Channel 4 commission two 6X60 new series from Firecrest

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The Trauma Network (wt) is an ambitious new 6 x 60 series documenting the lifesaving work of the Scottish Trauma Network for the first time.

With exclusive access to multiple NHS organisations throughout the Scottish Trauma Network, the series follows medical staff from the initial 999 call to the difficult retrievals and the cutting-edge procedures helping patients put their lives back together.

From the inner cities to the wilderness of the Highlands and islands, this ambitious series shows medics battling to save lives across Scotland, facing some of the most stunning but challenging landscapes in the world to deliver urgent care to patients experiencing serious traumatic injuries.

The Trauma Network was ordered by Will Rowson. Commissioning editors are Will Rowson and Madonna Benjamin. Executive Producer for Firecrest is Iain Scollay.

Will Rowson, commissioning editor, Factual said: “I’m thrilled that a Nations indie is making this for prime-time Channel 4 and I’m proud to be working with Firecrest on what is a really exciting series. The Trauma Network aims to combine great Channel 4 storytelling with a specialist factual layer to find out how you save a life in the most challenging of environments.”

Iain Scollay said, “It’s exciting to have a project of this scale and ambition coming out of Glasgow.  Delivering life-saving emergency medicine in a diverse landscape like Scotland is a huge challenge, which promises to make this a series that feels truly unique.”  

Luxury For Less (wt) is a new 6 x 60 consumer series revealing how we can all treat ourselves and indulge, without breaking the bank. Presented by Helen Skelton and Sabrina Grant it will cover everything from clothes to food to fashion and holidays. The series builds on the success of 1 x 60 Luxury Christmas For Less which transmitted in December 2020 to an audience of 1.6m, 7.4% share. The commissioning editor is Adam Vandermark, and the Executive Producer at Firecrest is Nicole Kleeman.

Adam Vandermark, commissioner,  News and Current Affairs  said; “Our Christmas Luxury for Less single was full of useful tips and hacks to get good quality and value for money, and was one of our top consumer performers last December. There is clearly room to delve into other areas, particularly at a time when many people are conscious of their spending.”

Nicole Kleeman said, “The last 18 months have been the toughest many of us have lived through. Whether we have struggled financially or managed to save, a key trend has emerged: we want to treat ourselves. This series shows us all how to indulge and reward ourselves for getting through the hideous pandemic, without breaking the bank.”

The new commissions add to Firecrest’s significant recent growth. Last year the company posted record turnover and profit, reporting income of £4.6m in the Broadcast Indie Survey.



Firecrest Films is a Glasgow-based indie, shortlisted as one of the best small indies in the UK in the 2020 the Edinburgh TV Awards. The company has also been named one of the best places to work in TV by Broadcast. Our output includes hit BBC series Michael Palin: Travels of a Lifetime, recently shortlisted for a Grierson award, the multi award-winning Murder Trial: The Disappearance of Margaret Flemming and high rating consumer shows like The Truth About Amazon (Channel 4).

The Channel 4 Growth Fund took a minority stake in Firecrest in January 2017



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