John Simm to star in BBC America's 'Intruders'

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PASADENA, Calif., Jan. 13 (UPI) -- British actor John Simm is to lead the cast of the new Pacific Northwest-set paranormal drama "Intruders," BBC America announced.

BBC America orders new show 'Intruders'

NEW YORK, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- BBC America says it has ordered eight episodes of a new original thriller series called "Intruders," based on Michael Marshall Smith's novel.
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Tom Riley to play da Vinci in series

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LOS ANGELES, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- British actor Tom Riley is to play Renaissance-era artist Leonardo da Vinci in the new drama series, Starz Entertainment and BBC Worldwide Productions said.

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Yates to direct 'Doctor Who' movie

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LOS ANGELES, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- David Yates says he is developing a film based on the classic British science-fiction television series "Doctor Who."
Uma to star in TV version of play 'Bed'

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LONDON, June 23 (UPI) -- U.S. film actress Uma Thurman reportedly is to star in a small-screen adaptation of David Hare's play "My Zinc Bed" to be shown on BBC Two.

Russell T. Davies leaving 'Doctor Who'

LONDON, May 22 (UPI) -- Russell T. Davies is stepping down as executive producer of the beloved British fantasy series "Doctor Who," the BBC announced.

BBC aiming for ratings magic with 'Merlin'

LONDON, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Following on the ratings success of "Robin Hood," the BBC is preparing to present British audiences with a new magic-based series called "Merlin."

BBC orders second season of 'Robin Hood'

LONDON, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Despite declining ratings and mixed reviews in Britain, "Robin Hood" has been picked up by the BBC for a second season.

BBC launches 'Doctor Who' for young adults

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BBC One chief quits amid new requirements

LONDON, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Populist chief Lorraine Heggessey quit BBC One after an order from British legislators that more prime-time programs focus on current affairs.

Christopher Eccleston is new Dr. Who

LONDON, March 22 (UPI) -- British actor Christopher Eccleston has been chosen to be the new Dr. Who in an updated version of the popular British show.

Jane Tranter (born 17 March 1963) is an English television executive who has been the executive vice-president of programming and production at BBC Worldwide's Los Angeles base since January 2009. From 2006 to 2008, she was the BBC's controller of fiction; in this capacity she oversaw the corporation's output in drama and comedy, as well as films and programmes acquired from overseas, across all television channels. Critics were concerned that the BBC had invested too much creative power in one person, and following Tranter's move to the United States, the position of controller of fiction was abolished and the responsibilities divided up among four other executives.

After studying English Literature at King's College London and taking a secretarial course back in Oxford, she joined the staff of the BBC in 1985, initially working as a secretary in the radio drama department. Two years later, she made the switch into television, working as a floor manager on popular dramas such as EastEnders and Bergerac.

Later that same year she was promoted to assistant script editor, working on the BBC's popular medical drama Casualty. She quickly caught the eye of producer David M. Thompson, who promoted her to act as script editor on the anthology drama series Screen One and Screen Two, essentially the same programme whose title changed depending on whether it was being screened on BBC One or BBC Two, the transmission channel varying depending on content and tone of the dramas produced.

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