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Firecracker Scotland sets first Channel 5 commission

Commercial broadcaster Channel 5 in the UK has commissioned Tinopolis Group-owned production unit Firecracker Scotland to produce a one-off documentary set to tackle the relationship between cyclists and drivers on ...
June 28, 2019

Commercial broadcaster Channel 5 in the UK has commissioned Tinopolis Group-owned production unit Firecracker Scotland to produce a one-off documentary set to tackle the relationship between cyclists and drivers on Britain’s roads.

Cyclists: Scourge of the Streets? will provide an unfiltered look at the enduring war between cyclists and motorists in England. The film will meet a variety of characters, from the cabbies of London and the residents of Surrey who no longer feel safe driving on local roads, to the cyclists patrolling the UK’s highways and law enforcement officials attempting to make the roadways a safer place for everyone who uses them.

Cyclists: Scourge of the Streets? is executive produced by Firecracker Scotland’s creative director Elspeth O’Hare. It was commissioned by Greg Barnett for Channel 5.

A premiere date has not yet been set.

“This documentary promises to be an eye-opener for drivers and cyclists across the country,” said Firecracker Scotland’s O’Hare in a statement.

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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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