Graham Lafferty

Discovery scoops Iron Man feature doc

Discovery Networks has picked up The Challenge: My Iron Man Dad, a feature doc about one man’s attempt to compete an Iron Man triathlon while carrying his disabled son. The factual channel operator has snagged rights for its UK and Ireland service and it will go out on the local Discovery Channel on June 19, […]

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 On the Edge with new adventure series

Discovery Networks has commissioned Sean Conway: On the Edge, a three-part doc following the titular athlete as he embarks on an ultra triathlon around the UK coastline. The show will be produced by Tuesday’s Child, the UK indie set up by former Shine TV managing director Karen Smith. It will go out on Discovery Channel […]

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 […]