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Disneys move to Pinewood Studios will be major threat for BBC and ITV

Disneys takeover of Pinewood Studios could have a major impact on the BBC and ITV (Pictures: PA/REX)..

Disneys takeover of Pinewood Studios could have a major impact on the BBC and ITV (Pictures: PA/REX)

Disneys decision to take over the majority of Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire will be a major concern for BBC and ITV as the companies fight for attention and space for filming.

The studio is the biggest in the world and is home to Marvel, LucasFilm, Pixar, and 20th Century Fox; it will lease 20 stages plus other facilities at the Buckinghamshire studio which has been the long-time home of the James Bond films.

As well as movies, it is thought Disney will film many of their upcoming Disney+ shows at the legendary studios as well.

But with BBC and ITV increasing their output of original TV, and Netflix moving into Shepperton Studios, it is thought that there will be an overwhelming threat as the studios now have to compete not only for attention, but for space to film in too.

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The challenge for the UK production industry is supply keeping up with demand – the only thing threatening to hold this industry back is the limited studio space available, said Gavin Smith, Relationship Director for Tech and Media at Barclays Business Banking.

Yet despite concerns that the move may force other companies to look elsewhere – it is not yet known if the James Bond films will continue to film at Pinewood – Smith believes that the move will see the entirety of the UK impacted for the better.

We predict that other areas in the UK will benefit from the presence of these online streaming giants, as filming hotspots crop up in Scotland and Wales, and Media City in Manchester continues to grow its expertise in the creative industry.

Disneys move to Pinewood means all three subscription goliaths – Netflix, Amazon and Disney – now have a presence in the UK, and thats only going to benefit the wider UK TV and Film industry, he continued.

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Its the biggest studio in the world (Picture: Getty Images)

It threatens to be a battle of Game of Thrones magnitude, and Disney are marking their territory by taking a firm grip on one of the UKs premier studios.

The domino effect of this move should be overwhelmingly positive in terms of jobs. Disney, Netflix and Amazon have shown little restraint when it comes to budgets, and their spending power dwarfs the mainstream distributors that have typically powered the UK production industry.

There is likely to be a domino effect as these American goliaths spend their huge budgets on the ideas and concepts that small UK businesses are producing.

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When the pie expands theres more slices to go around, and small production companies in the UK will now have direct access to SVOD decision makers for the first time.

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12 Marvel movies were filmed at Pinewood (Picture: Marvel)

Twelve of the last 22 Marvel movies have filmed at Pinewood Studios globally including Buckinghamshire and the state of Georgia.

In May however Disney joined with others including Netflix in confirming they may drop all filming in Georgia should the state government enact a strict new abortion law.

Theyve been making great films with us for many years and the fact they want to shoot so many more here is testimony not only to the quality of the teams and infrastructure at Pinewood but also to the British film industry as a whole, said Pinewood GRead More – Source

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10 Coronation Street spoilers: Rape trauma, baby danger and Bethanys confession

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Coronation Street is buiding up to some dramatic and heart wrenching storylines as ou..

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Coronation Street is buiding up to some dramatic and heart wrenching storylines as our brand new spoilers reveal. As the devastating death of Sinead Tinker (Katie McGlynn) draws nearer, a confession from Bethany Platt (Lucy Fallon) could have huge ramifications for her dying days.

Elsewhere, a brand new crisis kicks off for David (Jack P Shepherd) as he is forced to come face to face with his rapist Josh Tucker (Ryan Clayton) in prison while Gemma Winter (Dolly-Rose Campbell) finds herself in a drastic situation ahead of the birth of her quads.

Here, we reveal whats coming up in Weatherfield.

10 Coronation Street spoilers

  • Shona blames Max when Harry is injured.
  • Gemma is trapped in a turnstile during a day at the match with Chesney.
  • Sinead finds herself too ill to undertake everyday tasks.
  • Geoff suggests that he and Yasmeen invest in Speed Daal.
  • Marion decides that she wants to fighr David and Shona for custody of Max.
  • Kirk plans an early Christmas for Sinead.
  • Gemma tries to turn the press over her disaster to her advantage.
  • David is horrified to come face to face with Josh in prison.
  • Geoff contacts Zeedan and arranges to buy his half of Speed Daal.
  • James realises that Bethany is in love with Daniel.

Monday 14th October

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No episode.

Wednesday 16th October Part One

Gemma is trapped in Coronation Street
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Gemma nets two VIP tickets to the Weatherfield County match and excitedly heads there with Chesney but disaster strikes when she tries to get through the turn stile and ends up trapped due to her pregnant stomach.

Max returns home in a foul mood and ends up in a row with Lily over the TV. When Harry is then hurt and has to be taken to hospital, Shona accuses Max who defiantly claims that it was Lily who pushed him.

Sinead is disheartened when she has to use a wheelchair to attend a family picnic and when she becomes too unwell, she has to be taken home. Geoff suggests to Yasmeen that they invest in Speed Daal while Bethany accidentally causes James to be injured.

Wednesday 16th October Part Two

Marion arrives and tells Shona that Max has been visiting her and when she spots that Shona has been drinking, she accuses her of being an unfit mother and seeks legal advice over custody. Later, Shona realises that it was Lily who pushed Harry and she feels terrible.

