Canada: A Year In The Wild

Canada: A Year In The Wild
The new series of A Year In The Wild starts Thursday October 4th on Channel 5 at 8pm.

Canada is the second largest country on Earth, and the quintessential wilderness. Vast, dangerous and magnificent; it’s a land of towering mountains, endless forests, untamed rivers, enchanting lakes, and an awe-inspiring frozen north.

To survive a wild Canadian year here animals have to be tough, and Canada has some of the toughest. Industrious beavers have mastered control of its myriad waterways, whilst moose – the word’s largest deer  – eke an existence in dark, forbidding forests where very few other animals survive.

From polar bears, the largest predators to walk on land, to tiny frogs that can survive all winter frozen solid – every animal here has a remarkable story to tell.

Both epic in scale and intimate in detail: CANADA – A YEAR IN THE WILD charts the trials and tribulations of Canadian wildlife as the Earth completes its annual journey around the sun. Every season brings new challenges and animals must battle each other, and the elements, just to stay alive.



We’re looking for people planning a sleepover!

Tigress are making a segment about sleepovers for an upcoming terrestrial TV show. We are on the look out for parents or guardians who are going to be hosting a sleepover for a group of boys.

The film will be a light-hearted and fun look at the parent’s top tips for preparing and surviving a sleepover with a group of boys. We would also feature some of the things the boys get up to during the sleepover.

If you are interested, or want to know more, email with the word SLEEPOVER in the subject line or you can call 0117 933 5600 and ask for the Sleepover team.


Dian Fossey: Secrets in the Mist nominated for Jackson Hole Science Media Award

Tigress Productions are delighted to announce some exciting awards news. Dian Fossey: Secrets in the Mist has been shortlisted in the Being Human category at the 2018 Jackson Hole Science Media Awards.

The series weaves together three story strands. The first is the story of Dian’s life and work – her childhood, her first trip to Africa and her arrival in Rwanda where she set up the Karisoke Research Centre to study Mountain Gorillas.

The second strand tells the story of Dian’s murder in Rwanda and the trial of her American co-worker Wayne McGuire, who was found guilty of her murder. Wayne fled Rwanda before the trial began but was convicted in absentia. He has always maintained his innocence.

Finally, we tell the story of Dian’s legacy through the Pablo troop of gorillas, the offspring of gorillas who Dian knew and studied, and that survived the very worst years of poaching and habitat loss due in large part to Dian’s efforts.

The award winners will be announced during SMASH18 – The Science Media Awards & Summit in the Hub, in Boston, September 25-27.



The Great British Germ Hunt

The Great British Germ Hunt Sunday 8th July, 7pm, Channel 4

Kate Quilton explores the invisible world of bacteria all around us, discovering the germs that live on us and in us and finding out why they’re crucial for our health. In a scientific first, volunteers at a music festival are tested to see whether a weekend of partying improves their bacterial diversity. A nationwide germ swabathon reveals the incredible bacterial species living on everything from supermarket trolleys to door handles all across the country. And two ordinary British homes are put under the microscope to reveal the good, the bad and the ugly germs that we live with.


Chris Packham: In Search of the lost Girl

Chris Packham: In Search of the Lost Girl Sunday 28th January, 9pm, BBC Two

In 1998, wildlife enthusiast and photographer Chris Packham had a remarkable encounter with the Orang Rimba, a tribe of hunter gatherers in the rainforests of Sumatra, Indonesia. It was the first time he had ever seen people living in perfect harmony with their environment. One photograph in particular that Chris took, a picture of a young tribal girl, has since become immensely important to him as a barometer of how we are treating our planet. In this real-life detective story, with no clues as to her identity or whereabouts other than his original photograph, Chris sets off to Sumatra 20 years on to try to find her; the girl in the picture.


Tigress shortlisted for 2017 Grierson Award

Tigress Productions are delighted to announce some exciting awards news. Birds of Paradise: The Ultimate Quest has just been shortlisted for Best Natural History Documentary at the Grierson Awards 2017.

