‘A fascinating and fresh insight into an event in modern British history that continues to haunt us.’

- Time Out

‘Pick of the Day’

- The Guardian, Radio Times, The Sun, The Mail

‘Choice’

- Sunday Mirror

Brady & Hindley: Possession

1 x 60’

UK Premiere 9pm, 11th July 2013 on ITV1

50 years ago, Ian Brady and Myra Hindley killed for the first time. It was the start of a horrific child killing spree that shocked and scandalised the nation. They have been front page news ever since.

Ian Brady fantasised about committing the perfect murder. He wanted to keep possession of his victims – dark secrets in shallow graves on the moors above Manchester.

In Brady and Hindley: Possession, we hear for the first time, Myra Hindley’s version of events, recorded from a prison cell. We reveal the photographic system that Ian Brady used to celebrate the killings. We ask whether these photographs suggest a new, secret burial site and whether they hold the key to finding the grave of twelve year old Keith Bennett, still missing after half a century…

Executive Producer: Paul Hamann

Producer/Director: Jonathan Jones

Editor: Martin Thompson

Director of Photography: David Langan

Composers: Sandy Nuttgens & Spike Scott

Narrator: Paul McGann

 

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Distribution Title: The Lovers Who Killed Children

 

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‘Back for a three-part third series, this is a hugely enjoyable, soapy mixture of unpredictable animals and obsessively dedicated staff.’

- The Sunday Times

‘…the photography was consistently excellent and if you like your animals close up and cute, then you may be back for more.’

- The Guardian

‘This superb documentary revisits the staff and animals at London Zoo for a third series’

- TV Times

‘With 3.9million/21% it (The Zoo) almost matched the series high from series one, broadcast three years ago, and +1 brought it up to 4.4 million/24%.’

- Broadcast

‘Pick of the Day’ 

- The Guardian, The Observer, Daily Mail, Daily Express

The Zoo Series 3

3 x 60’

UK Premiere 8pm, 10th, 17th and 24th July 2013 on ITV1

Cameras return to the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) for the critically acclaimed series The Zoo. The films explore the changing role of zoos in the 21st century as keepers struggle to breed critically endangered animals. They examine the extraordinary relationships between keepers and their animals at one of the oldest and most famous zoos in the world.

Tiger Territory, London Zoo’s £4 million newest centerpiece is being readied for its two stars; critically endangered Sumatran tigers Jae Jae and Melati. Both have newly arrived from zoos in Australia and the USA. Meanwhile, 2 human cardiologists operate for the first time on chimps to try to establish why so many chimps die of heart disease.

We follow passionate vets treating Bertha, a Burmese python ailing with a respiratory infection, anesthetising and X-raying a limping Humboldt penguin and carrying out an ultrasound on a pregnant Galapagos giant tortoise. The keeper at Butterfly Paradise wrestles with a white fly invasion and in the zoo’s rainforest keepers are working out how to keep all the Tamarin monkeys from stealing the sloth’s food. Tiger Territory gets a grand Royal opening by the Duke of Edinburgh and, much to the relief of keepers, the two tigers start mating for the first time, which may well lead to the first tiger cubs at the zoo for 15 years…

Executive Producers: Paul Hamann & Jon Alwen

Series Producer: Alicia Kerr

Producer/Directors: Tim Pritchard & Bruce Fletcher

Editors: Denis McWilliams, Jules Cornell & Richard Fretwell

Composers: Sandy Nuttgens & Spike Scott

Narrator: Sarah Lancashire

 

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Dirty Britain
Series 2

2 x 60’

UK Premiere 9pm, 4th and 11th June 2013 on ITV1

Dirty, filthy secrets about the way modern Brits live are graphically revealed by the men and women who clean up after us.  Britain is sadly, a filthy country… the dustbin of Europe.  Thankfully, an unsung army of 400,000 cleaners toil day and night to stop us drowning in our own filth

Dirty Britain follows some of these dedicated men and women, from a toilet inspector on a mission to improve our public loos, to a forensic scientist revealing the disgusting truth lurking on our cash machines. We also discover horrors from rat infestations to landfills fit to bursting, overflowing portaloos and decomposing properties, bedraggled pooches at the parlour and the filthy reality of a day at the races…

The consolidated viewing figures were: 6.5 million. The highest rated show in the 9pm slot for the previous 12 months.

