Channel 5 commissions fixed-rig series
Channel 5 has commissioned a fixed-rig documentary series following the goings-on of a doctor's surgery in Lewisham. The Surgery: Medicating Lewisham is being made by Knickerbockerglory, who have been given exclusive access to some of the 500+ patients who pass through St John's Medical Centre every day.
Commissioned by Ben Frow and Emma Westcott at Channel 5, the 4 x 60 series will be exec produced by Jonathan Stadlen, who said: "Doctors, nurses and health care professionals are some of the hardest working people in the country, and the system and pressures they work under are often misunderstood by the patients who visit them. I hope this series will provide a unique and sensitive insight into one of our country's most important institutions."
The news follows on from another fixed-rig commission for Channel 4. Marines (w/t) will take a behind-the-scenes look at the Commando Training Centre in Devon - the main military training centre for the Royal Marines. It is being made by Education Yorkshire indie Twofour Broadcast, no stranger to the fixed-rig format.
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Further information on The Surgery: Medicating Lewisham and Marines (w/t) can be found on Production Intelligence, our online database of advance and archive productions.