Posts From Neil Lang

Mock The Week Returns To BBC Two

In a country ravaged by plague, war and financial meltdown, Dara O’Briain and his four horsemen are preparing to ride to the rescue this summer with the seventh series of smash hit topical panel show Mock The Week. Returning on Thursday 9 July 2009, the BBC Two comedy maintains the unique mix of quiz, performance and topical discussion that saw the last series regularly pulling in viewing figures of more

Conchords Returns to BBC

Critically acclaimed comedy series Flight of the Conchords will return to BBC Four later in the Spring for its second season and the BBC acquires the UK rights from HBO. Contains BBC Press Release. The second season of Emmy-nominated comedy Flight Of The Conchords, which follows the lives of New Zealand’s premiere digi-folk parodists Jemaine and Bret as they try and break New York, has been acquired by BBC Four

Oddie quits Springwatch

Presenter Bill Oddie has quit BBC Two’s wildlife show, Springwatch, after four years fronting the series, with co-host Kate Humble.   Bill Oddie has quit the BBC Two nature series Springwatch, which airs live, after four series of fronting the nature programme alongside co-host Kate Humble. Springwatch is popular programme for BBC Two attracting good ratings and the next series is due to start in May – Oddie will not

Five Boss Leaves

Five’s Director of Programmes for FIVER and FIVE USA, Hannah Barnes, has decided to leave the broadcaster following the successful relaunch of its digital channels, the broadcaster has announced. Barnes said: “I’ve had a tremendous time at Five but feel I’ve achieved everything I was brought into do, namely transform the digital channels and drive their share upwards. The launch of FIVE USA next month feels like the perfect time

Bob Shennan New Radio 2 Boss

Bob Shennan has been appointed Controller, BBC Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music following the resignation of Lesley Douglas who quit over the Russell Brand and Jonathan Ross farce. Bob, who previously was head of the Channel 4 radio division and Controller of Radio 5 Live, will join the BBC in February and will report to Tim Davie, the BBC‘s Director of Audio & Music. Tim Davie welcomed the appointment,

Fox picks up Absolutely Fabulous Pilot

Fox has given the green light to a pilot episode of an American version of Absolutely Fabulous, the British comedy series that starred Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley.     Fox has given the green-light for a pilot episode of an American version of British comedy series Absolutely Fabulous. The Network had previously ordered a script for a pilot episode of the series and has now given the project the

No refunds for Strictly voters

  The BBC has confirmed that viewers for who voted in Strictly Come Dancing’s semi-final will not be given a refund after no contestants were evicted from the dancing competition due to a three-way tie, instead the votes are likely to be added next week’s votes instead.     The Strictly Come Dancing semi-final last night saw none of the three dancing pairs voted off the competition due to a

More Jam for Saunders

  The BBC has commissioned a third series of Jennifer Saunder’s comedy series Jam and Jerusalem. The third series of the comedy series will start filming next year and will also air on BBC One next year. The BBC has commissioned a third series of Jennifer Saunders’ comedy series Jam and Jerusalem. The comedy is set in Devon and about a villages’ WI group and the various events the group