NEWs

Curve Media secures multi-million pound programming deal with Discovery Networks International 

30/06/2020

The success of Salvage Hunters continues! We are proud to have signed a substantial 3-year deal for an initial 161 hours of programming with our partners at Discovery Networks International. The deal covers five series: Salvage Hunters, Classic Cars, and The Restorers plus two new shows; Auction House and Design Classics. A huge thank you to Drew Pritchard, Claire Simpson and all the incredible teams on these shows.

Vicky McClure’s Dementia Choir receives BAFTA nomination and BBC One announces second season

22/06/2020 

Two wonderful pieces of good news in these tricky times! Vicky McClure - Our Dementia Choir has received a BAFTA Nomination, and the BBC have announced a second season. We are thrilled for all our choir members and their families, for Mark De-Lisser our choirmaster and for the amazing Vicky McClure. Fingers crossed!

Curve investigate Sex in Lockdown for Channel 4

12/04/2020 

Curve Media’s second coronavirus project is ‘Sex In Lockdown - Keep Shagging and Carry On’ for Channel 4. Hosted by ‘Naked Attraction’s’ Anna Richardson, the show will take a comedic look at our lockdown bedroom habits through a national survey and a host of celebrities and weird and wonderful characters.

Curve Media and Ross Kemp hit the road with Britain’s Volunteer Army for BBC One

28/03/2020

Curve Media are delighted to launch their first collaboration with Ross Kemp and Freshwater Films, Britain’s Volunteer Army. One of the first BBC coronavirus-reactive series, Ross will meet some of Great Britain’s finest who are keeping us fed, supplied and entertained during the pandemic.

Charlie Bunce promoted to Head Of Factual Programming at Curve Media

18/02/2020

After 4 years as Executive Producer on some of our most popular series, Charlie Bunce is now our Head Of Factual Programming. Camilla and Rob are thrilled that he has accepted the promotion and look forward to working with Charlie in the years ahead.

Curve Wales strengthen Cardiff production base with appointment of Sarah Swingler

06/01/2020

We are thrilled to appoint industry legend Sarah Swingler as our creative lead in Wales. Sarah has worked on countless hit factual shows including Channel Four’s ‘One Born Every Minute’ and will oversee a range of Curve Media titles for the BBC, Channel 4 and Channel 5.

Dementia Choir format seals international deals

20/12/2019

When Camilla and Rob created ‘Our Dementia Choir’, the intention was to spread awareness of the positive power of music and singing on dementia sufferers and their families. We are therefore delighted that our distribution partners at BBC Studios have now completed several format deals and the show is now in production in Germany, the Netherlands and Norway. We can’t wait to watch these local versions!

Curve’s landmark Architecture series launches in Cannes

14/10/2019 

Our new global engineering series How Did They Build That? featuring the worlds most extraordinary building projects launches at MIP this week. Visitors to the TCB stand will see this impressive image!  https://www.curvemedia.com/hdtbtcannes

New pilot for ITV1

22/09/2019

We are excited about a new pilot that is in production for ITV1. Shooting in London and the Midlands, the new format from the Call The Cleaners team is due to air in 2020.

Happy 5th Birthday to Curve

05/09/2019

We are 5! Now we are old enough to go to school, we want to thank everyone who has worked for and supported us in our early years. We would not have made this massive milestone without you all - here’s to many more successful years! 

https://www.instagram.com/p/B2CUKGAH8mi/ 

New Salvage Hunters premiers on Quest

04/09/2019

Our brand-new series of Salvage Hunters starts next week. Episodes air Wednesday evenings at 9pm on Quest and on Quest OD if you want to catch up. The series kicks-off with Drew and Tee taking a trip across the channel to cause havoc in France - salut!

Curve Wales expansion with new BBC One shows in production 

01/09/2019

‘Creoso’ to all the new faces in our Cardiff office as production begins on two more shows. 

Claimed and Shamed returns with 30 new episodes and a brand new series, Secret Singers, featuring the musical star of My Dementia Choir Mark De-Lisser starts production. Good luck to both teams!

Latest series of hit Ambulance format premiers on More4

25/08/2019

The new series of our hugely popular series 999:On The Frontline is launches this Sunday at 9PM on More4. This season features some new paramedic heroes, shot in four ambulance hubs in Coventry, Worcester, Bromsgrove and Birmingham.

