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BBC commissions Syco, Thames for “The Greatest Dancer”

UK pubcaster BBC has commissioned Simon Cowell‘s Syco Entertainment and FremantleMedia UK’s prodco Thames TV to produce the dance talent series The Greatest Dancer. The 8 x 60-minute entertainment series will ...
March 26, 2018

UK pubcaster BBC has commissioned Simon Cowell‘s Syco Entertainment and FremantleMedia UK’s prodco Thames TV to produce the dance talent series The Greatest Dancer.

The 8 x 60-minute entertainment series will feature talent from around the world – from a variety of dance styles – who compete against one another in the hopes of being named the UK’s greatest dancer.

The Greatest Dancer will be executive produced by Syco Entertainment’s Nigel Hall, global head of television, and Amelia Brown, managing director of Thames.

The series has been commissioned by Charlotte Moore, BBC director of content, and Kate Phillips, controller of entertainment commissioning. The commissioning editor for the BBC is Kalpna Patel-Knight.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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