BBC Two orders three regional series

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BBC TwoBBC Two and BBC Nations have announced three new prime-time series, the result of a co-commissioning opportunity for suppliers based outside London, announced last October. 

Portraying the lives of workers in several parts of the UK, each series aims to highlight the stories of people from different communities. 

Patrick Holland, director of factual, arts and classical music, said: “These are three series of scale, from small indies based in the Nations, portraying the lives of communities across the UK. These major projects are part of our ambitious commitment to supercharge co-commissioning with BBC Nations."

Yorkshire Born, from Candour Productions, follows the work of midwives in Bradford and the stories of the parents and families as they go through the life-changing experience. The series has exclusive access to the Homebirth Midwifery team at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Highland Blues is an eight-part series for BBC Scotland and BBC Two which takes viewers inside a police force where traditional community policing meets modern, cutting-edge crime fighting.

The team has had access to the Highlands & Islands division of Police Scotland, the country’s largest beat as it explores the wide range of incidents that occur in the diverse and often remote landscape. Highland Blues is a Firecrest Films production for BBC Scotland/BBC Two.

The third series in the new tranche is The Hotel People, following the team at a family-run hotel group, Hastings Hotels, in Northern Ireland as they strive to bounce back post-lockdown. The 8 x 60 is from Waddell Media and has funding from Northern Ireland Screen. 

There will be a further commission from BBC Wales to be announced at a later date.

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