W, UKTV’s premium entertainment channel, has commissioned a brand new documentary series, following the daily challenges faced by the dedicated team at one of Britain’s busiest veterinary clinics.
Inside The Vets (15×60’) will use fixed-rig cameras to give a unique perspective of the incredible work undertaken by veterinary surgeon Clive Munn and his team of specialists, who go to extreme lengths to care for the pets that matter most. From treating furry felines and the UK’s most exotic species, to the love and hope shown by doting owners and the camaraderie between staff, Inside The Vets promises to be heart-warming television.
The new series is produced by Brown Bob Productions, the team behind Inside The Ambulance which is W’s highest rating UKTV Original commission of 2017 and has been watched by over 4.7m viewers on the channel since its launch in 2016. Inside The Ambulance is set to return for a third series this month and a Christmas series later this year.
Inside The Vets was ordered by UKTV’s deputy director of commissioning, Hilary Rosen and channel director of W, Adam Collings. Hilary will executive produce for UKTV with Jacqueline Hewer for Brown Bob Productions alongside head of production, Nicki Gottlieb.
Hilary Rosen said, “I’m delighted that we are extending the ‘Inside The…’ brand and thrilled to be working with Brown Bob Productions once again. Inside the Vets will give viewers privileged and intimate access to the vast range of animals treated, and surgery performed, on a daily basis. All with the Inside The…brand’s unique twist.”
Adam Collings added, “Inside The Ambulance has been a resounding success on W, so we are thrilled to be able to highlight the fantastic work undertaken by some of Britain’s hardest working vets. This series is a brilliant addition to our ever-growing UKTV Originals slate.”
Jacqueline Hewer, Brown Bob’s creative director and co-founder said, “We are really excited to be extending our brand for W. Inside the Vets promises to bring all the drama, emotion and trade-mark humour of Inside The Ambulance, with the addition of a deep dive in to the incredible relationships we have with our pets.”
Inside The Vets joins the slate of recently announced UKTV Originals set to air in 2018 on W, including John Bishop: In Conversation With… and The Wave, fronted by Rylan Clark-Neal and Olympic open water swimmer Keri-Anne Payne.
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