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BBC TWO announces new documentary strand exploring life in modern Britain


Category: BBC TWO; Factual & Arts TV

Date: 15.06.2006
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A new documentary strand of 40-minute long programmes has been commissioned for BBC TWO.

 

The series has been commissioned by Richard Klein and will be made by the BBC's Documentaries and Specialist Features studio headed by Sarah Hargreaves.

 

Nick Mirsky, Executive Producer in Factual and Learning, has been appointed as Editor of the strand and the series is scheduled for broadcast next year.

 

Roly Keating, Controller of BBC TWO, said: "The 40-minute duration is a brilliantly flexible format for documentaries.

 

"It lends itself to humour and entertainment, but also gives enough space to explore deeper themes.

 

"It's great for new talent, but is also attractive to established film-makers.

 

"This new strand is designed to complement BBC TWO's existing slate of award-winning single documentaries, providing a unique, diverse showcase for the strength of in-house documentary talent."

 

On the appointment of Nick Mirsky, Roly Keating commented: "From Blood on the Carpet to The Armstrongs, Nick has proven over and over again his natural instinct for BBC TWO and its audience.

 

"He's the ideal person to take on the leadership of this exciting new project."

 

John Willis, BBC Director of Factual and Learning, adds: "We're delighted to be adding this exciting new documentary strand to our portfolio.

 

"It's a great opportunity for us to showcase more of our creative talent under Nick's leadership.

 

"I look forward to the innovative and individual films, documenting British contemporary life on BBC TWO, to be made by our film-makers."

 

EDA

 

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Date: 15.06.2006
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