BBC Two announces British Airways series
BBC Two has announced a new fly on the wall documentary series about British Airways. The three-part series will feature unprecedented access to British Airways, exploring many aspects of the airline from behind the scenes.
The documentary will explore subjects from training new recruits to the future of the organisation and, the BBC says, will be the most in-depth analysis of British Airways in 25 years.
Emma Willis, Head of Commissioning, Documentaries BBC One, Two and Four, states: “From Transport for London to Keeping Britain Alive: The NHS In a Day, BBC Two has got to the heart of some of Britain’s most important organisations. This three-part series will capture the immense complexities of a business that powers the nation and will offer a unique insight into British Airways’ future.”
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Nick Catliff, Managing Director for Lion Television, says: “It took a long time to persuade BA to give us access but we are now in the thick of filming. BA is a business of course but it’s also an iconic British institution with a unique culture and history. This is just the right moment to be going to the heart of BA as it handles difficult transformational changes and introduces new planes, flies to new destinations, trains new staff and deals with everything from cyclones and bird strikes to demanding first-class passengers and fierce competition.”
The series will air in 2014 and will consist of three sixty minute episodes. It will be executive produced by Nick Catliff, Managing Director for Lion Television, and Samantha Anstiss, Commissioning Editor for the BBC.
We look forward to it.