Wonderhood Studios is making a new six-part series for BBC One where star of doc series Airport, Jeremy Spake, returns to Heathrow to see how the airport is coping during the most challenging time in its history.

Jeremy Spake was a Ground Services Manager who became the star of BBC One’s long-running Airport. Since then, he has risen through the ranks of the aviation industry, becoming a “global trouble shooter”. This series sees him return to where it all began for him – Heathrow.

Inside the Airport: The Return of Jeremy Spake (wt) sees Jeremy welcomed back by Heathrow’s CEO and major airlines to discover the realities and key challenges they face. He spends time with their teams working in frontline roles throughout the airport and aircraft – from engineers to airside operations managers, lounge hosts to pilots, cabin crews retraining after redundancies to panicked passengers navigating their many passenger locator forms.

Jeremy Spake says: “While Covid has been truly devastating for the airline industry globally, it also provides a first chance in more than 20 years to reaffirm high standards, outstanding quality of service and perhaps most importantly gives us an opportunity to press the reset button, by under promising and over-delivering to customers who are eager to reconnect with others face to face. I am delighted to be back at Heathrow and of course BBC One!”

Samantha Anstiss, Chief Creative Officer at Wonderhood Studios adds: “No one loves aviation more than Jeremy. Balancing the enormous expertise he’s gained around the world with his trademark wit and charisma, he is determined to do whatever he can to help reconnect loved ones, re-start a billion-pound industry and get Britain flying again.”

The series is executive produced by Samantha Anstiss, Emma Lorenz and Rebecca Templar for Wonderhood Studios. It is series produced by Joe Ward and series directed by Aidan Woodward. It was commissioned by Catherine Catton, Head of Commissioning, Popular Factual and Factual Entertainment and The Commissioning Editor is Max Gogarty.

Jon Creamer

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