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BBC Commissions Laurel and Hardy Biopic

BBC has commissioned a Laurel and Hardy biopic to be made by The Weinstein Company. The 90 minute film will be called Stan and Ollie and is to be made in association with BBC’s in-house comedy unit and Lookout Point. The film is written by Lucan and Mrs Biggs screenwriter Jeff Pope and will follow the story of the duo’s infamous 1953 UK tour. …

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BBC’s Great Train Robbery

BBC is set to air two new films from writer Chris Chibnall (Broadchurch) that tell the story behind The Great Train Robbery. 50 years on, it is still one of the most infamous heists in British history and these new films unravel both the robber’s tale and the copper’s tale. You can see Chris Chibnall interviewed here: Veteran actor Jim …

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Dr Joanne Paul on the plight of St Pancras Old Church

Dr Joanne Paul discusses the campaign to save St Pancras Old Church The Church’s Appeals Project is seeking to raise £350, 000 that is needed to carry out essential repairs on the Grade II* listed church, one of the oldest in London. The church is home to an altar stone dating from the 7th century, the Grade I listed Sir John Soane monument …

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BBC Announces World War One Centenary Programming

The BBC today announced Their plans to mark the centenary of World War One. Stripped over each of the four years, programming will be across BBC Television, Radio and Online and begins in early 2014 with Jeremy Paxman’s four-part series Great War (BBC1). The BBC announces that it is the biggest and most ambitious pan-BBC project ever commissioned with more than …

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