Gemma is mortified when the fire service have to cut her out of the turnstile while Daniel and Sinead are given a painful reminder that time is running out. Alya agrees to let Alya invest – but not Geoff while Bethany picks James brains over an article.

Friday 18th October Part One

Shona and Marion in Coronation Street
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Shona tries to contact Max and is horrified when Marion makes it clear that she plans to fight her and David for custody of Max. David is rocked by the news and his day gets worse when he spots Josh in the medical wing of the prison.

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Emmerdale spoilers: Ryan Hawley reveals all on Robert Sugdens exit

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Robert Sugden hasnt had an easy couple of months in Emmerdale — what with him having ..

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Robert Sugden hasnt had an easy couple of months in Emmerdale — what with him having been charged for GBH with intent for brutally assaulting Victoria Bartons (Isabel Hodgins) rapist Lee — but things are set to get much worse for the beloved character before his on-screen exit arrives, and actor Ryan Hawley has all the gossip on Roberts exit.

Robert was livid when he first learned about what had happened to Victoria, and thus he set out to seek revenge on her behalf — in spite of her consistently asking him not to. After multiple failed attempts to get justice for what Lee did, Robert lost control and picked up a shovel, before hitting the rapist on the back of the head — and he was charged for the crime as a result.

He ended up pleading guilty so that he could save Victoria having to lie on his behalf in court, and since then hes been enjoying the free time hes got left with husband Aaron (Danny Miller). On Roberts current state of mind, Ryan said: Hes waiting for the inevitable.He is however, optimistic that it is going to only be a short amount of time that hes going to be away for.

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I believe, worst case scenario – only a couple of years. He is quite confident in the fact that he has pled guilty so sentencing will be a bit more lenient.

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Roberts circumstances are set to worsen in the coming episodes, as he learns that Lee has passed away in hospital. The ramifications that the rapists death will have on his prison sentence is the main cause of concern, as its now incredibly likely that hell be charged with murder for what he did to the young man.

Robert understandably struggles to process this information, but Liv (Isobel Steele) offers up a solution, when she suggests that he and Aaron go on the run together.

Ryan said: The news has just been broken to them so they havent really got a plan, they are going to have to take it as it comes. It means some very emotional goodbyes to some people in the village, but they have to be quick and there are some people they dont even get the chance to because Read More – Source

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Holby City review with spoilers: Ric opts for the risky surgery after Darla decides to keep the baby

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First the good news on tonights Holby City – Ric Griffin (H..

Ric considers his options (Picture: BBC)

First the good news on tonights Holby City – Ric Griffin (Hugh Quarshie)s brain tumour is benign. Unfortunately the bad news is very bad indeed. The tumour is huge, which makes surgery to remove it extremely difficult, according to Ric. The risks are very high that he could have a stroke or not survive the surgery at all. Leaving the tumour where it is could be an option, but it will probably keep on growing and compress his brain, leading to more mood swings, more forgetfulness and worse. His days as a surgeon would definitely be over very soon.

Because he had Darla (Naomi Katiyo) to worry about, he decided that he wouldnt risk the surgery and would try to manage the symptoms of the tumour with drugs. He also decided not to worry Darla by telling her about his diagnosis.

Darla decides to keep the baby in Holby City
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Everything changed when Darla was visited by Peter (Jordan Adene), the father of her baby, who proved to be a very mature, supportive and sensible 15 year old. Donna (Jaye Jacobs) had already detected in Darla signs of doubt that she wanted to go through with having her baby adopted and Peters arrival cemented her decision – she wanted to keep her daughter. Peter said hed get a job and theyd manage.

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Ric was on board with this plan because hes always wanted whatever makes Darla happy. Then Peters father (Daniel Adegboyega), an elder of the church, arrived and kicked off a bit. He accused Darla of trying to trap his son and said the baby might not even be Peters. There was a bit of a tussle as he tried to take Peter away and Ric ended up being thrown to the ground and knocked unconscious.

Ric Griffin in Holby City
Everyones worried about Ric (Picture: BBC)

Ric wasnt seriously hurt, but as everyone clustered around his bedside Cameron (Nic Jackman) said something about his serious condition in front of Darla, so Ric had no option but to tell her the truth. Peter proved that hes a keeper by smoothing things out with Darlas dad, so Darla is going to move back in with Kofi and bring up the baby, after making Ric promise that he has to do whats best for him and not delay the surgery just for her sake. And theyre naming the baby Erica, after her great-granddad – which made him fill up. She wouldnt be here now if it werent for you, Darla said. And Cameron, he reminded her, But Ericas a better name.

Ric apologised to Zav (Marcus Griffiths) and Donna for his recent behaviour and told them hes going to go for the surgery, because he wants to carry on being a surgeon himself if theres even a slim chance.

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Meanwhile a small bunch of supporting artists had assembled to give Essie (Kaye Wragg) a party to welcome her new adopted baby. This was mainly a plot device so one of the cards would be found later on by Connor (Calum Lill) – Islas father. Hed come to the hospital to get Frankies phone number from Essie but he soon worked out that Essie is pretending that Isla is her legally adopted daughter. Sacha (Bob Barrett) tried to help Essie out by warning Connor off but only succeeded in making the situation worse. Essie finally resorted to good old faRead More – Source

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