The BBC and ITV has resolved a clash between them over two dramas with the same title; Love Life.
A deal has been reached which sees one show rebranded for its forthcoming series.
Last year both the BBC and ITV separately announced dramas titled Love Life which had they both aired under the same title will have doubtlessly confused viewers. Broadcast reports that the broadcasters have held amicable discussions to resolve the clash between the two shows.
The BBC was first to announce it had commissioned a drama titled Love Life. The BBC series will be a five-part ‘improvised’ drama which will star David Tennant, David Morrissey, Jane Horrocks, Billie Piper and Ashley Walters. The BBC has now reportedly renamed its drama series, True Love.
Meanwhile ITV, despite announcing its Love Life drama later, will keep the original title. The three-part ITV drama is being written by Bill Gallagher who adapted the hugely popular Sunday evening drama Lark Rise to Candleford for the BBC – the ending of which upset viewers across the world.
“ITV viewers are easily confused as it is, calling competitions long after they’ve expired and so on, so yes very much a good idea to avoid any potential issues. I mean can they tell the difference between the ‘1’ button and the ‘3’ one?” – TV Critic Vivian Summers