Firecrest Films have announced three BBC series commissions.
Bible John (w/t) is a new 2 x 60 box set examining one of the longest ongoing manhunts in British criminal history. Three young women were murdered in Glasgow in 1968 and 1969 and with the crime still unresolved, the dark legacy of the killings continues to hang over Scotland. More than 50 years later, the police are still receiving calls in the hope of identifying Bible John, the country’s most notorious serial killer.
Murder Case has been recommissioned for a third series. With unprecedented access to the work of the Major Investigations Team at Police Scotland the first two series documented some of the most serious and high profile investigations in the country, winning multiple awards including five BAFTA Scotland and RTS Scotland prizes.
Paramedics on Scene has been recommissioned for a third series as 10 x 60 for BBC Scotland and 20 x 30 for BBC ONE. The series follows the Scottish Ambulance Service and its Special Operations Response Team (SORT) as it serves a population of over five million from remote islands to busy cities, capturing it’s life-saving work responding to emergencies in often inhospitable but breath-taking terrain.
David Harron, Commissioning Executive, Factual at BBC Scotland said, “Firecrest Films have been delivering some truly exceptional content for our audiences in recent years and we are delighted to be continuing our relationship with these new commissions.”
Iain Scollay, Creative Director at Firecrest said, “We are delighted to announce a significant step up in our business, despite the challenges of the last 18 months. These are series of quality and scale. We are proud that so much of our documentary content reflects Scotland to the whole of the UK.”