Sony Pixel Power calrec Sony

DRAMA's first UKTV Original scripted commission is Outrageous

29/11/2022

Six-part true story of the Mitford sisters

29th November 2022 UKTV free-to-air channel Drama announces its first UKTV Original commission Outrageous (6x60), produced by Firebird Pictures, and written by Sarah Williams (Small Island, Flesh and Blood, The Long Song).

Outrageous is the true story of six sisters who refused to play by the rules and whose often-scandalous lives made headlines around the world. Set against the gathering storm clouds of the 1930s, Outrageous will bring the full, uncensored story of the Mitford sisters to the screen for the first time - a story of family betrayals, public scandal, political extremism, personal heartache and even imprisonment. Refusing to conform to a world order that was collapsing around them, the show explores how and why these women were so ahead of their time - and what drove them to take their very different, complex and often extreme paths. A family saga like no other, this is the Mitfords as they really were: unapologetic, outrageous and utterly human.

Writer Sarah Williams said,

Ive been intrigued by these notorious sisters for many years and am thrilled to finally be bringing their stories to the screen. Weve seen many fictionalised versions of their lives before, but in this familys case, the truth really is far stranger and more astonishing than anything you could invent. These six headstrong women have often been accused of being mad, bad and dangerous to know - and a couple of them were - but what they all had was the absolute courage of their convictions and to hell with the consequences. And that makes for a cracking good story.

UKTV Original series Outrageous has been commissioned by senior commissioning editor Philippa Collie Cousins with head of scripted Pete Thornton and is ordered by Drama channel director Emma Ayech. The series will be produced by Firebird Pictures, which is wholly owned by BBC Studios, and executive producers are Elizabeth Kilgarriff and Matthew Mosley. Philippa Collie Cousins will executive produce for UKTV.

UKTV senior drama commissioner Philippa Collie Cousins said,

This is an exciting piece of television. A witty, deliciously entertaining and addictive family saga, Outrageous will captivate and enthrall audiences - much like a favourite novel you just cant put down thanks to Sarah Williams clever and inciteful writing. Our aim is for each character to resonate with the audience and stay with them for a long time after the end credits.

Drama channel director Emma Ayech added,

I am delighted to announce the first original commission for Drama which is the next step in our continued ambition to be the destination channel for fans of quality British drama. Outrageous is an instantly gripping story about six fascinating and uncompromising sisters who were the celebrities of their day. Sarah Williams witty and highly engaging scripts will bring the glamour, scandal and heartache of the Mitfords world to life in a way that Dramas audiences will relish.

Firebird Pictures said

When Sarah first talked about wanting to write a show about the Mitfords, we thought that we already knew these women and the scandals and extreme politics that shaped them. But what we didnt know was the real story behind the headlines of six sisters who refused to conform and refused to compromise. Even today their stories would be considered extraordinary and we feel incredibly fortunate to have the opportunity to get beneath the skin of these fascinating, challenging and complex women by bringing Sarahs beautiful and gripping family saga to life onscreen

Cast and crew will be announced over the coming months, with the series due to air exclusively on Drama. Production will commence next summer.

-

For more information, please contact: Gem Pinkney, Head of Consumer Comms

Notes for Editors:

Sky 143, Virgin Media 130, Freeview, YouView, TalkTalk & BT 20, Freesat 158 +1 Sky 243, Virgin Media 226, Freeview, YouView, TalkTalk & BT 60 On demand on Sky & Virgin Media

Free-to-air channel Drama is passionate about bringing Britain the best quality drama. From period to contemporary, family to comedy, the channel is a treasure trove of well-loved classics and modern drama which showcases the greatest stories ever told. With programmes including familiar favourites Call the Midwife, Pride and Prejudice, New Tricks and Silent Witness, and brand new and exclusive hits The Sister Boniface Mysteries and The Brokenwood Mysteries, this is the channel where viewers can escape and indulge in a handpicked range of the nations most celebrated TV dramas.

