The BBC has chosen six indies from the four UK nations to produce VTs for regional versions of its upcoming food magazine show Food Stories.
Chorleywood-based A Place in the Sun producer Freeform Productions, Scottish indies Friel Kean Films and Studio Something, Northern Ireland’s Alleycats TV and Welsh companies Yeti TV and Telesgop will contribute to 5 x 30-minute editions of the show that will air in each nation before they are stripped in a 6.30pm slot on BBC2.
The BBC put its call out in March, initially asking for eight producers - two from each nation - but these six are understood to be its final choices for the show, which will cover food production, farming and countryside issues.
Scottish indie Red Sky had already won a competitive tender to produce the main 20 x 30-minute BBC2 series, with each indie’s VTs slotted into the regional versions.
Acting head of daytime and early peak Lindsay Bradbury led the commissioning process on the series, which is executive produced by Red Sky co-managing directors Jane Rogerson and Ross Harper, with Richard Park as series editor.