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Extra: BBC1 picks up Amy Dowden doc; Flame, Little Dot close unscripted deal

Wildflame Productions doc heads to BBC1 Wildflame Productions’ hour-long documentary Strictly Amy: Crohn’s and Me has been picked up by BBC1 following its premiere on BBC Wales last year. The film follows ...
August 11, 2021

Wildflame Productions doc heads to BBC1

Wildflame Productions’ hour-long documentary Strictly Amy: Crohn’s and Me has been picked up by BBC1 following its premiere on BBC Wales last year.

The film follows Amy Dowden (pictured), the first ever Welsh professional to enter the Strictly Come Dancing ballroom when she joined the BBC1 show in 2017.

Diagnosed with Crohn’s disease at 19 — a condition that can leave her hospitalised and in pain — Dowden confronts her disease, learning more about it, meeting other sufferers, and exploring how to overcome it.

Strictly Amy: Crohn’s and Me was commissioned by Julian Carey for BBC Wales. The executive producer for Wildflame Productions was Tim Green and the director was BAFTA Cymru Award-winner Laura Martin-Robinson.

Wildflame Productions portfolio of factual content includes  Evacuees / Efaciwis (w/t) for S4C; Michael Ball’s Wonderful Wales (Channel 5); and Yellowstone Supervolcano: American Doomsday (Discovery+ and Channel 5), among others.

Flame Distribution sells unscripted titles to Little Dot Studios

Flame Distribution has sold a package of 163 hours of unscripted programming to All3Media’s digital content agency and media network, Little Dot Studios.

The package features 65 titles and includes A Stitch in Time (6 x 30 minutes); The Greatest Air Race (1 x 60 minutes); Future Food (6 x 28 minutes); 1900 Island (4 x 60 minutes); The Secret Life of Death (1 x 51 minutes); WWII: The Price of Empire (13 x 52 minutes).

The content will air across Little Dot’s various AVOD channels such as Real Stories, Timeline and Spark.

About The Author
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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