Dragonfly


Dragonfly MD Dickson to exit

Simon Dickson is stepping down from his role as managing director of Shine Group-owned unscripted prodco Dragonfly. He is leaving the UK company next month and will be replaced by creative director Mark Raphael and COO Lucinda Hicks, who will serve as co-MDs going forward. Dickson has been with Dragonfly since April 2011, first joining […]

Eddie Izzard to star in BBC science drama

Actor and stand-up Eddie Izzard will star in a science-themed, fact-based drama for UK terrestrial BBC Two as one of a raft of new commissions. Izzard (Ocean’s Twelve, Ocean’s Thirteen) will play British scientist Robert Watson Watt, the inventor of the radar, in Castles in the Sky (pictured). It will sell the story of the […]

Shine execs form new factual indie, ink BBCWW deal

Sanjay Singhal (pictured) and Steve Nam have created a new factual production company, Voltage TV, and agreed a sales and development deal with BBC Worldwide. Singhal and Nam previously ran Dragonfly, the UK producer owned by Shine and which counts The Hotel and One Born Every Minute among its credits. Singhal said starting the new […]

Programming team changes at Shine’s Dragonfly

Shine Group-owned Dragonfly has created a new specialist factual role and recruited a new head of development from rival UK producer North One. Edwina Silver has become Dragonfly’s first head of specialist factual. She joined the producer in 2006 as head of development and exec-produced The Burrowers: Animals Underground (above), the 3x60mins natural history series that debuted […]

Channel 4 adds Twofour producer to factual team

UK terrestrial Channel 4 has appointed Twofour Broadcast’s David Brindley to its factual commissioning team. Reporting into deputy head of factual Nick Mirsky, Brindley (left) will work on developing major multi-part doc series and maintaining returning programmes such as 24 Hours in A&E and First Dates as commissioning editor. He will work alongside co-commissioning editors […]

BBC Three orders Horsemeat Banquet

BBC Three has ordered The Horsemeat Banquet, a one-off show in which a group of young diners are invited to tuck into a variety of horse dishes. The show will TX on the UK public broadcaster’s youth channel in a 10pm slot on March 27. It will be made by Shine-owned producer Dragonfly. The show, […]

BBC orders Hurricane Sandy Superstorm documentary

UK public broadcaster the BBC has ordered a fast turnaround documentary about the hurricane that hit the US East Coast last week. Sandy: Anatomy of a Superstorm will be a 1x60mins doc for BBC Two. It is being made by Shine-owned Dragonfly, the production company behind Channel 4’s Terror at Sea: The Sinking of the […]