The Real Full Monty’ Heads To Australia’s Seven Network After All3Media International Deal – Mip TV

The broadcaster revealed that it struck a deal with All3Media International to adapt the non-scripted format at Mip TV. The series is produced by British producer Spun Gold, responsible for doc The Return of Courtney Love, and started as a a one-off documentary to mark the 20th anniversary of the Simon Beaufoy-penned, Robert Carlyle-fronted movie.

The show, which was originally presented by Pointless host Alexander Armstrong and choreographer Ashley Banjo, follows a group of famous men as they learn to striptease and culminates in a performance in an episode of Tonight at the London Palladium. It averaged an audience of 5.4 million earlier this year and was a particular draw with women.

The show returned in the UK with a female version and the Australian version will be hosted by comedian Shane Jacobson

In addition to the Australian adaptation, the producers, which are represented by ICM Partners in the U.S., are looking at how they can remake the show for U.S. broadcasters and whether to keep the documentary tone or ramp up the entertainment element.

Daniela Neumann, MD of Spun Gold said: “The Real Full Monty is a big show with warmth, humour, joy and real emotion. And at its heart is an important message about the need for all of us to check ourselves regularly and not be afraid to talk about concerns we might have regarding cancer. We were inundated with messages from people saying that as a result of watching the show they got checked out and prevented a potentially fatal late diagnosis, so I’m incredibly proud that this deal with Seven Network and all3media international will provide the same opportunity to raise awareness but also bring great fun in a big entertainment show.”

Maartje Horchner, EVP Content at All3media international, noted, “We are delighted to continue our successful first look agreement with the team at Spun Gold – this great partnership has enabled us to represent an impressive roster of diverse and innovative content in the global market. The Real Full Monty is a perfect example of their strong sense of entertainment, and we’re pleased to find a partner in Seven for this fantastic series, in addition to the sales listed. We are also confident of a French version of the show via Pernel, with a format option signed on the eve of Mip Tv.”



Spun Gold TV in Real Screen’s Global 100

Spring arises, and brings with it another edition of the Global 100, Realscreen’s annual listing of the top 100 international production companies working in unscripted and non-fiction content as determined through input from the industry itself. Compiling the list for more than a decade has given the Realscreen team a remarkable vantage point from which to observe the evolution of the industry. True, it has also provided its share of sleepless nights for the team, but so it goes.

Headquarters: London
Number of hours produced in 2017: approx. 120
Number of employees: 120 (including freelancers)
Recent/current titles: The Real Full Monty; Love Your Garden; The Royal House of Windsor; Great Canal Journeys
Upcoming titles: Garden Rescue 3; Love Your Home and Garden; How the Other Half Lives

Headed up by founder and CEO Nick Bullen and managing director Daniela Neumann, Spun Gold had a notable 2017, with turnover increasing by 60%, a three-fold increase in the number of hours produced, and new business with U.S. networks and SVODs.

Known for its raft of Royal Family content, the past year saw Spun Gold deliver The Royal House of Windsor, a six-part doc series for Channel 4 and Netflix. But it was a cheeky entertainment show that perhaps brought the biggest buzz for the prodco in 2017. The Real Full Monty, commissioned by ITV to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the surprise hit film, followed a group of male celebrities as they learned the finer points of the art of striptease, to raise awareness about cancers affecting men. The one-off brought in 5.4 million viewers, including 3.7 million women. Naturally, more Monty is on the way for this year, this time featuring female participants as well as males.

Spun Gold also picked up a BAFTA for best live event, for The Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebration, coproduced with ITV Entertainment and HPower. Other highlights included the ITV quiz show Masterpiece and the two-part Secret Life of Crocodiles for the BBC.

Source: Realscreen. Link

Author(s): Realscreen staff

The Real Full Monty

ITV asks Ladies for Full Monty

ITV in the UK has ordered a spin-off from celebrity stripping show The Real Full Monty from indie prodco Spun Gold.

The Real Full Monty: Ladies’ Night (1×90’) follows the Spun Gold-produced male equivalent, which has been recommissioned for a second run following its debut in 2017.

