BBC commissions fast-turnaround Oscar Pistorius documentary from Mentorn Media

Mentorn will be producing this programme at incredible speed, and together with presenter Rick Edwards, I’m sure they will deliver a documentary that will bring a new angle to this ever developing news story.”Zai Bennett, Controller, BBC Three
Date: 21.02.2013     Last updated: 18.03.2014 at 18.11
Category: BBC Three
Mentorn Media has been commissioned by BBC Three to make a fast-turnaround special on the murder of Reeva Steenkamp, allegedly shot to death by her boyfriend, Oscar Pistorius.

Pistorius, who won two Gold medals and a Silver at the Paralympic Games in London in 2012, is accused of murder, though pleads not guilty.

The 1x60 is commissioned by Fiona Campbell of the BBC and the Executive Producer for Mentorn is Steve Anderson. The Producer/Director is Nick London and Associate Producer is Shekhar Bhatia. The presenter is Rick Edwards, who recently made his debut fronting BBC Three’s Free Speech and who presented Paralympics coverage for Channel 4.

Mentorn made BBC Three’s recent fast-turnaround special Superstorm Sandy: Caught On Camera, and were also in South Africa to make Dispatches: Murder On Honeymoon, on the case of Anni Dewani.

Zai Bennett, Controller of BBC Three, says: “BBC Three is never afraid to tackle current affairs and we are committed to showing bold, thought-provoking programmes for 16-34s. Mentorn will be producing this programme at incredible speed, and together with presenter Rick Edwards, I’m sure they will deliver a documentary that will bring a new angle to this ever developing news story.”

Steve Anderson says: “The story of Oscar Pistorius and Reeva Steenkamp has captured everyone’s attention. It is hugely important and Mentorn has the expertise to deliver it quickly to BBC Three.”

The programme will be pre-sold by Passion Distribution.

For more information please contact Sally Kent at Plank PR on 020 8995 3945 or sally@plankpr.com