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.