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Remarkable bolsters factual and entertainment teams

The Endemol Shine-owned shop has hired Patrick Furlong as head of factual and promoted Richard Hague to head of entertainment. Both are newly created positions.
September 21, 2016

UK-based Remarkable Television has hired Patrick Furlong as head of factual and promoted Richard Hague to head of entertainment.

Both are newly created positions.

Furlong will focus on bolstering the company’s factual slate. He joins the Endemol Shine UK-owned producer from Optomen where he executive produced several series including, Employable Me for BBC and Kevin McCloud’s Escape to the Wild for Channel 4.

Meanwhile, Hague was an in-house producer at Remarkable and will oversee original and returning entertainment programming in his new role. He joined Endemol Shine UK in 2005. His credits include Sky 1′s The Big Spell, Channel 4′s Deal or No Deal on Tour and BBC game show Pointless.

Both will report into joint Managing Directors James Fox and Kitty Walshe, who joined Remarkable last year.

As we look to further diversify our portfolio, we are hugely excited to have Richard and Patrick in these new roles,” they said in a joint statement.

Remarkable’s portfolio includes game shows, entertainment, factual and features programming.

It is working on the family entertainment series The Big Spell for Sky 1. Based on the format Spelling Star from Endemol Shine Australia, the show features 20 kids between ages nine and 13 years competing in a spelling bee and other games based around spelling, words and meanings. It is hosted by Sue Perkins, Joe Lycett and Moira Stuart.

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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