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Cineflix wins extreme pet lover commission for BBC One

Cineflix wins extreme pet lover commission for BBC One
Pippa Considine
25 September 2013

Cineflix Productions UK has been commissioned to make Help! My House is a Zoo, a one-off programme for BBC One which follows extreme pet lovers whose lives have become overrun by their animals.

Cineflix Productions UK has also won a recommission from Channel 5 for an extended, six-part second series of Trauma Doctors.

Presented by Jasmine Harman, Help! My House is a Zoo (working title) follows different animal addicts who have reached crisis point, as they try to reduce their pet population and regain control of their lives. It was ordered by Alison Kirkham, head of commissioning Features BBC One and BBC Two and Tanya Shaw, commissioning editor Factual Features and Formats.

Tanya Shaw said: “We’ve all seen news stories about animal charities having to rescue pets whose owners have become unable to cope with multiple animals. Help! My House is a Zoo will show just how easily a love of animals can develop in to something unmanageable that takes over your life and provide expert advice on how you can avoid falling into this trap.”

Help! My House is a Zoo is produced and directed by Barney Snow and executive produced by Sue Davidson. Tanya Shaw is the executive producer for the BBC. The format and completed show are being distributed internationally by Cineflix Rights.

Trauma Doctors takes a new approach to the work of doctors in a hospital A&E. The series focuses on the ‘detective' work medics have to take when they are called out to deal with a trauma and the decisions they take based on this evidence to decide on the best life saving treatment. 

The first four-part series of Trauma Doctors was a ratings success for Channel 5, with the first episode beating both Channel 4 and BBC 2 in its slot and delivering the highest factual audience for the channel that year.  

Trauma Doctors
is executive produced by Jane Aldous and series produced by Suzy Davis for Cineflix Productions UK. It was ordered by Channel 5 commissioning editor Simon Raikes and is being distributed internationally at MIPCOM by Cineflix Rights.

The BBC's Alison Kirkham and Channel 5's Simon Raikes will both be speaking on the Popular Factual commissioning panel at this year's Televisual Factual Festival at BAFTA on 7th November. To find out more, click here to go to the Festival website.

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