Wall to Wall Media (production company)

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Wall to Wall Media
Subsidiary
Industry TV Production
Founded London, 1987
Headquarters London (UK)
Key people
Leanne Klein (CEO)[1]
Products Child Genius
New Tricks
Who Do You Think You Are? Long Lost Family
Drugs, Inc.
Underworld, Inc.
UK's Best Part-Time Band 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
Parent Warner Bros. Television Productions UK (Time Warner)
Website http://www.walltowall.co.uk

Wall to Wall Media, 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.[2]

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]

Long Lost Family: six series for ITV- total 43 episodes with more in production.

Back In Time For...: three series for BBC Two - total 14 episodes, with more in production.

Child Genius: four series plus a documentary and a "Five Years On" special for Channel 4 - total 17 episodes.

UK's Best Part-Time Band: four 60 minutes episodes for BBC Two.

Bus Pass Beauty Queens: 60 minutes documentary for Channel 5.

Who Do You Think You Are?: twelve series plus adoption special for BBC One - total 110 episodes, with more in production.

New Tricks: Pilot plus Twelve series for BBC One – total 97 episodes.

Victorian Bakers: three 60 minutes episodes for BBC Two.

500 Questions: First series for ITV.

Filmography[edit]

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