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Casting confirmed for the second series of Industry

Casting confirmed for the second series of Industry

Industry will return to the BBC and iPlayer for a second season. The high-octane drama offers an exhilarating dive into the world of international finance, as seen through the eyes of ambitious twenty-somethings struggling to secure their futures.

Season two’s latest recruits are Jay Duplass (The Chair), who will play Jesse Boom, a reputable hedge fund manager who has just emigrated to the UK, Sonny Poon Tip (Anatomy of a Scandal) as Leo Bloom, the wayward son of a reputable hedge fund manager and Katrine De Candole (The Ipcress File) as Celeste Pacquet, a multilingual wealth manager who works in Peirpoint’s Private Wealth Management division.

Alex Alomar Akpobome (Twenties) will star as Danny Van Deventer, a wonderkid Executive Director who recently landed in London from Pierpoint New York. Handsome, loquacious and charming – Danny is a head-turning presence on the trading floor and a potential role model for the bank’s younger recruits. Adam Levy (The Witcher) joins as Charles Hanani, a jet-setting playboy looking to reconnect with his daughter Yasmin (Marisa Abela) and Indy Lewis (La Fortuna) as Venetia Berens, who joins Yasmin’s Foreign Exchange Sales Desk as its newest recruit. Bright-eyed, razor-sharp and not afraid to talk back to those in power, she provides a strong generational counterpoint to the desk’s old school ways.

They join series regulars Myha’la Herrold (Bodies, Bodies, Bodies), Marisa Abela (Cobra), Harry Lawtey (The Pale Blue Eye), David Jonsson (Deep State), Conor MacNeill (Belfast) and Ken Leung (Old).

From creators Mickey Down and Konrad Kay, Industry gives an insider’s view of the black box of “high finance” through the eyes of an outsider, Harper Stern (Herrold), a talented young woman from upstate New York. Following a group of young grads fueled by ambition, youth, romance and drugs, the series examines issues of gender, race, class, and privilege in the workplace as these impressionable young minds begin to forge their identities within the pressure cooker environment and sensory blitz of Pierpoint & Co’s trading floor, where meritocracy is promised but hierarchy is king.

Industry (8×60’) is produced by Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner’s award-winning production company, Bad Wolf. It is co-created, written and Executive Produced by Mickey Down and Konrad Kay. Jami O’Brien is the Executive Producer. Jane Tranter, Ryan Rasmussen and David P. Davis also serve as Executive Producers for Bad Wolf and Ben Irving for the BBC.

Industry is filmed on location in Cardiff and London. It will air on BBC One and iPlayer and HBO later this year.

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New pictures released for SAS Rogue Heroes, coming soon to BBC One

New pictures released for SAS Rogue Heroes, coming soon to

An action-packed 60-second new trailer and images have been released for SAS Rogue Heroes, the major new drama series from Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight. Made for the BBC by Kudos (a Banijay Company), SAS Rogue Heroes is coming soon to BBC One and iPlayer.

Based on the best-selling book of the same name by Ben Macintyre, the six-part series stars Connor Swindells, Jack O’Connell, Alfie Allen, Sofia Boutella, and Dominic West, in a dramatised account of how the SAS was formed under extraordinary circumstances in the darkest days of World War Two.

Rich with action and set-pieces, SAS Rogue Heroes is the exhilarating story of renegade men taking monumental risks in extraordinary circumstances.

Cairo, 1941. David Stirling (Connor Swindells) – an eccentric young officer, hospitalised after a training exercise went wrong – is bored. Convinced that traditional commando units don’t work, he creates a radical plan that flies in the face of all accepted rules of modern warfare. He fights for permission to recruit the toughest, boldest and brightest soldiers for a small undercover unit that will create mayhem behind enemy lines. More rebels than soldiers, Stirling’s team are every bit as complicated, flawed and reckless as they are astonishingly brave and heroic.

