Boundless

Boundless is headed up by Neil Smith who leads the team to deliver some of the biggest factual entertainment series for all the main broadcasters including: the BAFTA award winning series The Apprentice (BBC One); Love in the Countryside (BBC Two);  An Hour to Save Your Life (BBC One); Escape to the Country (BBC One); Sarah Beeny’s Four Rooms (Channel 4); Great British Railway Journeys (BBC Two); Great American Railroad Journeys (BBC Two); Grand Designs (Channel 4); Grand Designs: House of the Year (Channel 4) and Normal for Norfolk (BBC Two).

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Boundless shows

Grand Designs

BAFTA winning Grand Designs is widely recognised as the pre-eminent series on modern architecture and design in Britain.

The Week the Landlords Moved In

The Week The Landlords Moved In challenges landlords to go ‘back to the floor’ to spend one week living in one of their own rental properties. This transformative series challenges some of Britain’s most successful landlords to spend an eye-opening week living in one of their own rentals.

The Apprentice

The Apprentice is one of the most successful factual entertainment formats on television. The BAFTA winning series gives a unique insight into the competitive world of business.

Great British Railway Journeys

Michael Portillo follows in the footsteps of the father of the train timetable in this revealing portrait of Britain through the eyes of the cartographic genius that was George Bradshaw.

Sarah Beeny’s Four Rooms

Britain’s most competitive dealers are all on standby to spend their personal fortunes in edge-of-seat deals, if the right item comes through their doors.

Love in the Countryside

Love in the Countryside is a six part series for BBC Two, following a group of men and women who are struggling to find a partner with whom to share their rural lives.

Grand Designs – House of the Year

Presented by Kevin McCloud, this four-part series explores some of Britain’s most contemporary and cutting edge homes, all of them in the running for the coveted RIBA House of the Year Award

Great American Railroad Journeys

Michael Portillo crosses the Atlantic to ride the railroads of America, armed with Appleton’s General Guide to the United States, published in 1879.

Dara and Ed’s Road to Mandalay

Comedians Dara O Briain and Ed Byrne pack their cases once more as they embark on an expedition of a lifetime, crossing 3,500 miles from the bright lights of modern day Malaysia to the jungles of Myanmar.

Escape to the Country

Escape to the Country is a hugely popular series helping prospective buyers find their dream home in the country.

Great Continental Railway Journeys

Building on the success of Great British Railway Journeys, Michael Portillo embarks on a series of railway journeys across Europe.

House Doctor

Tracy Metro offers her own special brand of constructive advice to a host of homeowners.

Normal for Norfolk

Documentary series following eccentric gentleman farmer Desmond MacCarthy as he struggles to keep his 17th-century manor home afloat, while holding on to the country traditions of his childhood.

The Apprentice: You’re Fired

You’re Fired is the companion show to The Apprentice.  Hosted by Rhod Gilbert, business experts and celebrities appear weekly to discuss the outgoing candidates’ performance.  It airs immediately after The Apprentice on BBC Two.

I Escaped To The Country

A series celebrating the house buying success stories of people who purchased a rural property they were introduced to on their original Escape to the Country journey.

Who We Are

Neil Smith

Managing Director Boundless

Neil joined Boundless as Managing Director in December 2017. Neil oversees the Boundless programme slate, and is responsible for ensuring the growth of the label over the coming years.

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Esther Johnson

Head of Production

Head of Production for Boundless, Esther has overall production management responsibility across all factual titles - from Daytime Factual: Escape to the Country and Great British Railway Journeys, to Factual Entertainment: The Apprentice and You’re Fired, Features: Grand Designs, and Specialist Factual: Four Rooms.

John Comerford

Head of Boundless West and Factual Features

John is Head of the Boundless West label, Fremantle UK’s regional production hub in Amersham, Buckinghamshire. Boundless West’s productions include Escape to the Country (BBC One), Grand Designs (C4), Escape to the Continent (BBC One) and Four Rooms (C4). He divides his time between the London and Amersham offices.

Jack Kennedy

Creative Director

Jack Kennedy is Creative Director for Boundless. He was previously Creative Director at Fresh One, and prior to that was Head of Formats and Factual for Lime Pictures, where he worked on commissions including Celebs Go Dating, Too Posh to Parent, Young Free and Single, Game Changers: Inventing the World. He began his career at BBC Studios and then ITV Studios.

