Humble Bee Films

Preparing for the big adventure boom

Stephen McQuillan, creative director at UK indie Humble Bee Films considers what the immediate future holds for adventure programming, from moving past the pandemic to the growing interest from Hollywood talent. Gold standard unscripted adventure programming has the ability to take viewers somewhere they’ve never been in their lifetime – or could ever expect to […]

‘Attenborough’s Life in Colour’ prodco Humble Bee hires BBCS exec to lead development

UK factual producer Humble Bee Films has appointed Jayne Edwards from BBC Studios Natural History Unit as its head of development. Edwards will develop and pitch science, history and specialist factual programming while also building on the company’s slate of blue-chip factual productions, which includes BBC One (UK), Netflix and Nine Network (Aus) natural history […]

Netflix, BBC team up with David Attenborough on ‘Life In Colour’

Natural history icon David Attenborough has teamed up again with Netflix on a three-part series that is being produced with BBC2 in the UK and Nine Network in Australia. Life In Colour marks the first time the BBC and Netflix have worked together on a natural history show, with Bristol-based Humble Bee Films and Sydney-based […]

UKTV orders more of David Attenborough’s Curiosities

UKTV has commissioned a second, longer, run of natural history show David Attenborough’s Natural Curiosities. The first series of the show was the highest ever rated show on UKTV’s Eden channel. It focused on animals that, for various reasons, have an intriguing biology. The new 10x30mins series will feature two animals per episode that share […]