Big Wave News

Shark Croc Showdown airs tonight in the UK

Big Wave’s latest production, Shark Croc Showdown, airs in the UK tonight @ 9pm on the Discovery Channel. Filmed on the remote beaches of the Australia’s Northern Territory, presenter Paul de Gelder and a team of scientists investigate reports of sharks and crocs clashing over nesting sea turtles.

Posted on: July 24th, 2017

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SOUTH DOWNS DVD presented Peter Owen-Jones on Amazon

We’ve had an overwhelming response to our BBC4 film,  ‘South Downs- England’s Mountains Green’. “This wonderful film captures the great British countryside in all its glory” – Daily Mail “Peter Owen-Jones spends a year wandering his beloved South Downs to make an unashamedly personal film that combines his own poetic wordview with stunning footage of […]

Posted on: March 21st, 2017

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South Downs to air this Tuesday

Big Wave’s latest film South Downs: England’s Mountains Green will be airing on BBC4 on Tuesday 21st February at 21:00. Presented by Peter Owen-Jones, the film takes an intimate look at the UK’s newest national park, exploring it’s rich history, wildlife and people. Two years in the making, the film was directed by Nick Stringer and is already receiving […]

Posted on: February 16th, 2017

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Big Wave footage goes viral

Footage, shot by the Big Wave team, of a Great White shark taking a nap has taken the web by storm. The revelatory clip, taken from the recently aired ‘Jaws of the Deep’ show on Discovery, has been seen by over 1 million people on youtube. To view the clip go to:

Posted on: July 1st, 2016

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Jaws of the Deep draws strong ratings

Big Wave’s latest film, Jaws of the Deep, topped the ratings on Monday. The show, which helped kick of Discovery’s annual ‘Shark Week’ was the second most watched original programme on cable. For more details go to:

Posted on: July 1st, 2016

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Big Wave’s latest Shark Week special to air

Big Wave’s latest film, Jaws of the Deep, will air next week on Discovery. Tune in to the channel’s legendary ‘Shark Week’ on Monday 27th June at 9pm to see what White Sharks get up to in the deep Pacific waters off Guadalupe.

Posted on: June 22nd, 2016

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Big Wave proud to be supporting Shark Trust’s No Limits? campaign

Big Wave have teamed up with the Shark Trust to help promote their important No Limits? shark campaign. We had the pleasure of spending 48 hours in the water with over 200 blue sharks last summer whilst filming for ITV’s upcoming show ‘Britain’s Sharks’. But currently, there are no fishing limits on these beautiful oceanic […]

Posted on: March 23rd, 2016

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Great critical reviews for Big Wave’s latest offering

Ahead of transmission on Friday, ‘Britain’s Whales’ and ‘Britain’s Sharks’ is already receiving rave reviews. The shows are pick of the day in the Guardian’s Guide, What’s on TV say “the underwater footage will leave you gasping”, the Mail calls it “glorious” and the Radio Times says “the sights are spectacular”. Tune in Friday 25th […]

Posted on: March 21st, 2016

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ITV to air Britain’s Whales and Sharks over Easter

Two years in the making, ‘Britain’s Whales’ and ‘Britain’s Sharks’ are coming to ITV screens on Friday 25th March. Presented by Ben Fogle and Ellie Harrison the shows features the largest gathering of sharks ever seen in UK waters. Britian’s Whales kicks things off at 20:00, with Britain’s Sharks following at 21:00.

Posted on: March 17th, 2016

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Big Wave’s ‘whale fall’ shoot reaches climax

Big Wave’s ‘whale fall’ expedition to the Celtic Sea is reaching its climax this weekend. Despite force 8 winds, the team have already filmed large predatory sharks, common dolphins, minke whales, and a host of marine visitors that head to our shores each summer to feed. “We were able to film and witness, probably for […]

Posted on: August 27th, 2015

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Ben Fogle and Ellie Harrison to Host Whale Fall Project

We are thrilled to be working with Ben Fogle and Ellie Harrison looking at the marine life off the British Isles this summer. Also on board, Richard Pierce from the UK Shark Trust and ‘whale fall’ expert Nick Higgs from Plymouth University. PS – no sightings of Great White Sharks (contrary to what the press is saying) but plenty […]

Posted on: August 24th, 2015

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Shark Trek to open this year’s Shark Week

Big Wave’s latest production, Shark Trek, will kick off Discovery’s ratings-busting Shark Week. The show, which follows the work of White Shark biologist, Greg Skomal, will air on Sunday July 5th at 8 pm

Posted on: June 25th, 2015

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Jaws Strikes Back finalist at New York Festival

We’re please to announce that our latest film, Jaws Strikes Back, is a finalist at this year’s New York Television and Film Festival. Winners to be announced mid-March. Congratulations to everyone that worked on the Shark Week show!

Posted on: February 17th, 2015

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Boston Museum of Science names Sharkcam in their top 10 science stories of 2014!

SharkCam – the state of the art underwater submersible camera used in ‘Return of Jaws’ and ‘Jaws Strikes Back’ – has been given an honourable mention by Boston Museum of Science in a run down of the biggest science stories of 2014! The device, developed by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, has revolutionised the way Great White […]

Posted on: January 22nd, 2015

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Jaws Strike Back breaks Discovery US viewing records!

