Lorraine Heggessey

Boom/Twofour hives off digital arm, names CEO

Twofour Broadcast’s managing director Melanie Leach will lead the merged Twofour Broadcast-Boom Pictures group, which is hiving off its digital arm into a standalone company. Following Twofour’s merger with Boom last year, the entity has rebranded as Twofour Group, with Leach taking the role of CEO. She will oversee the consolidation of Boom and Twofour, […]

BBC One orders Compulsive Shoppers

UK terrestrial BBC One has commissioned a 1x60mins documentary looking at people with shopping addictions. Britain’s Compulsive Shoppers (WT) will follow presenter Jasmine Harman as she looks into personal stories of shopping addiction and work with those affected to get to the bottom of the problem. Twofour, which is merging with former BBC One controller […]

Channel 4 shines spotlight on recession busters

The UK’s Channel 4 has commissioned a trio of programmes that spotlight companies going against the grain and performing well despite the on going economic recession. The Who’s Getting Rich season will comprise a pair of 1x60mins docs on pawnbrokers and a prolific ‘jack-of-all-trades’ trader, respectively; and a 2x60mins character-led doc featuring a London scrap […]