Stephen Fry to front ITV special
Stephen Fry will front a feature-length documentary from Spun Gold TV in which he takes viewers through his top 21 ‘firsts’ of the 21st century.
For delivery to ITV, 21st Century Firsts will highlight some of the breakthroughs in medicine, technology, sport and culture as it charts the rise and fall of the so-called Fourth Industrial Revolution.
Alongside Fry, the programme interviews experts on the advances as well as the ordinary people who were involved in these firsts – such as the woman who was the voice of the first sat nav.
Daniela Neuman, MD of Spun Gold TV says: “The last two decades have fundamentally changed the way we all live, work and relate to each other. This ITV special commemorates and celebrates 21 years of extraordinary advancement for humankind, in an entertaining, roller-coaster of a ride.”
21st Century Firsts is directed by Christian Watt, produced by Louise Quayle and executive produced by Bridget Boseley.
Also on The Knowledge
Production is underway on a third, three-part series of Stacey Dooley Sleeps Over, for UKTV entertainment channel W.
Channel 4 and HBO have flashed the green light on a new, six-part drama, Get Millie Black from Man Booker Prize-winning author Marlon James.
Britbox has ordered Secrets of the Spies, a new, three-part doc examining the rarefied world of spies and spying.
Damsel, a fantasy feature from Netflix starring and exec produced by Millie Bobby Brown, is set to shoot at Troubadour Meridian Water Studios, a major new facility in north London, early next year.
Filming begins this week on A Town Called Malice, a Sky Original crime drama and family saga set on the Costa del Sol in the early 1980s.
The historic Bray Film Studios are set to expand following planning approval that includes nine new sound stages.