The BBC and Red Sky will work with six different independent production companies from England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales on BBC Two’s Food Stories (w/t), a collaboration between BBC Daytime and Early Peak and the BBC’s commissioning teams in each of the Nations.

Scottish production company Red Sky was the successful bidder for £500k Food Stories, a new series focussed on food, farming and the countryside.

A further six companies will make vt inserts for the series, based in each of the nations. The companies are:

Freeform Productions – England

Friel Kean Films – Scotland

Studio Something – Scotland

Alleycats TV – Northern Ireland

Yeti TV – Wales

Telesgop – Wales

Lindsay Bradbury, acting head of BBC Daytime and Early Peak, says: “Food Stories will celebrate the nation’s food, the people and the land that provide it. The series will explore what we eat, where it comes from, when it is produced, who produces it and why it matters. I’m delighted to announce the six local suppliers from across the Nations who will work with Red Sky on this delicious new series.”

Red Sky will produce 20 x 30 minute episodes for BBC Two (6.30pm, weekdays) and four 5 x 30’ programmes that will air in each Nation, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England and will include the vts from each Nation.

The commissioning process was led by Lindsay Bradbury in BBC Daytime and Early Peak in collaboration with Karen Kirby in Northern Ireland: Christina Macaulay in Wales: Tony Nellany in Scotland, and Diana Hare in England.

Pippa Considine

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