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Today we hear from Silverback Films co-founder Keith Scholey about his latest David Attenborough project for Netflix and the significance of Covid-19 for natural history programming; and 8Hours Television co-founders Jonny Slow and Adeline Ramage Rooney on their US adaptation of Belgian format Emergency Call for ABC.

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Keith Scholey is co-founder of UK blue-chip factual producer Silverback Films and a former veteran of the BBC’s Natural History Unit.

Ahead of the launch of the company’s latest Netflix project, David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet, he told Clive Whittingham about a career working with the legendary presenter, the connection between Covid-19 and the increasingly urgent environmental messages in natural history programming, the future of the BBC and the challenges of making wildlife shows amid a pandemic.

Emergency Call is an observational documentary format that originated in Belgium, focusing on the call centre staff who are the first point of contact for people often in desperate situations.

Having scored success for VRT Een, it has since been licensed around the world by Dutch format distributor Lineup Industries and a US version premiered this week on broadcast network ABC, produced by LA-based 8Hours Television

The latter’s co-founders, former Zodiak Americas CEO Jonny Slow and Adeline Ramage Rooney, spoke to Clive Whittingham about the series, the challenges they had in terms of gaining access to the emergency services, producing during lockdown and where their two-year-old indie goes from here.

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