More than 3.4 million tuned in on Monday night, helping the show to break previous Monday night records. It was the no.1 non-sport telecast show on Monday evening among the Male 18-49 group!

Posted on: August 14th, 2014

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Big Wave’s ‘Return of Jaws’ took the number 1 spot for  non-sports telecasts in cable on Monday…  with a great response from the public on Discovery’s Sharkweek facebook page and twitter! “We love watching shark week! ‪#‎returnofjaws‬ “ “Return of Jaws is real science stuff. Scientists, in a boat, tracking sharks. What Shark Week should be.” Read […]

Posted on: August 9th, 2013

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Great reviews for Big Wave series

The final episode in Big Wave’s three-part series on measurement for BBC4 airs tonight, and the reviews have been fantastic! Here’s what the Guardian had to say about it: TV HIGHLIGHT OF THE DAY ‘Third and final instalment of Professor Marcus du Sautoy’s absorbing inquiry into how and why we measure our universe the way we do; […]

Posted on: June 24th, 2013

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Final episode of Measurement tonight!

The final episode of Marcus du Sautoy’s journey in to the weird and wonderful world of measurement airs tonight at 21:00 on BBC4. You can view a little taster here:

Posted on: June 24th, 2013

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Marcus on Radio 4

Precision presenter, Marcus du Sautoy, will be appearing on Radio 4’s Midweek tomorrow morning to talk about the making of our new measurement series. Tune in at 09:00 am, or listen again on the BBC’s iplayer.

Posted on: June 11th, 2013

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Great reviews for new measurement series

Precision; The Measure of All Things, airs this Monday at 21:00 on BBC4, and is already generating rave reviews. Here’s what the Radio Times has to say about it: ‘Professor Marcus du Sautoy, a sort of numerical evangelist, deserves an award. Time and again he takes an unappetising premise and turns it into educational gold. […]

Posted on: June 5th, 2013

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TX date set for measurement series

Big Wave’s latest series, Precision: The Measure of All Things, will hit the screens at 9:00pm on Monday 10th June on BBC4. The series follows maths whizz, MArcus du Sautoy, as he looks at the history and science of measurement, and how precision has come to rule our lives. Packed with cutting-edge science, amusing anecdotes […]

Posted on: June 4th, 2013

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Return of Jaws completed!

Post-production has finished on Big Wave’s latest one-hour special for Discovery’s Shark Week. Featuring jaw-dropping new technology and some of the biggest sharks in the ocean, all will be revealed in August 2013!

Posted on: May 5th, 2013

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Green screen shoot

For the past week the Big Wave crew has been immersed in an ambitious green screen shoot at studios in Elstree. Meanwhile…

Posted on: September 11th, 2012

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Festival success

Big Wave’s two most recent films, Jaws Comes Home and The Woman Who Swims With Killer Whales have both been nominated for awards at this year’s Blue Ocean Film Festival in Monterey.

Posted on: July 27th, 2012

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Big Wave working with Prime Focus

Big Wave are very excited to be working with the Visual FX company, Prime Focus, on a cutting edge CGI based show for Discovery’s Curiosity Strand.

Posted on: July 20th, 2012

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Big Wave in Cape Cod

The Big Wave Shark Week crew were captured in action just off Cape Cod on Monday by a local news helicopter. Click ‘more’ to see the Cape Cod Shark Hunters tagging their first Great White of the season.

Posted on: July 11th, 2012

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BBC4 Series Filming Across Europe

Director Mike Cunliffe and Series Producer Mark Woodward are flat out filming with Marcus Du Sautoy for our new BBC4 series “Marcus’s Journey’s into Measurement”


Posted on: June 6th, 2012

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Landmark Science Show for Discovery

Big Wave to make a science special for Discovery’s  Curiosity strand run by Howard Swartz. The project is being produced and directed by Oliver Twinch, Assistant Producer Clare Stronge.

Posted on: June 6th, 2012

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Big Wave Celebrates the Jubilee

We’ve been generating a lot of laughs from the  public with this jubilee image in our windows. The office is decorated with bunting made by the staff who took time out to join in the jubilee  festivities.

Posted on: June 1st, 2012

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More Award Success

Big Wave’s latest films, Jaws Comes Home and The Woman Who Swims With Killer Whales have picked up further awards this week. Killer Whales has won the Best Conservation Film Award at the 2012 Bird and Nature FIlm Festival in Abbeville, France and Jaws is a finalist at Germany’s prestigious Greenscreen Festival in the Best Underwater Film category.

Posted on: May 4th, 2012

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New science series

Filming has begun on an exciting new science series for BBC4 with presenter Marcus Du Sautoy.

Posted on: March 15th, 2012

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Killer Whales wins Golden Cine

The Woman Who Swims With Killer Whales has been awarded a Golden Eagle award at this year’s Cine Awards for the Best Environment/Natural Science films.

Posted on: December 20th, 2011

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Big Wave twitters

Big Wave’s new twitter service is up and running. Follow us @BigWaveTV for tweets from the field as our team begin filming in Cape Cod.

Posted on: November 11th, 2011

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