Wondery launches its first podcast in the UK
American podcast publisher Wondery launches its first international podcast in the form of British scandal, which will eliminate famous British scandals, including the Cambridge Analytica data breach and the poisoning of Alexander Litvinenko. Hosted by former BBC Radio 1 presenter Alice Levine and impressionist Matt Forde, the show will run for three seasons, each diving deep into a different crisis. Season 1 centers around Litvinenko, while the second season examines David Kelly, the British scientist and weapons expert who was found dead in an Oxfordshire wood in 2003. Cambridge Analytica will be the subject of Season 3. ” British Scandal is a fascinating journey through the seismic crises, political outrage and public uproar, with the questions, theories and themes of scandals still resonating in the world today, ”said Declan Moore, Global Head of Wondery. Russell Finch is the producer and the podcast premieres April 27.
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ITV renews ‘McDonald & Dodds’ for third season
UK broadcaster ITV has ordered a third season of its bizarre crime series McDonald and Dodds, with Jason Watkins (The crown) and Tala Gouveia (Cold feet). The drama is hosted by Mammoth Screen, the producer behind the BBC / Netflix series The snake, and will return with three new murder mysteries. It features BAFTA-winner Watkins as Detective Sergeant Dodds, a modest and unpretentious character, who is cast with Chief Detective Inspector Lauren McDonald, a spirited crime fighter with the London Metropolitan Police. ITV Studios distributes internationally.
British Cinemas Survey
A survey commissioned by the British Association of Film Distributors indicates that 40% of respondents intend to visit the cinema “in the first few weeks” of theaters reopening, with a further 36% saying they will “do so” within the first couple. of months ”. A total of 59% of those polled said cinema was their most missed out-of-home entertainment activity, while 93% of viewers who returned last year during lockdown-era openings said they had had an “extremely positive” experience. “After a long period of foreclosure, it’s great to see that such a large proportion of audiences can’t wait to come back to the movies,” said Iain Jacob, president of Cinema First.