Participants such as former pop star Coleen Nolan, broadcaster Victoria Derbyshire, presenter Sarah-Jane Crawford and singer Michelle Heaton will take part to raise awareness of breast cancer. Their mission is to overcome nerves and inhibitions about their bodies to strip for a good cause.

“The boys were so amazing last year and I loved watching the show from home, so I can’t quite believe I’ll be taking part myself this time with a group of fabulous ladies who, like me, have all been touched by the shadows cancer casts over us,” said Nolan.

Both Full Monty shows are exec produced by Kevin Mundye for Spun Gold and directed by Will Yapp. They were commissioned for ITV by Kate Teckman, factual commissioner, and Sue Murphy, head of factual entertainment.

Already in rehearsal, The Real Full Monty’s second run will feature presenter Alexander Armstrong, The Only Way is Essex star James ‘Arg’ Argent, presenter Jeff Brazier and retired England Rugby international Ugo Monye, among others.

Source: C21 Media Author: John Elmes

UK Production Company Spun Gold Signs With ICM Partners As It Looks To Crack U.S – Deadline Hollywood

The production company, which was founded by Nick Bullen in 2004, has produced much of celebrity gardener Alan Titchmarsh’s programming as well as a raft of royal shows including C4 and Netflix’s The Royal House of Windsor and BBC’s Royal Recipes. The firm will look to replicate its UK success in North America as it looks to reformat its existing formats as well as produce original ideas for US broadcasters and streaming services.

One of its priorities will be to assess how to adapt The Real Full Monty, a one-off show that that marked the 20th anniversary of the Simon Beaufoy-penned, Robert Carlyle-fronted movie. The event special, which followed a group of famous men as they learn to striptease and culminates in a performance in an episode of Tonight at the London Palladium, averaged an audience of 5.4 million and was a particular draw for female audiences. It will work closely with ICM Partners’ Head of International Television Michael Kagan on this project as well as a slew of others.

Spun Gold is run by Chief Executive Bullen alongside Managing Director Daniela Neumann, the former ITV Commissioner, who joined the company in 2014. Its current production slate includes ITV Christmas special All Star Musicals as well as long-running daytime formats such as ITV’s Masterpiece with Alan Titchmarsh, BBC1’s Garden Rescue with Charlie Dimmock and Great Canal Journeys for Channel 4 and true crime series When Kids Kill for Viacom-owned Channel 5.


Source: Deadline Hollywood

Secrets Of The National Trust | Series 2

Alan Titchmarsh is back for a second series of Secrets of the National Trust, giving us an insider’s view into Britain’s most intriguing estates and properties, as he uncovers hidden stories, is given privileged access to unseen objects and is taken behind the scenes of our great historic houses. In this 12 x 60” series, produced by Spun Gold TV for Channel 5, Alan will again be based at a different location for each episode, joined by a variety of experts as well as a host of familiar faces who will be helping him to unlock Britain’s extraordinary past through these great properties and the people who have lived in them.

Great Canal Journeys

Timothy West and Prunella Scales are in heaven on their latest water-based jaunt as they venture up the Rio Douro in Portugal. The pair are fond of a tipple and are following the route from Porto taken by the port barges up the river, stopping at the odd estate to sample some of the fortified wine that is much loved by the British. However, it’s not all about getting tipsy, so the couple also visit a site of historical important and negotiate the deepest lock in Europe. “It’s so beautiful here, one hardly needs alcohol,” West says. “But it helps,” Scales replies.

Joe Clay, The Times

The 18-30 Stone Holiday

Eight Brits, some tipping the scales at more than 190kg (30st), head for the Bahamas and the plus-size-friendly environs of the Resort, a hotel with reinforced toilets and beds. Here, each spends time getting to grips with the kind of body issues encapsulated by call-centre worker Steven’s heart-breaking assessment of himself as “the beast of Fife”. It all culminates in a visit to a public beach, a tough assignment for those too often fat-shamed.

Jonathan Wright, The Guardian

Spun Gold wins its first BAFTA!

Our ITV1 production of Her Majesty the Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations, hosted by Ant & Dec, was awarded a BAFTA for Best Live Event at last night’s ceremony.

The co-production between ITV Entertainment, HPower and ourselves was a highlight of our year last year and we’re thrilled to be honoured in this way.  Congratulations to everyone involved and in particular Her Majesty.