Ben Mitchell

Director of Programmes

Ben Mitchell joined Boundless in January 2018 as Director of Programmes.

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Cal Turner

Head of Popular Factual

BAFTA nominated Executive Producer Cal Turner is Head of Popular Factual.

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Damian Pitman

Director of Development

Damian Pitman joined Boundless in January 2018 as Director of Development.

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Euston Films

A prestige label with an international reputation for ground-breaking, iconic drama, Euston Films was relaunched in Autumn 2014, with Kate Harwood as Managing Director and Noemi Spanos as Creative Director.  Euston Films has a number of high-profile projects on its slate, including Hard Sun, a 6-part drama series for BBC One written by Neil Cross (Luther); the adaptation of Tana French’s best-selling murder mystery series set in a fictional Dublin Murder Squad, The Dublin Murders for BBC One; and Baghdad Central for Channel 4.

Euston North was launched in January 2017 and is headed up by Hilary Martin with Simon Judd as Head of Development. It is already proving a magnet for both established, world-class talent and the show-runners of tomorrow and offers writers a home where they are able to realise their most distinctive, impactful work. Hilary and Simon are dynamically building a slate of bold, stand-out series for all channels and platforms and intend to expand Euston Films’ reach as they grow a production powerhouse in the North.

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Euston Films shows

Hard Sun

Hard Sun is a six-part drama for BBC One and Hulu written by internationally acclaimed, BAFTA and Emmy-nominated Neil Cross, creator of Luther. Coming to BBC One in January and the whole series is available on BBC iPlayer.

Tana French’s mystery series

Adaptation of Tana French’s best-selling murder mystery series set in a fictional Dublin Murder Squad.

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Kate Harwood

Managing Director, Euston Films

Kate Harwood is Managing Director of Fremantle's UK drama label Euston Films. Kate was previously Head of Drama (England) at BBC. Her early career began in in-house BBC drama production starting as script editor and then producer and executive producer. Her career includes BAFTA-winning shows such as Holding On and Charles II and she was producer and executive producer on titles such as Twenty Thousand Streets, Cranford amongst many others.

In 2014 she started up the rebooted Euston Films and their first commission, Neil Cross’s Hard Sun is currently in post production. A new commission Baghdad Central by Stephen Butchard for Channel 4 has recently been announced.

Noemi Spanos

Creative Director, Euston Films

Noemi Spanos is Creative Director at Euston Films. In recent years, Noemi has worked both within the BBC and independent sector; undertaking development exec roles for BBC Drama Production, Kudos Film & Television and BBC Wales. Noemi started her career in BBC drama commissioning, before moving into production script editing on EastEnders.

Hilary Martin

Head of Drama, Euston North

Hilary Martin is Head of Drama Euston North. She launched Euston North with Simon Judd in January 2017. Previously, at BBC Drama North, Hilary and Simon developed and produced a wide range of shows including BAFTA-winning In the Flesh, James Herbert’s The Secret of Crickley Hall and upcoming BBC One crime series In the Dark. Hilary has also worked in the Commissioning department at Sky, as a Producer at ITV Studios and Script Edited series No Angels, Linda Green and A & E.

Simon Judd

Head of Development, Euston North

Simon Judd is Head of Development at Euston North. Previously at BBC Drama North with Hilary Martin, the two developed and produced a wide range of shows including BAFTA-winning In the Flesh, James Herbert’s The Secret of Crickley Hall and upcoming BBC One crime series In the Dark. Simon started his career at BBC Comedy before joining ITV Studios.

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Thames

Thames is headed up by Managing Director Amelia Brown. Broadcasting and producing programmes in every conceivable genre since 1968, the Thames label plays a prominent role in the history of the British television industry. As the entertainment arm of Fremantle, Thames has emerged as Britain’s leading entertainment label and continues to produce Britain’s biggest and best entertainment programmes. With shows including The X Factor, Britain’s Got Talent, Take Me Out, The Price is Right and Blankety Blank, Thames continues to set the standard for the British entertainment genre.

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Thames shows

Britain’s Got Talent

Britain’s Got Talent is the number one entertainment show of the last decade, and the Got Talent format holds the Guinness World Record title for the world’s Most Successful Reality TV Format.

