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WINGSPAN produces high-quality, original, distinctive, factual television.
WINGSPAN'S wingspan extends to history, science, arts, music, religion, celebrity travelogue, observational documentary, current affairs, popular factual, and formatted factual entertainment. WINGSPAN is dedicated to rigorous journalism, clear, sharp story-telling and entertaining, witty and accessible treatment of its subject matter.
Recent productions in a packed, prolific 2012 include Ian Hislop's Stiff Upper Lip for BBC Two, the latest collaboration between WINGSPAN and the Private Eye editor, and Networks of Power, a six-part series for Sky Atlantic shot in six great world cities presented by Sir Christopher Meyer.
WINGSPAN projects have now started to pick up a string of awards, nominations and industry recognition. WINGSPAN's The Joy of Stats with Swedish statistical guru Hans Rosling won the Grierson 2011 Award for Best Science/ Natural History documentary. This clip from the film was an unlikely viral sensation (topping the Youtube Xmas charts) and is one of the most viewed clips from a BBC programme of all-time. The follow-up film, Tails You Win – The Science of Chance presented by David Spiegelhalter, is a similarly joyful exploration of probability, risk and chance.
Ian Hislop: When Bankers Were Good, a follow-up to WINGSPAN's critically acclaimed, high-rating series for BBC Two Ian Hislop's Age of the Do-Gooders, won the Merit Award at the Sandford St Martin Awards. Meanwhile, Richard Alwyn's trilogy of ob doc films about Catholics in Britain was shortlisted as Best Documentary Series for a 2012 Grierson.
WINGSPAN's first production was Ian Hislop's Changing of the Bard, a history of the poet laureateship, hailed as 'funny, intelligent, informed and provocative' by The Times. Getting Our Way, Sir Christopher Meyer's insider's history series on British Diplomacy, won similar plaudits. The Mail dubbed it 'an unmissable champagne treat of a show.'
WINGSPAN welcomes strong, rigorous, focused
ideas with scope for commission within the British or international broadcasting