Sky One goes silent, and daytime

Chris Forrester

Sky One is putting significant fresh cash into its daytime output, and is also producing 12 silent short movies, under the 12 Days of Christmas theme.

The 12 movies, each 8 minutes in length, will be produced for Sky 1 by Endor Productions, and individual projects will star the likes of Bill Nighy (Love Actually). Nighy will star in ‘Statuesque’, described as a love triangle involving two statues and busy Christmas shoppers.

Additionally, Sky 1 is investing extra funding into its daytime output. It has commissioned 90 episodes, each of 90 minutes, of a live daytime chat show (‘Angela and Friends’) starring Angela Griffin (‘Cutting It’ and ‘Waterloo Road’) and which launches in November.