BBC Two has ordered an as-yet untitled three episode observational documentary series about British Airways, TVWise has learned.
Produced by Lion Television, the series promises to be the most in-depth analysis of British Airways in 25 years; beginning with the training of new recruits through to the future of the organisation. The three-parter was commissioned by Janice Hadlow, Controller of BBC Two, and Emma Willis, Head of Commissioning Documentaries for BBC One, BBC Two and BBC Four. The executive producers are Nick Catliff and Samantha Anstiss.
“From Transport for London to Keeping Britain Alive: The NHS In a Day, BBC Two has got to the heart of some of Britain’s most important organisations”, said Emma Willis, Head of Commissioning Documentaries for BBC One, BBC Two and BBC Four. “This three-part series will capture the immense complexities of a business that powers the nation and will offer a unique insight into British Airways’ future.”
While Nick Catliff, Managing Director of Lion Television, added: “It took a long time to persuade BA to give us access but we are now in the thick of filming. BA is a business of course but it’s also an iconic British institution with a unique culture and history. This is just the right moment to be going to the heart of BA as it handles difficult transformational changes and introduces new planes, flies to new destinations, trains new staff and deals with everything from cyclones and bird strikes to demanding first-class passengers and fierce competition.”