Executive Producer: Paul Hamann

Series Producer: Jon Alwen

Producer: Rachel Tierney

Editor: Martin Thompson

Composers: Sandy Nuttgens & Spike Scott

Narrator: Zoë Wanamaker

 

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‘It’s very disturbing television – not just the violence but the noise too, a hellish cacophony of metallic clanking and shouting. It’s also brave and admirable television too.’

- The Guardian

‘To the immense credit of the Home Office and the film-makers, nobody has tried to sugar-coat the misery captured in this programme.’  

- The Times

‘A commendable and compelling window on an appallingly bleak world’

- The Daily Telegraph

‘Aylesbury is a tough, rich stew of damaged, angry youth, the worst of the worst always on the prowl, looking for retribution. An excellent two-part documentary does little to dispel this grim picture.’

- Radio Times

‘It’s raw, uncompromising material, yet you soon begin to see the inmates as human beings rather than monsters – while not envying the admirable prison staff’

- The Daily Telegraph

A terrifying portrait of the sad existence of troubled, often violent kids who are badly in need of help they will never receive. Very disturbing.’

- The Observer

Pick of the Day’

- The Sunday Times, The Mail on Sunday, The Sun, Observer, Financial Times, Daily Express, The Daily Mail, Radio Times

‘Critic’s Choice’

- The Independent, The Sunday Times

‘Factual Choice’ 

- The Guardian

Her Majesty’s Prison: Aylesbury

2 x 60’

UK Premiere 9pm, 18th and 25th February 2013 on ITV1

Following on from their acclaimed films inside Holloway, Wormwood Scrubs and Strangeways, Wild Pictures has gained extraordinary access to Britain’s most dangerous juvenile institution HMP Aylesbury to produce yet another explosive documentary series.

For new prisoners arriving at Aylesbury Prison, just stepping off the bus can be an intimidating experience. Its reputation for extreme violence means that they will meet young offenders who are considered the most dangerous and volatile in the country.

Aylesbury houses some of the most menacing criminals in Britain – so serious are their crimes, that one in five of the prisoners are serving life or indeterminate sentences – and what sets it completely apart from other prisons is that Aylesbury’s oldest inhabitants are just 21 years old…

 

BAFTA Nominated
Best Director Factual 2014 

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RTS Awards Nominated 
Best Documentary Series 2013

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Televisual Bulldog Awards Nominated
Best Documentary Series 2014 

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Executive Producer: Paul Hamann

Series Producer & Director: Lee Phillips

Editor: Paul Dosaj

Composer: Andy Cowton

Narrator: Paul McGann

 

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‘This engaging documentary charts soil-based skirmishes.’

- The Daily Telegraph

‘Pick of the Day’

- TV Guide

Allotment Wars

1 x 60’

UK Premiere 10.35pm, 22nd January 2013 on BBC One

Allotment Wars dishes the dirt on the battles being fought on plots across the UK. Over 100,000 Britons are on allotment waiting lists. This high demand means that the pressure to maintain plots is equally high. If allotmenteers fail, eviction looms – a young plot holder in Manchester struggles to avoid such a fate.

In Devon, prize vegetables are being snatched and sheds ransacked, and it looks like an inside job. What can the site committee do to combat the saboteurs?

Allotment Wars shows what happens when strangers are thrust together on the land with too much time on their hands and too many sharp tools. As one contributor says: ‘This year, it’s war!’

Executive Producer: Paul Hamann

Producer/Director: Kevin Hull

Editors: James Calderwood & Marc Davies

Composer: Jamie Farnell-Warren

Narrator: Sarah Lancashire

 

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‘It is a sad postcard from a world of marital tensions, crushed hopes and homesickness.’

- The Sunday Times

Trouble Abroad

2 x 60’

UK Premiere 9pm, 3rd, 10th January 2013 on ITV1

Over 5.5 million Britons have left the UK in search of a better life but as this series discovers, things don’t always go to plan. Shot on location in Spain, Florida, and France, Trouble Abroad tells the stories of British expats who are struggling to survive. Among them are a millionaire who has lost everything and now cannot afford to buy food, an ageing rock star desperate to return to the UK but trapped in a villa that he cannot sell and a vineyard owner who in the face of disaster wants to hold onto his dream at all costs. The series explores whether paradise can be found abroad. In the end is there no place like home?

