Plimsoll Productions


Nat Geo picks up Plimsoll’s Wild Great Britain

Nat Geo has picked up Plimsoll Productions’ Hugh Bonneville-narrated Wild Great Britain for its international channels. The broadcaster has picked up global pay-TV rights – excluding the UK and US – to the 8 x 60-minute premium wildlife series from Andrea Jackson’s Magnify Media. The deal was brokered by Magnify exec Chris Bartlett and Nat […]

Nat Geo orders string of drama & factual titles

National Geographic has announced a string of new titles across its channels including a Ridley Scott drama and a double factual order from the UK’s Plimsoll Productions. The Hot Zone, is a scripted series based on Richard Preston’s best selling book about the Ebola Virus, which will be executive produced by Ridley Scott. Lynda Obst […]

Sat.1 breeds another Super Dog

Rescue Dog to Super Dog, the Channel 4 format from Plimsoll Productions, is headed for Sat.1 in Germany. The ProSiebenSat.1 Media-owned network has commissioned Docma TV to create a version titled Project Super Dog – Helper on Four Paws. The four-episode series, based on the Magnify Media-sold format, will see rescue dogs intensively trained to […]

Plimsoll hires ex-BBC exec as specialist factual chief

Plimsoll Productions has appointed ex-BBC’s Rachel Morgan as head of specialist factual and documentaries, with a former DRG chief also joining the expanding UK indie. Morgan (right) will focus on specialist factual and documentary programming for both the UK and international markets. Previously, she served as commissioning editor for specialist factual at UK pubcaster the […]

All 4 follows Plimsoll’s First Gay Summer: Mykonos

All 4, the Channel 4 VOD service, has commissioned Our First Gay Summer: Mykonos, a new eight-part, factual entertainment programme from Plimsoll Productions. The show follows three newly out men as they head to one of the most gay-friendly destinations in the world to live, work and party across the summer. Our First Gay Summer was commissioned for […]

Smith to lead new Plimsoll office

UK-based indie Plimsoll Productions has launched an office in Wales, and handed executive producer James Smith the reins. Grant Mansfield’s Bristol-headquartered production company has been on an expansion drive, getting into distribution and launching in LA, and will now have a satellite in Wales. Smith is leading a team as head of Plimsoll Wales, and […]

Animal Planet adapts Plimsoll’s rescue dog format

Discovery Communications-owned Animal Planet counts an adaptation of British-created format Rescue Dogs to Super Dogs on its 2017/18 slate. The series was announced at the Animal Planet upfront in New York yesterday, where new series such as Animal House (WT), Cat Meets Dog (WT) and My Fat Pet were also revealed. Rescue Dog to Super […]

BBC, Endemol alum launches Objective prodco

Former BBC Natural History Unit and Endemol exec Gavin Henderson has set up an indie within All3Media production group Objective Media. Henderson (pictured) was most recently creative director at Grant Mansfield’s Plimsoll Productions, where he worked, but is now launching Highwire Productions. The indie will focus on “ambitious” male-skewed entertainment and adventures formats, as Objective, […]

Trio of promotions at Plimsoll

Plimsoll Productions has promoted a trio of executives a week after the UK indie invested in distributor Magnify Media. Martha Holmes (pictured) has been named head of wildlife, Karen Plumb becomes head of features and daytime, and Kate Beetham is upped to head of development and executive producer. All three will continue to report to […]

Plimsoll buys into Jackson’s Magnify

Entertainment and wildlife prodco Plimsoll Productions has taken a “substantial” minority stake in Andrea Jackson’s specialist distributor Magnify Media. The deal will see Magnify taking sole rights to distribute Plimsoll’s catalogue, and comes soon after Grant Mansfield’s Plimsoll revealed it was creating a distribution arm. Jackson (pictured), the former managing director of acquisitions and formats […]