About Wise Owl Films

Based in Leeds in the North of England, Wise Owl Films was formed in 2018 as the new non-scripted label of Lime Pictures (All3Media) and saw the coming together of a BAFTA-nominated team of programme makers whose work has been seen all over the world via broadcasters including the BBC, ITV, Channel Four, Sky, Discovery, the History Channel and National Geographic.

Leaders in blue-chip, popular culture programming, over the last 20 years we have told the stories of some of the best loved names in music and comedy – from Elvis Presley to the Beatles, Victoria Wood to Morecambe and Wise - and worked with key talent including Elton John, David Jason, David Walliams, Trevor McDonald, Robson Green and Peter Kay.

Our specialist factual expertise has seen our team work (pre-Wise Owl) on shows like Scrapyard Supercar, Absolute Genius: Monster Builds, The Dengineers, The World’s Biggest Cave, Naked Science, Hidden China, and Supercar Megabuild.

The team’s social history output has seen a broad range of talked-about programmes – from hard-hitting documentaries about the Miners’ Strike and the end of the death penalty, to factual entertainment series like David Jason’s Great British Inventions.

And we have also brought the everyday tales of people in the 21st century into millions of homes, most recently through TV series like ITV’s The Metro: A Rail Life Story.

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