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Extra: BBC1 goes “Away For Winter”; “Mind Set Go” gets March debut

BBC1 helps plan a winter getaway BBC1 has launched a series for people looking for their slice of paradise. Get Away For Winter (pictured) follows couples, friends and families as they try to find ...
February 13, 2018

BBC1 helps plan a winter getaway

BBC1 has launched a series for people looking for their slice of paradise.

Get Away For Winter (pictured) follows couples, friends and families as they try to find a way to trade winter weather for sunshine for the same budget they follow at home.

Throughout the 15-part series, participants try generate enough money to fund their winter escape. On hand to help is a local property expert who helps them scope out rental properties in their budget.

The series is produced by Friel Kean Films for BBC1, with Michelle Friel and Jules Kean serving as executive producers.

Travel Channel orders “Hunting Evidence”

Travel Channel is expanding its slate of adventure programming with the commission of a paranormal series from Bristol-based Icon Films.

Hunting Evidence (6 x 60 minutes) features explorer and biologist Pat Spain as he uses his science background in an attempt to solve some of the world’s mysteries.

The premiere episode, which will air in June 2018, has Spain exploring the existence of vampires in New England and new evidence about London’s Jack the Ripper.

“Like so many iconic stories in this series, the notorious Jack the Ripper has captured the world’s attention for generations,” said Courtney White, SVP, programming, Travel Channel, Food Netowrk and Cooking Channel, in a statement. “Pat’s real skill is uncovering fascinating new facts about this enigmatic crime and using exciting breakthroughs in science and technology to get to the truth once and for all.”

“Mind Set Go” gets premiere date

Vancouver-based Anaïd Productions’ docuseries Mind Set Go, is set to air on AMI-tv.

Produced by Vancouver and Edmonton-based Anaïd, in association with Accessible Media Inc. and the Canadian Paralympic Committee, the 8 x 30-minute series follows eight Canadians who try to tackle their obesity over the span of three months.

Throughout the series, participants also receive support and insights from Canadian paralympians as well as The Amazing Race Canada couple Lowell and Julie Taylor. Exec producers include Margaret Mardirossian (X-Weighted) and Helen Schmidt (The Liquidator), with executive story producer Cheryl Binning and directors Tara Shortt and Mark Lawrence.

The show will air on Thursdays at 8:30 p.m ET starting on March 8 on AMI-tv. Following the broadcast, full episodes will be available to stream.

The Canada Media Fund (CMF), the Rogers Telefund, the Province of British Columbia’s Film Incentive B.C. Tax Credit, the Government of Alberta, the Alberta Media Fund and the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit all supported the series. Paralympians included in the doc are Michelle Salt, Maya Jones and Josh Cassidy, among others.

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About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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