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Channel 5 orders “First Great Western”

UK broadcaster Channel 5 has commissioned Twofour and GroupM Entertainment to produce an ob doc series following the working lives of the staff of First Great Western, one of Britain's largest train operating companies.
June 3, 2013

UK broadcaster Channel 5 has commissioned Twofour and GroupM Entertainment to produce an ob doc series following the working lives of the staff of First Great Western (FGW), one of Britain’s largest train operating companies.

Tentatively titled First Great Western, the 8 x 60-minutes series promises to delve behind the scenes to capture “the inside story of an industry that continues to grow, featuring¬†a team of dedicated drivers,¬†managers, ticket inspectors,¬†technicians and porters that connect the capital to the far South West.”

Twofour MD Melanie Leach said: “As a South West-based Indie, Twofour has spent over a decade traveling with FGW. The routes, the staff, the silver service dining and, of course, the customers combine to create an organization that is utterly unique.”

The series is executive produced by Dan Adamson and series produced by Gill Hennessey for Twofour, and exec produced by Tony Moulsdale and Melanie Darlaston for GroupM Entertainment.

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