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BBC hands commissions to Bandicoot, Naked Entertainment

BBC Scotland has commissioned two seasons of eight-part quiz show format Test Drive from Argonon-backed Bandicoot. Scottish pro wrestler and actor Grado will front the car-based gameshow (8 x 30 minutes), where three teams of family members and friends go on a road trip through Scotland en route to a mystery destination. The group uses […]

FremantleMedia secures global rights to Manson documentary

FremantleMedia International is to handle global distribution for a new ITV documentary series that uses previously unseen archive to go behind the scenes of the Manson Family, the murderous cult led by Charles Manson that terrorised California in the 1960s. A 2 x 60 minute special, The Manson Family: The Lost Tapes (WT) has exclusive access to more than 100 […]

Naked Entertainment expands leadership team

Factual producer Naked Entertainment has responded to rapid growth by hiring former Undercover Boss showrunner Stef Wagstaffe and Billion Dollar Buyer showrunner David Tibballs (pictured) as executive producers. At the same time, the company has named Nelesh Dhand as its new head of factual development. Wagstaffe’s credits include Superfoods: The Real Story, Dirty Weekenders and […]

Simon Andreae’s Naked ambition

Ahead of MIPCOM, former Optomen, Fox and Discovery exec Simon Andreae tells Stewart Clarke about the Naked ambition for his new FremantleMedia-backed indie “If I was going to another television job, I wanted it to be a production company and wanted it to be based in the UK,” Simon Andreae tells TBI from his riverside […]

Simon Andreae prodco hires exec from ITV

Naked Entertainment, Simon Andreae’s prodco, has hired Matthew Cox from ITV. He joins the UK-based producer as executive producer. At British broadcaster ITV he produced shows including Text Santa and his other credits include Alive: Back to the Andes for Channel 5 and When Women Ruled the World for Channel 4. Naked is the UK […]

All 4 tries on Naked sex shorts

UK-based Channel 4’s on-demand platform has commissioned a short-form series about the threesome dating scene. Threesome Dating will run to six four-minute episodes on All 4, with Simon Andreae’s Naked Entertainment attached to produce. This will follow the controversial but contemporary trend for three-way dating, with couples looking for a third person in their relationship. […]

Andreae’s Naked hires O’Brien

Naked Entertainment has recruited Tom O’Brien to run its development and work up new unscripted ideas. Naked is the UK prodco created by Simon Andreae, the former Fox and Discovery exec, with backing from FremantleMedia. O’Brien, who has held development positions at Remarkable Television, TwoFour Broadcast and Electric Ray, will be director of development. His […]

FremantleMedia backs new drama producer

FremantleMedia has taken a 25% stake in Dancing Ledge, a new scripted indie. Feelgood Fiction founder and creative director Laurence Bowen has created Dancing Ledge, which will be based in Notting Hill, London. The company launches with a development deal in place with popular actor Martin Freeman (Lord of the Rings, Fargo), and will add […]

Naked hires ex-Fox TV Studios UK chief

Simon Andreae’s production company, Naked Entertainment, has appointed former Fox Television Studios UK managing director Susie Dark as its first COO. Dark will oversee all financial, legal and operational aspects of Simon Andreae’s indie, which is one of a batch that FremantleMedia invested in last year. The company claims to have “several series commissions in […]