Mentorn Scotland

BBC ends Robot Wars for the second time

UK broadcaster BBC Two has killed off its mech-on-mech battle format Robot Wars for the second time. The series, which is from Mentorn Scotland and SPJ Media and counts Passion Distribution as its international vendor, has run for three seasons. The original run came 1998 and 2004, and its revival was greeted with a widely […]

Mentorn poaches BBC doc specialist

Mentorn Media’s Scottish office has poached Iain Scollay, a documentary specialist from UK pubcaster the BBC. Scollay will be Mentorn Scotland’s creative executive, a role in which he will develop ideas and executive produce and make programming. He’ll be based in Glasgow. Scollay is best known as a BBC filmmaker behind docs for the Cutting […]

BBC3 opens Hotel of Mum and Dad

Youth-skewed UK digital channel BBC3 has commissioned a new factual entertainment series studying economically-stricken young couples moving back to their parents’ homes. Hotel of Mum and Dad (working title) will investigate how sky high housing and rental prices, fewer jobs, debt culture and child care costs have lead to an estimated one in 10 young […]