The team behind Peaky Blinders has announced new cast members as it starts shooting series five in Manchester.

Rachael Bland has won a posthumous award for her BBC Radio 5 Live podcast, You, Me and The Big C.

A £60m fund has been announced by the Government to find the next big thing in children’s television. The cash is also being used to support indies and public service broadcasting on commercial radio.

dock10 is rolling out a 200Gbps high speed broadcast network to support the next generation of 4K and HDR (high dynamic range) production.

Nikki Christou

Manchester-based Blakeway North has achieved its first Emmy nomination after being nominated for the CBBC My Life film ‘Born to Vlog’ featuring Nikki Lilly.

Richard Bacon

Richard Bacon was welcomed back to Blue Peter almost 20 years to the day after being sacked to help celebrate the 60th anniversary of the show.

Jodie Whittaker’s debut as the first female Doctor Who has seen the iconic drama achieve its highest-rating series launch since returning to screens in 2005.

A new documentary series for BBC Two is to showcase the beauty of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Nicole Raymond

In Backstage, on Wednesdays, Nicole Raymond will showcase performers and artists bringing their talents to West Yorkshire, while The Friday Night Project will set the mood for the weekend.


Radio indie Made in Manchester is producing a fast turnaround documentary marking 60 years of iconic children’s programme Blue Peter.


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