Friday’s “New BBC DG, new commissions for BBC1, BBC3, Channel 4 and E4, and UKTV’s extra Freeview slot” news

Happy 49th birthday to Doctor Who!

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  • Tony Hall is the new BBC DG
  • BBC1 commissions What Remains, The Escape Artist, The Great Train Robbery, Happy Valley, By Any Means and more Inspector George Gently
  • BBC3 commissions Way To Go
  • Channel 4 orders third series of Fresh Meat
  • E4 orders third series of PhoneShop
  • UKTV gets an extra Freeview slot