Executive Producer: Paul Hamann

Series produced, filmed & directed by: Deborah Lovett

Editors: Paul Van Dyck & Garry Crystal

Composer: Tristan Norwell

Narrator: Sarah Lancashire

 

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‘A fascinating look at life for older inmates.’

- The Express

‘This insightful documentary meets some extraordinary law-breaking pensioners.’

- The Mail

‘Kim Duke’s fascinating documentary meets the inmates.’

- The Telegraph

‘This is one of those oddly life-enhancing documentaries that could have been a tale of woe but instead puts a smile of your face.’

- Radio Times

‘What to watch’

- The Daily Telegraph

‘Pick of the Day’

- Daily Mail

Pensioners Behind Bars

1 x 60’

UK Premiere 9pm, 13th December 2012 on ITV1

Retirement is usually a time to take things easy and enjoy a well-earned rest, but more pensioners are committing crime and being arrested than ever before.

In the last twenty years the number of over 60s doing time for a criminal offence has trebled, in part because sentences are becoming harsher and longer. They’re now the fastest growing group inside British jails. While some senior citizens are turning to crime in retirement, what do career criminals do when they hit pensionable age? And what is it like doing time in your autumn years?

Growing old disgracefully, meet the old-age drug dealers, brothel keepers and con artists…

Executive Producer: Paul Hamann

Producer/Director: Kim Duke

Camera: Richard Rankin, Spencer Franks & Jerry Kelly

Editor: Simon Battersby

Composer: Mark Sayer-Wade

Narrator: Zoë Wanamaker

 

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Distribution Title: Pensioners Behaving Badly

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‘Anyone who gets through this and doesn’t consider throwing in their job for the life of a zoo-keeper must have made some truly excellent career choices.’

- Time Out

‘Great family viewing but watch out for a few macabre moments.’

- The Observer

‘The first in a two-part follow-up to the 2010 series charting life at London Zoo is every bit as interesting as its predecessor. Great family viewing…’

- The Observer

‘It is a real challenge not to enjoy this gentle, upbeat series focusing on the London and Whipsnade Zoos.’

- Time Out

‘It’s heartening to watch people who really love their jobs, so this returning series about London Zoo is a pleasure.’

- Time Out

‘It is hard to see how this two-parter can fail to be popular.’

- The Sunday Times

‘A tale of two environments, the captive and the wild.’

- The Metro

‘Best on the Box’

- The Sunday Mirror magazine

‘Choice

- The Sunday Times

‘Pick of the Day’

- Time Out

The Zoo Series 2

2 x 60’

UK Premiere 8pm, 29th July, 5th August 2012 on ITV1

Wild Pictures’ cameras return to ZSL London Zoo for a second series of the critically acclaimed The Zoo.  This series charts the highs and lows of life at the world-renowned 200-year-old institution.  We meet the larger than life characters, both humans and animals, who call the zoo their home.

Head bird keeper Adrian is under pressure to deliver a healthy batch of penguin chicks and monkey keeper Andrea is surprised to discover a newborn baby in the Colobus enclosure. Butterfly keeper Mark is helping rare species hatch every day and reptile keeper Ian welcomes back ZSL’s oldest living animal, Tank the Aldabran Giant Tortoise…

Executive Producer: Paul Hamann

Series Producer & Director: Jon Alwen

Producer: Lottie Gammon

Director: Sasha Djurkovic

Editors: Martin Thompson & Fred Hart

Composer: Stuart Earl

Narrator: Sarah Lancashire

 

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‘Critic’s Choice’

- The Independent

Dirty Britain
Series 1

2 x 60’

UK Premiere 9pm, 15th, 22nd May 2012 on ITV1

The dirty secrets about the way modern Brits live are revealed by the filthy work of the men and women who clean up after us. Dirty Britain exposes the remarkable things found behind the nation’s front doors. From the domestic maids who are expected to maintain an obsessive standard of cleanliness to the pest controller faced with a home that has been overrun by pigeons.

