Guy Davies


Channel 5 series charts Michael Palin visit to North Korea

Channel 5 UK has greenlit a landmark travel series from ITN Productions, which follows comedian-turned-traveller Michael Palin on a recent trip to North Korea. Entitled Michael Palin in North Korea (w/t), ITNP says the production secured “unprecedented access” to the country, which is notoriously difficult for foreigners to enter. North Korea has been front page […]

Channel 5 lifts the kilt on Scotland’s hidden treasures

Banijay Group company, IWC, and Motion Content Group, have been commissioned to make a new 5×60 series, Secret Scotland With Susan Calman (w/t), for Channel 5. From Loch Ness to Edinburgh Castle (pictured), presenter Susan Calman unveils Scotland’s most iconic destinations, discovering their untold tales. Secret Scotland looks closely at the history and characters Scotland […]

C5 orders Freddie Mercury, Karen Carpenter shows

UK broadcaster Channel 5 has ordered docudrama specials about Freddie Mercury and Karen Carpenter. Both stars suffered untimely deaths and the films, from ITV prodco Potato, will look at the true stories behind the loss of the Queen and The Carpenters singers. Freddie Mercury: The Great Pretender Revealed and Karen Carpenter: Goodbye To Love will […]

Channel 5 onboard first BBC Earth original

The UK’s Channel 5 and BBC Worldwide have co-commissioned an extreme weather series that will be the first original for new thematic network BBC Earth. Weather Terror is a six-part series that debuts this Friday on Channel 5 at 8pm. Internationally (excluding the UK and Ireland), the BBC’s commercial arm has rights and is rolling […]

C5 finds Boy with the World’s Biggest Hands

UK broadcaster Channel 5 has commissioned a one-off documentary about a boy born whose rare medical condition has made his hands grow to huge proportions. The Boy with the World’s Biggest Hands comes from Barcroft Productions, and will follow eight-year-old Indian child Mohammed Kaleem, who has macrodactyly, or local gigantism. This condition has led to […]

UK indies seek dialogue with new Channel 5 owner Viacom

Independent producers in the UK are seeking to meet with top executives from new Channel 5 owner Viacom to discuss programming plans and build relationships. UK indies trade body Pact yesterday issued a release that said the sector would seek to meet Viacom “very soon”. The body noted indies had regularly met with Northern & […]

Channel 5 snaps up Doghouse’s Dog doc

UK free-to-air broadcaster Channel 5 has bought The Truth about Your Dog’s Food (fka What Are You Feeding Your Dog?), a new documentary looking at what people are feeding their canine pets. Produced by London-based Doghouse Media, the one-off doc examines what goes into pet food, the different methods of feeding dog and asks specialists […]