In a move to prioritize arts and cultural programming, Bristol-based indie Plimsoll Productions has named BAFTA-winner Siobhan Logue as an executive producer in its Cardiff-headquartered office Plimsoll Wales.
Logue (pictured) will oversee Plimsoll’s music and arts programming, historical documentaries, while creating original formats for both UK and American channels and digital platforms.
She will report directly to James Smith, head of Plimsoll Wales.
Logue’s track record in the music space includes Music for Misfits: The Story of Indie for BBC4, winner of a BAFTA Cymru for best factual series; the BAFTA Cymru-nominated John Denver: Country Boy; and Jazzology featuring Soweto Kinch for BBC4.
She joins Plimsoll in time to lead its first commission from BBC4, a 10 x 60-minute, as yet untitled musical documentary series that will reveal the personal playlists of famous artists. Archival footage will be used across the series and will showcase genres such as disco, country, blues, soul, synth and more.
The first episode of the series, “Disco & Beyond” will feature the playlist of former Scissor Sisters singer Ana Matronic and Heaven 17 co-founder Martyn Ware.
Other episodes include “Synth & Beyond” with Stephen Morris and Gillian Gilbert; “Country & Beyond” with The Shires; “Indie & Beyond” with Shaun Ryder and Alan McGee; “Blues & Beyond” with Cerys Matthews and Val Kilmer; and “Soul & Beyond” with Trevor Nelson and Corinne Bailey Rae, among more.
The series is commissioned by Owen Courtney, commissioning editor, BBC4, and distributed by UK-distribution and rights management focused Magnify Media.
Last winter, Plimsoll Wales appointed Jobim Sampson to creative director and acquired his company Bear Hug.