Deficit financed and distributed internationally by Woodcut International 


For immediate release: 

London, Thursday 3rd December 2020 – UK Indie Woodcut Media has been commissioned by SKY to produce a 90 minute Christmas special based on the producer’s successful hit factual series Paranormal Captured.  The special, entitled Paranormal Captured: The Dead of Winter, is scheduled to TX on Pick on the 22nd of December. 


A spin-off from Paranormal Captured the 6 part series that first aired on Pick in 2019, the new Christmas special covers an array of eerie winter themed clips. 

Not for the faint hearted – cameras follow paranormal investigators as they travel to Cornwall’s mythic Bodmin Moor.  The team experience a stay at the legendary ‘Jamaica Inn’, an 18th century haunt for smugglers with a mysterious history, and explore inside the desolate walls of Bodmin Jail, where dozens were sent to their deaths by hanging – both locations are famed for their bloody histories and renowned paranormal hotspots. 

The special features an array of paranormal activity captured in the depths of winter, from shadowy forms caught on Christmas Day CCTV to unexplained light phenomena hovering over Jerusalem.  It also includes recent Cryptozoology captured on film, bringing to light new evidence of Sasquatch.  Footage of the so-called Ohio Grassman was caught in the early months of 2020, raising the question; could this be the first sighting of a baby Bigfoot? 

Sarah Freethy, Executive Producer, Woodcut Media said: “We are delighted to be creating this unique special for Pick which comes hot off the heels of our successful series.  Paranormal investigators can usually be unflinching when it comes to the exploration of the supernatural, but the Bodmin experiences push them to the edge!  We have also uncovered some remarkable and inexplicable footage caught on camera, that will leave viewers speechless.”

Commissioned by Thomas Peacock for SKY Pick, Paranormal Captured: The Dead of Winter is executive produced by Woodcut Media’s Sarah Freethy and Derren Lawford.  

The special is deficit financed and distributed internationally by the recently launched Woodcut International. 




About Woodcut Media:

With offices in London, Hampshire and Bristol, Woodcut Media, (part of the Anthology Group of businesses), is one of the leading Indies in the UK, producing a broad range of factual programming. A leading true crime producer (Murder at My Door with Kym Marsh, The Beverley Allitt Tapes, The Killer in My Family,  World’s Most Evil Killers), Woodcut’s  growing catalogue also includes specialist factual series (Tony Robinson’s VE Day: Minute by Minute, The Secret History of World War II and the hit ‘Combat’ franchise, Combat Ships, Combat Trains, Combat Machines), premium docs (Fiennes: Return to the Nile, Cut From A Different Cloth and Mandela, My Dad and Me featuring Idris Elba and The Ivy) factual entertainment shows (How Hacks Work, Around the World in 80 Tricks and Paranormal Captured).  Woodcut works with multiple broadcasters worldwide such as Channel 5, Sky, National Geographic, Smithsonian Channel, Discovery and CI etc. Towards the end of 2020 and as part of the company’s continued expansion, Woodcut launched Woodcut International, a distribution division, as well as a new Bristol-based production operation Woodcut West which specialises in natural history and high-end specialist factual. www.woodcutmedia.com

About the Anthology Group: 

The Anthology Group is made up of Anthology Studios, Anthology Theatre and Anthology Estates. Anthology Studios is currently five television and film production companies and a licensing company, all operating across the UK and internationally. Anthology Theatre is made up of a theatre production business and a media investment fund advised by an FCA regulated partnership, whilst Anthology Estates is the UK partner of International Literary Estates, a substantial literary rights owning and management business.  The group combines creativity and financial expertise to develop and produce scripted and unscripted, television, film, digital and theatre content. It was founded by Bob Benton; Hilary Strong is Group Chief Executive Officer; Carolyn Bennett is Chair of the group parent Anthology Media.  http://theanthologygroup.co.uk/