Discovery Channel UK & Ireland

Discovery embarks on Great Shark Chase

Discovery Channel has ordered The Great Shark Chase, a new one-off shark doc fronted by adventurer Monty Halls, TBI has learned. The special will be produced by Endemol Shine Group prodco Tigress, and follow Halls as he journeys to Africa on an expedition to track the annual sardine run, and the sharks that chase the […]

Discovery follows David Baddiel on the Silk Road

Discovery Channel UK & Ireland has ordered David Baddiel on the Silk Road, a travelogue series featuring the titular comedian as he travels the ancient trade route. Tinopolis-owned Pioneer Productions is producing the four-parter, which will go out in the UK and Ireland later this year. This doc series was commissioned by Discovery’s Elizabeth McIntyre, […]

Pair of intn’l commissions for Discovery

Discovery has greenlit two new programmes for its international nets, an engineering blunders series and a VE Day anniversary special. Incredible Engineering Blunders: Fixed will look at engineering projects gone wrong and how they were made good. Engineer and journalist Justin Cunningham will examine engineering mishaps including sinking skyscrapers to back-to-front bridges. Argonon-backed UK prodco […]

Discovery to play in Churchill’s Toyshop

Discovery has ordered Churchill’s Toyshop from Sky Vision, a special about the British World War II leader’s secret weapons research institute. The unit devised strange and ingenious weapons that were designed to be used by the Allies against the Nazis. The 1x60mins special will use archive and drama reconstruction to tell the story of the […]