Wall to Wall (production company)

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Wall to Wall
Type Independent
Industry TV Production
Founded London, 1987
Headquarters London (UK)
Key people Alex Graham
Richard Thomson
Jonathan Hewes
Helena Ely
Gavin Rota
Leanne Klein
Moira Ross
Eleanor Greene
Emma Fenton
Peter Badcock
Cordelia Long
Duncan Coates
Mark Saben
Richard Burrell
Gavin Rota
Bushra Akram
Tony Gaymer
Products New Tricks
Who Do You Think You Are?
Genius of Photography
Frontier House
George Orwell: A Life in Pictures
Colonial House
The Edwardian Country House
Man on Wire
Ancient Egyptians
Smallpox 2002
The Day Britain Stopped
Things I Hate About You
Neanderthal
First Columbus
Long Lost Family
Parent Warner Bros. Television Productions UK
Website http://www.walltowall.co.uk

Wall to Wall, part of Warner Bros. Television Productions UK (formerly Shed Media Group), is an independent television production company that produces event specials and drama, factual entertainment, science and history programmes for broadcast by networks in both the United Kingdom and United States.

In January 2009, Wall to Wall's first feature film Man on Wire won a BAFTA award for Outstanding British Film and followed this success with an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. Previously, the company had won a Peabody Award in 2000 for The 1900 House.[1]

Wall to Wall joined the Shed Media Group in November 2007.

The company's name derives from negative references made in the mid-1980s, by then BBC Director-General Alasdair Milne and in the title of a book by Financial Times journalist Chris Dunkley, to "wall-to-wall Dallas" as a possible aftereffect of the coming deregulation of UK broadcasting. Future BBC2 controller Jane Root, among the company's founders, considered this a negative, puritanical and conservative view of the medium's possibilities (ref. NME, May 17, 1986) and the name "Wall to Wall Television" was adopted as a conscious celebration of the medium, which its founders considered the "establishment" of the time to be frightened of.

Programming[edit]

Current Productions[edit]

New Tricks: Pilot plus Nine series for BBC One – total 77 episodes, with more in production.

Who Do You Think You Are?: six series plus adoption special for BBC One - total 43 episodes, with more in production.

Who Do You Think You Are? USA: In production in the US for NBC featuring Sarah Jessica Parker, Susan Sarandon and co-producer Lisa Kudrow as well as a number of other high profile celebrities.

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