Wendy Darke

Our Friend in the West: Wendy Darke warns that the natural world is at risk

Wendy Darke

There was a moment when I realised that everything had changed. I’d sent a team to the Arctic to attempt to paddle the world’s largest fjord system two months earlier than would have been possible at the start of my career – because all the ice had melted.

Over 30 years, I’ve had a front-row seat as our rapidly changing climate pushes the natural world to the brink of collapse.

Ex-BBC exec starts natural history indie

Darke has enlisted former BBC colleagues Jody Bourton and Helena Berglund as Development Producer and Head of Production respectively.

Bourton's credits include River Monsters (Animal Planet) and Nature's Weirdest Events (BBC2) while Berglund has over 15 years experience in natural history production including managing the BBC's flagship Natural World strand.

As well as producing natural history content for the global market, True to Nature will aim to make shows in the specialist factual, drama, and entertainment genres.

Eurotrash returns for EU Referendum special

Jean Paul Gaultier (Credit: Bernard Boyé via Creative Commons)

Hosts Antoine de Caunes and Jean Paul Gaultier, will present the British public with a look at some of the best, worst and weirdest things that Europe has to offer.

Tim Carter, CEO Twenty Twenty Productions, who is producing the show in association with Rapido Television, said “Eurotrash is the reason most of us work in telly! I'm sure when it comes to the Referendum, it will be Eurotrash wot wins it ...for which side is anyone's guess.”