BBC drama to tell story of 2017 Grenfell Tower fire

The BBC has commissioned Grenfell, a drama centred on the 2017 Grenfell Tower fire tragedy which killed 72 people, displaced many more, and dismantled a west London community.

The story will be told through the eyes of the people involved, recounting the stories of the victims, their families and friends, and the firefighters tasked with handling the worst residential fire in Britain since the Second World War.

Unpacking the ethics of breaking news

Breaking News is the proving ground of a newsroom. In a breaking news scenario, all the machinery of the newsroom clicks together to tackle what is happening now, and deliver the events of the day to the audience as they arrive.

“Breaking news is our bread and butter,” explains Dylan Dronfield, Senior News Editor at Sky News. “That’s what Sky News was originally billed as doing.”

BBC announce new commissions including return of Alan Partridge

Director of BBC Content, Charlotte Moore announced a range of new commissions at the EITF from the BBC.

She said: "The new commissions I’m announcing today are examples of the range and ambition audiences can expect from the channel as we continue to challenge what mainstream television can do and connect with a diverse modern Britain."

Alan Partridge

BBC Two will broadcast a 25th anniversary special this year, marking 25 years since Alan Partridge's debut on BBC Radio back in 1992 and a BBC One series will follow in 2018.

Grenfell Tower tradegy: a hug too far?

Britain suffered a late spring and early summer of terrorist and other man-made tragedies: the attacks at Westminster Bridge, Manchester Arena, London Bridge and Finsbury Park, and the Grenfell Tower fire. There were moments of very raw emotion amid the days of live TV coverage and even during the later, more reflective, reporting.

An eye-witness told the BBC of a victim who had their throat cut by one of the London Bridge attackers. We watched live on ITV as an elderly man gazed helplessly out of his window in a blazing tower block wondering if he would be burned alive.

#Game4Grenfell football match to be shown on Sky 1 and Pick

#Game4Grenfell will be part of an afternoon of special programming and will see former football professionals and special guests play a 90-minute match at QPR’s Loftus Road stadium, the closest league ground to Grenfell Tower.

Well-known personalities are gearing up to take part including Tinie Tempah, Jamie Dornan, Jarvis Cocker, Les Ferdinand, David Seaman and Alan Shearer. Sky Sports’ Chris Kamara will report on the match.