Oxford Scientific Films

BBC Studios, Oxford Scientific Films, EOS explore China with CITVC co-production

China International Television Corporation (CITVC) is working with BBC Studios, EOS Films and ITV Studios-backed Oxford Scientific Films on a new three-part factual co-production about Chinese national parks. China: Nature’s Ancient Kingdom (3 x 50 minutes) will explore the country’s reserves including Shennongjia National Park, the Northeast Tiger and Leopard National Park, and the Giant […]

Oxford Scientific Films hires BBC alum as exec producer

Oxford Scientific Films (OSF), part of the ITV Studios-owned Boom Cymru group, has appointed BBC alum Lucinda Axelsson as executive producer. Axelsson is a multi-award-winning executive producer whose recent credits include Snow Bears for BBC One and wildlife drama series Serengeti, both of which were produced by John Downer Productions. Formerly a producer at the BBC’s prestigious Natural […]

ITVS GE, NHK tie up for blue chip doc ‘Wild Tokyo’

ITV Studios Global Entertainment has partnered up with Japanese pubcaster NHK on the production of 4K blue chip natural history programme Wild Tokyo. The 1 x 60-minute doc is set to launch in the lead up to the Olympics in Tokyo next summer. It is co-produced via ITV Studios-owned factual producer Oxford Scientific Films. From […]

BBC, CJ E&M, OSF & Terra Mater to explore Wild Korea

Terra Mater Factual Studios (TMFS) and Oxford Scientific Films (OSF) have joined forces to coproduce Wild Korea, a landmark series in association with Buzz, CJ E&M and the BBC. Wild Korea explores the rich and varied wildlife habitats of a mysterious South Korean peninsular, from jagged mountains of its east to vast estuarine mudflats in […]

BBC One discovers Ingenious Animals

UK broadcaster BBC One has commissioned a 4x60mins about amazing animal behaviour around the world. Ingenious Animals will come from Twofour Group prodco Oxford Scientific Films and debut on September 1 in an 8pm slot. Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Lucy Cooke, Patrick Aryee and Giles Clark will produce the series, which will feature animal behaviour from around […]

OSF poaches Warner Bros. prodco exec

Twofour Group-owned prodco Oxford Scientific Films has poached a creative executive from Watershed TV, which is part of Warner Bros. Television Productions UK. Emma Morgan comes across as OSF’s head of popular factual, having previously been creative director at Stacey Dooley – No Place for a Girl prodco Watershed. She was director of development and […]

BBC probes Wild Weather, orders Agatha Christie drama

UK broadcaster BBC One has ordered primetime science series called Wild Weather that’s coproduced by an Australia factual firm and an Agatha Christie-inspired drama (pictured). The 3x60mins Wild Weather with Richard Hammond promises to explore weather “in a way it’s never been done before” through major experiments and technologies. It launches in November this year, […]

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, […]