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THE DUMPING GROUND Congrats!

RTS AWARD WINNER: BEST DRAMA
25 February 2019

Congrats to Producer, Gert Thomas and the THE DUMPING GROUND team at scooping the Best Drama Award at the RTS North East and the Border ceremony on Saturday night.


EASTENDERS

written by Lynne Dallow
22 February 2019

Stacey fears the worst when Kat tells her the truth about Jean and Mitch has a heart to heart with Patrick in Lynne's episode this week. Find out more on Thursday 28th February on BBC1 at 7.30pm.


SOON GONE: A WINDRUSH CHRONICLE

4-star review in The Guardian - WRITER: CARMEN HARRIS
18 February 2019

A wonderful 4-star review in The Guardian for SOON GONE: A WINDRUSH CHRONICLE which premiered last night with the opening episode, "Eunice 1949", by Carmen Harris. "...beautiful and epic family drama - 4 out of 5 stars." "So much is packed into each tight episode; these complex stories of intertwined lives offer tantalising snapshots of an epic family drama. The characters are so brilliant, the writing so good, these brief segments are not enough; I was left wanting to watch more. The BBC should commission the writers to develop this into a full-length series."


SOON GONE: A WINDRUSH CHRONICLE

EPISODE 1 - WRITTEN BY CARMEN HARRIS
12 February 2019

Carmen Harris opens BBC4's new drama series, SOON GONE: A WINDRUSH CHRONICLE, with her episode "Eunice" starring Danielle Vitalis. It premieres on Sunday 17th February at 10pm. Set in the front room of an Afro-Caribbean home, the series explores the highs and lows of one family from the 1940s to the present day through their hopes and desires, challenges and shattered dreams. It's produced by Douglas Road Productions in partnership with BBC Arts and Young Vic.


DANGER MOUSE Series 2

SERIES SCRIPT EDITOR & WRITER - LEE PRESSMAN
11 February 2019

Catch all new episodes of CBBC's DANGER MOUSE reboot daily at 6.25pm from Monday 18th February. Lee Pressman's Series Script Editor and Writer on the show.


BIGGLETON: Falling Leaves

written by Darren Jones
08 February 2019

Road sweeper Keven has to sweep up fallen leaves while Archie the gardener is on leave. Find out how he gets on at 10.05am on Saturday 9th February on CBeebies. Repeated again on 14th February at 8.25am.


THE DUMPING GROUND - SERIES 7 continues

PRODUCER: GERT THOMAS
06 February 2019

CBBC flagship show, THE DUMPING GROUND, continues its run on with all new episodes on Fridays at 5pm and available on BBC iPlayer. Gert Thomas is Producer of this series - his third back-to-back run of 26 episodes.


THE CITY OF FRIENDS stage play

WRITTEN BY JIMMY HIBBERT
06 February 2019

Top animation writer, Jimmy Hibbert, has been busy scripting the big, new musical stage version of hit animation series, THE CITY OF FRIENDS. It'll kick off its tour of Norway later in the year. Jimmy scripted two series of the TV show which went out in the UK on C5's Milkshake!


EMMERDALE double

WRITTEN BY JANE PEARSON
23 January 2019

Hot on EMMERDALE's NTA win for Best Serial Drama last night, Jane Pearson has two episodes on next week. Firstly on Monday at 7pm on ITV, the battle of the brothers continues. Billy loses his temper and lashes out at Ellis Then in Tuesday's episode - same time, same place - Jessie faces an impossible choice while Daz reveals that he's got a new job in London.


MR BEAN: Bean's Safari

written by Jimmy Hibbert
23 January 2019

Another chance to watch Jimmy's wonder episode in which Bean unknowingly takes a monkey home in his car after visiting a safari park. Airing on Wednesday 30th January at 1.25pm on CITV.


THOMAS & FRIENDS - Lee Pressman

written by Lee Pressman
22 January 2019

Lee has three episodes of Thomas & Friends airing next week starting with SNOW PLACE LIKE HOME on Sunday 27th January at 7am, DIESEL & THE DUCKLINGS on 28th January at 6.55am and finally BRADFORD THE BRAKE VAN on 29th January again at 6.55am all on CBeebies.