Curve’s MacTaggart Success at Edinburgh Television Festival

22/08/2019 

Congratulations to Dorothy Byrne and Curve Media’s own Camilla Lewis and Yusuf Ally for producing a brilliant, highly memorable MacTaggart Lecture at the Edinburgh Television Festival. The speech can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XIEFKEw4co

More ‘Life and Debt’ for BBC One

 12/08/2019

Series 3 of ‘A Matter of Life and Debt’ premiers today on BBC One. The series follows people whose lives have been transformed by loans from ethical lenders. You can catch up on these amazing stories right now on BBC iPlayer: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0007sl3/a-matter-of-life-and-debt-series-3-episode-1

Curve’s summer madness

 19/07/2019

Our hard working Curve staff took the evening off last night to celebrate at our annual London Summer Party by the Regent canal . It's been an incredible year for us and we hope everyone enjoyed themselves! https://www.curvemedia.com/curve-summer-party

An important message from Ted Hastings, AC-12

01/05/2019

Do what this man says, ‘to the letter of the law’!

 

https://twitter.com/Vicky_McClure/status/1118559361880793088

Curve’s ‘Our Dementia Choir’ premieres Thursday 2nd May on BBC One

30/04/2019

Vicky McClure’s excited and so are we!

 

https://twitter.com/McClure_Fans/status/1119690725371912193

Our BBC One event documentary series starts next week!

22/04/2019

We are immensely proud of our new documentary series ‘Our Dementia Choir with Vicky McClure’. The press reaction has been extraordinary. Huge congratulations to Vicky and the wonderful, talented Curve team behind the camera!​

 

https://twitter.com/curvemediatv/status/1122974588630122497

999: On The Front Line – shooting starts for More4

20/04/2019

Curve are about to start shooting with the wonderful West Midlands Ambulance Service for the latest series of More4’s ‘999: On The Frontline’. It’s our biggest team yet with over 40 crew simultaneously shooting multiple ambulance crews. Good luck to the team!

The Restorers Return for Quest

16/04/2019

The latest series of Salvage Hunters: The Restorers premieres tomorrow night on Quest. We have new restorers, new dealers, lots of amazing new objects and Drew Pritchard at the helm!

https://twitter.com/curvemediatv/status/1118112797035040768

BBC One commission more from Curve Wales

12/04/2019

We are thrilled to announce that BBC One have commissioned 30 new episodes of Claimed and Shamed from Curve Wales. This will take us to over 130 episodes! Huge congratulations to the brilliant Curve Cardiff team.

Ticket to a life-saving Bollywood Ball for Channel 4

23/03/2019

Curve crews are attending a star-studded Bollywood Ball tonight following a family trying to raise money for a life-changing operation for their son. This is for another story for Channel 4’s ‘£50k To Change Your Life’. More on this incredible new project soon.

Broadcast Magazine: State of the Indie Nation with Curve’s Camilla

19/03/2019

Camilla Lewis did us proud this morning as she put forward her views on the state of British television alongside representatives from All3Media and Endemol Shine UK at the annual Broadcast Indie Survey launch.

 

https://twitter.com/Broadcastnow/status/1107943751224307713

ITV1’s Call The Cleaners gets 5 star review

15/03/2019

We love making Call The Cleaners for ITV1. Getting audiences over 3 million for the latest season is truly humbling, but reading reviews like this one in the Independent makes all the hard work worthwhile.  

 

 

https://twitter.com/curvemediatv/status/1106501281621913600

Shooting a miracle in St Louis for Channel 4

23/02/2019

Our team shooting Channel 4’s ‘£50k To Change Your Life’ have been hard at work in Missouri shooting an extraordinary cutting-edge operation that will allow a 7 year-old to walk again. We can’t wait to deliver the series later this year.

Call The Cleaners new series on ITV1 January 2019

19/02/19

The first episode of Call The Cleaners season 2, our hit ITV1 series will broadcast on Tuesday 5th February at 7.30pm. Expect our heroic frontline cleaners to help more deserving inhabitants as they battle with their out of control properties. 

Lucky 13 with Salvage Hunters for Quest / Discovery Networks

12/01/19

Salvage Hunters series 13 hits the screens this Wednesday 20th February with the boys heading to Catalonia to seek treasure in some amazing locations, including Spain’s largest salvage market.​

 

https://twitter.com/curvemediatv/status/1098218595446865920

Call The Cleaners new series on ITV1 January 2019

12/01/19

The first episode of Call The Cleaners season 2, our hit ITV1 series will broadcast on Tuesday 5th February at 7.30pm. Expect our heroic frontline cleaners to help more deserving inhabitants as they battle with their out of control properties. 

Curve Media to produce major new international architecture series

09/01/2019

We have started pre-production on a brand new international architecture and engineering series How Did They Build That? Executive Produced by Charlie Bunce, the series will highlight extraordinary buildings from around the world and explore how they were conceived, designed and constructed.

