ViacomCBS’ Channel 5 commissions three UK prodcos for century-spanning history series

UK broadcaster Channel 5 has commissioned three British indie prodcos – Middlechild, Raise the Roof Productions and Lambent Productions – to work together to produce a new series of feature-length historical documentaries – 1000 Years Of History. Each company will produce two 120-minute episodes for the six-part series, which will tell the stories of six […]

Drive sells more than 50 hours of factual content worldwide

Multiple networks in Europe and Australasia have picked up a range of factual content after UK distributor Drive sold more than 50 hours of programming. Seven Network in Australia and TopTV in New Zealand have both picked up The Restoration Workshop, a 10 x 60-minute series produced by Middlechild for UKTV’s Yesterday channel, following antiques dealer and expert restorer Gary Wallis as he […]

Middlechild hires ex-Boundless exec as development head

Middlechild has appointed former Boundless exec Tony Dillamore (pictured right) as its head of development. Dillamore was previously acting head of development of FremantleMedia UK’s Boundless, where his credits include upcoming fact ent format The Recording Studio. Middlechild won Channel 4’s Nations and Regions’ Alpha Fund earlier this year, which has helped build a dedicated […]