Yeti was thrilled that SBS in Australia premiered Spike Milligan: The Unseen Archive on their platform in January 2024. It launched to rave reviews and great viewing figures with the Sydney Morning Herald in a 5-star review describing it as “refreshing….it manages to be irreverent even while revering. There’s a playfulness in the presentation….this doco is a treasure”.
Yeti’s brilliant feature documentary for Sky Arts has now picked up a hat-trick of award nominations. The latest is for the 2024 Broadcast Awards in the Best-Multi-Channel programme category. Could it be third time lucky for this film? Good luck to all the nominees!
We are thrilled that Yeti’s shooting AP Joseph Haines and his wife Libby have welcomed beautiful baby Christopher to the world. Congratulations!
Happy New Year! Most of the team had a long & welcome break over the festive period after delivering two big series right at the end of the year. One team had to keep working though to deliver a very exciting new feature documentary for Channel 5 that should be hitting screens very soon! It’s a jaw-dropping story of royal scandal on an island paradise during WW2! Before we swing into action on new productions, we’re working hard developing a slate of brand-new ideas, continuing to produce One Show VTs and dusting off our best outfits for a slate of upcoming award ceremonies!
We are thrilled that our feature documentary for Sky Arts – Spike Milligan: The Unseen Archive – has been nominated for 2 awards. It’s up for Best Single Documentary at the Bafta Cymru Awards (October) and Best Specialist Factual at the International Broadcasting Awards (November). Huge congratulations to all involved!
Yeti are pleased to announce their latest commission for ITV1 – a ten-part cookery series with national treasure and culinary legend Prue Leith! Set in her own idyllic Cotswolds home kitchen, the national treasure will celebrate and cook some of her all-time favourite dishes. More than a cookery show, Prue, alongside her right-hand man and husband, John, will share their top kitchen hacks and culinary short-cuts to help simplify cooking. The ten-part series will see Prue treat viewers to an array of dishes, from easy-to-make mid-week meals, to dinner party-inspired dishes or even a simple dessert, that’s always worth the calories. In Prue’s own words, it will be a ‘simply delicious romp’ through a recipe folder she’s been building up over 60 years in the culinary world, with a few tantalising stories served up in Prue’s unique style. You can read the press release here: https://www.itv.com/presscentre/media-releases/dame-prue-leith-takes-saturday-mornings-itv1-prue-leiths-cotswold-kitchen
The year has flown by so far & despite the slow-down in commissioning, Yeti have landed some exciting new projects. We are currently in production on a cookery series for ITV1 with an A-list female talent; a brand-new children’s craft competition series for S4C (supported by the BFI’s Young Audiences Content Fund); and a second series of our award-nominated The Truth About My Murder for CBS Originals. We have also delivered three single films that will be hitting your screens in the very near future – a feature-doc for Channel 5; a moving film about bullying for CBBC; and a film that delves into the cost-of-living crisis in a rather unusual way – for Channel 4. We have a few things in funded development including a feature documentary for Sky Arts and a daytime series for Channel 4. The team continues to grow with a raft of freelancers working with Yeti – including exec producers Siwan Jobbins and Andrew O’Connell; series producers Sara Allen, Carole Lochhead and Lowri Jones; directors Rebecca Whyte, Matt Botten, Andrew Tait and Cam Bang Tat; APs Yeota Imam-Rashid and Max Davies; and researchers Kate Goodyer, Kerri Braham and Morgana Edwards. In other news, back in May, Yeti’s Creative Director took part in a panel at the Wales Screen Summit to share her experiences of securing investment. Then in June, Sian was asked to give evidence to a select committee in Parliament about the challenges to the broadcast sector in Wales. We’ve also had a Yeti engagement – congratulations to our AP Georgina Pike and fiancé James! And Joseph Haines has earned his first directing credits on The One Show and our forthcoming CBBC documentary – fantastic news!
Yeti was thrilled to win Multi-Channel Production Company of the Year at the 2023 Broadcast Digital Awards. Judges described Yeti as “an emerging Welsh powerhouse” and praised the breadth and range of qualifying content – which included The Great Big Tiny Design Challenge (More4), Spike Milligan: The Unseen Archive (Sky Arts) and The Truth About My Murder (CBS Reality).
Yeti’s multi-award nominated documentary Edward VIII: Britain’s Traitor King made for Channel 4 continues to pull in viewers. It’s now had an unbelievable eleven repeats across Channel 4 and More4 and on its latest repeat, still managed to pull an audience of over a million!
Yeti’s acclaimed Channel 4 documentary Edward VIII: Britain’s Traitor King was nominated for its second award – an RTS Cymru for Best Documentary. It was shortlisted in the final four but sadly didn’t quite scoop the win. Congratulations to all our fellow nominees!