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ITV1 Daytime commissions new fact ent from ITV Studios

ITV1 Daytime has commissioned two new factual entertainment formats from ITV Studios Factual. Auction Party (5 x 1 hour) and Country House Cooking Contest (5 x 1 hour) were both commissioned by Jo Clinton-Davis, controller of popular factual at ITV, and Alison Sharman, ITV director of factual and daytime. Auction Party sees regular folks setting up auctions in their own dwellings under the tutelage of auctioneer Tom Keane, while Country House Cooking Contest plants six people in the kitchen of a country estate, to whip up meals for black tie dinners and other occasions. Both series are exec produced by Nell Butler (Come Dine with Me) and produced by ITV Studios [UK] Factual London.
November 26, 2009

ITV1 Daytime has commissioned two new factual entertainment formats from ITV Studios Factual. Auction Party (5 x 1 hour) and Country House Cooking Contest (5 x 1 hour) were both commissioned by Jo Clinton-Davis, controller of popular factual at ITV, and Alison Sharman, ITV director of factual and daytime. Auction Party sees regular folks setting up auctions in their own dwellings under the tutelage of auctioneer Tom Keane, while Country House Cooking Contest plants six people in the kitchen of a country estate, to whip up meals for black tie dinners and other occasions. Both series are exec produced by Nell Butler (Come Dine with Me) and produced by ITV Studios [UK] Factual London.

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Barry Walsh is editor-in-chief 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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