SAS Rogue Heroes (6×60’) is created, written and executive produced by Steven Knight (Peaky Blinders, Taboo, A Christmas Carol) and directed by Tom Shankland (The Serpent, The Missing), with Stephen Smallwood (The Serpent, Patrick Melrose) as producer. The series is executive produced by Karen Wilson, Martin Haines and Emma Kingsman-Lloyd for Kudos, and Tommy Bulfin for the BBC. It was commissioned for the BBC by Piers Wenger, former Director of BBC Drama, and Charlotte Moore, Chief Content Officer.

SAS Rogue Heroes is coming soon to BBC One and BBC iPlayer, and is distributed internationally by Banijay Rights.

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Glasgow and Liverpool vie for Host City of the Eurovision Song Contest 2023

Glasgow and Liverpool vie for Host City of the Eurovision

The BBC has provided an update on the bidding process for the 67th Eurovision Song Contest, and confirmed that two cities, Glasgow and Liverpool, remain in competition to be the 2023 host city.

On 12 August the BBC announced that seven cities (Birmingham, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle and Sheffield) had been shortlisted as candidate host cities. Following a detailed assessment process these seven cities have now been reduced to two: Glasgow and Liverpool.

Further discussions will now take place with officials from Glasgow and Liverpool and a final decision will be made within weeks.

Phil Harrold, the chair of the BBC’s Host City Selection Committee says: “Thanks to all seven cities across the UK who have demonstrated the enthusiasm and passion for Eurovision that exists right across the UK. We were incredibly impressed by the quality and creativity of all the city bids, in what was a highly competitive field. The Eurovision Song Contest is a very complex event and Liverpool and Glasgow have the strongest overall offer; we will continue our discussions with them to determine the eventual host city.

“We are determined to make the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest one that both reflects the winning position of Ukraine and is also an event that all of the UK can participate in.”

The UK is hosting the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest on behalf of Ukraine, who won the competition this year.

The final decision on the host city of the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest is a matter for the BBC in conjunction with the European Broadcasting Union (EBU).

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BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2022

BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2022

Gary Lineker, Clare Balding, Gabby Logan and Alex Scott will present live on BBC One and BBC iPlayer as the iconic show, now in its 69th year, celebrates the sporting achievements of the year.

BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2022 will take place on Wednesday 21 December 2022 and the glittering awards show will come live from Media City UK in Salford.

Gary Lineker, Clare Balding, Gabby Logan and Alex Scott will present live on BBC One and BBC iPlayer as the iconic show, now in its 69th year, celebrates the sporting achievements of the year.

The biggest awards show in the sporting calendar will look back on an epic year of elite sport, which has so far seen the Lionesses bring football home in the Euros, a record number of medals for the Home Nations at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, the women’s curling team striking gold at the Winter Olympics, Ronnie O’Sullivan take his seventh World Snooker Championship, Manchester City winning a thrilling Premier League title chase, with Liverpool taking both the EFL Cup and FA Cup, and Matt Fitzpatrick win the US Open. With the likes of the Rugby League World Cup, Women’s Rugby World Cup, the end of the F1 season and the FIFA World Cup still to take place, the year promises even more top sporting performances to come.

The categories for 2022 will include; BBC Sports Personality of the Year, World Sport Star of the Year, Helen Rollason award, Young Sports Personality of the Year, Unsung Hero, Coach of the Year, Team of the Year and the Lifetime Achievement award.

Viewers at home can get involved and make their mark by voting for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year winner, nominating their own Unsung Hero and engaging with the BBC Sport social channels throughout the evening.

Director of Sport, Barbara Slater, says: “The BBC is the home of major sporting events and has brought key moments from a huge year to audiences across the UK. We will be truly spoiled for choice for contenders and can’t wait to celebrate the year’s achievements in December.”

Nominations for the BBC Unsung Hero awards 2022 will open on Friday 30 September. The Unsung Hero award celebrates volunteers who make a positive impact in their community by enabling participation in grassroots sports. To nominate your Unsung Hero, simply visit www.bbc.co.uk/unsunghero. Entries close on Sunday 30 October at midnight.

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