Dirty Britain also follows a pair of Manchester sewer men with firsthand knowledge of the nation’s poor diet and two window cleaners with the terrifying task of keeping a huge national icon absolutely spotless.

Executive Producer: Paul Hamann

Series Producer & Director: Barnaby Peel

Producer/Director: Deborah Lovett

Editors: Graham Taylor & Dermot O’Brien

Photography: Owen Scurfield, Jeremy Read, Mike James & Tom Swindell

Composer: Justin Nichols

Narrator: Zoë Wanamaker

 

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‘Picks of the Day’

- The Observer

‘Critic’s Choice’

- Radio Times

‘Pick of the Day’

- The Mail

‘What to Watch’

- The Daily Telegraph

Smugglers Special

1 x 60’

UK Premiere 9pm 3rd April 2012 on ITV1

Filmed over two years, this Smugglers Special documentary trails detectives from the City of London Police as they secretly track and arrest a gang smuggling millions of pounds worth of counterfeit goods into Britain.

The gang’s network stretches across the globe from China to Britain. Cameras follow the meticulous police surveillance operation over many months to identify the gang members involved and reveal how their multi-million pound profits are being laundered through a front business and hidden in safe deposit boxes. In a dramatic dawn raid involving 200 officers, the four gang members are arrested, £1 million worth of counterfeit goods is seized and £480,000 in cash recovered. The gang’s smuggling operation far exceeded detectives’ suspicions. Over three years they had smuggled an array of counterfeit goods worth between £3-5 million on the black market.

Executive Producer: Paul Hamann

Series Producer & Director: Tom Anstiss

Editors: Mark Senior & James Calderwood

Director of Photography: Steve Organ

Composer: Ernie Wood

Narrator: Samuel West

 

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‘Essential viewing should you ever be considering using a bank’s ATM machine on London’s Oxford Street.’

- The Independent

‘This documentary serves as a warning to be even more vigilant – unless you actually want to fund a Romanian criminal gang.’

- Daily Mail

‘Critic’s Choice’

- Daily Express

Fraud Squad
Series 2

1 x 60’

UK Premiere 9pm 5th April 2012 on ITV1

Fraud Squad lifts the lid on the organised crime gangs making millions from cash machine crime. With exclusive access to The Dedicated Cheque and Plastic Crime Unit, Fraud Squad reveals how the gangs use a vast array of sophisticated equipment to steal customers’ bank account details.

One nationality has a monopoly on the trade, the equipment and the rewards. 92% of ATM crime in Britain is committed by Romanian gangs. Fraud Squad trails detectives as they tackle the Romanian gangs and uncover a working ‘ATM factory’ in which one gang had stolen over 4,000 account details, worth over £2 million.

Executive Producer: Paul Hamann

Series Producer: Tom Anstiss

Producer/Director: Will West

Editors: Frank Burgess & James Calderwood

Director of Photography: Steve Organ

Composer: Ernie Wood

Narrator: Richard Armitage

 

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‘A moving one-off’

- Closer

‘A revealing film’

- TV Times

‘This thoughtful documentary is illuminating.’

- Radio Times

My Dad is a Woman

1 x 60’

UK Premiere 10.35pm 1st March 2012 on ITV1

What would you do if your dad dropped the bombshell that he wanted to be a woman? There are an estimated 6,000 transsexuals in the UK. Many are married and have children. Yet there are no self-help manuals for wives and kids when the man of the house starts wearing dresses, make-up and heels. There’s speech therapy to feminise the voice, electrolysis to get rid of unwanted body hair and the irreversible surgery that will change their sex forever.

My Dad is a Woman gains intimate access to the lives of two families, in which a father becomes the woman he’s always wanted to be.

Executive Producers: Paul Hamann & Emma Goddard

Filmed, produced & directed by: Kim Duke

Editor: Frank Burgess

Composer: Justin Nichols

Narrator: Richard Armitage

 

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Distribution Title: Our Lives: My Dad is a Woman

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Panorama: Britain’s Hidden Alcoholics

1 x 30’

UK Premiere 8.30pm 20th February 2012 on BBC One

Alastair Campbell, Tony Blair’s former closest advisor, knows from bitter experience the true cost of excessive boozing. His alcoholism contributed to his nervous breakdown.

