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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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Michael Mosley presents Horizon’s, The Placebo Experiment: Can My Brain Cure My Body?

Our client, Dr Michael Mosley embarks on the largest ever investigation into the placebo effect, as he explores whether fake pills have the power to cure us from some of our most common medical complaints.

Michael heads to Blackpool to gather 117 people who suffer with backache before trying to treat them with fake pills and the power of the mind.

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Ella Al-Shamahi presents episode of Body Clock — What Makes Us Tick? (BBC2, 9pm)

On Thursday, 11th October at 9pm, this BBC Two show will explore what governs our daily, biological rhythms – and Ella Al-Shamahi is on a mission to find out how we can manage this internal clock better.

Ella will test the latest thinking on how we can manage our body clocks better. She locks former commando Aldo Kane in an abandoned nuclear bunker, without the ability to check the time. Monitored around the clock by a team of scientists, he carries out tests to uncover exactly what makes our body clock tick.

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Dr Sara Kayat accompanies Dr Christian on W Channel’s, ’12 Hours To Cure Your Street’

Our very talented client Dr Sara Kayat will accompany Dr Christian on UKTV’s,12 Hours To Cure Your Street, as they travel across the UK in a fully functional mobile clinic to treat individuals in their hometowns. Unaware of what symptoms and conditions they’ll be faced with, they’ll be racing against the clock in the attempt to do as many house calls and appointments within a 12-hour shift.

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Ella Al-Shamahi is featured in The Times to discuss BBC2’s, ‘Neanderthals – Meeting Your Ancestors’

Our lovely client, Ella Al-Shamahi was featured on the front page of The Times yesterday. The Times 2 headline says it all: “The new star of Sunday night TV”. Their words but we agree, of course.

This two-part series airs Sunday, 13th & 20th May on BBC Two at 8pm.

Ella Al Shamahi, explorer Photographed in studio for the Times  Newspaper by Sarah Cresswell

Ella Al Shamahi, explorer Photographed in studio for the Times Newspaper by Sarah Cresswell

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Escape to the Chateau: DIY Returns to Channel 4

The fourth series of Escape to the Chateau: DIY started on Channel 4 last Monday, 9th April at 4pm. The show will air Monday to Friday until 4th May. 

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Dick Strawbridge and Donna McDougal 

This 20-part spin-off series to ‘Escape to the Chateau’ stars Dick and Angel Strawbridge, as they meet British chateau owners in search of the “dream”.

Dotted throughout every nook and cranny of France, these ambitious Brits attempt to renovate and convert their French castles into fairy-tale homes and money-making businesses.

This is a lively, entertaining observational documentary series that shows the ups and downs of sixteen plucky expats pursuing their chateau dreams.

Angel’s French Fairytale – Belfast Telegraph

“Every little girl dreams of living in a castle with fairy-tale turrets and little Angel Adoree was no different. The feisty copper-maned, vintage-clad entrepreneur has been renovating Chateau de la Motte Husson, a 19th-century cha- teau located in the Pays de la Loire, France, with her regally mustached husband Dick Strawbridge for the past two and a half years.”

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