Show of the week


Show of the week: Vintage Voltage

This new 10-part car transformation series from the UK’s Attaboy TV and MPH Film gives vehicles the makeover they need to keep up with more recent models. The show goes behind the scenes at a Wales-based operation that is converting classic vehicles to run off electric power, on a scale larger than anywhere else in […]

Show of the week: Don’t

While most gameshows require contestants to complete all manner of tasks or challenges asked of them, Banijay’s recently launched format Don’t – which debuts on ABC in the US later this week – has taken an alternative approach. The show, which will air in primetime from 11 June on ABC, follows a family of four […]

Show of the week: Snowpiercer

Seven years after the world has become an uninhabitable frozen wasteland, the survivors of humanity reside in a gigantic, 1001-car train that circles the globe in perpetual motion. While life aboard Snowpiercer is preferable to the icy apocalypse outside, class inequality is rife and some live in luxury, while others must endure constant hardships to […]

Show of the week – Costa Rica: The Rise Of Nature

One for the natural history lovers, this three-parter explores Costa Rica, which offers a range of ecosystems – from dry forests and volcanoes to rainforests and marine parks, all abundant in fauna and flora. They also provide a sanctuary to more than 5% of the world’s biodiversity, thanks to an innovative and proactive ecological policy […]

Show of the week: Shadowplay

Created by Måns Mårlind, whose previous shows include The Bridge and Midnight Sun, this Berlin-based drama is set in what producers describe as “the wild west of purgatory”. It follows the exploits of US cop Max McLaughlin, played by True Detective’s Taylor Kitsch, with the 16-episode series split into two eight-part seasons. Having landed in […]

Show of the week: Dark Woods

German drama has become increasingly sought after over the past couple of years and Dark Woods (aka Das Geheimnis Des Totenwaldes) is another worth taking a look at. The 6 x 45 minute series has been inspired by the real-life disappearance of a woman in the German region of Lower Saxony and is set during […]

Show of the week: Sing Or Spin

First showcased at MIPCOM in October last year, this dizzying new music entertainment format is now being rolled out to buyers and pulls no punches in letting its contestants know exactly how they are scoring. The hopefuls sing their hearts out on a unique spinning stage that lets them know whether their performance is managing […]

Show of the week: Tony Robinson’s VE Day: Minute By Minute

This special has been commissioned by Discovery and will be of interest to acquisition execs looking for a show to mark the 75th anniversary of VE (Victory in Europe) day, which falls on Friday 8 May. The 1 x 60-minute documentary, produced by Woodcut Media and distributed by TVF International, has already been pre-sold to […]

Show of the week: Run

This half-hour comedy, which had been due to receive its world premiere at Series Mania in Lille, comes from two of the creative talents whose previous work includes the likes of Killing Eve and Fleabag. Run, which has been created by Phoebe Waller-Bridge and writer Vicky Jones, follows the life of a woman, played by […]

Show of the week: You Sleep, You Lose

You Sleep, You Lose was not originally destined to be a primetime gameshow, but rather a factual series exploring the effects of sleep deprivation. German broadcaster ProSieben was planning a themed week around the airing of a TV movie called 9 Days Awake, based on a bestselling book and the initial idea was to create […]