With exclusive access to one of the country’s leading rehab clinics, Campbell ventures into the world of Britain’s Hidden Alcoholics, meeting high earning men and women whose lives have been torn apart by alcohol.

Over 9,000 people die from alcohol every year, but has the national obsession with teenage binge drinking hidden an epidemic amongst Britain’s professional classes?

Executive Producers: Tom Anstiss & Paul Hamann

Producer/Director: Jonathan Jones

Reporter: Alastair Campbell

Editor: Philip Kenchington

Director of Photography: Steve Organ

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‘This insightful documentary follows West Midlands police’s Dangerous Dogs Unit as it struggles to stem the tide, seizing dangerous dogs and destroying them.’

- The Observer

‘This shocking documentary meets the police teams trying to stem the rise of the dangerous dog as weapon and status symbol.’

- Daily Mail

‘..it’s a sobering insight into the ignorance surrounding potentially aggressive breeds’

- Time Out

Death Row Dogs

1 x 50’

UK Premiere 10.35pm 24th January 2012 on BBC One

American Pit Bull Terriers have been bred as fighting dogs since the 19th century.  Following a spate of horrific attacks on humans they were banned in Britain in 1991 but their numbers have continued to rise as their popularity as a status symbol grows.

Some attacks have proved fatal, among them 4 year old John Paul Massey’s. As the dangerous dog laws face increasing criticism, Death Row Dogs gains unprecedented access into the work of a police dangerous dog unit trying to stem this growing menace, and to the grieving family of John Paul Massey.

Executive Producer: Paul Hamann

Filmed, produced & directed by: Jon Alwen

Producer: Josie Besbrode

Editor: Paul Dosaj

Director of Photography: Steve Organ

Composer: Andy Cowton

Narrator: Steven Mackintosh

 

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‘Behind the slightly dubious title lies a moving documentary about Amelie Glenhill, four, who was born with the growth-limiting genetic disorder Russell-Silver syndrome.’

- The Sunday Times

‘It was variously, touching and heartening.’

- The Independent

‘TV Choice’

- The Daily Telegraph

‘Pick of the Day’

- Radio Times

The Real Thumbelina

1 x 60’

UK Premiere 9pm 12th December 2011 on ITV1

Amelie Gledhill is four but she is still only the size of a baby.  She has a rare form of dwarfism called Russell Silver Syndrome.  It is a complex genetic condition and as well as being tiny, Amelie has a variety of other medical problems. As she prepares to start school for the first time her parents struggle to find out how the condition might affect their little girl as she grows up.

The Real Thumbelina follows Amelie’s family as they set out to discover what can be done to help their daughter grow.

Executive Producers: Paul Hamann & Emma Goddard

Producer/Director: Barnaby Peel

Editor: Bruce Law

Photography: Phil Turner, Lee York & Chris Bairstow

Composer: Justin Nichols

Narrator: Lesley Manville

 

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‘Shocking’

- The Observer

‘Picks of the Day’

- The Observer

Exposure: The Factory
The Factory

1 x 60’

UK Premiere 10.35pm 3rd October 2011 on ITV1

ArcelorMittal is the world’s biggest steel company and is headed by Britain’s richest man, Lakshmi Mittal. Exposure looks at how its Czech Republic steel plant is making Ostrava one of the most polluted cities in Europe.

Last year it produced over 1,000 tonnes of gases including a dangerous cancer causing substance, benzo(a)pyrene. This combines with other sources of pollution and produces smog, so bad that in winter, school children, the elderly and vulnerable are forced to stay indoors.

The Factory investigates the lives of residents in two districts which lie in the shadow of the ArcelorMittal steel plant.

Executive Producers: Tom Anstiss & Paul Hamann

Filmed, produced & directed by: Michael Simkin

Editors: Nigel Barker, James Calderwood & Darina Moravcikova

Photography: Jan Suster, Kelvin Richards & Charlie White

Director of Photography: Steve Organ

Composer: Justin Nichols

Narrator: David Morrissey

 

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Distribution Title: The Factory

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