UKTV captures Born to Kill

Digital channel operator UKTV has acquired Born to Kill. The serial killer series will go out on UKTV’s factual channel Really after it picked up exclusive UK rights to the show. The true crime show looks at the early lives of notorious serial killers John Duffy and David Mulcahy, who murdered three women and raped […]

DLT hires ex-Twofour, BBC execs

Transatlantic producer DLT Entertainment has hired former BBC comedy and Twofour Group producers to join its development team on a part-time basis. Darren Smith was most recently the Twofour’s head of entertainment, while Jack Cheshire was head of new comedy at the BBC. The pair will be charged with driving My Family prodco DLT’s comedy […]

Broadcasters commit to crime with TwoFour’s Born to Kill

UK-based distributor Twofour has shopped crime series Born to Kill and Killing Spree to a raft of international broadcasters. Season six of Born to Kill (pictured), which in each episode focuses on the actions of one mass-murderer, has been picked up by Discovery for its channels in Latin America and its US Hispanic service. The […]

Channel 5 delves into Secret Italy, Underground Britain

Channel 5 has ordered a raft of new factual programming, including a new series about psychopaths, a new Alex Polizzi show featuring Italy and its first drama doc. The commercial broadcaster, which is in the throes of being acquired by Viacom, has commissioned six new doc series. GroupM Entertainment, the production arm of the media […]

Twofour Arabia hires general manager

UK-based producer and distributor Twofour has recruited Yara Awad as general manager of its UAE-based operation. Previously an executive producer, Awad will work out of Twofour Arabia’s offices in Twofour54, Abu Dhabi, overseeing the production activities and team. She has been working with Twofour in recent months after a stint at the Dubai One channel […]

Nat Geo commissions specials out of London hub

National Geographic Channels International has greenlit ‘90s Greatest, 9/11 Rescue Cops and Rosetta: Comet Landing, a trio of specials from its international content hub in London. Nat Geo and UK producer Twofour will make two-part show 90s Greatest, which will focus on the greatest football moments and greatest tragedies of the titular decade. Rosetta: Comet […]

Sun Set rises in Sky 1 primetime series

UK satcaster Sky 1 HD has commissioned The Sun Set (WT) as its first fixed-rig documentary series. The order is part of an investment drive in the 8pm slot that Sky 1 director Adam MacDonald has initiated since joining from A+E Networks UK in 2013. The Sun Set will see British and Irish family holidays […]

TwoFour calls on Metallica’s Hetfield for new History doc

The US arm of UK producer Twofour has secured a commission from cable net History for The Hunt, a doc series about bear-hunting in Alaska narrated by James Hetfield, the lead singer of heavy metal band Metallica. The eight-parter will follow a group of hunters as they head into the Alaskan wilderness to hunt the […]

Channel 4 attends Stammer School

The UK’s Channel 4 is building up its successful fixed-rig ob docs strategy with the commission of Stammer School (WT). The show will follow Musharaf Asghar, known in Britain as Mushy, featured as a student in C4’s fixed rig series Educating Yorkshire who worked to beat a crippling stammer while studying for exams. Channel 4 said […]

MIPTV: Twofour moving into kids distribution

UK-based distributor Twofour Rights will start selling kids shows at MIPTV. The kids slate will span preschool, live-action and teen-focussed programming. Titles include 15x30mins fly on the wall doc series Our School. Twofour made the show for UK kids channel CBBC and follows a group of kids as they transition to from primary to secondary […]