Series deficit financed and distributed internationally by TCB Media Rights


For Immediate Release:

London –Tuesday 19th June 2018 – Woodcut Media is currently in production on a brand new factual true crime series How I Caught the Killer, greenlit by the free-to-air UK channel Pick.

How I Caught the Killer (10 x 1 hour) takes and in-depth look at what it’s really like to be a police officer working on chilling murder cases.  Focusing on the perspective of the police – former policeman and “Crimewatch” presenter Rav Wilding narrates this series which offers intriguing revelations from the people who solved some of the most challenging murders in the UK and the US.   

Featuring exclusive officer accounts from the scene of the crime, chilling evidence and stylish reconstructions, How I Caught the Killer shines a light on a myriad of murders and an array of outstanding officers who made key discoveries during investigations – from the deductions of the detectives, to the forensic analysis of the CSIs and the heart-wrenching role of the family liaison officers. 

The deal was brokered by Acquisitions Manager, Sophie Judge for Pick and the series is executive produced by Woodcut’s Matt Gordon and Kate Beal.  TCB Media Rights who have provided deficit financing, will also act as worldwide distributors.

“We are really excited to be producing another gritty crime series for Pick, especially as it follows on from the phenomenal success of  Britain’s Most Evil Killers and its international counterpart World’s Most Evil Killers which are now into their 3rd season on the channel,” said Kate Beal, CEO, Woodcut Media.  “This series will also allow viewers to step into the lives of the police, and really experience in great depth all aspects of their challenging and sometimes disturbing investigations.

“Despite the seemingly endless supply of true crime on the market, the creative folks at Woodcut have done it again and given us an all-new twist on the genre, one for which we continue to see  increasing international demand,” said Jimmy Humphrey, head of acquisitions and co-productions at TCB Media Rights.  

About Woodcut Media:

With offices in London and Hampshire, Woodcut Media, a member of the family of Bob & Co businesses, is one of the fastest growing Indies in the UK, producing a broad range of factual programming. In addition to being one of the leading true crime producers in the UK (Jo Frost on Killer Kids, World’s Most Evil Killers, and The Krays: The Prison Years), Woodcut Media’s rapidly growing catalogue also includes specialist factual series (Wings of War, Combat Machines, Defenders of the Sky), premium one off docs (The Ivy, Cut From A Different Cloth and Mandela, My Dad and Me featuring Idris Elba) and factual entertainment shows (How Hacks Work, Around the World in 80 Tricks and Animal Antics). Woodcut Media’s operations are spearheaded by leading doc producer and CEO, Kate Beal, alongside former BBC exec Derren Lawford as Creative Director and former Lion TV founder Jeremy Mills as Chairman. Woodcut Media also featured in the 2017 Realscreen Global 100. www.woodcutmedia.com

About Bob & Co Group:

The Bob & Co group is made up of TV, film and theatre production companies, operating across the UK and internationally, partnered with an FCA regulated media investment fund. The group combines creativity with financial expertise to develop and produce scripted, unscripted, television, film, digital and theatre content.  The group was set up by Bob Benton as a bridge to connect creativity with finance. Having enjoyed a 30 year career in broking and investment banking, Bob transferred his expertise to the development and production of media content.  Hilary Strong joined the group as Chief Executive Officer in 2017. 

About Pick:

Pick is a free-to-air entertainment channel offering instantly enjoyable television. It is regarded as the home of ‘Shocking True Crime’, ‘Unmissable Real Life’ and ‘Big US Drama’  programming on Freeview with highlights including US horror dramas Z Nation and Slasher (created by Writer’s Guild Of Canada-winner Aaron Martin), and long-running real life documentary series Monkey Life, narrated by Ralf Little. The channel is also the UK home of ‘Blue Light’ documentaries, Police Force: Australia and Border Security: America’s Frontline.

About TCB Media Rights:

TCB Media Rights was established in late 2012 by Paul Heaney, who served as president and managing director of Cineflix Rights, where he built the business from a boutique operator into a major distributor. A specialist in factual, factual entertainment and formats, TCB Media Rights offers a full suite of distribution services, employing its international contacts, experience and knowledge to ensure that every project fulfils its maximum potential.  With more than 110 titles in its rapidly expanding portfolio, TCB Media Rights’ has more than 60 producer-partners from around the world, including Arrow Media, Cordell Jigsaw Zapruder, GroupM Entertainment, Icon Films, Like A Shot Entertainment, Seven Productions and Wag TV. Its broadcaster clients include Channel Nine Australia, Channel Seven Australia, Discovery Networks International, France TV, National Geographic, Planete, RMC, SBS Australia, Sky TVNZ, TV4 Sweden and UKTV. www.tcbmediarights.com