Preposterous Pets

Barcroft poaches Zig Zag’s Wyles

Barcroft Productions has hired Zig Zag Productions’ Peter Wyles as director of programmes. Wyles is moving to the UK prodco, which has recently secured commissions such as Preposterous Pets for Animal Planet and OAPs Behaving Badly for Channel 5. He had only joined Troy producer Zig Zag as head of development last year after leaving […]

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 […]

Animal Planet profiles Preposterous Pets in 200 territories

Discovery Networks International has commissioned Preposterous Pets, a warm factual series about owners about people that own inappropriate animals. DNI-owned Animal Planet will broadcast the 6x60mins show in the 200 territories it operates in, with UK indie Barcroft Productions producing the show. DNI is billing the doc series as an introduction to “the world’s most outrageous […]