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Firecracker Films, W prep “Emma Willis: Special Births” docuseries

UKTV premium entertainment channel W has ordered the two-part docuseries Emma Willis: Special Births, produced by London-based Firecracker Films. The special follows 2019′s Emma Willis: Delivering Babies and includes “never before seen” footage of births captured last ...
March 2, 2020

UKTV premium entertainment channel W has ordered the two-part docuseries Emma Willis: Special Births, produced by London-based Firecracker Films.

The special follows 2019′s Emma Willis: Delivering Babies and includes “never before seen” footage of births captured last year at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow, England.

Each 60-minute episode will see Willis (pictured) meet a selection of parents and babies after six months of initial filming to discover how each family’s journey has unfolded since their time in the maternity ward.

In each encounter, Willis will sit down with the family to watch the birth and reflect on the journey.

Emma Willis: Special Births is commissioned for UKTV by Helen Nightingale, senior commissioning editor and ordered by Adam Collings, channel director for W.

The series is executive produced for Firecracker Films by Sam Emmery, head of documentaries, and Jes Wilkins, chief creative officer.

“We are delighted to be working with the wonderfully talented Emma Willis and fantastic team at W again on this two-part special series. The series will give W viewers a unique opportunity to see a whole new set of birth stories and will showcase the amazing work the maternity staff at the Princess Alexandra Hospital carry out on a daily basis,” Emmery said in a statement.

 

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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.

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