BBC Northern Ireland have been behind the making of some 27.5 hours of new daytime television for BBC One the corporation has announced.
The programmes begin on January 6th with Wanted Down Under at 9.15 am, then Real Lives Reunited at 11.45am. Both will be stripped across the week, Monday to Friday.
The New Year will also see the return of psychological thriller, The Fall, which begins filming for a second series for BBC Two, back on location in Belfast. Line Of Duty also returns to BBC Two Network in the last week of January.
BBC Northern Ireland’s factual and features teams also produce inserts for the One Show, Sunday Morning Live and Points Of View, while current affairs are making more Panorama programmes than ever before with reporters like Darragh McIntyre, Mandy McCauley and Declan Lawn making regular network appearances.
Today’s announcement is a significant step forward for BBC Northern Ireland in serving audiences across the UK and in bringing inward investment and opportunity to the local creative sector. I’m delighted to be working with the BBC’s in-house production teams, the independent sector and Northern Ireland Screen to develop further opportunities for local production, acting and writing talent, to help put Northern Ireland firmly on the map as an attractive, vibrant production base. – Steve Carson, BBC Northern Ireland’s recently appointed Head of Productions