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29/02/2016

Three Recommissions Announced For BBC One

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The Coroner, Father Brown and Doctors have all been recommissioned for BBC One Daytime.
"It has been a fantastic year for original British drama in BBC Daytime and our main supplier has been the Drama Village in Birmingham," Dan McGolpin, Controller BBC Daytime, said.
"New series, The Coroner, was extremely well received and we will return to South Devon to investigate more unexplained deaths this autumn. Period drama, Father Brown, goes from strength to strength and continues to be the most popular drama series on daytime television following its fourth series this January, I look forward to series five early next year.
"I'm also delighted to recommission our daily weekday drama Doctors for another two years. The series is in fine form, having just celebrated its 3,000th episode with an hour-long special in September and they have recently filmed five episodes inspired by Shakespeare's sonnets as part of the BBC Shakespeare Festival, to air from 18 to 22 April. BBC One offers the audience a greater range of daytime television genres than anyone else and is the only channel to invest in original daytime drama."
Will Trotter, Head of Daytime Drama, Birmingham Drama Village, added: "I am delighted with how well audiences have taken to the shows. The Coroner is an exceptional production which has delivered on a number of levels for our daytime viewers. We're thrilled with the audience figures and look forward to bringing more gripping stories to our BBC One viewers with the next series. BBC Worldwide and BBC Drama Production have done a fantastic job with Father Brown. To have consistently high viewing figures year on year is phenomenal. It's a real gem of a programme and this is highlighted by its global popularity."
The Coroner
The Coroner will return with a 10-part series that will start shooting in and around South Devon later this year. The investigative crime series which stars Claire Goose, premiered on BBC One in autumn 2015 with a consolidated series average of 1.7m viewers.
Father Brown
Father Brown, which has been sold to 162 territories by BBC Worldwide, will continue on BBC One for a fifth year, airing on BBC One in 2017. Series four, which aired in January 2016 had a consolidated series average of 2.1m viewers.
Doctors
Doctors, which is set in a busy Midlands practice, follows the turbulent lives and loves of the staff and patients. The series which is produced by BBC Birmingham Drama Village has been recommissioned for a further two years.
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