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BBC Scotland exec boards IWC to head factual

BBC Scotland’s Pauline Law has joined Banijay-owned IWC as head of factual. The exec most recently served as head of multi-platform production at the broadcaster, overseeing a team of 300, including teams in music, entertainment, events and digital. She also led a development team that won more than 80 commissions, including Emeli Sande’s Street Symphony […]

Channel 5 readies IWC’s ‘Greatest Warships’

Channel 5 has commissioned a doc series from Banijay Group-owned IWC that explores famous war ships. The 3 x 60-minute series World’s Greatest Warships will tell the stories of iconic warships from 1900 to the present day, taking a closer look at the engineering breakthroughs that enabled them to be gamechangers in the field. Using […]

Plimsoll hires former IWC exec Richard Klein for docs push

Yellowstone Live producer Plimsoll Productions has appointed former IWC and ITV exec Richard Klein as head of documentaries. Klein, who most recently served as creative director for Location, Location, Location producer IWC, will oversee docs for the UK and international. Prior to IWC, Klein was director of factual at ITV, and prior to that, he was controller […]

Banijay’s Scottish label IWC hires creative head

IWC, a Banijay Group Company, has hired Mark Downie as creative director. Based in Glasgow, he will be responsible for overseeing and driving IWC’s creative output to expand its existing popular and specialist factual slate. He will report to Peter Langenberg, group COO and interim managing director at IWC. Downie will also work closely with […]

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 […]

Tinopolis’ Firecracker hires for new office

UK prodco Firecracker Films has opened a new office in Glasgow, recruiting an exec from Banijay Group’s IWC Media in the process. Elspeth O’Hare (left in picture) joins as creative director of Firecracker Scotland, moving to the Tinopolis-owned prodco from IWC, where she was head of documentaries with credits including Britain’s Benefit Tenants for Channel 4, Insane Fight […]

C4 and industry players back new UK indie

A raft of TV industry players and a Channel 4 fund have all backed Red Sky Productions, a new UK indie run by former UKTV commissioner Jane Rogerson and IWC exec producer Ross Harper. The indie will be based in Glasgow, Scotland, and investors include former All3Media boss Steve Morrison, ITV exec David Liddiment, and […]

Ex-Top Gear presenter on Jungle Quest for Sky

Sky has ordered Richard Hammond’s Jungle Quest, a two-part series in which the eponymous former Top Gear presenter heads to the Amazon to photograph exotic animals. The special will be produced by Zodiak-owned UK prodco IWC, which produces curent Sky hit Wild Things, and go out on the UK satcaster in September on Sky 1. […]