Studio Lambert makes senior promotions
Studio Lambert has promoted three members of its senior team as the company continues its growth in large scale unscripted shows and drama series.
Tim Harcourt, who has been creative director since 2014, becomes chief creative officer. Harcourt has led the company’s unscripted programming for nearly a decade and been responsible for many of its hit shows including BAFTA-winning “Race Across the World” for BBC and “The Circle” for Netflix.
Mike Cotton, who was deputy creative director, and oversees both “The Traitors” for BBC and NBC Peacock as well as BAFTA-winning “Gogglebox” for Channel 4, becomes creative director (unscripted).
Maddie Sinclair becomes creative director (scripted). She is executive producing Studio Lambert’s new comedy drama series for the BBC, “Boarders”, alongside Sue Hogg and the creator/writer Daniel Lawrence Taylor.
Squid Game: The Challenge Season 2 ordered
After an incredibly successful first season, a second season of Squid Game: The Challenge has been ordered by Netflix for Season 2. Anyone wishing to take part can apply now at squidgamecasting.com
New Year start for The Traitors Season 2 on BBC One
The BBC have confirmed that The Traitors Series 2 will be launching on Wednesday 3rd January at 9pm on BBC One and iPlayer. Claudia Winkleman returns as she greets 22 strangers in the Scottish Highlands hoping to win up to £120,000.
A star-studded Gogglebox lineup for Stand Up To Cancer
For one night only, celebs gathered for a very special edition of Gogglebox in aid of Stand Up To Cancer. The two-parter featured Stephen Graham, Hannah Walters, Bob Mortimer, Richard Ayoade, Jennifer Saunders, Beattie Edmondson, Nicole Scherzinger, Thom Evans, Harry Hill, Tim Vine, Jeff Brazier and Bobby Brazier.
The Traitors Series Three Announced
The BBC have announced Series 3 of The Traitors with applications now open for anyone wishing to take part.
Series 2 will be airing in early 2024 on BBC One and iPlayer.
Celebrity Race Across The World Series Two Announced
After an incredible race from Africa to the Arctic, Celebrity Race Across The World will be returning to BBC One & iPlayer for a second series. The first series proved to be a ratings winner as the BBC’s biggest factual entertainment brand of the year to date with the first episode averaging 6.2m viewers.
Boarders First Look
First look images of Daniel Lawrence Taylor’s drama ‘Boarders’, produced by Studio Lambert have been released.
The six-part series follows five talented under privileged black students from inner-city London as they gain scholarships at St. Gilberts, an elite boarding school.
It will air on BBC Three and iPlayer in early 2024.
The Circle Series Six and Seven announced
The social media competition is returning to Netflix for two brand new series after production moved to Atlanta earlier this year. Series Six will be available on Netflix in Spring 2024.
Squid Game: The Challenge tops global Netflix rankings
The much anticipated Squid Game: The Challenge has proven to be a ratings hit as it reached Netflix’s Number 1 spot in 87 countries after it launched on November 22nd.
The show sees 456 players battle it out for the $4.56M cash prize, the largest in TV history.
Celebrity Race Across The World kicks off
Four celebrities and their loved ones take on an epic race from Africa to the Arctic.
Catch Billy Monger, Melanie Blatt, Harry Judd and Alex Beresford on Celebrity Race Across The World, Wednesdays at 9pm on BBC One and iPlayer.
Four In A Bed celebrates 1000 episodes
Four In A Bed has just celebrated the milestone of 1000 episodes.
The series can be seen every weekday at 6pm on Channel 4 as four B&B owners battle to be named the best value for money.
Surviving Paradise launch date announced
Netflix have announced that Studio Lambert’s new show Surviving Paradise will be available globally from 20 October.
Twelve contestants think they’re going to have the summer of their lives in a clifftop, oceanside villa. However, they’ll start with nothing, living in the nearby woods with no luxuries. They must fight their way into the villa for the chance to win $100,000.
Squid Game: The Challenge launch date announced
The launch date for the much anticipated Squid Game: The Challenge has been revealed, viewers will be able to watch the series on Netflix from 22 November. The series will see 456 people compete to win a $4.56M cash prize, the biggest in TV history.
The Traitors and Gogglebox win at the NTAs
This year’s National Television Awards saw Studio Lambert take home two awards with The Traitors winning in the Reality Competition category and Gogglebox winning The Bruce Forsyth Entertainment Award.