About UKTV

UKTV has been at the forefront of branded television for over 30 years, entertaining the nation with programmes they love. Its leading brands - Dave, Gold, W, Drama, Alibi, Eden and Yesterday - span comedy, entertainment, natural history, factual and drama, and are delivered to audiences through UKTV Play, Freeview, Sky, Virgin Media, BT, TalkTalk, YouView, Freesat and Amazon Fire. The broadcaster is a significant investor in British creativity and is committed to working with new and established writers, directors and programme-makers.

UKTV is part of BBC Studios, the UKs most-awarded production company, a world-class distributor with international branded services, and a commercial subsidiary of the worlds leading public service broadcaster, the BBC.

corporate.uktv.co.uk | press.uktv.co.uk | @uktvpress

About Firebird Pictures

Firebird Pictures is a scripted production company set up by former BBC Executives Elizabeth Kilgarriff and Craig Holleworth in 2019. With a particular focus on character-led series, Firebird works with the best writing and directing creatives to produce high end, bold and distinctive content for UK and International audiences. With two major new series in production - Wilderness, written by Marnie Dickens and starring Jenna Coleman for Amazon Prime
LINK: https://corporate.uktv.co.uk/news/article/dramas-first-original-script...
See more stories from uktv

Europe Stories

06/12/2023

Post house ENVY upgrades editing and storage workflows

ENVY has signed a multi-year multi-site Avid subscription and support deal with Jigsaw24 Media to upgrade editing and storage workflows By Jenny Priestley Pu...

06/12/2023

DPP: The media industry is in a post-transformative' phase

The DPP report predicts that in 2024 the industry will increasingly hear technology and operational strategies placed in a business context - not a general, asp...

06/12/2023

Samir Shah confirmed as government's preferred candidate for BBC chair

Shah has previously served as non-executive director at the broadcaster By Jenny Priestley Published: December 6, 2023 Shah has previously served as non-e...

06/12/2023

Marc Aldrich joins ThinkAnalytics as worldwide CEO

Aldrich joins the company from Amazon Web Services (AWS) where he held the position of general manager for the media and entertainment (M&E) industry business u...

06/12/2023

Televideo assets go up for auction

The assets on sale include outside broadcast trailers and rigid trucks, Sony and Panasonic camera channels, Vinten and Sachtler grip, EVS video servers, outside...

06/12/2023

Imogen from the Heart' Unveils the Life and Soul of Artist Imogen Stuart

Imogen from the Heart, a brand-new fascinating arts documentary, follows the life of one of Ireland's most celebrated artists, Imogen Stuart. The documentar...

06/12/2023

Applus and Rohde & Schwarz seamlessly integrate eCall testing in EMC test environments

Applus and Rohde & Schwarz seamlessly integrate eCall testing in EMC test enviro...

05/12/2023

Gold's Top 10 Topical Christmas Cracker Jokes for 2023 Revealed!

5th December 2023 TV channel Gold challenged the nation to come up with the best topical Christmas cracker jokes for annual competition - now in its 11th yea...

05/12/2023

The Making of The Florida Project

Director Sean Baker's 2017 feature The Florida Project examines the world just outside the gates of the most magical place on Earth from the perspective o...

05/12/2023

Solotech UK ramps up its Optocore inventory

events Youre reading: Solotech UK ramps up its Optocore inventory Growing touring deployments of Festival Box, report dealers fac365 As Optocore deale...

05/12/2023

GSMA M360 MENA COMMENCES IN RIYADH AS NEW REPORT CONFIRMS 5G IS DRIVING GDP GROWTH IN THE REGION

The GSMA celebrates the start of proceedings with the publication of its annual ...

05/12/2023

Clear-Com's FreeSpeak II Vastly Improves Critical Medical Comms for Houston-based...

eds3_5_jq(document).ready(function($) { $(#eds_sliderM519).chameleonSlider_2_1({...

05/12/2023

Eurovision, The Traitors, Queen Elizabeth's funeral honoured at RTS Craft & Design Awards

The Outstanding Achievement Award was given to Justine Evans, director of photog...

