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C5 spends A Year in the Forest

Viacom-owned UK terrestrial Channel 5 has commissioned a four-part natural history series from local indie ITN Productions.

A Year in the Forest

A Year in the Forest will focus on the Kielder Forest in Northumberland, watching how it changes through the seasons, observing the wildlife that lives there and following the people who work to protect it.

The 4×60’ series is being made with Forestry England, which looks after 1,500 forests across the UK, and will use macro and time-lapse natural history techniques unveil the beauty from the canopy down to the forest floor.

Andy Dunn, ITN Production’s executive producer, said: “The natural beauty of the largest working forest in England is sure to have viewers enthralled. That we can document our immersive access with the best and most innovative filming techniques will only serve to heighten the experience.”

The series was commissioned by Guy Davies at Channel 5. The executive producers for ITN Productions are Will Smith and Andy Dunn.


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