Considered as the Oscars of the documentary world, the Grierson Awards celebrate the best in documentary film-making and so this is a huge achievement for Series Producer/Director, Simon Davies and the team across the series. The film follows BBC Security Correspondent, Frank Gardner, as he pursues his dream of seeing Birds of Paradise in the wilds of Papua New Guinea. It’s a he’s had since he was a boy but one that died in 2004 when he was shot by terrorists.  30 years ago, Frank’s friend and explorer, Benedict Allen, left the Niowra people he lived with in Papua New Guinea. And now, despite Frank’s wheelchair and his own difficult past, Benedict pledges to return to his remote former home, taking Frank with him. They journey across some of Earth’s most inhospitable terrain through tribal territories in search of Frank’s dreamed-of birds.

The final 4 nominees will be announced on 20th September and the winner will be revealed at the awards ceremony being held at The Mermaid in Blackfriars, London, on Monday 6th November 2017.



Tigress nominated for 2016 Grierson Award

Tigress Productions are delighted to announce some exciting company news. A Year In The Wild: Loch Lomond – Spring has just been nominated in the final shortlist of 4 for Best Natural History Documentary at the Grierson Awards 2016.

Considered as the Oscars of the documentary world, the Grierson Awards celebrate the best in documentary film-making and so this is a huge achievement for Series Producer/Director, Duncan Chard, and his top team from across the series. Other special mentions on this first episode go to camera team, Simon Niblett and Julz Braatvedt, Steve White sat in the editor’s chair, researcher Rebecca Payne, production manager Tina Razdan, Head of Production Fiona Marsh, and Executive Producers Dick Colthurst and Melanie Darlaston from Group M. Congratulations to them all.

The winner will be revealed at the awards ceremony being held at The Mermaid in Blackfriars, London, on Monday 7th November 2016.



Panda Award nomination for John Bishop’s Gorilla Adventure

Tigress Productions is pleased to announce that John Bishop’s Gorilla Adventure has been nominated in the 2016 Wildscreen Panda Awards.

The programme has been nominated in the Popular Broadcast Award category. The film shows John Bishop coming face to face with Rwanda’s Mountain Gorillas, one of the world’s most endangered animals. While embedded with the Gorilla Doctors – a team of vets who treat the gorillas in their natural habitat – John discovers just what it takes to save this extraordinary species.

The winners will be announced at an Awards Ceremony being held on Thursday 13th October as part of the 2016 Wildscreen Festival in Bristol.



Tigress win at Regional RTS Awards

Tigress Productions won an award at the 2016 West of England Royal Television Awards. The television community of the West of England turned out in force on 6th March to celebrate their work over the last twelve months at a gala ceremony in Bristol.

The award was given for Operation Meet the Street, a campaign programme tackling the issues surrounding loneliness which was presented by James Martin.  The five episodes were stripped across a week and aired on BBC1 in December of 2014. It won in the Best Daytime and Early Peak Programme category.

The list of nominees and winners certainly showed there is much to celebrate in the West of England across all genres and demonstrated the region to be a true hub of creativity. The full list can be found here


Tigress receive two RTS West of England nominations

Two entries put forward by Tigress for the 2015/2016 RTS West of England have been nominated for awards.

Firstly, food writer and cook Nigel Slater has been nominated in the Best On-Screen Talent category and is up against some very worthy opponents. Nigel has been nominated for Nigel Slater: Eating Together which was broadcast during the summer of 2015 on BBC1 and follows Nigel as he meets devoted home cooks across multi-cultural Britain and discovers how food in this country has never been so exciting. From noodles to dumplings, there are some dishes we all love to cook wherever we originate from in the world.

Also nominated for Best Daytime and Early Peak Programme or Series is Operation Meet the Street. In this series James Martin invites five celebrities, including Denise Lewis and Dave Myers, back to a street they grew up on to find out who lives there now and help them set up a real social network in a campaign designed to tackle the growing issue of loneliness in the UK

The winners will be announced at the RTS Gala Awards Party and Presentation Ceremony being held on Sunday 6th March at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre.