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ITV takes Plimsoll’s “Life at the Extreme”

UK broadcaster ITV has ordered a 4 x 60-minute factual series titled Life at the Extreme, on the world's most extraordinary animals, from Bristol-based Plimsoll Productions. (Pictured: presenter Davina McCall)
April 27, 2015

UK broadcaster ITV has ordered a 4 x 60-minute factual series titled Life at the Extreme, on the world’s most extraordinary animals, from Bristol-based Plimsoll Productions.

The series finds presenter Davina McCall travelling across various continents to the world’s most hostile environments in order to understand how species such as cheetahs, polar bears and whales make their homes there.

According to Plimsoll Productions, “By living alongside local people, scientists, tribes and the animals themselves, McCall will test the limits of her own endurance and provide viewers a better understanding of how ‘extreme’ extreme can be.”

Life at the Extreme is commissioned for ITV by Andrew O’Connell, factual commissioning editor, and Richard Klein, director of factual. Executive producers for Plimsoll Productions include Martha Holmes, Gavin Henderson and Grant Mansfield.

“We’re very excited to be working with Davina McCall on a series where fascinating wildlife meets adventure – an area of programming we’re keen to continue exploring,” said Holmes, head of wildlife for Plimsoll Productions, in a statement.

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Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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