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ITV enters “My Garden Nightmare”

The British broadcaster has ordered the documentary My Garden Nightmare (working title) from Zodiak Media-owned producer RDF Television.
July 7, 2015

ITV has ordered the documentary My Garden Nightmare (working title) from The Secret Life of Four Year Olds producer RDF Television.

The one x 60-minute program will examine problems British gardeners can face, such as Spanish slugs, badgers, mudslides and backyard burglaries. Zodiak Rights will shop the doc internationally.

The Zodiak Media-owned prodco is also working on a sequel to ITV’s 100 Year Old Drivers Ride Again, which will air on the British broadcaster this summer. Both programs were commissioned by the channel’s controller of factual Jo Clinton-Davis and director of factual Richard Klein.

Backyard wildlife has become a trend of late in British television. The topic came up during the Sunny Side of the Doc conference and market in La Rochelle, France last month as broadcasters discussed diversifying approaches to nature programming to encompass more than marquee blue-chip specials.

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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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