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Production company wins BBC commission and announces expansion into the North East

Middle Child North East

Brighton-based indie Middlechild has secured a new commission from BBC Daytime for a new series and announced the opening of an office in the North East.

Middlechild secured the commission for its ten-part series Northern Justice, which focuses on the work of legal professionals working across the North East of England.

The commission coincides with the company’s successful application to the BBC’s Small Indie Fund. This has helped the production company to move forward with Northern Child, its planned new venture to open a permanent office in the North East this month.

The new office, which will be located in the Ouseburn area of Newcastle, will be a base for the Northern Justice production team and newly recruited development staff.

The new Northern Justice series will air on BBC One mornings from 10.45am with each episode exploring two or three different stories to understand the intricacies of the British justice system. It will feature a variety of cases from medical negligence to problems at work.

Andrew Eastel, Creative Director at Middlechild says: “We are really excited to be working on our first series for the BBC, one that will feature some remarkable stories and help people better understand how the justice system can provide solutions to the sorts of problems any of us might face in our lifetime. The North East of England is home to some of the best solicitors in the country and our cast of legal professionals will do whatever it takes to help their clients overcome adversity.”

Helen Munson, Commissioning Editor for BBC Daytime and Early Peak, said: “We are delighted to be working with Middlechild on their first series from their new North East base. The team have real commitment to not only reflecting authentic voices on screen, but also a passion for growing and developing off screen talent in the region.”


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