05/12/2023

Case study: Behind the scenes at Catch Me if You Can

nxo Noya Castro, technical director, Voz Audiovisual, reveals how technology from Blackmagic Design helps produce the Spanish game show By Contributor Publis...

05/12/2023

Meet the VP, media operations

By TVBEurope Staff Published: December 5, 2023 Brian Kenworthy, VP, media operations TMT Insights, breaks the first rule of Fight Club as he tells TVBEurop...

05/12/2023

Linear broadcasters prevail: Sky, TNT Sports win Premier League rights

The Amazon experiment is no more and with no further new players entering the market, linear broadcasters prevail ushering in a new era, analyst Paolo Pescatore...

05/12/2023

AWS Announces IBM Winner of the 2023 Global Systems Integrator Partner of the Year Award

LONDON, UK, 5 December, 2023 Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com co...

05/12/2023

Eutelsat OneWeb to collaborate with Imperial College London to support critical research for space weather monitoring

Photo Credit: Martin Archer / Imperial Press release - 5 December 2023 10:36 ...

05/12/2023

Francisco Partners Completes Acquisition of Blancco Technology Group

Home News & Press Francisco Partners Completes Acquisition of Blancco Technology Group Francisco Partners Completes Acquisition of Blancco Technology Group...

05/12/2023

Arqiva and Clancy form new partnership to deliver end-to-end smart water metering programmes

Combined offer will provide water companies with bespoke and fully-managed integ...

05/12/2023

THE BLACK & IRISH GALA AWARDS RECOGNISE INCREDIBLE PEOPLE, ORGANISATIONS AND BUSINESSES

The Black and Irish Gala Awards - Powered by RT - took place in the Osprey Hote...

05/12/2023

Man vs Ocean new RT documentary follows Damian Browne and Fergus Farrell's epic Atlantic Ocean rowing adventure

The minute you get comfortable, the Atlantic just knocks you over PREVIEW: M...

05/12/2023

EY recognises Genelec owners with Family Entrepreneurs of the Year Award

EY recognises Genelec owners with Family Entrepreneurs of the Year Award posted: 05/12/2023 (L-R) Genelec owners Maria, Mikko and Juho Martikainen at the ...

05/12/2023

37 broadcasters to take part in 68th Eurovision Song Contest in Malm

37 broadcasters to take part in 68th Eurovision Song Contest in Malm...

05/12/2023

Northrop Grumman and Rohde & Schwarz Sign MOU to Support Multi-Domain Operations and Interoperability in Europe

Northrop Grumman and Rohde & Schwarz Sign MOU to Support Multi-Domain Operations...

04/12/2023

An Update on December 2023 Organizational Changes

Earlier today, CEO Daniel Ek shared the following note about the company's organizational changes with all Spotify employees. Team, Over the last two yea...

04/12/2023

The LTA in Accurate.Video Exciting possibilities!

In the dynamic world of media and entertainment, the efficiency of content management is pivotal to success. Content ingest, the process of acquiring, validatin...

04/12/2023

TVBEurope December 2023 issue out now

TVBEuropes final issue of 2023 talks to the director of Aardmans latest film, meets Telestream CEO Rhonda Bassett-Spiers, and investigates the latest developmen...

04/12/2023

UK government threatens to renege on 2022 licence fee agreement

Culture Secretary Lucy Frazer said the current forecast of a rise of around 9 per cent, or 15, is a lot of money and that is one of the things that we are cons...

04/12/2023

Varnish Software appoints Fredrik Borg as CEO

Borg has previously held roles at Nordic telecom infrastructure provider, Global Connect and multinational telecom firm, Telenor, where he led its operations fo...

04/12/2023

Rohde & Schwarz is first to deliver a 5G FR1 A-GNSS OTA test solution approved by CTIA Certification

Rohde & Schwarz is first to deliver a 5G FR1 A-GNSS OTA test solution approved b...

