THE CRUISE: SAILING THE CARIBBEAN

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UK Premiere 8.30pm Thursdays 5th, 12th, 19th April 2018 on ITV1

In this brand new series one of the world’s largest luxury cruise ships, the Royal Princess, is in the Caribbean trying to give its 3500 passengers their own slice of paradise.
But with rapidly changeable weather, stuck mooring lines, a group of high rollers in the casino and the mother of all beach parties to organise – the crew have their work cut out. And Timothy’s having a hard time marrying up ‘Caribbean time’ with the ship’s strict schedule.

Executive Producers: Alicia Kerr and Paul Hamann
Series Producer: Mark Jones
Series Director: Stephen O'Leary
Editors: Ben Burgess and Noel Delton
Narrated by: Hugh Bonneville

 

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Instructive, edifying and forensic.  An unflinching, expertly assembled film that features previously unheard testimony.  A grim masterpiece.

- THE OBSERVER

Documentary of the week is Engle’s balanced look back at two Belfast funerals 30 years ago this month – Immaculately put together.

- THE TIMES

Engle’s powerful documentary chronicles one of the darkest chapters in the history of the conflict in Northern Ireland.

- DAILY MAIL

A masterful and careful handling of an ever-combustible narrative.

- THE GUARDIAN

This brilliant film is in its own terms a document of historic importance.

- DAILY EXPRESS

Vanessa Engle returns with this terrifying survey of a particularly bleak fortnight in chequered history of Northern Ireland.

- THE TELEGRAPH

One of the most insightful and dispassionate documentaries about the conflict in recent times.

- THE IRISH TIMES

THE FUNERAL MURDERS

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UK Premiere 9pm Monday 19th March 2018 on BBC2

A documentary by Vanessa Engle, marking the 30th anniversary of a dramatic and deadly series of events that took place at two funerals in Belfast in March 1988. The story is told from all perspectives – by Republicans, Loyalists and the security forces, as well as by family members of those who died, who tell their moving and shocking stories for the very first time.

Executive Producer: Paul Hamann
Produced & Directed by: Vanessa Engle
Editor: Judith Robson

 

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THE CRUISE: VOYAGE TO ALASKA

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UK Premiere 8:30pm Thursdays 1st, 8th & 15th March 2018 on ITV1

In this brand new series the crew of Star Princess voyage to one of the world’s last frontiers: Alaska, where staff have the tough job of trying to bring 5 star luxury to the remote Alaskan seas.

With Captain Tuvo and his crew battling fog and ice to try and deliver passengers the promise of a glacier filled wilderness like nowhere else on earth, Timothy trekking on a glacier and new hotel manager Pieter being put to the test – cameras capture all the challenges of life on board.

Executive Producers: Alicia Kerr and Paul Hamann
Series Producer: Mark Jones
Series Director: Stephen O'Leary
Editors: Drew Hill and Ben Burgess
Narrated by: Hugh Bonneville

 

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The refreshing thing about this series has been that Margolyes hasn’t always kept her head in the name of “balance”; but these are emotional times and this has been an emotional journey…

- The Guardian

Miriam Margolyes makes a fearless TV reporter driven by a compassion and a curiosity that puts many so called professional reporters to shame…

- The Observer

Miriam Margolyes makes for TV gold on this US road trip

- The Sun

It’s as if everyone’s favourite grandmother has swallowed Louis Theroux

- Sunday Times

Her inability to give a stuff has made Margolyes a national treasure

- Daily Star

*****

- FT Weekend

CHOICE

- Daily Mirror

****

- Daily Mail

****

- Daily Express

MIRIAM’S BIG AMERICAN ADVENTURE

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UK Premiere 9pm Wednesdays 3rd, 10th & 24th January 2018 on BBC1

In this brand new series the inimitable Miriam Margolyes embarks on an epic road trip through the heartlands of Middle America.

