Darlow Smithson

Nat Geo commissions specials out of London hub

National Geographic Channels International has greenlit ‘90s Greatest, 9/11 Rescue Cops and Rosetta: Comet Landing, a trio of specials from its international content hub in London. Nat Geo and UK producer Twofour will make two-part show 90s Greatest, which will focus on the greatest football moments and greatest tragedies of the titular decade. Rosetta: Comet […]

Comet of the Century impacts Nat Geo schedule

National Geographic has ordered Comet of the Century, a one-off doc about the Ison comet, for its international networks. National Geographic Channels International is coproducing the film with Endemol-owned producer Darlow Smithson and PBS in the US. The special will follow the scientists tracking Ison ahead of its upcoming journey around the sun. Nat Geo […]

PBS orders Neanderthal doc from Arrow

US public broadcaster PBS has ordered a one-off doc Decoding Neanderthals from Arrow Media, the UK production company founded by ex-Darlow Smithson management. The film will investigates the truth behind the mysterious disappearance of our closest genetic cousin, the Neanderthal, 30,000 years ago. The show will, the producers said, will use CGI and cutting edge […]

BBC Three orders Darlow Smithson drama

British digital broadcaster BBC Three has ordered One Day Like This, a two part drama from Endemol-owned Darlow Smithson. The miniseries will be produced in association with BBC Learning and will launch in the new year. It dramatises the events surrounding a fatal car crash, which devastated a small community and stars Coronation Street‘s Sasha […]

Channel 4 brings Darlow Smithson’s Frankenstein to life

British broadcaster Channel 4 and US network Smithsonian have commissioned Endemol-owned Darlow Smithson to produce a big-budget science documentary following a team of robotics experts attempting to build a complete human body. The broadcasters have ordered Frankenstein: Building The Bionic Human, which will use US$1 million worth of cutting edge limbs and organs from leading […]