All Firecracker Films articles – Page 4

  • Murdered By My Boyfriend
    News

    BBC3 eyes factual dramas

    2014-08-21T07:05:00Z

    Acting BBC3 controller Sam Bickley wants to build on recent factual drama successes and still has gaps to fill in the youth channel’s 2015 schedule.

  • In the Club
    Ratings

    In The Club delivers series high

    2014-08-20T10:36:00Z

    TUESDAY: BBC1’s pregnancy drama In The Club delivered a series high, as Channel 4’s Worst Place To Be A Pilot made a steady take off.

  • Emily Hartridge
    News

    C4 Education orders youth-skewing slate

    2014-07-21T09:57:00Z

    Raw TV and Firecracker Films are among the indies to have picked up commissions from Channel 4 Education as the broadcaster launches an online hub, Am I Normal.

  • David DeHaney
    News

    Firecracker hires first factual boss

    2014-07-01T09:35:00Z

    Big Fat Gypsy Weddings producer Firecracker Films has hired David DeHaney as its first director of factual.

  • Timescanners
    News

    Nat Geo preps docs from UK hub

    2013-12-12T17:17:00Z

    National Geographic Channels International has ordered four factual shows, including a doc about an elite mining team, from its London production hub.

  • Big Fat Gypsy Weddings
    News

    Ofcom clears C4's gypsy programming

    2013-11-04T12:16:00Z

    Ofcom has cleared Channel 4’s gypsy documentary franchises of breaking its code following a slew of complaints from the travelling community.

  • RAC
    News

    C4 installs mini-rig season

    2013-09-17T18:20:00Z

    Channel 4 is launching a season of mini-rig docs set in locations including a taxi firm and 24 hour emergency call-out offices.

  • The Man With The Ten Stone Testicles
    News

    C4 unmasks men who dress as dolls

    2013-09-11T13:21:00Z

    Channel 4 has commissioned Firecracker Films to make Men with Rubber Masks, a one-off special about men who dress up as dolls.

  • Martin_Daubney
    News

    C4 serves up sex season

    2013-08-14T12:52:00Z

    Docs about a psychosexual therapist and a Loaded editor’s decision to leave the soft porn industry will form part of a five-part real sex season due to air next month on Channel 4.

  • pawnbrokers
    News

    C4 investigates Who’s Getting Rich?

    2013-08-09T11:51:00Z

    Channel 4 has ordered a short season of shows from Boomerang and Firecracker Films focussing on businesses which are bucking the recession.

  • The Fried Chicken Shop
    News

    C4 orders nightclub toilet doc

    2013-07-30T12:04:00Z

    Channel 4 is to open the door to the toilets of a Crawley nightclub for a one-off fixed-rig documentary.

  • The Man with the Ten Stone Testicles
    News

    TLC grabs Ten Stone Testicles doc

    2013-06-26T11:45:00Z

    US network TLC has acquired Firecracker Films’ The Man with the Ten Stone Testicles after striking a deal with distributor Zodiak Rights.

  • Big Fat Gypsy Weddings
    News

    Tinopolis in Firecracker takeover

    2012-12-06T08:02:00Z

    Big Fat Gypsy Weddings producer Firecracker Films has been acquired by Welsh super-indie Tinopolis in a deal thought to be worth around £25m.

  • bbc3 indent
    News

    BBC3 to deliver season for young parents

    2012-08-23T18:57:00Z

    A season on the challenges facing young parents will put the spotlight on dads behind bars and in the delivery room will be shown on BBC3 in the spring.

  • Big Fat Gypsy Weddings
    News

    C4's Gypsy Weddings faces axe

    2012-08-23T18:42:00Z

    Channel 4’s Big Fat Gypsy Weddings will not return for new series and may be axed after six specials next year.

  • Amal Fashanu
    News

    Batman shooting doc in raft of BBC3 orders

    2012-08-06T12:19:00Z

    BBC3 has ordered a quick turnaround documentary on the shootings at a Dark Knight Rises screening in Colorado, as well as an entire season dedicated to body image.

  • Thelma’s Gypsy Girls
    News

    Romany teenager lashes out at Thelma's Gypsy Girls

    2012-07-10T11:31:00Z

    A Romany traveller who claimed Big Fat Gypsy Weddings was ruining his life has questioned the intentions behind spin-off show, Thelma’s Gypsy Girls.

  • Married To The Moonies
    News

    TLC strikes deal for Firecracker Moonies doc

    2012-06-21T09:00:00Z

    US cable network TLC has picked up Firecracker Films’ Married To The Moonies – one of several new sales by Zodiak Rights.

  • Shameless
    News

    Bennett commissions ‘real Shameless’ for BBC3

    2012-06-21T09:00:00Z

    BBC3 controller Zai Bennett has made two high-profile factual commissions, including a series examining life on a Manchester estate that he has dubbed “the real Shameless”.

  • One Born Every Minute
    News

    BBC plans doc answer to Channel 4’s fixed rig

    2012-04-26T09:00:00Z

    BBC commissioning editor for documentaries Charlotte Moore has greenlit three films that rely on footage supplied by the public – a move characterised by insiders as a calculated answer to Channel 4’s vogue for fixed-rig documentaries.