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Show of the week: Dark Woods

German drama has become increasingly sought after over the past couple of years and Dark Woods (aka Das Geheimnis Des Totenwaldes) is another worth taking a look at. The 6 x 45 minute series has been inspired by the real-life disappearance of a woman in the German region of Lower Saxony and is set during […]

Scripted Hot Pick: Dark Woods

German drama has become increasingly sought after over the past couple of years and Dark Woods (aka Das Geheimnis Des Totenwaldes) is another worth taking a look at. The 6 x 45 minute series has been inspired by the real-life disappearance of a woman in the German region of Lower Saxony and is set during […]

German kids TV veteran dies at 61

Popular German kids TV executive Angelika Paetow has passed away aged 61. Paetow worked at German regional pubcaster NDR for 43 years, and died on April 16 after a long battle with illness. She is known for working on the German version of Sesame Street, and for overseeing children’s series including KI.KA’s Hallo Spencer and German-Austrian […]

Blue chip to new chip: natural history with bite

Stewart Clarke speaks to commissioners, producers, distributors and digital pioneers about their efforts to reimagine the natural history genre. Alastair Fothergill is the embodiment of blue-chip, making landmark series for the BBC and films for Disney Nature, but he is now seeking to reinvent the genre, out of necessity as much as anything. “When I […]

Alastair Fothergill on The Hunt

Alastair Fothergill embodies blue-chip documentary more than any other filmmaker and with his latest series, The Hunt, sought to push the boundaries of the high-end factual genre once again. The series takes a look at nature’s predators, but in a new light by also telling the stories of their victims. “Natural history predator sequences are […]

Nordic fund invests in TV4 drama copro

Nordisk Film & TV Fond has invested NOK2 million (US$260,000) in a Swedish drama coproduction that TBI first reported on last year. Modus Operandi (aka Vik/Stubø) comes from FremantleMedia-owned Scandinavian scripted prodco Miso Films, and is based on crime novels from Anne Holt. Miso coproduces with TV4 and German prodco Nadcon. TBI first reported news […]

The War Report

With the 100th anniversary of the most terrible conflict in world history coming in 2014, Jesse Whittock identifies the projects and producers that will shape World War I in the minds of a new generation of TV viewers. War programming has the unique power to shock, appall and intrigue in equal measures, hence its enduring […]

German net returns to The Chase

German regional broadcaster NDR has commissioned a second season of an ITV Studios gameshow format. ITVS Germany will produce a new 8x60mins run of The Chase (known locally as Gefragt Gejagt), including six episodes featuring local celebrities and two with members of the public. The first 6x60mins season aired last summer and scored a regional […]