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Five commemorates 9/11 with poetry  |  © C21 Media 2006

22 Aug 2006

British actor Rufus Sewell will read a specially commissioned poem from poet and novelist Simon Armitage in UK terrestrial Five’s upcoming commemoration of the fifth anniversary of 9/11.

The centrepiece of a documentary being made by indie Silver River Productions, set up by former Talkback Thames chief and poetry fan Daisy Goodwin, Armitage’s poem “will lend a unique voice to the catastrophic events of that day,” said Five.

Filmed in the UK and New York, 9/11: Out of the Blue will air on Five on September 11, featuring interviews with survivors as well as friends and families who had relatives in the Twin Towers.

Armitage was previously commissioned to write a poem to commemorate the 60th anniversary of VE Day. Both shows were commissioned by controller of history for Five Alex Sutherland and were executive produced by Goodwin.

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October 19th, 2005

FremantleMedia, a leading international content creator, producer and distributor, has signed an exclusive international output deal with Daisy Goodwin’s new London-based independent production company, Silver River. Under the deal, FremantleMedia will handle distribution of Silver River’s domestically produced shows, formats and ancillary rights outside of the UK. Read on

Daisy Goodwin to leave talkbackTHAMES  |  talkbackTHAMES

July 1st, 2005

After seven years at talkbackTHAMES where, as Editorial Director, she has been responsible for a slate of successful shows including Property Ladder, Jamie’s Kitchen, The Apprentice and How Clean is Your House?, Daisy Goodwin has decided to leave the company. Daisy said of her decision: “I’ve had seven glorious years at Talkback; they’ve been the most fulfilling and creative of my career. I’m going to take the summer off to spend time with my children, to finish my novel which is seven years overdue and to finally watch some television. I’ll really miss my fantastic team and I regret not getting the opportunity to work with Lorraine who I believe will bring a huge amount to talkbackTHAMES. I now have time to contemplate new opportunities and, like the famous poet Robert Frost said; “I have miles to go before I sleep”. Read on

Who wants to be a billionaire? The Apprentice comes to BBC TWO on Wednesday 16 February at 9.00pm |  BBC

February 8, 2005

Burning ambition meets the school of hard knocks in the hotly anticipated, brand new BBC TWO series which gives viewers an exclusive insight into the cut-throat world of business.

In The Apprentice 14 young high-fliers, shortlisted from thousands, will battle it out through a gruelling selection process and compete for a £100,000, year-long job with self-made tycoon Sir Alan Sugar. Read on

Essential Poems VHS and DVD release  |  BBC (Worldwide)

January 8, 2004

Memorable love poems from the BBC TWO series read by a host of performers including Ralf Little, Amanda Holden, Andrew Lincoln, Stephen Tompkinson and Ioan Gruffudd.

Passionate, touching and amusing, this poetic journey explores the highs and lows of romance through the world’s most memorable love poems recited by some of our best-loved actors…Read on