanded its contract with Intelsat for use of multiple Intelsat premier ...

BBC Worldwide appoints new CFO

Published 15 Apr 2016 10:58 CET | United Kingdom
BBC Worldwide, commercial division of UK broadcaster BBC, has appointed Tom Fussell as CFO with effect from 03 May. Fussell was ...

BBC appoints new Deputy Political Editor

Published 14 Apr 2016 10:57 CET | United Kingdom
The BBC has announced the appointment of John Pienaar as Deputy Political Editor. In addition to this new role, he will continue ...

BBC launches new iPlayer Kids app

Published 12 Apr 2016 17:12 CET | United Kingdom
The BBC has launched the new BBC iPlayer Kids app. This is available for free on iOS and Android phones and tablets, as well as ...

BBC confirms Invictus Games presenting team

Published 11 Apr 2016 14:02 CET | United Kingdom
The BBC has confirmed its presenting team for coverage of the 2016 Invictus Games. It will broadcast the latest coverage each ...

BBC Learning delivers Shakespeare quotes to smartphones

Published 11 Apr 2016 11:02 CET | United Kingdom
The BBC has announced a new digital interactive campaign to bring Shakespeare to the smartphone generation, launches as part of ...

BBC digital expert Tony Ageh leaves corporation

Published 06 Apr 2016 21:59 CET | United Kingdom
The BBC is losing one of its top digital experts as Tony Ageh leaves the corporation after 14 years to become chief digital ...

Ferdinand joins BBC Euro 2016 presenters

Published 04 Apr 2016 21:39 CET | United Kingdom
The BBC announced that former England football captain Rio Ferdinand will join the BBC Euro 2016 presentation team. He was ...

BBC launches Bitesize revision app

Published 04 Apr 2016 18:38 CET | United Kingdom
BBC Learning has launched a new, free app to help students prepare for their GCSE and Scottish National/Higher exams. The app ...

BBC launches 'Do Something Great' volunteering season

Published 24 Mar 2016 15:43 CET | United Kingdom
The BBC has launched a volunteering initiative encouraging people to Do Something Great. The Do Something Great online hub will ...

BBC starts deliveries of micro:bits to UK schools

Published 22 Mar 2016 18:07 CET | United Kingdom
From 22 March, up to one million BBC micro:bits are being delivered free to every year 7 student in England and Wales, year 8 ...

BBC appoints new Director of BBC Studios

Published 22 Mar 2016 17:39 CET | United Kingdom
The BBC has announced the appointment of Mark Linsey as the new Director of BBC Studios. He has been Acting Director of BBC ...

BBC Academy invites apprenticeship applications

Published 21 Mar 2016 11:13 CET | United Kingdom
The BBC announced that recruitment is now open for five BBC Academy apprenticeship scheme, including a new industry-designed ...

BBC wins 2018 Commonwealth Games broadcast rights

Published 14 Mar 2016 21:51 CET | United Kingdom
The BBC has secured the UK broadcast rights for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. This will be the 17th consecutive ...

BBC, ITV discuss subscription streaming service - report

Published 11 Mar 2016 09:04 CET | United Kingdom
The BBC is understood to have held talks with rivals including ITV and NBCUniversal about launching a subscription video ...

BBC marks 10 years of BBC School Report

Published 10 Mar 2016 14:18 CET | United Kingdom
BBC is marking 10 years of BBC School Report in 2016, with over 400,000 School Reporters having already taken part in years one ...

BBC controller outlines vision for channels

Published 08 Mar 2016 10:51 CET | United Kingdom
Charlotte Moore, the BBC's controller of TV channels and iPlayer, has outlined her plans for the British public broadcasters main ...





Calendar   /   Industry Events

26 Nov Axiata Q3 2020
26 Nov Telekom Malaysia Q3 2020
26 Nov Megafon Q3 2020
30 Nov Zoom Video Communications Q3 2020
30 Nov NexTV Series MENA
01 Dec Hewlett Packard Enterprise fiscal Q4
01 Dec NGON & DCI World
02 Dec FTTH Conference
02 Dec Microsoft AGM
02 Dec Telia EGM
03 Dec Marvell Technology fiscal Q3
03 Dec Liberty Latin America AGM
03 Dec LoRaWAN World Expo
::: More Calendar Items