Multi-million pound deal boosts TV production in Wales

The Welsh Government has agreed a new £4m deal with the Cardiff-based production company behind Doctor Who.

Under the four-year agreement, Bad Wolf will shoot and produce at least four shows in Wales.

The deal commits the company to a minimum Welsh spend of £60m over the four-year period and is projected to deliver a return on investment of 15:1. It will also provide at least 42 paid trainee placements on high-end productions.

Other series produced by Bad Wolf include I Hate Suzie, The Winter King, His Dark Materials and A Discovery of Witches.

“The high numbers of Welsh crew and supply chain companies working on the productions will secure invaluable production credits which will only strengthen Wales’ reputation as a first-class filming location with talented and skilled crew able to service high-end production,” said deputy culture minister Dawn Bowden.

Chief executive and co-founder of Bad Wolf, Jane Tranter, said the company was “honoured to be part of an energetic and vibrant industry” that will bring investment and employment to Wales for many years to come.

“When we first located Doctor Who in Wales almost 20 years ago, we could have hardly dared to hope that two decades later we would see such a diverse slate of TV drama being made by a plethora of different companies.”