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BriteSpark announces three new Channel 5 commissions

Argonan Group’s BriteSpark Films has been commissioned for two new factual programs and a sixth season of Nightmare Tenants, Slum Landlords, by UK commercial broadcaster Channel 5. The World’s Most Scenic Railway Journeys ...
September 30, 2019

Argonan Group’s BriteSpark Films has been commissioned for two new factual programs and a sixth season of Nightmare Tenants, Slum Landlords, by UK commercial broadcaster Channel 5.

The World’s Most Scenic Railway Journeys (pictured) is a six-part series narrated by Bill Nighy. It tells the stories of six epic train journeys through the characters who travel, work and live near them, making its way through the UK and Europe, Canada, Scandinavia and New Zealand.

The 6 x 60-minute series is executive produced by Tom Porter and series produced by Clare Fisher.

How to Stop Your Nuisance Calls will investigate cold-calling and new robo-technology, which is exacerbating the existing phone problems. The one-off program will feature experts who will help the suffering public learn how to avoid being plagued by the phenomenon of nuisance calls.

The 60-minute film is also executive produced by Porter.

Nightmare Tenants, Slum Landlords has been recommissioned for 12, hour-long episodes looking at the dark side of Britain’s overstrained rental market. It is executive produced by Nick Godwin and series produced by Stephanie Campbell.

“We’re very excited to have secured these contrasting commissions from Channel 5,” said Porter, BriteSpark Films’ director of programs, in a statement. “They demonstrate BriteSpark’s focus on producing a wide-ranging factual slate.”

All three titles will be distributed by TCB Media.

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Daniele Alcinii is a news editor at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joined the RS team in 2015 with experience in journalism following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and with communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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