04/12/2023

VEON's Kyivstar and Amazon Web Services Sign Memorandum of Cooperation to Support the Development of Ukrainian Businesses

04 Dec 2023 VEON's Kyivstar and Amazon Web Services Sign Memorandum of Coop...

04/12/2023

This years esport CUP powered by Telekom ended with a gigantic clash of streamers

This years esport CUP powered by Telekom ended with a gigantic clash of streamer...

04/12/2023

"Best IT Service Provider": Arvato Systems honored for the fifth time

Best It Service Providers : Arvato Systems Honored for the Fifth Time Study on the IT market with around 5,000 respondents Arvato Systems is one of the best ...

04/12/2023

Happy 40th Birthday to Thales Alenia Space Rome and L'Aquila sites

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn 40 years of passion, innovation, and technology at the heart of the global space ecosystem Rome, December 4, 2023 - Thales Alen...

04/12/2023

Thales completes the acquisition of Imperva, creating a global leader in cybersecurity

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn With the integration of Imperva starting in Janu...

04/12/2023

Dalet Releases Dalet Cut, the Fastest Web-based Editor

Dalet, a leading technology and service provider for media-rich organizations, announced the release of Dalet Cut, the cloud-native, lightning-fast multimedia a...

02/12/2023

Spotify Wrapped Sound Town: All You Need To Know

As you may have seen across the internet, we matched listeners to a Sound Town based on their own listening and artist affinity as part of our 2023 Spotify Wrap...

01/12/2023

Spotify est siendo forzado a salir de Uruguay

Desafortunadamente, Spotify comenzar a retirar gradualmente su servicio en Uruguay a partir del 1 de enero de 2024, y cesar completamente el servicio en febre...

01/12/2023

Spotify Is Being Pushed Out of Uruguay

Unfortunately, Spotify will begin to phase out its service in Uruguay effective January 1, 2024, and fully cease service by February. The government of Uruguay...

01/12/2023

Viaplay details rescue plan

The launch of today's recapitalisation package brings us closer to the conclusion of what has been a very difficult period for the company and its stakehold...

01/12/2023

Gravity Media makes key appointments at White City production centre

R is n McKeniry has joined as head of technology, while Paul Sykes has been appointed chief facility engineer (Westworks Project) By Jenny Priestley Publishe...

01/12/2023

Arvato Systems and Microsoft focus on Generative AI

Arvato Systems and Microsoft focus on Generative AI Use of AI to enhance the business Arvato Systems and Microsoft support companies in the successful use of...

01/12/2023

The return of Give Back Fridays

Posted on 01 Dec 2023 Give Back Fridays is back for its fourth year and we're starting 2023's season of giving by visiting some familiar faces back at ...

01/12/2023

2023-12-01

Since 2006, Apple has partnered with (RED) to support the Global Fund in the fight against HIV/AIDS. When customers buy (PRODUCT)RED products, a portion of the ...

01/12/2023

Record Year as RT Supporting the Arts supports 170 events throughout 2023

*** 30% rise in number of arts and cultural events supported by RT *** During 2023, RT supported 170 arts and cultural events all over Ireland through the R...

01/12/2023

UHD-Spain, with Board Members MediaPro and SAPEC, Partners with TVU Networks and Radio 3 for Pioneering 5G UHD-HDR Broadcast

UHD-Spain, with Board Members MediaPro and SAPEC, Partners with TVU Networks and...

30/11/2023

EQUAL Ambassador Bellakath Shows How To Get the World Dancing

Since kicking off her music career in 2020, Mexican reggaeton artist Bellakath has emerged as one of the genre's most exciting new talents. Reaching hundred...

30/11/2023

Spotify's Holistic Approach to Contributions to the Canadian Broadcasting System

Spotify's Presentation at the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunicatio...

30/11/2023

L'approche globale de Spotify contribuant au systme de radiodiffusion canadien

Pr sentation au Conseil de la radiodiffusion et des t l communications canadienn...