Richard Bond to head UK factual at Raw TV

The London-headquartered indie has upped executive producer Richard Bond (pictured) to head of UK factual, which will see him working to further bolster the indie's UK and U.S. slates.
July 22, 2015

London-based prodco Raw TV has upped executive producer Richard Bond (pictured) to head of UK factual, which will see him working to further bolster the indie’s UK and U.S. slate.

The appointment follows the recent acquisitions of a raft of UK commissions by Bond, executive producer Tim Wardle and UK head of development Jack Bootle, including a three-part docuseries and three-part engineering series titled Super Sewer for BBC2, focusing on the 15-mile construction of London’s proposed waste channel, the Thames Tideway Tunnel.

Elsewhere, the team is to produce two series for UK broadcaster ITV, including CCTV: Domestic Surveillance, which documents the rise of home surveillance, and Miracle Weddings, chronicling couples getting married after tragic events. The UK indie has also secured two docs for Channel 4 and another for the channel’s flagship doc strand ‘Cutting Edge.’

The promotion also sees Bond obtaining an enhanced U.S. title, details of which are to be announced – alongside other news – in the coming week.

Bond, who joined the UK indie in 2010, has overseen a number of factual titles, including Women in Prison and Love the Way You Lie for Investigation Discovery, and Locked Up Abroad for National Geographic Channel.

“Richard has been a huge asset to Raw over the last five years, and the diversity of the projects he’s worked on and overseen are a testament to the depth of his story-telling skills and his versatility: from U.S. reality shows to UK factual drama and everything in between, he brings the same narrative rigor and creative innovation to all he does,” said Dimitri Doganis, founder of Raw TV, in a statement.

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