All new Classic Cars for Quest from 16th Janurary 2019

06/01/2019 

The eagerly-awaited second series of Salvage Hunters: Classic Cars launches on Quest in a few days. We can't wait to show off the brilliant selection of cars that the boys have uncovered and restored!

pic.twitter.com/7DCF431ZFw

Caroline Blackadder, Executive Producer - Goodbye and Hello!

17/12/2018

Eight years ago Caroline Blackadder joined the Salvage Hunters team as Series Producer. Shortly after she became Executive Producer alongside Rob Carey. In her 6 years as Exec, Caroline has overseen the dramatic growth of the show from 10 episodes a year to three series (Salvage Hunters, SH Classic Cars and SH The Restorers) producing over 30 episodes a year. After an extraordinary run, Caroline is moving away from the brand to work on new projects for Curve. We’d like to thank her for her brilliant work and look forward to creating more fantastic output with her in the future.

Curve for Children In Need

02/12/2018

After completing a range of events over the past month including a fiercely-fought bake-off, Curve staff raised a 4-figure sum for Children In Need. Thank you to everyone that contributed!

Curve Eire to open in Dublin

21/11/18

Following our expansion into Wales 2 years ago, we are setting up shop in Dublin, Ireland. The office is based in Fitzwilliam Square in central Dublin and the first project will be an exciting new 10-part series for History UK & AETN International. More on this soon!

Curve crews shooting in Turkey and USA for Channel 4

14/11/2018

We are currently in production on a new documentary series for Channel 4 following life-changing operations and will be shooting with top surgeons all over the world, future locations include Louisiana, USA and Istanbul, Turkey. We’re look forward to getting this amazing series into the edit.

The Restorers season 2 launching April 2019 on Quest

19/10/2018

We are in the midst of production for our second series of Salvage Hunters: The Restorers. Following the highly successful first series, our team of hugely talented craftsmen and women are back in their studios restoring a range of fantastic objects. The new series will launch in mid-April 2019 on Quest.

Curve film extraordinary music event in Nottingham for BBC One

1/6/18 

Discovery/Quest have responded to the widespread critical and ratings success of our new show Salvage Hunters: The Restorers by ordering 20 more episodes. Fans of Drew Pritchard and Alex Webster can look forward to new episodes premiering in Spring 2019.

Fire up the candles – Curve Media are 4!

22/09/2018

And we look so young! It seems only yesterday that Rob and Camilla launched Curve Media, how the last 4 years have flown by… We are proud to look around the offices and see how the company is flourishing. A huge thanks to all our staff and clients who have helped us grow. Here’s to many more birthdays!

More4 commission 999: On The Frontline Seasons 3 and 4

13/09/2018

Huge congratulations to Charlie Bunce, Claire Simpson and the production team of 999: On The Frontline for the spectacular ratings and subsequent re-commissions. We look forward to showcasing the continuing extraordinary work of the West Midlands Ambulance Service in our groundbreaking format.

UKTV Commissions Curve Pilot

19/08/2018

We are about to start production on an exciting new pilot for UKTV, focusing on the word of Pre-Nuptual agreements. It has been wonderful to develop this new format with the network and we are looking forward to producing a gripping, emotionally charged show for them!

New Series for Curve following Thai Tourist Police for Channel 5

03/08/2018

Curve are excited to announce that we are in pre-production on a major new series for Channel 5 following the Thai Tourist Police who come to the aid of western holidaymakers. Shooting starts in November and the series is expected to air in 2019.

Curve Media in major Chinese broadcaster deal

19/07/2018

 After extensive discussions in the UK and China, Curve have signed an exciting co-production deal with major Chinese broadcaster. We expect to announce our first productions in early 2019.

Salvage Hunting in Spain for Quest

08/07/2018

We are currently preparing to send our fantastic Salvage Hunters team down to Spain for a special episode. Drew and Tee are understandably sad to leave rainy Conwy for the week but Were sure they’ll survive! The episode will launch season 13 in 2019.

BBC One orders more Life And Debt from Curve Wales

22/06/2018

Following a successful run, the BBC have ordered two further series from the team at Curve Wales. Shooting is underway and season two is expected to air at the end of the year, with season three airing in 2019.

Curve hires top Production Executive

14/06/2018

We are thrilled to welcome Louisa Allender who is joining Curve as Line Producer across the Salvage Hunters output. Louisa is hugely experienced having run productions at top producers such as Uden Associates, Lion Television (London and New York) and Wall To Wall. She has also worked across multiple productions at Channel 5. 