Articulate, funny and refreshingly honest, Miriam’s adventure takes her almost a thousand miles from Chicago to New Orleans as she meets the people whose voices and votes are reshaping the nation. From summer camps to county jails and all-girl motorbike gangs to a mass citizenship ceremony, she embeds in communities whose visions of their country challenge everything she thought she knew about America.

Executive Producers: Alicia Kerr and Paul Hamann
Produced & Directed by:  Will Yapp and Ian Denyer
Series Producer/Director: Simon Draper
Editor: Gwyn Jones
Narrated by: Julian Barratt

 

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- TV Times

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- The Mail on Sunday

THE CRUISE: RETURN TO THE MEDITERRANEAN

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UK Premiere 8:30pm Thursdays 11th, 18th & 25th January & 1st, 8th & 15th February 2018 on ITV1

The Cruise returns with exclusive access to one of the world’s largest luxury cruise ships, with unique insight into life aboard for passengers and the 1400 staff who live and work on the Royal Princess. From serving up 20,000 meals a day in the galley to tense navigation challenges, with the ship missing port due to bad weather, breakdowns in the laundry, a health inspection in the galleys and two weddings on the same day bringing double trouble for the crew – Wild Pictures captures all the daily dramas as the ship cruises the Mediterranean.

Executive Producers: Alicia Kerr and Paul Hamann
Series Producer: Mark Jones
Editor: Ben Burgess
Narrated by: Hugh Bonneville

 

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A shocking film which follows the work of Paladin- A charity founded to protect the victims of stalking

- Observer

There is a stalking epidemic in Britain but the government is doing nothing to stop it according to this disturbing documentary

- Daily telegraph

‘Picks of the Day’

- The Observer

****

- The Mail on Sunday

***

 

- TV Times

Stalkers

1 x 60'

UK Premiere 10.45pm Monday 20th November 2017 on BBC1

Over 1 million people are stalked in Britain every year. Yet only 1% of cases end in a criminal conviction.

‘Stalkers’ goes inside Paladin, a national charity, who are fighting to protect victims of stalking and reveals the failures in the criminal justice system which currently leaves many victims exposed and vulnerable to attack.

Filmed over 12 months ‘Stalkers’ follows 3 victims who are at high risk of harm and chillingly reveals what it is like to be hunted, face death threats and live in fear of your life every single day…

Executive Producers: Tom Anstiss and Paul Hamann
Producer:  Laura McCutcheon
Filmed, Produced & Directed by: Katharine English
Editor: Jennifer Hampson
Narrated by: Julian Barratt

 

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HAROLD SHIPMAN: DOCTOR DEATH

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UK Premiere coming soon in 2018 on ITV1

Harold Shipman is Britain’s most prolific serial killer. A well-respected doctor, he abused his position of trust poisoning over 250 patients. With new witness testimony, this film tells the shocking inside story of how he got away with murder for over 25 years. For the first time, detectives at the heart of the case, explain the tactics they used to bring the man they called ‘Doctor Death’ to justice and the emotional toll it had on them.

A serial killer hiding in plain sight, Dr. Shipman groomed a community. 20 years after he was first arrested, this film uses police interview tapes, prison records and new eyewitnesses to expose the missed opportunities that could have stopped Shipman in his tracks. ‘Harold Shipman: Doctor Death‘ reveals the scale of Shipman’s drug addiction that nearly saw him struck off the medical register and a nurse, in her first interview, talks about how his killing spree began in the early 1970’s as a junior doctor on the hospital wards.

