Shiver strikes exclusive program deal with Savile doc investigator

The factual arm of ITV Studios UK will team up with investigative journalist and criminologist Mark Williams-Thomas for further documentaries to air on ITV.
April 26, 2013

Shiver, the factual arm of ITV Studios UK, has struck a deal with investigative journalist and criminologist Mark Williams-Thomas (Exposure : The Other Side of Jimmy Savile) for further documentaries to air on ITV.

Through the agreement, Williams-Thomas will work on a series of undercover investigations to be produced by Shiver, with the first program to air on the British broadcaster later this year.

“We’re delighted to be extending our relationship with Mark; he is one of the most respected experts in his field and his vast experience in a wide range of high profile investigations was the driving force behind our Jimmy Savile Exposure,” said Shiver’s director Alexander Gardiner in a statement.

“I firmly believe the media has a vital role though investigative journalism in exposing issues that affect the public and I am delighted to be working with ITV and Shiver on an exclusive basis,” added Williams-Thomas.

Other upcoming Shiver commissions for ITV include The Nation’s Favourite Elvis Song, a primetime 90-minute special examining the stories behind Elvis Presley’s 20 greatest songs also set to air later this year, and Peter Andre’s 60 Minute Makeover, a 30 x 60-minute refresh of the 60 Minute Makeover series featuring new presenter Andre and commissioned by ITV Daytime.

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Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.