• Sky Atlantic HD's series, Fish Town, produced by Mentorn Media, was recognized at the Cultural Diversity Network Awards, it has been announced.

    Mentorn Media's Executive Producer, Neil Grant, collected the award for Best Regional/National Portrayal Award at the ceremony held at the Media City in Salford on Tuesday, 6th December.

    He said:" It is a real achievement by the 36 person production team led by Series Producer Jim Funnell and a tribute to the people of Brixham who so warmly welcomed us into their lives. It is an honour for Mentorn to have been given this award and to recognize a community so rarely seen and reflected on British television".

    Fish Town was Sky Atlantic's first UK documentary commission. Made over six months, this ten by one hour series celebrated the daily lives of the people living and working in the historic Devon fishing town of Brixham. The series was transmitted on Sky Atlantic this summer to wide acclaim and high viewing figures. The series also stood out as a result of its stunning photography, use of poetry and tremendously engaging characters.

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  • Mentorn Media has been commissioned to make a four-part series for Channel 5 on extreme events that have occurred around the world, it has been announced.

     

    The four hour-long programmes entitled World's Scariest Landings; World's Scariest Near Misses; World's Greatest Heroic Moments, and World's Scariest Daredevils were ordered by Michelle Chappell, Commissioning Editor for News, Current Affairs and Documentaries at Channel 5 and will transmit in the New Year.

     

    Each programme will include footage from events with expert analysis and comment, and testimony from the people at the heart of the stories.

     

    Mentorn Media's Executive Producer Popular Factual, Matt Holden, said: "User generated content is no longer peripheral to television production, this series will use incredible UGC material, combined with brilliant storytelling, to bring something bold, new and exciting to Channel 5."

     

    Channel 5 Commissioning Editor for News, Current Affairs and Documentaries, Michelle Chappell, said: "We hope to uncover some of the most extreme uncut footage ever caught on camera. From terrifying plane landings to runaway trains you'll want to buckle up after watching this series."

     

    The series Producer is Amy Walker.

     

    Mentorn International will be distributing the programmes.

     

    For further information please contact Louise Plank on 020 8995 3936 or lou@plankpr.com

  • BBC One's political debate programme, Question Time, is being hosted from Stoke-on-Trent tomorrow evening, Thursday, 8th December.

    David Dimbleby chairs the programme from the Staffordshire city which sees Claire Perry, Conservative MP for Devizes; Historian and Labour MP for Stoke-on-Trent Central Tristram Hunt; Recorder and Barrister Constance Briscoe; Lord Simon Wolfson, Businessman and Conservative Peer, and New Statesman Senior Editor Mehdi Hasan, face questions from the audience.

    To apply for a seat in future audiences you can register your question at www.bbc.co.uk /questiontime or call the audience line on 01299 829 299.

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