Executive Producers: Tom Anstiss and Paul Hamann
Producers:  Harriet Bird and Jonathan Low
Produced & Directed by: Jonathan Jones
Editor: Richard Fretwell
Narrated by: Gina Mckee

 

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Distribution Title: Dr Death

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Riveting three-part documentary series takes us to the heart of the Army to see the challenges it faces

- Daily Mail

Eye-opening new three-part series takes us to the heart of the British Army… revealing the unique challenges involved in fighting wars when Britain is not at war

- The Times

This insightful series taking us to the heart of the Army

- The Daily Telegraph

‘Pick of the day’ ****

- Daily Mail

****

- TV Times

‘Pick of the Day’ ****

- The Mail on Sunday

ARMY: BEHIND THE NEW FRONTLINES

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UK Premiere 9pm Wednesdays 18th, 25th October & 1st November 2017 on BBC2

This landmark series for BBC 2 filmed over 18 months, travels into the heart of the British Army at a crucial time in their history. Following controversial campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan there’s been a political reluctance to put boots on the ground and widespread opposition to military intervention. The Army’s budgets are under increasing pressure and they have the smallest number of troops since the days of Cromwell. Now, with the rise of ISIS, the threat of a new cold war in Eastern Europe and famine and conflict in Africa, the British Army has a new role to play a in a deeply unstable world…

With exclusive access to the rank and file and the generals, Army: Behind the New Frontlines follows the British Army on their most dangerous operations in Iraq, Estonia and South Sudan. Can the Army face off their enemies and avoid being drawn into a costly new wars?

Executive Producers: Tom Anstiss and Paul Hamann
Produced & Directed by:
Richard Wylie and Jonathan Low

Series Producer/Director: Matthew Haan

Editors: Simon Battersby, James Calderwood, Reva Childs and Martin Thompson

Narrated by: David Harewood

 

Distributed by: Orange Smarty

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Ebay Scammers

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UK Premiere 9pm, Thursday 31st of August 2017 on ITV1

Every day in Britain, 100 people become a victim of fraud shopping online. With exclusive access to the London Regional Fraud Team, ‘The eBay Scammers‘ trails detectives as they investigate a new multi-million pound fraud targeting thousands of eBay customers.

Detectives place a Romanian gang under surveillance. The gang led by a man known as ‘The General’ is making millions of pounds. Detectives discover that ‘The General’ controls a sophisticated international money laundering operation. They watch as his gang lieutenants fly Romanian money mules into Britain every week to open up bank accounts using fake identities. ‘The eBay Scammers‘ follows 150 officers as they raid dozens of properties across London and discover the money from the fraud is funding a luxury lifestyle and fuelling other crimes including drugs and prostitution.

Executive Producers: Tom Anstiss and Paul Hamann
Directors: Matt Haan and Selina Lewis
Produced & Directed by: Jonathan Low
Editor: James Calderwood
Narrated by: Shaun Dooley

 

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Distribution Title: Cyber Scammers

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…. the stories of three American women put in jail for murdering people they knew in a shocking, eye-opening documentary.

- The Daily Telegraph

Mesmerizing interviews with Amber Hilberling, who pushed her husband out of a 25th floor window; Patricia Ignacio, who killed a cousin with a rock; and Ana Trujillo, who stabbed a lover to death. True-crime buffs will be in their element.

- The Sun

As a documentary, Woman Who Kill wisely resisted making any judgments. It put one thing across forcefully: every murder, however typical, is also unique, based on peculiar circumstances.

- The Guardian

‘Tonight’s picks’

- The Sun

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- Daily Mail

Women Who Kill

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UK Premiere 10pm Wednesdays 25th January & 1st February 2017 Channel 4

One third of the world’s female prison population is in America; 30,000 of them are inside for murder. Unlike their male counterparts, female killers often know their victims. What drives women to kill the ones they know and love?

In episode one, we meet three ordinary women with extraordinary stories of murdering people they knew.

Amber Hilberling was just 19 and pregnant when she pushed her husband out of a high-rise window. Patricia Ignacio bludgeoned her cousin to death and Ana Trujillo murdered her boyfriend by stabbing him 25 times with her stiletto heel.

One in ten murders in America is committed by a woman. Most are as a result of marital abuse, mental illness or drug and alcohol abuse, but there’s a rare breed of murderess whose motivation is pure greed… and they’re known as Black Widow Killers.

