ITN Productions

UK’s Channel 4 returns to Chatsworth House

UK broadcaster Channel 4 has commissioned a new series abouts the British stately home Chatsworth House, for its More 4 channel. The six-part series from ITN Productions has the working title of Chatsworth House and will follow on from last year’s one-off Christmas At Chatsworth House. Filmed throughout 2020, the series will provide unprecedented access […]

‘History 101’ prodco ITN promotes Ian Rumsey to become MD

UK-based ITN Productions has promoted Ian Rumsey to MD of television at the History 101 producer. Rumsey, who has been director of TV production since 2018, will have an expanded role that will see ITN Productions News and Archive teams, headed up by Tami Hoffman, reporting directly to him. He will continue to lead the […]

UK’s ITV orders comedy panel show as part of Black History Month slate

UK commercial broadcaster ITV has unveiled plans to mark Black History Month with specially commissioned new shows throughout October. ITV said the slate would “celebrate the contribution of black people to television, comedy, history and our wider culture”, with new shows including a four-part comedy panel show that tests and teases players’ and audiences knowledge […]

News round-up: Hulu, BBC3 and Delevigne set course for ‘Planet Sex’; ‘Sweet Diva’ goes global; Channel 5 bulks up history slate

Hulu and BBC3 set course for ‘Planet Sex’ with Cara Delevigne US streamer Hulu and UK channel BBC Three have jointly commissioned a new documentary exploring human sexuality from Fremantle-owned Naked, to be hosted and co-created by actor and singer Cara Delevingne. The six-part series, which has the working title Planet Sex, will see Delevingne […]

Prince William, Joaquin Phoenix blast BAFTA’s for lack of diversity

Prince William and Joker star Joaquin Phoenix were among those to blast the BAFTA’s for a lack of diversity at its annual film awards ceremony, where a Channel 4 and PBS feature doc was among the winners. For Sama, produced by Waad Al-Kateab and Edward Watts, took the best documentary prize for its portrayal of […]

UK commissions: Channel 5 reveals 2020 slate; BBC Three, Showtime renews ‘Back to Life’

Channel 5 reveals slate of 2020 programmes  Access-driven documentaries, history programming, natural history and heartland factual highlight a new slate of programmes heading to Viacom-owned broadcaster Channel 5 in 2020. Keo Films’ Inside Extinction Rebellion (w/t; 1 x 60 minutes) has secured access to the environmental activists, who use creativity and people power to raise awareness of […]

BBC One explores a year in the life of Sainsbury’s supermarket

BBC One has commissioned ITN Productions to produce 6 x 60 minute access documentary Inside the Supermarket. The series follows 12 months in the life of Sainsbury’s – Britain’s oldest supermarket – which sees 26m people pass through its doors each week. The series is billed as a multi-dimensional portrayal of the supermarket, which this year marks its […]

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