About Wise Owl Films

Wise Owl Films is made up of a multi-award winning team of programme makers from across many different genres of factual television – from exclusive access to fascinating people and places, to shows celebrating our extraordinary popular culture; from ob doc series about contemporary Britain, to social histories revealing untold stories about our nation.

Leaders in shows celebrating popular culture, social history and Britain’s history, over the last 20 years we have told the stories of some of the best loved names in music and comedy – from Elvis Presley to the Beatles, Victoria Wood to Morecambe and Wise - and worked with key talent including Elton John, David Jason, David Walliams, Trevor McDonald, Robson Green and Peter Kay.

In 2020, we brought the story of When Bob Marley Came To Britain to BBC2 and the six-part music history series Guy Garvey: From The Vaults to Sky Arts.

Our specialist factual expertise has seen our team work (pre-Wise Owl) on shows like Scrapyard Supercar, Absolute Genius: Monster Builds, The Dengineers, The World’s Biggest Cave, Naked Science, Hidden China, and Supercar Megabuild.

The team’s social history output has seen a broad range of talked-about programmes – from hard-hitting documentaries about the Miners’ Strike and the end of the death penalty, to factual entertainment series like David Jason’s Great British Inventions.

IIn 2020 we also brought everyday 21st century tales from the North-East of England into millions of homes, through ITV’s The Metro: A Rail Life Story. Current projects include the upcoming BBC2 four-part ob doc series Firefighters and Second Hand For 50 Grand, about the boom in the pre-owned luxury goods market.

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