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Buried Secrets of The Bible with Albert Lin shortlisted for Broadcast Tech Award July 18, 2019

We’re very excited to announce that Buried Secrets of the Bible, Episode 1: Parting the Red Sea, is shortlisted in this year’s Creative Excellence section for Best Audio Post Production (Non-Scripted). A huge congratulations to Nick Handley and all the team at Silverglade who worked so hard on this stunning episode. Good luck! http://broadcasttechawards.co.uk/shortlist-2019/

Netflix catches Caravan, Quicksilver’s Killer May 7, 2019

Global streaming giant Netflix has commissioned a true crime series from UK factual indies Caravan and Quicksilver. Killer Ratings is a seven-part show about Brazilian TV host Wallace Souza, who fronted true crime show Canal Livre, set in the Amazonian city of Manaus. Canal Livre was a big success in Brazil, largely due to the ability of its reporters to arrive first at murder scenes – but it was later claimed Souza, who died in 2010, ordered murders himself in…

Netflix taps UK indies for Brazilian TV true-crime doc May 7, 2019

Caravan and Quicksilver explore eye-opening tale of Wallace Souza over seven episodes Netflix has commissioned a true-crime series from UK indies Caravan and Quicksilver Media exploring the Brazilian TV host who allegedly ordered killings to boost audience figures. The SVoD giant has ordered seven-part Killer Ratings, which focuses on the twists and questions surrounding the story of Wallace Souza, the charismatic presenter of Canal Livre. Broadcast in Manaus, a remote city in the heart of Brazil’s Amazon rainforest, the show…

Netflix orders seven-part true crime original ‘Killer Ratings’ May 7, 2019

Netflix has commissioned Caravan Productions and Quicksilver Media for a seven-part series on a Brazilian TV host and politician accused of orchestrating grisly murders to drive ratings for his crime show. The UK prodcos are to co-produce the series on Wallace Souza (pictured), who rose to fame as the charismatic and outspoken host of Canal Livre, a TV show broadcast in Brazilian capital Manaus and a hit with audiences due to the ability of its reporters to arrive first at the…

Netflix Explores ‘Killer Ratings’; Doc Series To Explore Strange Case Of Brazilian TV Host Who Tried To Boost Ratings By Allegedly Ordering Murders May 7, 2019

EXCLUSIVE: The story of Brazilian TV host turned politician Wallace Souza, who was accused of ordering murders in order to bolster ratings of his crime series, is to be made into a seven-part documentary series for Netflix. The SVOD service has ordered Killer Ratings from British factual producers Caravanand Quicksilver. Caravan is the All3Media-backed firm responsible for Nat Geo’s Buried Secrets of the Bible and is run by Dinah Lord, who has won BAFTAs including in 2015 for Grayson Perry: Who Are You?, while Quicksilver is run by Eamonn Matthews,…

Nat Geo Explores ‘The Bible From Space’; All3Media’s Caravan To Produce Albert Lin-Fronted Documentary Two-Parter November 29, 2018

Nat Geo is heading into space to find new stories about the bible in a big-budget documentary fronted by Lost Treasures of the Maya Snake Kings host Albert Lin. The factual giant has ordered two-part series The Bible From Space (w/t) from All3Media-backed Caravan. The documentary will reveal the truth behind the biggest stories from the Old Testament with Lin taking a journey through the Holy Lands and looking at the historical events that might lie behind biblical stories such as the Exodus and the parting of…

The Times: TV Review – James Bulger: The New Revelations November 20, 2018

James Bulger: The New Revelations sounded as if it might promise more than it delivered. Many programmes about this 1993 murder merely rehash details of unutterable horror. This didn’t. It offered fresh insights and details, chiefly from previously unseen documents. The judge had allowed Robert Thompson and Jon Venables’s anonymity to be lifted partly to enable debate on why — what had happened in two ten-year-olds’ lives that would make them so violent? But, said the programme, this never happened. Discussion was silenced…

Bulger film is C5’s second biggest doc of 2018 November 20, 2018

Caravan’s one-off investigation into the child murder that shocked the nation 25 years ago was the second best-performing new doc on the channel this year. Michael Palin in Korea remains the one to beat, with an overnight audience of 2.5m (14.9%) in September. The Bulger doc was also only marginally behind the top-rated episode of returner The Yorkshire Vet (1.8m / 9.5% in April). The film drew almost double C5’s 950,000 (4.9%) slot average and more than twice the audience of…

New Order: Decades, Sky Arts — gloriously uplifting September 24, 2018

A concert film capturing the band’s music in all its melancholic grandeur Last year as part of the Manchester International Festival, local band New Order were commissioned to present a concert with a difference, collaborating with the artist Liam Gillick and students from the Royal Northern College of Music. The show, which travelled to Turin and Vienna, is preserved in the compelling documentary, New Order: Decades. “It’s not a greatest hits show,” insists curator and writer Jon Savage, rather a…

Caravan to make feature length doc on New Order for Sky Arts August 17, 2018

Factual indie Caravan has won a commission from Sky Arts to produce a feature-length documentary film on New Order. New Order: Decades (1×120’) is produced and directed by Mike Christie (Hansa Studios: By The Wall 1976-90, Sky Arts), marking 40 years since the band’s first TV appearance.  Part concert and part documentary, it follows the band’s preparations as they re-stage their collaboration So It Goes with the artist Liam Gillick and the 12-piece synthesiser orchestra that took place during Manchester International…