Glasgow indie Red Sky and the BBC are looking for eight indies to produce VTs for regional variations of a new food format.
Two suppliers from each of the UK nations are sought to produce inserts at £8,000 a time for UK Food Stories [working title], a BBC food, farming and countryside magazine series that Red Sky won in a competitive tender.
The BBC selected the indie’s idea on the strengths of its “bold but simple advice to editorially knit together the network and nations series together,” said BBC acting head of daytime Lindsay Bradbury.
Each nation will air its own 5 x 30-minute weekly version of the show prior to BBC2 airing a stripped network version at 6.30pm.
Red Sky's productions include BBC1 Scotland health format Laid Bare and Channel 4's Autumn At Jimmy's Farm.
The show will be exec produced by Red Sky co-managing directors Jane Rogerson and Ross Harper, with Richard Park as series editor.