In the second programme we meet Celeste Beard-Johnson who was convicted of conspiring with her lesbian lover to murder her millionaire husband and Dorice ‘Dee Dee’ Moore who is serving life without parole for murdering a multi-million dollar lottery winner.

Executive Producer: Paul Hamann

Producer: Toby Roebuck

Filmed, Produced & Directed by: Matt Pelly

Editors: Martin Cooper, Tom Herington and Sam McHugh

Narrated by: Eddie Marsan

 

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The ups and downs of the crew of the Royal Princess in this fly-on-the-cabin-wall series have kept us anchored to our seats. As the ship heads to Gibraltar, there could be trouble as junior officer Lauren is now in charge of engineer husband Mike during her first shift commanding the bridge.

- The Daily Telegraph

Cruises may be luxurious for passengers, but this documentary is a fantastic insight into the hard work for the 1,400 staff on board the Royal Princess. First stop is Santorini in Greece and Timothy is dealing with lost luggage while Scott has the unenviable task of inspecting the toilet filters. All with a smile too. That’s dedication.

- The Sun

A perky, six-part docusoap following passengers and crew on board the luxury cruise liner the Royal Princess as it journey from Greece to the French Riviera. we join at the start of the five-month summer season and follow Lauren a new Officer who’s never worked on a ship this large or complex. Can she make the grade? WATCH FOR the unending list of unpalatable jobs for the poor souls on front desk ‘We’ve had a passenger vomit in one of the sinks.’

- Total

‘Critic’s choice’

- Daily Mail

‘Picks of the day’

- Daily Express

****

- TV Times

****

- Daily Mail

The Cruise: Sailing the Mediterranean

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UK Premiere 8.30pm Thursdays 12th, 19th, 26th January & 2nd, 9th, 16th February 2017 on ITV1

With unique access to one of the world’s largest luxury cruise ships, this popular returning Wild Pictures’ series follows life on board for the crew of 1,400 who live and work on the Royal Princess: from battling leaks to seeking promotions and from tense navigational challenges to trying to wow the crowds in the on board theatre.

With medical centre crises, emergencies on the bridge, a wedding and a daredevil new trick for the on board magicians, we follow all the daily dramas as they unfold for the 3,500 passengers on their voyage around the Mediterranean from Greece to the French Riviera …

Executive Producers: Alicia Kerr and Paul Hamann
Series Producer & Director: Nicola Bathurst
Series Director: Caroline Menzies
Editors: Matt Briggs, Chris Beresford and Simon Battersby
Narrated by: Hugh Bonneville

 

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Those of us who thought that TV had long since given up public service broadcasting were heartened indeed to see The Forgotten Children given a viable slot in the schedule, 9pm, and a serious subject treated with the respect it deserves.

- The Independent

…this documentary follows the tragic stories of refugee orphans stranded across Europe. A distressing film that will break your heart.

- Daily Mirror

If you’ve become numbed by the footage of destruction in Syria, you need to watch this. It’s a sharp reminder of the human cost of war…

- Metro

The Forgotten Children will stick in the mind long after the end credits.

- Daily Express

‘What to watch’

- The Daily Telegraph

‘Pick of the Day’

- Daily Mail

‘Critics’ Choice Pick of the Day’

- The Sunday Times

‘TV Choice’

- The Sunday Telegraph

‘TV Choice’

- The Observer

‘Pick’

- The Mail on Sunday

The Forgotten Children

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UK Premiere 9pm Tuesday 4th October 2016 on ITV1

What’s it like to be a child with no mum, no dad and no home? How do children forget the horrors of war or a journey where their parents died? Wild Pictures moving film The Forgotten Children follows refugee orphans in Europe who face violence, exploitation and prison.

