Category: BBC TWO; Factual & Arts TV
A new documentary strand of 40-minute long programmes has been commissioned for
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.
for new talent, but is also attractive to established film-makers.
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
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.
forward to the innovative and individual films, documenting British contemporary
life on BBC TWO, to be made by our film-makers."