Contact: Guy DaviesRegion: All UK

Title: Commissioning Editor, Factual, Channel 5
Genre: Factual
Region: All UK

About Channel

Channel 5 was launched as Britain's fifth and final terrestrial broadcaster in March 1997. In July 2010 the Channel 5 network was sold by long standing shareholder RTL to Northern & Shell. With well over 30 million UK viewers.

Programme Interests

Channel 5 is one of the UK’s five terrestrial channels, with a broad and popular based schedule across all genres. Particularly strong in popular factual and contemporary documentary – intelligent and above all popular programming with a wide appeal. 

Looking For

A broad range of popular factual programming, with appeal to all adults, 16-34 and ABC1 audiences

9pm returnable factual series a priority – both access, lightly formatted, people stories and other approaches. Shows about and within contemporary Britain. 

8pm returnable factual series also a priority

Popular documentary singles also needed for 9pm and 10pm 

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Guy Davies is currently Commissioning Editor: Factual at Channel 5, commissioning factual programming across the Channel.

Prior to this he was Head of Documentaries at ITN. He was Senior Executive Producer at Wall to Wall from 2007-2009 and was a freelance Executive Producer for three years working for a range of companies including Blast! Films, Darlow Smithson, Firecracker and Wall to Wall, working for BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5 and Discovery. Some of his most recent production credits included the first series of 999: What’s Your Emergency for Channel 4, The Tube for BBC TWO and I Shouldn’t Be Alive (Discovery/Animal Planet). From 1997-2007 he was producer/director, Series Producer then Executive Producer at Hart Ryan Productions. After 10 successful years the company became part of Ten Alps Plc in 2005. Among awards he has received have been the BAFTA for Best Factual Series and The Grierson Award for The Trust (Channel 4 2003), the Michael Powell Award for Best British Film (Gas Attack Channel 4),  Broadcast and Indie Awards, and 3 Emmy nominations for the HBO/Channel 4 feature length documentary The Battle for Marjah (Wall to Wall 2010).