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UK’s Sky Crime orders Beverley Allitt true crime doc

British pay TV channel Sky Crime, part of the Comcast-owned Sky Group, has commissioned the London-based prodco Woodcut Media to produce a three-part true crime documentary based upon the crimes of murderer Beverley Allitt. The 3 x 60-minute series, The Beverley Allitt Tapes will delve into how, in 1993, a seemingly shy and unassuming nurse […]

Show of the week: Tony Robinson’s VE Day: Minute By Minute

This special has been commissioned by Discovery and will be of interest to acquisition execs looking for a show to mark the 75th anniversary of VE (Victory in Europe) day, which falls on Friday 8 May. The 1 x 60-minute documentary, produced by Woodcut Media and distributed by TVF International, has already been pre-sold to […]

TBI Weekly: How one exec turned his Covid-19 crisis around

Former Discovery Networks International exec Adam Jacobs stepped down from his role at UK indie Woodcut Media at the start of the year to pursue his passions – then Covid-19 struck and his plans were left in tatters. TBI finds out how he reacted. As the UK government likes to constantly remind us, everything about […]

TBI Factual: True crime’s conundrum over copycats & causes

Are true crime shows fuelling their own fame-hungry criminals? Tim Dams explores whether the genre’s popularity is in fact creating a problem of its own making The true crime genre has enjoyed a well-documented surge in popularity over recent years. In particular, streamers like Netflix have enjoyed huge success with cinematic, box set series such […]

UK’s Channel 5 hands first commission to Woodcut Media

UK broadcaster Channel 5 has ordered a six-part history documentary series, marking its first commission to be handed to UK prodco Woodcut Media. Secret History Of World War II (6 x 60 minutes) homes in on key events that took place during the devastating and turbulent conflict. The show explores the famous evacuation of Dunkirk […]

Woodcut, Discovery, TVF team for VE Day special

Discovery has greenlit and commissioned Woodcut Media to produce Tony Robinson’s VE Day: Minute by Minute, an immersive commemorative one-hour documentary special, presented by Sir Tony Robinson, and scheduled to TX on the anniversary of VE day. Tony Robinson’s VE Day: Minute by Minute is distributed internationally, and deficit financed by TVF International. Woodcut Media has already pre-sold the documentary special to France’s Histoire […]

TBI Weekly: The decade ahead

TBI has spoken to an array of leading execs from around the world to get their take on how the TV business is changing and what their businesses are doing about it. From streaming and short-form to distribution and development, we delve into the major trends affecting the content business right now and explore how […]

Exclusive: Woodcut Media exec producer Adam Jacobs to depart

Former Discovery Networks International (DNI) exec Adam Jacobs is to leave UK-based indie Woodcut Media after three years with the company, TBI has learned. Exec producer Jacobs oversaw a range of specialist factual series during his stint at Woodcut, including Combat Machines for History, World’s Greatest Palaces and Royals On The Frontline for Yesterday, and […]

Breaking the taboo: How do we navigate mental health in TV?

Mental ill-health in the TV sector is an unspoken reality for many working in the field. Finally, these issues are in the spotlight. The UK’s Film and TV Charity recently launched the industry-wide Looking Glass survey to get a snapshot of the well-being of TV workers. Ahead of findings being released next year, TBI can […]

Discovery serves up Woodcut’s ‘British Police: Our Toughest Cases’

Discovery has commissioned Woodcut Media for a Quest Red series on the British police, and a returning series of The Killer In My Family. Canada-headquartered distributor Blue Ant International provided deficit funding for the new series and will handle global distribution for both programmes outside the UK. British Police: Our Toughest Cases (6 x 60 […]

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