Rose Ayling-Ellis and Catherine Tate lead new BBC committees

Rose Ayling-Ellis will stand before a “tough” BBC documentary about the challenges, discrimination and barriers facing the deaf community.

The 27-year-old actor, who recently revealed she is leaving EastEnders, will explore the positive movement for social change and inclusion for the deaf.

The show, called Signs For Change, is part of a number of BBC commissions announced at the Edinburgh TV festival on Thursday.


Rose Ayling-Ellis and Giovanni Pernice with the sparkling trophy in the final of Serious to Dancing 2021 (Guy Levy/PA)

Ayling-Ellis, who won last year’s serious dancer competition as the show’s first deaf contestant, said: “This documentary will be very authentic, emotional and hard to hit, and it’s time for the reality of the deaf in the UK to be shared with a larger audience.

“My hope is to encourage people to look at our attitudes as a society and reflect on how we can improve the lives of the deaf.

“It won’t paint me as an inspiration, but rather it will lift the lid on the grim things we desperately need to deal with.

“I have always admired the groundbreaking, incredible work of Rogan Productions and I am delighted to be working with James and the team to document my life and share what matters most to me.”

Emma Loach, BBC Executive Editor, said: “Rose’s impact over the past few years has been nothing short of remarkable.


Surfing bottlenose dolphins in South Africa from Blue Planet II (Steve Benjamin/BBC/PA)

“We are honored to work with Rose on this new BBC documentary that, by examining her own life and the experiences of others, will shed light on the challenges faced by the deaf. in the UK still have to face.”

Other announcements made at the Edinburgh TV festival include a third season of Blue Planet, as well as Spy Wars: The Eighties which will tell the hidden story of real-life spies and traitors in War Cold painting.

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The BBC also re-emphasized its focus on comedy commissions when it announced that Cardiff will be the new Comedy City in 2023.


Catherine Tate (Infant Isabel / PA)

The new comedy will be led by the six-part Queen Of Oz series, starring Catherine Tate as the black sheep of a fictional British royal family.

Bafta award-winning writers Paul Coleman and Sian Gibson have also been commissioned by the company for their new series Undoing Martin Parker.

The six-part series will star Gibson alongside Game Of Thrones actor Conleth Hill, George Costigan from Happy Valley, and Worzel Gummidge’s Rosie Cavaliero.

“Fortunately, my taste for fashion hasn’t changed since 1990, so it was a dream to relive my youth and shed my folds with this amazing cast and team,” says Gibson. this wonderful team.”


Sian Gibson (Matt Crossick / PA)

The BBC also made a fourth series on a Man like Mobeen Bafta-nominated Man like Mobeen, with Khan back in the lead role.

“I’ve been away from Hollywood for a few years, but the whole time I was there, I felt like I needed to come home and give people the shows they love,” Khan said.

“It’s still crazy to me that even though I haven’t done Man Like Mobeen in three years, it still means a lot to people. So we are creating more things for you.

“As always, I promise authenticity both on and off the screen. That’s how real change is made. I will eat roti now, bye. “ Rose Ayling-Ellis and Catherine Tate lead new BBC committees

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