Tyne and Wear Metro Opens its Doors in New Series From Wise Owl Films

A new series for ITV will feature life on the Tyne and Wear Metro – the first time in-depth access has been granted in the Metro’s near 40 year history.

The four-part series is the first commission for Leeds based producer Wise Owl Films, a Lime Pictures company that launched this year.

E! Swipes Right on New Unscripted Comedy Series 'Dating #NoFilter' Premiering Monday, January 21st at 10:30PM ET/PT

Half-Hour Episodes to Air Monday Through Thursday Nights at 10:30pm ET/PT for Five Weeks 

Los Angeles, CA – Wednesday, December 12, 2018 – E! expands its original nightly programming line-up with a 20-episode order of the new unscripted comedy blind dating series, “Dating #NoFilter,” to air Monday through Thursday starting Monday, January 21st at 10:30p ET/PT. From Lime Pictures and All3Media America, “Dating #NoFilter” is a fresh and hilariously honest take on the modern dating scene for the socially savvy, right-swiping generation. In each buzzy half-hour episode, three pairs of outspoken comedians will serve up play-by-plays as they follow real singles on the most outrageous, intimate, and surprising first dates. Throughout the blind dates, the comedians will offer their candid and unique POVs as they weigh in on every accidental love story pulling at viewers’ heart strings and the “OMG-no!” cringe-worthy moments, with real, unfiltered and clever commentary.

Lime Pictures Expands Non-Scripted Creative Team with New Appointments

Lime Pictures is delighted to announce a number of new roles within its non-scripted team under Head of Non-Scripted Sarah Tyekiff.  Lime will strengthen its senior creative team with the appointment of

Rebecca Kenny Smith as Creative Director of current programming, ITV Studios’ executive producer Kevin O’Brien and former TOWIE executive producer Andrew Jackman.

Rebecca Kenny Smith who earlier this year was the executive producer of Lime’s critically acclaimed True Love or True Lies giving MTV it’s highest week of share to date has been promoted to Creative Director of current programming which includes the BAFTA award-winning The Only Way is Essex (going into production of its 24th series in early 2019) as well as MTV’s global hit Geordie Shore (now in production of its 19th series).

Hollyoaks Wins 'Making a Difference' Award at Virgin Money Giving Mind Media Award 2018

Hollyoaks was last night awarded the ‘Making A Difference’ Award at the MIND Media Awards, which celebrate the best possible representations of mental health by the media.

Stephen Fry, who hosted the event, described the award as being to recognise ‘those who have gone above and beyond’ to raise awareness and reduce stigma around mental health.

Journalist and mental health campaigner Bryony Gordon, who presented the award said: “This year’s winner is a show that is doing wonders in reaching the youth of today, tackling issues through on-screen storylines that have this year covered bulimia, schizo-affective disorder and self-harm, as well as a supporting social media campaign.

Hollyoaks Announces Radicalisation Storyline in which Character Ste Hay is Groomed By a Far Right Group

Channel 4 Soap Hollyoaks is to explore the issue of radicalisation into far right extremism to raise awareness of a growing concern in parts of Britain.

As the Home Office increases funding into initiatives in major cities to counter anti-immigrant and anti-Islamic sentiments Hollyoaks will examine how far right extremists target, groom and operate.

The continuing drama has worked with a range of expert advisors and charities to bring the story to light.

Celebs Go Dating Season 6 Singletons Revealed

E4’s Celebrity Dating Agency is back as seven celebrities get ready to put their hearts on the line for love…

It’s time to meet E4’s seven unlucky-in-love Celebrity singletons as Celebs Go Dating Season 6 returns to your screens next year.  On the journey to find ‘the one’ are popstar and Jungle Queen Kerry Katona, Hollyoaks actress Chelsee Healey and Love Island’s very loyal contestant, Georgia Steel.

Joining the girls on their quest for love are three single guys, The Only Way is Essex’s Pete Wicks and Ibiza Weekender head rep David Potts.  Back at the agency for a second time is Made in Chelsea’s recently single Sam Thompson - is he finally ready to take dating seriously and find someone to settle down with?

Celebs Go Dating Confirm New Dating Agent

Broadcast Journalist, TV Presenter and Life Coach Anna Williamson Joins Dating Expert Paul Carrick Brunson at the Celebrity Dating Agency

Celebs Go Dating returns to E4 next year for its sixth series with a brand new dating expert.  Television presenter and best-selling author Anna Williamson will take on seven, brand new, unlucky-in-love celebrities (to be announced later this week).  Anna, an experienced life coach and accredited counsellor, will join Oprah Winfrey’s personal dating expert Paul Carrick Brunson and Junior Client Co-Ordinator Tom Read-Wilson in the UK’s most glamorous dating agency. 

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