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ITVS-owned The Garden appoints Channel 4 commissioning editor

ITV Studios-owned UK producer The Garden has appointed Channel 4 commissioning editor Nicola Brown as its director of programmes. Brown, who previously worked at The Garden almost a decade ago, takes up her new role in March and will help to expand the company’s slate, which includes Channel 4 shows 24 Hours In A&E and […]

UK’s Channel 4 unveils natural history, true crime shows for 2020

Channel 4 in the UK has unveiled a raft of new shows for 2020, with a focus on wildlife and true crime programming that includes a three-parter featuring adventurer Levison Wood. Walking With Elephants is produced by October Films and will follow Wood (Walking The Nile) as he tracks the movements of elephants on their […]

TBI’s forward thinkers: Fremantle’s Vasha Wallace

Vasha Wallace, EVP of global acquisitions & development, Fremantle Streamers started dipping their toes into the format business last year, how do you think this will change in 2020? We are going to see the streamers continue to grow and go from being US-based platforms to becoming more local platforms with a focus on local […]

Show of the week: Inside Missguided

This four-part docuseries taps into the trend of fast fashion and the highs and lows of operating in the clothing business. It revolves around the Missguided brand, which grew rapidly over eight years into a major player in the UK fashion world, turning over more than £200m ($260m) a year. The 4 x 60 minute […]

SBS, NRK among first buyers of DRG’s ‘My Grandparents’ War’

DRG has unveiled the first international sales for Channel 4 documentary series My Grandparents’ War. Australia’s SBS has acquired the 4 x 60 minute series produced by Wild Pictures, which has also been picked up NRK in Norway and RTHK in Hong Kong. In each episode, leading actors re-trace the footsteps of their grandparents in […]

Show of the week: Deadwater Fell

Good Omens star David Tennant and The Good Fight’s Cush Jumbo lead the cast for Channel 4’s Deadwater Fell, a moody Scotland-shot drama about a murder that shakes a small town to its core. The Kudos-produced psychological thriller (4 x 60 minutes) centres on an entire family that is murdered by someone they know, ultimately […]

Crackit Productions appoints former Channel 4 exec Helen Cooke

UK-based Crackit Productions has appointed former Channel 4 and Studio Ramsay exec Helen Cooke as its head of non-scripted. Cooke will join the company in January with a remit to build on developing original format content, both in the UK and internationally. She reports into creative director, Elaine Hackett. Cooke spent two years at Studio […]

HBO Max expands co-pros by joining Channel 4 drama ‘Boys’

HBO Max has joined as a co-production partner on Channel 4 and Russell T Davies’ drama Boys, building on the streamer’s expanding partnerships with broadcasters outside of the US. The yet-to-launch WarnerMedia-backed streamer will be the exclusive US home to Boys (working title), which started principal photography in October. The drama is from Studiocanal-owned Red […]

Walter Presents team launches drama venture backed by Channel 4

The trio behind international drama platform Walter Presents is setting up a new drama venture, backed by UK broadcaster Channel 4. Founders and creators Walter Iuzzolino, Jo McGrath and Jason Thorp’s new outfit is called Eagle Eye Drama, and it will focus on producing English-language drama inspired by foreign-language programmes the team have championed via […]

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