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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
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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