88,000 refugee children are now stranded in Europe without their parents. They believed they would be safe here but many have faced violence, police brutality and hundreds have been imprisoned in detention centres and police cells. Alone and afraid, many are vulnerable to trafficking gangs and sexual exploitation. Syrian orphans 12-year-old Nagham and her brother 13-year-old Mohammed escaped the city of Aleppo; one of the most dangerous places on Earth. Their home is now a small tent in a derelict petrol station in northern Greece. Having left a government run camp after violence erupted, they now worry about their own safety as a child living in the same building is kidnapped – it’s a common occurrence. 10,000 children have gone missing since arriving in Europe…

The Forgotten Children follows the heart-breaking stories of refugee orphans across Europe. Governments have moved many of the children into state run camps and closed the doors to journalists. This film gives a voice to the children and hears their disturbing stories of suffering and survival.

RTS Awards Nominated
Best Single Documentary 2017

Broadcast Awards Finalist  
Best News & Current Affairs Programme 2018

Executive Producers: Paul Hamann and Tom Anstiss

Filmed & Directed by: Robin Barnwell

Producer & Director: Martin Webb

Editors: Brett Irwin and James Calderwood

Producer: Salwa Amor

Narrated by: Caroline Catz

 

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This is the first in a new series which explores the work of National Family Mediation, a network dedicated to helping feuding, separating or divorcing couples to reach a compromise and thus avoid costly court battles. It’s illustrated with real-life cases and it’s utterly fascinating. Helpful, practical, intelligent television.

- The Observer

Here the relationships are over; every last trace of love has evaporated and nothing is left but bitterness and smouldering rage. Like all conflict, though, it makes for compelling television.

- The Times

Everyone deserves respect and thanks for letting the cameras in, because the result is a fascinating insight into a world you would normally only ever see from the inside.

- The Guardian

Mr V Mrs was utterly compelling not least because all of us know someone who has been through a bitter marriage break-up.

- Daily Mail

****

- The Times

****

- Daily Mail

****

- TV Times

Mr v Mrs: Call The Mediator

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UK Premiere 9pm Tuesday 21st, 28th June & 5th July 2016 on BBC2

Wild Pictures gain unprecedented access to the private world of family mediation. Behind closed doors and through the lens of fixed rig cameras, we see couples come face to face to try and resolve their volatile and sensitive disputes over money, children and property in a last-ditch attempt to avoid a courtroom battle …

  • Sue left husband Peter for another man. They’re divorcing but can’t agree how their money should be split.
  • Martin wants to see the two sons he has with ex-partner Nicky, but Nicky doesn’t want to see him.
  • Mandy hasn’t seen her ex-partner Peter for 6 years but is still living in the flat they co-own.
  • Richie and Lizzie can’t agree where Richie should see their son now that they live 100 miles apart.
  • Jason and Vicky haven’t spoken a word to each other for the last 6 months and are struggling to share the parenting of their daughter.
  • Robina left an arranged marriage after 24 years with Parvez. Now they need to agree how to fairly divide what they have.

Will they manage to reach agreement without resorting to the courtroom…

Executive Producers: Paul Hamann and Susanne Curran

Series Produced & Directed by: Barnaby Peel

Producer & Director: Jenny Dames

Series Editors: Jules Cornell and Richard Fretwell

Narrated by: Zoë Wanamaker

 

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‘Critics’ Choice’

- The Sunday Times

‘Pick of the Day’ ****

- Daily Mail

‘What to Watch’

- The Daily Telegraph

‘Pick’

- The Mail on Sunday

***

- TV Times

‘Today’s Pick’

- Total TV Guide

‘Picks of the Day’

- TV Magazine

How They Steal Your I.D.

9pm Friday 3rd of June 2016 ITV1

Detectives hunt an elusive major criminal, known as ‘Mr Posh’. A master of disguise and accents, he calls the banks every day posing as different customers. Impersonating everyone from an Asian businessman to a female pensioner, he’s tricked the banks and traumatised his victims as he steals tens of thousands of pounds a day.

