About Wise Owl Films

Wise Owl Films is a multi-award winning team of programme makers from across many different genres of factual and factual entertainment television – from surprising, ob doc series about life in an ever-changing Britain to shows celebrating our popular culture, and social histories revealing untold stories about our nation.

Our ‘real world’ projects include the BBC2 series Yorkshire Firefighters, filmed during the pandemic; Channel 4’s Second-Hand For 50 Grand, about the boom in the pre-owned luxury goods market, the Channel 4 property format My Second Hand Home, and the ITV series The Metro: A Rail Life Story.

Leaders in shows celebrating popular culture, over the last 20 years the team behind Wise Owl have told the stories of some of the best loved names in music and comedy – from Elvis Presley to Morecambe and Wise - and worked with key talent including Elton John, David Walliams, Trevor McDonald and Peter Kay.

Experts in music and social history, we brought When Bob Marley Came To Britain and When Nirvana Came To Britain, to BBC2, revealed hidden archive treasures in Guy Garvey: From The Vaults on Sky Arts and told the story of one of the most influential clubs in British history in BBC2’s 'The Hacienda: The Club That Shook Britain.'

In 2022 Wise Owl announced a spin-off division - Hoot, responsible for youth-orientated projects like Box Fresh for Channel 4.O.

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