Eagle Eye Drama

Helena Bonham Carter to narrate Quentin Blake’s Clown for Channel 4

Produced by Eagle Eye Drama, the special is based on Blake’s book of the same name and follows a toy clown’s journey to find a new home for him and his friends after he is thrown out with a load of discarded toys.

Blake said: “Clown has always been one of my favourite characters, and it’s wonderful now to see him off the page and running about on his own.”

The special will be animated traditionally, with hand drawings in imitation of Blake’s unique style.

Walter Presents founders launch new production company

Walter Iuzzolino (Credit: Channel 4)

Eagle Eye Drama will produce English language dramas based on hit foreign language programmes that have been distributed on Walter Presents channels across the world.

Channel 4 will be a stakeholder in the new company and will invest through the Indie Growth Fund, which is aimed to support independent enterprises in the UK’s creative sector.

With several dramas already in development, Eagle Eye Drama has won two commissions from two broadcasters that will be announced in early 2020.