BBC Studios NHU wins commission from Discovery

07 February 2018

Discovery Channel has commissioned BBC Studios to produce a special on the current state of the world’s wildlife.

The studio’s Natural History Unit will produce The Red list, a two-hour film that follows wildlife conservationists across the world as they compile the latest version of The Red List, the most comprehensive record of Earth’s wildlife which is run by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature.


The Discovery deal marks BBC Studios first non-BBC commission to date.

Composer Al Lethbridge scores Supercat Film for BBC Natural World

14 September 2016

ON TONIGHT! NHN Member Al Lethbridge has scored an inspirational new film 'Natural World - Jaguars: Brazil's Supercats' narrated by Sir David Attenborough, and broadcasting tonight - Wed 14 Sept 9pm BBC2.


"The score is made up of my original music, alongside tracks from my earthMusic and Universal collections which I re-arranged for the film." said Al "It's in

BBC receives 17 nominations at BANFF ROCKIE AWARDS

20 April 2016

 The BBC has received 17 Rockie Award nominations at BANFF– more than any other broadcaster.

The 132 nominees come from more than 20 countries, including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Chile, China, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, and the United States. 

BBC Nominations include the Environmental and Wildlife Award for SHARK Produced by BBC Natural History Production In association with Discovery Channel and BBC Worldwide

Winners willbe presented at the Programme Competition Ceremony on Monday June 13 at the BANFF World Media Festival, Canada.


The Rockie Awards is BANFF’s flagship program celebrating excellence in television and digital content from around the world.

Digital Bristol Week is Back : 9 - 15 May

14 April 2016

 Tickets Now Online. 

There’s never been a better time to be a digital creative in Bristol….

Digital Bristol Week offers an exciting range of practical hands-on workshops, masterclasses and conference-style events delivered by the BBC, Creative Skillset and many other partners at venues across the city as part of the Digital Cities initiative.

If you want to....

Wendy Darke, Head of NHU to leave BBC

04 April 2016

The BBC’s first female Natural History Unit (NHU) boss Wendy Darke has become the latest BBC Studios board member to leave the corporation.

BBC staff were informed of Darke’s departure after 25 years at the NHU via an email from director of television Mark Lindse

BBC to take on Netflix in the US

18 September 2015

Tony Hall has branded BBC Worldwide indivisible from the corporation as he announced plans for a US rival to Netflix, Hulu and Amazon. 

Speaking at the Royal Television Society convention in Cambridge, the BBC director-general revealed few details of the OTT service beyond an ambition to offer “BBC fans programmes they wouldn’t otherwise get – showcasing British actors, our programme-makers – and celebrating our culture”.

The BBC has yet to announce the service’s name, pricing or content mix, stating simply that it will offer a mix of ‘fresh and favourites’ not available elsewhere in the US. It is thought that it could strike deals for indie-made content as well as offering archive programming and shows from BBC Productions.

The BBC took some lessons from the shortlived pilot of Global iPlayer, although that service did not la

BBC Commissioner Changes

30 January 2015

Sweeping changes to the BBC’s factual commissioning are likely to result in the departure of some of the corporation’s highest-profile commissioners. Some may decide to apply for one of three remaining newly created roles (including Head of Specialist Features and Natural History)) as part of a closed process.. 

There are suggestions that head of history and business, Davidson, could be tempted by the specialist factual post, but there is a view that the broad nature of the three new roles makes it hard for any candidate to demonstrate comprehensive relevant experience.



Tom McDonald has been described as a “shoe-in” for the new job of head of specialist features and natural history if he is able to apply, having acted up for

BBC CAMERA DAY at the BBC Natural History Unit, Bristol

09 January 2015

​The NHU Open Day for Wildlife Camera Operators will be held at BBC Bristol on 4th February 

This will be a full day of talks about new technologies, initiatives and upcoming projects, including hands-on demonstrations of camera equipment from suppliers. 

Please respond before the end of the day on Monday 26th January 2015 to confirm your intention to attend

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BBC2 Heads Underground for Fixed-rig Animal Doc

15 February 2013

By Balihar Khalsa
BBC2 is to shine a light on the way some of the UK’s most iconic wildlife behaves underground in a Dragonfly-produced fixed-rig series.

The Burrowers, a 3 x 60-minute commission, is an ambitious attempt to follow creatures such as rabbits, voles, badgers and moles as they sur

BBC 'Big Story' Event: Adam Kammerling March 20th.

20 March 2013

The BBC is hosting a workshop with Adam Kammerling Slam Poet Champion as part of its Big Story series of workshops. This event is open to all in the Bristol media community.

March 20th, Red Room, 3-4.30pm - Evening Performance: Club Bar, 6-8pm

Please email if you would like to attend.


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