Show of the Week


Show of the week: Chop Chop Ninja

Chop Chop Ninja started its early life as a games app, eventually gaining over 20 million downloads and a development treatment. “We wanted to extend the brand to new platforms and create completely new stories which kids could enjoy, and the response has been excellent,” says GoldBee’s MD, Christophe Goldberger. Children aged six-nine have already […]

Show of the week: Giant Hubs

Giant Hubs is a 6 x 60’ minute series that showcases some of the world’s biggest transportation hubs that hold international travelers as they make their ways to far flung destinations every minute of the day and night. “Everyone has been to an airport, has sent a post card or has bought a product from […]

Show of the week: The Coronation

For the first time the Queen discusses her Coronation, which took place 65 years ago this year, in a special by Atlantic Productions and FremantleMedia International (FMI). “What we get to see is a Queen who is highly knowledgeable, but who also has a great sense of humour and wit,” says Anthony Geffen, CEO of […]

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, […]