Show of the Week


Show of the week: Code to Love

Denmark is one of the most prolific creators of dating formats with a twist, and Red Arrow Studios has been among the winners from the trend. The latest in the canon is Code to Love, which uses big data to predict compatibility. “The broadcaster, DR3, wanted a show that took a different approach to dating, […]

Show of the week: Roger

Roger is the latest France Télévisions toon targeting kids aged 6-10. The show follows a young girl named Fatou and her extra-terrestrial friend, Roger, who go on adventures on a tropical island. The pubcaster picked up the show for co-development and coproduction after a Cartoon Forum presentation in September last year. The series is described […]

Show of the week: Date or Dump

Date or Dump is not only the latest collaboration between UK indie Youngest Media and formats distributor The Story Lab, but is also the first original entertainment shows from Unilad, which is known for its Facebook page, licensing short form content and claiming 500 million page views a month. “We decided to collaborate with our […]

Show of the week: Working with Weinstein

Due to Harvey Weinstein’s influence, many of the highest profile stories of his sexual behaviour have focused on female actors and well known celebrities. However, those that worked with him also experienced his alleged actions, as this new 1x49mins doc from UK indie Tigerlilly Productions sets out to show. The programme focuses on the producer’s […]

Show of the week: James Martin’s American Adventure

British celebrity chef James Martin has seen his international profile significantly expand through James Martin’s French Adventure, in which he retraced the steps of legendary predecessor and culinary hero Keith Floyd in the late 20th Century. His new show takes the same road trip format in the US. “Many of the French Adventure buyers are […]

Show of the Week: Child Support

In Child Support, contestants attempt to win US$200,000 by relying on children to get them through a quiz. In the US on broadcaster ABC, the show sees presenter Fred Savage asking ten questions to contestants. If they get an answer wrong, they can be saved by a right answer from any of five kids sat […]

Show of the week: Sir Mouse

Aimed at 6-9s, Sir Mouse is based on stories from Dirk Neilandt, and follows a bossy mouse and her gentle dragon friend. While both are female, the series refrains from focusing on gender, and instead impresses the idea that girls can demonstrate typically ‘male’ behaviours and vice versa. “We prefer the slogan ‘knights can be […]

Show of the Week: Family Food Fight

Good humour and healthy family rivalry are promised in Endemol Shine Australia’s Family Food Fight, a high-energy cooking competition pitting six households against one another. Headed up by joint CEOs Mark and Carl Fennessy, who are credited for supercharging the success of MasterChef, the format celebrates family home-style cooking where everyone gets together to cook […]

Show of the week: The Queen’s Green Planet

The Queen’s Green Planet tackles one of the world’s great ecological conundrums: protecting the forests of Earth. Specifically, it follows Queen Elizabeth II’s initiative to create a new global network of protected forests, which is known as The Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy. “Content that has a theme that resonates globally will obviously be more in demand […]

Show of the week: Spy School

Spy School is at the edgier end of kids content, but focuses on fun: the format is a gameshow themed around espionage and spying. Each episode tests young cadets aged 12-16 through five series of physical and mental challenges under the watch of spy handler Agent J. They solve cases and break codes at some […]

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