Salvage Hunters: The Restorers green-lit for further 2 series

01/06/2018

Discovery/Quest have responded to the widespread critical and ratings success of our new show Salvage Hunters: The Restorers by ordering 20 more episodes. Fans of Drew Pritchard and Alex Webster can look forward to new episodes premiering in Spring 2019.

Channel 4 order major new documentary project from Curve Media

25/05/2018

Curve Media have stared production on a major new documentary project for Channel 4. The series will follow incredible stories of fund-raising that will allow people to change their lives. More to follow… 

Curve Media Headline Sheffield Documentary Festival

07/05/2018

Curve are thrilled to announce that they will be headlining the Sheffield Doc/Fest in 2018. Joint-CEO Camilla Lewis will join actress Vicky McClure and the BBC’s Craig Hunter on stage as they discuss Curve’s primetime BBC One specialist factual project Vicky McClure: My Dementia Choir.

 

 

https://sheffdocfest.com/articles/562-northern-based-talent-announced-as-headline-speakers-at-sheffield-doc-fest-25th-edition

Curve Media staff news

21/04/2018

We are pleased to announce 2 big promotions within the Curve staff. Paul Day steps up from Director of Production to Chief Operating Officer, and Ruth Cody is promoted from Production Executive to Head of Production. Last but not least we welcome all the way from northern Scotland Gillian Campbell as Runner/Office Assistant!

Channel 4's Paradise Hunters

17/04/2018

Curve Media’s latest Channel 4 project Paradise Hunters airs tonight. We are immensely proud of the show and credit to the hard work of Series Producer/Director Guy Gilbert and Exec Producer Charlie Bunce. A special thanks to @JKCorden for the re-tweet on the show!

Discovery Quest – Salvage Hunters Classic Cars to return for 20 more episodes

11/04/2018

After record-breaking ratings for the initial run of 3x60 episodes, Salvage Hunters Classic Cars has been green-lit for a further 2 series, comprising 20 episodes in total. Huge congratulations to the stars of the show, Paul Cowland and Drew Pritchard and the excellent production team led by John Widdup, Dan Allum, Caroline Blackadder and Rob Carey.

Restorers to debut on Quest

01/04/2018

We can’t wait for our new series Salvage Hunters: The Restorers to debut on 4th April at 9pm on Quest. It’s a hugely enjoyable watch that we’re sure fans of Salvage Hunters will love. Congratulations to Mark Procter and Caroline Blackadder for creating a show we are truly proud of.

BBC One orders more Life and Debt From Curve Wales

22/03/2018

Following a successful first series, BBC One have ordered 2 back-to-back series of A Matter Of Life And Debt from Curve Wales. Production starts soon in Cardiff led by Angela Davison and Claire Simpson.

Curve Media Hits The Top 10 Of Unscripted Indies

17/03/2018

The latest Indie Broadcast Survey reveals that Curve Media has broken into the top 10 of UK Unscripted Independent Production Companies. In under 4 years Curve have grown to become a major force in the UK production landscape. Huge congratulations to CEO’s Rob and Camilla, company directors Paul and Iain and the phenomenal staff that make the company what it is. We are looking forward to an even brighter future over the next 4 years!  

Curve Media head east

08/03/2018

We’ve been busy growing beards, getting sleeve tattoos and wearing silly trousers in anticipation of Curve’s London HQ migrating from Kings Cross to Shoreditch. We are very excited to move into our new purpose built home with 2 floors of production equipped with brand new company edit suites. Come and visit us! 

Channel 4 Debut for 999: On The Frontline

02/03/2018

Curve Media’s More4 ratings hit 999: On the Frontline has moved to Channel 4. Airing at 11pm, catch the extraordinary staff of the West Midlands Ambulance Service as they fight to save lives on a daily basis

More Claimed and Shamed for BBC One from Curve Wales

27/02/2018

BBC One have re-commissioned a further 20 episodes from Curve Wales of Claimed and Shamed. The consistent ratings-winner enters its 10th and 11th series led by Series Producer David Ayres.

Call out for Call The Cleaners on ITV1

16/02/2018

Production for series 2 of Call The Cleaners for ITV1 is in full swing. If you know someone that is in desperate need of our extraordinary cleaners, contact us: http://www.curvemedia.com/casting 

Curve Media nail the ratings (again) for Channel 5

11/02/2018

he first episode of Undercover: Nailing The Fraudsters proved a ratings-hit for Channel 5 this week. Congratulations to the wonderful Paul Connelly who puts himself on the line to front the show and Mona Hamed and Charlie Bunce who oversee the excellent team. 

