A+E Networks UK has announced the co-production with Curve Media for a new series, IRISH PICKERS, to broadcast on free to air channel BLAZE.
The 10×60’ series follows Dublin-based vintage connoisseur Ian Dowling, with his team comprising of Mark ‘Butzy’ Butterly, ‘Vintage’ Vinny Smith and Ali Foy as they discover, buy and sell Irish treasures. Ian and the team head to prestigious, interesting and historic places, hunting out and buying quirky and unusual objects previously hidden from the world.
Irish Pickers is the second locally originated co-production for BLAZE, following Flipping Bangers which premiered its second season in the UK in April 2019.
The series was ordered by Dan Korn, VP of Programming at A+E Networks UK with Diana Carter, Commissioning Editor at A+E Networks UK as executive producer.
Dan Korn commented: We’re delighted to be giving this much loved programming brand a new lease of life by taking it to a country so rich in history and culture. Ian and the gang are a perfect for BLAZE – no-nonsense, warm, authentic characters, with a great sense of fun and adventure, who really know their stuff.
Rob Carey, CEO and Executive Producer, Curve Media: We are thrilled to be working with Dan and Diana at A+E Networks UK and BLAZE on this exciting new series. Ian and his team are rare talents and I cannot wait for audiences to see the extraordinary people, places and objects that they uncover. It is an honour to take the legendary Pickers brand to Ireland and to oversee the expansion of a concept that I originally launched in the US.
The show will premiere on BLAZE in the UK and Ireland in March 2020.

Staff Reporter

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