BBC's British Vogue documentary to be made by Oscar-winning producer

Series offering ‘unprecedented access’ to magazine will be produced by Simon Chinn, who won Academy awards for Man on Wire and Searching for Sugar Man

BBC2 is to investigate the world of British Vogue in a new documentary from the makers of acclaimed films Man on Wire and Searching for Sugar Man.

The BBC has commissioned an observational documentary series looking inside the world of British Vogue as the fashion bible prepares to celebrate its centenary next year.

Its two-hour long episodes are to be produced by Lightbox, the production company co-founded by Simon Chinn, who won Academy awards for documentaries Man on Wire and Searching for Sugar Man.

The as-yet-unnamed documentary promises “unprecedented access” to the Condé Nast-owned title and its staff.

“We are delighted to have this opportunity to throw open the doors of the unique world of high fashion,” said Maxine Watson, the acting head of documentary commissioning at the BBC.

The documentary will air next year.

“This is a fantastic and unprecedented opportunity to get to the heart of the UK’s fashion industry and look at its impact globally,” said Chinn, who co-founded Lightbox with his cousin Jonathan Chinn. “There will be big characters, compelling storylines and plenty of glamour, but we also want to explore some important questions about the role fashion plays today in Britain and the world beyond.”

Last year, Channel 4 bought a minority stake in Lightbox in the first round of investments from its £20m fund that aims to help the growth of small and medium-sized independent producers.

Contributor

Mark Sweney

The GuardianTramp

Related Content

Article image
Media Monkey's Diary: Anna Wintour still in Vogue; Martin Sorrell's PR gaffe
Read Media Monkey's diary from the Monday print pages

Monkey

03, Nov, 2013 @6:45 PM

Article image
ITV's Jimmy Savile sex scandal documentary made for just £170,000
The Other Side of Jimmy Savile scooped three RTS awards and took a 10-month investigation, but still kept within Exposure's budget, says Maggie Brown

Maggie Brown

26, Feb, 2013 @4:47 PM

Article image
Panorama’s ‘fake sheikh’ documentary watched by 2.5 million people
Ratings for show revealing face of journalist Mazher Mahmood beaten only by Coronation Street amid widespread praise for BBC’s bravery

Chris Johnston and John Plunkett

13, Nov, 2014 @12:16 PM

Article image
More potential victims of ‘fake sheikh’ come forward after BBC documentary
Lawyer Mark Lewis says he has been contacted by three people since airing of Panorama exposé of Mazher Mahmood

Jane Martinson

13, Nov, 2014 @1:26 PM

Article image
Sir David Attenborough to narrate BBC's The Hunt
Landmark natural history series about the relationship between predators and their prey is being made by the team behind Planet Earth

Paul Revoir

21, Jul, 2015 @1:48 PM

Article image
Sir David Attenborough to return for BBC's Blue Planet II
Seven-episode series to air this year will include footage of newly discovered and never-before filmed creatures

Jasper Jackson

20, Feb, 2017 @1:15 PM

Article image
Alexandra Shulman's 'rather stylish' departure from British Vogue
Having been editor-in-chief for 25 years, Shulman is moving on as publisher Condé Nast makes other managerial changes

Jane Martinson

25, Jan, 2017 @7:50 PM

Article image
The Night Manager named Radio Times show of 2016
BBC1 spy drama starring Tom Hiddleston tops list of 30 best programmes of the year

Jasper Jackson

27, Dec, 2016 @12:01 AM

Article image
Frank Skinner: People question my art credentials because of my social class
Midlands-born host of Landscape Artist of the Year says he is ‘opera buddies’ with co-host and Labour peer Joan Bakewell

Graham Ruddick

09, Oct, 2017 @11:01 PM

Article image
BBC could make Planet Earth III, says producer
Broadcaster would be ‘crazy to count out’ another series after huge success of Planet Earth II, narrated by David Attenborough

Esther Addley

09, Dec, 2016 @10:29 AM