Lucas Alexander Whitley and Factual Management announce creation of The Soho Agency

Having joined forces in 2017, LAW and Factual Management are launching The Soho Agency, which will bring together their current literary and talent management and provide the structure for future development.

‘We are proud to represent superb talent and IP creators, including authors of fiction, non-fiction and children’s books, TV presenters, illustrators, writers for stage and screen, brands, companies, charities, and online stars,’ said Philippa Milnes-Smith, Managing Director. ‘Whilst remaining a boutique agency, we look forward to building on our success to develop fresh initiatives and markets on behalf of our clients across an increasingly diverse range of media. From our new home in the heart of Soho we aim to augment the existing team — Mark Lucas, Julian Alexander, Araminta Whitley, Sophie Laurimore, Philippa Milnes-Smith, Ben Clark, Carina Rizvi and Alice Saunders — with agents and partners who share our values.’

The Soho Agency opens its doors on Monday 25th February 2019 and will have a strong presence at key literary and media events including LBF, Bologna, Frankfurt and MIP.

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Rory Reid and BBC2’s Top Gear returns on Sunday, 17th Feb, 8pm!

Catch Mr Rory Reid on BBC2, as Top Gear series 26 begins on Sunday, 17th February at 8pm.

Rory will present alongside Matt LeBlanc and Chris Harris for the five-part series. This week he is joined by racing driver Sabine Schmitz for an unusual motoring challenge – to create Britain’s newest mountain with the help of a tiny Suzuki.

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See trailer here and click here for more details.

Realscreen 2019 Nominations for Escape to the Chateau & Family Food Fight Australia

Dick Strawbridge and Angel Adoree’s hit show on Channel 4, Escape to the Chateau, has been nominated for a Realscreen award in the Lifestyle: Home (Design, Renovation Etc.) category.

Joining them is Tom Parker Bowles whose Family Food Fight Australia, which airs on Nine Network Australia, is nominated in the Competition: Lifestyle category.

The Realscreen Summit takes place 28th-31st January in New Orleans. We wish Dick, Angel and Tom the best of luck!

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For the full list of nominees see here.

New series presented by Alex Langlands, ‘Viking Invasion: Digging Up Britain’s Past’ airs tomorrow, 5th Jan, Ch.5, 8pm 

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Tune in to see Alex Langlands, Helen Skelton and a team of archeologists explore fascinating periods in British history through an archaeological dig.

The first episode explores the island of Lindisfarne, where archaeologists are trying to locate the site of an eighth-century monastery. Among their finds is a graveyard and numerous skeletons…

Fran Scott to appear in Lego Masters Celebrity Christmas Special on Tuesday, 11th December, 8pm

Get in the festive spirit with this one-off episode which sees young master builders from previous episodes team up with a fine selection of famous faces. Celebrity guests include Spencer Matthews, Joe Swash, Warwick Davis and Alice Perrin.

Tune in to Channel 4 at 8pm on Tuesday, 11th December to see what can go wrong when trying to build a brick masterpiece.

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Neil Oliver’s Rise of the Clans will air on BBC1 Scotland tonight at 9pm & on BBC4 tomorrow, 9pm

Neil Oliver’s Rise of the Clans sheds light on 14th century Britain and the story of Robert the Bruce. In the company of actors playing historical figures, Neil shares the bloody tale of Bruce and the Scottish clans who joined this guerrilla war against the English.

Tune in to BBC1 Scotland tonight at 9pm and BBC4 tomorrow, 4th December, at 9pm.

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See link here.

The Return of Dick & Angel’s Escape to the Chateau featured in The Daily Mail & the Metro

The fifth series of Dick and Angel’s hit series returned to Channel 4 at 8pm on Sunday, 11th November where the couple revealed their new glamping venture.

With the majority of the dirty work nearing completion at the chateau, the couple explained that a camping trip with their five year-old son inspired their new business.

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Read full articles here and here