‘Mr Posh’ has mastered a new crime known as Telephone Banking Fraud, which increased by 95% in the first 6 months of 2015 and resulted in thousands of British victims collectively losing of £14 million.

With only a voice to go on, capturing ‘Mr Posh’ will not be easy. Over 6 months, Wild Pictures trail detectives from the City of London and Metropolitan Police as they use both cutting edge technology and good old fashioned police work to unmask and capture a very evasive criminal who has stolen thousands of people’s identities …

Executive Producer: Tom Anstiss & Paul Hamann

Produced & Directed by: Matt Haan

Editor: James Calderwood

Narrated by: Shaun Dooley

 

Distributed by: ITV Studios Global Entertainment

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Distribution Title: Mr Posh: The Million Dollar Fraudsters

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‘This unsensational documentary goes inside Norwich prison where 800 inmates, many in for drugs or violent crime, have to get on.’

- The Times

‘ITV has broadcast telling glimpses behind the walls of prisons from Strangeways to Aylesbury, with enlightening results. This latest documentary from the same production company examines the impact of separation from family members on those both on the inside and the outside.’

- The Daily Telegraph

‘The film of prison visits is heartbreaking in itself. An eye-opener.’

- The Observer

‘Pick of the Day’

‘This eye-opening one-off goes behind the gates to reveal that life behind bars is far from a cushy ride – for both inmates and their families.’

- Daily Mail

‘Pick of the Day’

- Daily Mirror

‘Picks of the Day’

- Daily Express

‘Pick’ *****

- Mail on Sunday

‘Tonight’s Pick’

- The Sun

‘Pick of the Day’

- Total TV Guide

Her Majesty’s Prison: Norwich

9pm Wednesday 4th May 2016 ITV1

Following on from their acclaimed films: HMP: Aylesbury, Wormwood Scrubs, Strangeways and Holloway, Wild Pictures opens up the closed world of Her Majesty’s Prison: Norwich which houses more than 750 inmates, ranging from seasoned criminals to young men serving their first prison sentence. Most of the 2.500 prisoners who come through its gates each year are husbands, fathers and sons. Their families can often be their only lifeline.

Half of all UK inmates are fathers, leaving nearly a quarter of a million children with a parent inside – twice the number affected by divorce. Many families don’t survive. Nearly half of all prisoners will lose touch with their family and a fifth of marriages will break up. Yet those who manage to keep family ties alive are six times less likely to reoffend.

This often emotional film gives a unique insight into the work of the prison in trying to keep prisoners families together … to break cycles of reoffending and hopefully change lives…

Executive Producer: Paul Hamann

Produced & Directed by: Kim Duke

Editor: Simon Battersby

Narrated by: Paul McGann

 

Distributed by: ITV Studios Global Entertainment

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Distribution Title: Families Behind Bars

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‘Pick of the Day’ ****

- TV Times

‘TV Choice’

- The Observer

‘Pick of the Day’

- TV Guide

‘Picks of the Day’

- Daily Express

‘Today’s Choice’

- TV Choice

The Cruise

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UK Premiere 8.30pm Thursdays 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st March & 7th April 2016 on ITV1

With unique access to one of the world’s largest luxury cruise ships, this new Wild Pictures’ series follows life on board for the crew of 1,400 who live and work on board the Regal Princess for up to 9 months at a time; from battling leaks to seeking promotions and from tense navigation challenges to trying to keep their relationships afloat.

We watch the lavish celebrations, light hearted comedies and unavoidable dramas as they unfold amidst the 3,000 passengers on their scenic voyage around the Baltic from Copenhagen to St Petersburg…

Executive Producers: Alicia Kerr and Paul Hamann

Series Filmed, Produced & Directed by: Catey Sexton

Series Director: Adam Hopkins

Editors: Mac Mackenzie, Jules Cornell and Sheryl Sandler

Narrated by: Hugh Bonneville

 

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