ITV1 to Test Britain's Drivers

28/01/2018

Curve Media are proud to announce in partnership with the DVSA and ITV1 a new show that follows Britain’s wannabe drivers as they take their driving tests. We won’t give too much away but for the first time close friends and family will be watching as our nervous drivers get behind the wheel to try and get their licenses!

BBC One's Vicky McClure: My Dementia Choir in production

21/01/2018

We are excited to welcome the incredibly talented production team joining us to work on Vicky McClure: My Dementia Choir led by the awesome Peter Coventry. Welcome!

Salvage Hunters invade Europe

12/01/2018

Fans of our hugely successful show Salvage Hunters will be pleased to learn that we have big plans for Drew and Tee to take on the Europeans this year! Plans are afoot to visit Belgium, Holland, Italy and Spain – what will they return with?!

Salvage Hunters: Classic Cars (3x60) to premier at 9pm, Wednesday 17th January on Quest

03/01/2018

Our long-awaited Salvage Hunters Classic Car spin off is nearly with us! Join Drew and Paul as they launch their new business picking car gems on 17th January. Huge congratulations to John Widdup, Dan Allum, Caroline Blackadder, Rob Carey and team for creating such a strong series! Here’s another trailer…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBg0zKfS3jw

Christmas at Curve

23/12/2017

This Christmas all staff at Curve gave their time and money to support homeless people in London. Working with the Single Homeless Project, the Curve family donated luxury domestic items to be distributed at shelters, held a yummy bake sale and donated their time to work at the shelters themselves. We hope to do more throughout the year

Salvage Hunters – Restored. New 20-part series for Discovery/Quest

18/12/2017

The Salvage Hunters empire keeps on growing! We are thrilled to welcome Mark Procter as showrunner on our latest Salvage Hunters project: The Restorers. Focusing on the team of extraordinary craftsfolk who bring Drew’s finds to life, this 20-part series will air in Spring 2018.

More4 orders more 999:On The Frontline (10x60)

07/12/2017

After fantastic ratings for season 1, we are about to start production for a second season of 999:On The Frontline with the lovely people at the West Midlands Ambulance Service. The amazing Claire Simpson will return to SP, working with Exec Charlie Bunce.

ITV1 renews Call The Cleaners (6x30) for season 2

07/12/17

We are thrilled that ITV1 have re-commissioned Call The Cleaners for a second run. Huge congratulations to Ross Anderson and Charlie Bunce and their brilliant team!

Curve Media announce ambitious new BBC One primetime project

23/12/2017

Curve Media are truly excited to be working with the incredible Vicky McClure (This Is England, Line Of Duty, The Replacement) on ‘Vicky McClure: My Dementia Choir’, a major unscripted project for BBC One in 2018.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2017/factual-autumn-commissions#heading-vicky-mcclure-my-dementia-choir-bbc-one

Camilla Lewis - In The Big Brother House

18/4/15

Staff at Curve Media were greeted with the exciting news this morning that Camilla Lewis will shortly be heading into the Big Brother House for 24 hours to record a special ‘industry’ episode of the show for the 2015 Edinburgh International Television Festival! While Kings Cross will be a little quieter for a couple of days, we fear the worst for her fellow housemates – may the Lord have mercy on their souls!

Looking For A Career In Television?

5/4/15

Curve Media are pleased to announce the launch of their rolling internship programme for talent from diverse backgrounds, in partnership with Creative Access. We are interviewing applicants now and hope to have the first candidate in place by the 1st May.

We are always looking for bright young talent, if you are interested in applying for future schemes please contact: jobs@curvemedia.com

Salvage Hunters Breaks Records

2/4/15 

Quest UK (Discovery Networks) series Salvage Hunters had an extraordinary start to its 6th season this week by breaking all ratings records for its second episode – both for the show and the network. Congratulations to all the fantastic team lead by Caroline Blackadder and Andrew Walmsley! 

Get your hit of Drew Pritchard and the team here: http://www.questtv.co.uk/salvage-hunters

Curve Foundation – Coming Soon

26/3/15

Curve Media are pleased to announce the launch of The Curve Foundation, the brainchild of Rob Carey and Camilla Lewis, joint CEO’s of Curve Media. TCF is a not-for-profit organisation backed by the company to promote diversity in the television industry. We will do this by launching a range of initiatives including a rolling internship programme for new talent from diverse backgrounds, mentoring schemes and establishing an industry ‘gold standard’ training programme - ratified by the Royal Television Society – for television companies to adopt for young talent entering our exciting industry. Details coming soon.