NGCI, Twofour look back at “The 80s Greatest”

National Geographic Channels International has commissioned The 80s Greatest, a four-part series produced by UK indie Twofour that will air globally next spring.
December 6, 2012

National Geographic Channels International (NGCI) has ordered the four-part series The 80s Greatest from London-headquartered indie Twofour.

The series, due to air next spring as part of the network’s global programming event dedicated to 1980s, will revisit iconic and newsworthy moments such as the Chernobyl nuclear explosion, the advent of the cellphone, and the rise of athletes Diego Maradona and Mike Tyson.

The 80s Greatest will complement The 80s, a six-part series NGCI commissioned from Nutopia earlier this year.

“These aren’t memories locked away in time; they are the iconic figures, events and innovations that defined a generation, left nations cheering – or the entire world holding its breath – and still resonate today,” said Hamish Mykura, NGCI’s executive VP and head of international content, in a statement.

NGCI has also greenlit the 10-episode car makeover series Car SOS from Renegade Pictures to air in Europe; and the six-part series Bloody Tales of Europe from True North Productions, a spin-off of Bloody Tales of The Tower, also for the European market in early 2013.

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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.