October Films is an award-winning, innovative television production company and one of the fastest-growing and truly independent production companies in the UK and US.
We are experts in unique and powerful story-led content. From specialist factual, factual drama, hard-hitting current affairs and documentary to reality and entertainment, we aim high. Our work has earned us over 100 prestigious awards worldwide.
We combine editorial excellence with a string of high-rating prime-time successes, including four seasons of Channel 4’s adventure series with Levison Wood, BBC’s Dangerous Borders, Discovery ID’s highest-ever rated multi-season factual crime drama Obsession: Dark Desires, and the Science Channel’s most watched series Outrageous Acts of Science which has won over 140 million viewers world-wide.
Over the last five years we have significantly expanded in the USA, Canada and across Europe, producing over 100 hours of content outside the UK market.
Our highly-rated series Walking The Nile (Channel 4 / Discovery Animal Planet) with explorer Levison Wood has been followed by Walking the Himalayas and Walking the Americas. For the 2017 season Levison undertook an epic 2,600-mile journey from Russia to Iran.
Also in 2017, as part of the BBC’s Partition season, journalists Babita Sharma and Adnan Sarwar undertook parallel 2,000 mile journeys along the Pakistan-India border in a major 3-part series Dangerous Borders. Recently October has produced two Emmy Award winning programmes: WWII From Space (History) and Pakistan’s Taliban Generation (Channel 4). The world-exclusive mini-series Operation Stonehenge: What Lies Beneath (BBC) was broadcast in over twenty territories around the globe. Our acclaimed film Saving Syria’s Children (BBC) was screened at the United Nations to international ambassadors and observers.