Edinburgh TV Festival 2023
It was a great year for Studio Lambert at this year’s Edinburgh TV Festival with The Traitors and Gogglebox: The First Ten Years masterclasses. The Traitors also took home the trophy for Best Entertainment Series at this year’s Edinburgh TV Awards.
Cast of ‘Boarders’ revealed
The new coming-of-age comedy drama, created by BAFTA nominated Daniel Lawrence Taylor and produced by Studio Lambert explores a group of talented black underprivileged students as they win scholarships to an elite boarding school.
The drama will star Daniel Lawrence Taylor, Josh Tedeku, Jodie Campbell, Myles Kamwendo, Sekou Diaby and Aruna Jalloh and will air in 2024 on BBC Three and iPlayer.
Cast of Celebrity Race Across the World Announced
The cast for Celebrity Race Across the World will feature:
- Musician Harry Judd and his mum Emma
- Broadcaster Alex Beresford and his dad Noel
- All Saints singer Melanie Blatt and her mum Helene
- Racing driver and F1 pundit Billy Monger and his sister, Bonny
The series kicks off this autumn on BBC One and iPlayer.
Rise & Fall wins at the National Reality TV Awards
The Rise & Fall cast took home the trophy for ‘Best Social Experiment Show’ after the public voted for the show at the 2023 National Reality TV Awards.
The Traitors US nominated for an Emmy
The Traitors US has been nominated for ‘Outstanding Casting For a Reality Program – 2023’ at the 75th Emmy Awards. The ceremony will take place on 18th September.
Gogglebox wins TRIC Award
TV favourite Gogglebox has won yet another award!
The show was awarded the TRIC Award in this year’s Entertainment category.
A first look at Squid Game: The Challenge
Netflix have revealed a first look at Squid Game: The Challenge at this year’s TUDUM event.
The huge-scale reality series based on the original Netflix hit will launch this November.
Celebrity Gogglebox returns for its 5th series
The much loved show returns with brand new famous faces including Katherine Ryan, Adam Lambert, Ricky Tomlinson & Sue Johnston and many, many more.
Fridays at 9pm, Channel 4.
The Traitors takes home the Reality & Constructed Factual BAFTA
After an incredibly successful first series, The Traitors proved themselves faithful as they were awarded the BAFTA for Reality & Constructed Factual.
Claudia Winkleman was also awarded the BAFTA for Entertainment Performance for her work on the show.
Race Across the World races back to record audiences on BBC One
After a pause due to covid, Race Across The World is back for season 3 with a race across the Canada. The launch episode attracted 4.6 million viewers, with a 24.9% share which outperformed the slot average by 36%. A hit with young viewers, it scored a 40% share of Adults 16-34, which more than doubled the slot average.
Triple win at the Royal Television Society Awards
Studio Lambert shows won three awards at the RTS Programme Awards – The Traitors won the best entertainment programme and Gogglebox won the best formatted popular factual award. And Claudia Winkelman won the best entertainment performance award for her performance as the host of The Traitors on BBC One.
Rise & Fall secures an average of 1 million viewers in first week
Studio Lambert’s new 18 episode social experiment game for Channel 4 attracted an averaged of 1 million viewers for its first six episodes, with an 8.6% share which outperformed the slot average by 46%. A hit with young viewers, it scored a 19.6% share of Adults 16-34, more than doubling the slot average.
Dance 100 released on Netflix
Studio Lambert’s spectacular dance series dropped on Netflix featuring eight competing choreographers, one hundred dancers and hosted by Ali Love.
Broadcasting Press Guild awards The Traitors
The BPG has chosen The Traitors for its best entertainment award.
The Traitors UK has 28 million views on BBC iPlayer
Dan McGolphin, Director, iPlayer and Channel, announced that to 12 January 2023 The Traitors has been streamed more than 28 million times on BBC iPlayer.
The Traitors US launched on NBC Peacock and on BBC iPlayer
The US version of The Traitors produced by Studio Lambert is now streaming on NBC’s Peacock streaming service in the USA and on BBC iPlayer in the UK.
The Circle season 5 released on Netflix
The fifth season of The Circle has been released globally on Netflix. This season is themed The Circle: Singles.