Take Me Out

Dating show Take Me Out features 30 single women from across the UK seeking the right single guy to ‘take them out’ on a hot date to the sizzling Isle of Fernandos!

The X Factor

The UK’s most talked about TV show, The X Factor is now in its 14th season, and returns to TV in the Autumn. Last year’s series saw the return of Sharon Osbourne, Nicole Scherzinger, Louis Walsh and Simon Cowell and was hosted by the nation’s favourite Dermot O’Leary.

The Price is Right

It’s the world’s longest running game show and spawned one of TV’s most iconic catchphrases. Alan Carr is at the host of The Price is Right full of those iconic ‘Come On Down’ moments. Packed with amazing prizes and hysterical pricing games, this is set to be a classic entertainment extravaganza.

Britain’s Got More Talent

Presented by Stephen Mulhern the show is packed full of backstage news and gossip from Britain’s favourite entertainment show, offering viewers’ exclusive access to the Britain’s Got Talent judging panel and Ant and Dec with regular interviews, fun and games with all of them.

Take Me Out The Gossip

Presenters Mark Wright and Laura Jackson share all the gossip as they welcome the Take Me Out dating couples to reveal all at Villa Fernando’s..find out what goes on behind the scenes and after dark on the Island of Fernando!

Blankety Blank

The iconic game show Blankety Blank returned to ITV for a one off Christmas special hosted by David Walliams.

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Talkback

Talkback is part of Fremantle, UK and is headed up by Leon Wilson, one of the UK’s leading creative talents.  Continuing a rich history extending into four decades, the label is focused on creating ‘talked about television’. Currently producing shows including the acclaimed QI, multi-award winning Celebrity Juice (for ITV2), Through the Keyhole (for ITV), Virtually Famous (for E4), Your Face or Mine (for Comedy Central), and The Keith and Paddy Picture Show (for ITV).  Talkback attracts millions of viewers every year and continues to feature and develop some of the UK’s leading comedy entertainment.

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Talkback shows

The Keith and Paddy Picture Show

An affectionate and humorous tribute to some of Keith Lemon and Paddy McGuinness’s favourite movies of all time.

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QI

Comedy quiz show full of quirky facts, in which contestants are rewarded more if their answers are ‘quite interesting’.

Celebrity Juice

Multi award-winning Celebrity Juice is the outrageous comedy panel show hosted by the irrepressible Keith Lemon.

Through the Keyhole

Keith Lemon takes us on a unique guided tour of the houses of the rich and famous, as he goes ‘Through The Keyhole’…

Virtually Famous

The show that celebrates the weird and wonderful online sensations that have got millions of us talking and sharing.

The Keith Lemon Sketch Show

The Keith Lemon Sketch Show consists of a fast paced blend of hilarious sketches and character comedy from the multi-talented Leigh Francis.

Your Face or Mine

Comedy Central comedy game show about looks and relationships. Stars Jimmy Carr and Katherine Ryan.

My Teenage Diary

Rufus Hound invites a guest to read extracts from their teenage diaries.

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Shotglass

Shotglass creates best in class inspiring and original youth programming across factual, entertainment and comedy. Headed up by Managing Director Kat Hebden, the label is behind such formats as the BAFTA nominated Eating With My Ex (BBC Three), Levine on Love (Radio One), Kidprenuers (Radio One) as well as producing and developing formats for VICE, Facebook, YouTube and the BBC.

Shotglass shows

Eating With My Ex

Ever wanted answers after a relationship has broken down? This is the show that reunites ex-couples over a meal to ask some very awkward questions and have an honest conversation about where their relationship went wrong. Some exes want an apology, others want closure – but could they get back together? Find out as we eavesdrop on these tense, confrontational, flirty and often emotional reunions.

 

Levine on Love

Alice Levine investigates the unusual shape of love and sex in modern relationships. A 3-part series exclusive to BBC iPlayer

Vice MUNCHIES

A joint venture with Vice Media, MUNCHIES is a groundbreaking food channel, chronicling the diverse global topics within the world of food.

 

V&A

The V&A commissioned a short form series for their social platforms that examines diversity and identity through their photography exhibitions.

 

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