Show of the Week

Show of the week – Christiane Amanpour: Sex & Love Around the World

Christiane Amanpour has built an illustrious career interviewing global power players and reporting from war-torn countries, and here she looks to get a global perspective of our closest relationships. “Sex & Love Around the World discusses taboo topics in a very accessible, entertaining and enlightening way,” says Lizzie Fox, VP of CNN original series. “The […]

Show of the week: Royal Wives of Windsor

As the buzz settles from May’s Royal Wedding, TV execs are asking themselves how they can preserve an audience that followed Prince Harry, and former Suits star Meghan Markle, from engagement to ceremony. With 8.7 million viewers tuning into the wedding on the BBC alone, there is certainly a crowd to please. With this in […]

Show of the week: To The Ends of the Earth

Looking at topical issues from China to California, DCD’s wide-ranging title explores how to tackle worldwide problems and connect nations to resolve these issues. “No film has attempted to join the dots between population growth, climate change and over-consumption. This triple threat sits behind many of our current news stories – from armed conflict to […]

Show of the week: Bad Habits, Holy Orders

In a first for the Catholic Church, a convent takes on a group of raucous girls in a bid to show them a spiritual path in a tech-fuelled, selfie-obsessed world. The show arrives from a wider investigation to explore how social media is dictating the self-worth of millennials and how spirituality can combat this for […]

Show of the week: For the Love of Spock

After Leonard Nimoy’s passing in 2015, his son, director Adam Nimoy (Gilmore Girls), chose to tell the story of his personal experience growing up with his father as the universally recognisable Star Trek character Mr Spock. “Through his viewpoint and relationship, the film gained an unparalleled level of access and insight into the international icon, […]

Show of the week: Bud Empire

Filming for Bud Empire (fka Bud Dynasty) began on the day a ‘4/20’ pro-cannabis event was taking place in Vancouver, Canada. Much like the occasion, the show highlights the passions of the entrepreneurs attempting to make their fortunes from marijuana as it moves towards legalisation. Originally commissioned for Canada’s Corus Entertainment, which operates A+E Networks’ […]

Show of the week: Stan & Gran

Jellyfish Pictures’ head of development Natalie Llewellyn says the initial reaction to the 52x11mins Stan & Gran has been “hugely positive”. Besides generating “a lot of laughs” and intrigue over its core premise – a “mystery-busting adventure series for preschoolers” – she says buyers enjoyed the visual style and strength of design, “but more importantly, […]

Show of the week: Ray Winstone’s World: Sicily

Banijay’s latest doc sees well-known actor Winstone bring his passion for Sicily to audiences as he explores the island of his second home. “Ray brings a passion and authenticity to the project – knowing the island like the back of his hand as he has a second home there – as well as a very […]

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 […]

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