PETER RABBIT: The Tale of Mitten's New Friend

written by Darren Jones
21 January 2019

Another chance to see Darren's delightful episode of Peter Rabbit: The Tale of Mitten's New Friend airs on Saturday 26th January on CBeebies at 7.55am.


ROALD DAHL: SERVED WITH A TWIST

DRAMATISED BY STEPHEN SHERIDAN
11 January 2019

A welcome repeat of Stephen Sheridan's fourth series of darkly comic tales. Narrated by Charles Dance with a wonderful cast including Toby Jones, Celia Imrie & Penelope Keith. The series kicks off with The Bookseller on Monday 14th January on Radio 4 Extra at 6pm. Further episodes air across the week at the same time.


LONDON UNPLUGGED feature film UK release

CONTRIBUTING WRITER & CO-PRODUCER: NICK HOPKINS
10 January 2019

Anthology feature film, LONDON UNPLUGGED,is theatrically released in the UK on 18th January. Nick Hopkins was Contributing Writer and Co-Producer on the project which had its premiere at the East End Film Festival last year. London Unplugged is about modern Londoners, comprising eleven shorts from a largely female-led talent pool of emerging filmmakers. Exploring the themes of isolation, asylum, unmanageable rents and identity, London Unplugged boasts a stellar British cast including Juliet Stevenson, Imogen Stubbs, Poppy Miller, Ivanno Jeremiah and Bruce Payne. “Variously romantic…and magical” Total Film


THE DUMPING GROUND - New Series

PRODUCER: GERT THOMAS
04 January 2019

The Dumping Ground is back! Series 7 starts on Friday 4th January at 5pm on CBBC and then weekly at the same time. Producer, Gert Thomas, is at the helm with brand new episodes, all brimming with fun and flair, drama and disaster, and a few wee tears of sadness and joy along the way. Add all these ingredients together and it’s business as usual in the world of Ashdene Ridge,


EMMERDALE

written by Jane Pearson
01 January 2019

It's a double for Jane this week with two episodes going out on Thursday 3rd January, the first one at 7pm and the second at 8pm. Dawn's weakness is manipulated and Matty decides to protect himself.


SHAUN THE SHEEP:

WRITER: LEE PRESSMAN
17 December 2018

Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without SHAUN THE SHEEP. Catch a repeat showing of half-hour special, "The Farmer's Llamas" co-written by Lee Pressman on Christmas Eve morning at 11.30am on BBC1.


EASTENDERS triple Christmas episodes

WRITTEN BY KIM REVILL
10 December 2018

Run up to Christmas with Kim Revill's trio of EastEnders episodes. The first two eps go out on Thursday 20th December at 7.30pm and Friday 21st December at 8pm on BBC1. And then on Christmas Eve, it's at the slightly later time of 8.30pm. Bev turns up at the Slaters needing somewhere to stay. Kat is shocked to find Alfie at home with Maurice. And there's increasing concern for Jean. On Christmas Eve, Jean struggles with the burden of Alfie and Hayley's secret. Kim and Phil find themselves in an unexpected situation, while Linda fears the worst about Mick.


HOLBY CITY

WRITTEN BY JANE PEARSON
08 December 2018

Jane Pearson's debut HOLBY CITY episode, "Family Ties" goes out at 8pm on Tuesday 18th December on BBC1. Nicky's ethics are tested when an acquaintance from the past puts her in a difficult position, but with a patient's life at risk will Nicky do the right thing? With a little nudge from Hanssen, a struggling Sacha finally opens up to a loved one. Meanwhile, Dom and Lofty's trip does not get off to the best start. With Christmas looming, Serena is forced to acknowledge what is really troubling her. And it is Leah's last day at Holby.


THE WINDRUSH MONOLOGUES

WRITTEN BY CARMEN HARRIS
06 December 2018

Carmen Harris has scripted the opening episode of new 8-part series, THE WINDRUSH MONOLOGUES for Douglas Road Productions/Young Vic/BBC. Her episode has just finished filming and will go out on BBC4 next year.