Leading global distributor all3media International will bring 41 new hours of Spun Gold’s premium factual entertainment to buyers across the global industry at MIPTV 2014. This new tranche of programming from Spun Gold, now one of the world’s leading producers of high-quality programming, ranges from stand-out observational documentaries to formatted factual shows.
Nick Bullen, Managing Director, Spun Gold, says: “Spun Gold’s range of content expands year on year, as does our international reach. We have a longstanding and very strong relationship with all3media International who drive the international sales successes of our programmes. These new 41 hours exemplify how much the company is diversifying and growing. Talent-led programming is still an important part of our DNA, but this is now complemented by a wide range of ob-doc and formatted shows. all3media International have done a terrific job with a range of our programmes including our British Royal Family documentaries and gardening titles such as Love Your Garden, and both Spun Gold and all3media International are confident that the content to be launched at MIPTV will be just as appealing to buyers.”
The leading UK production company offers a strong portfolio of talent-led factual programming, including Off the Beaten Track, fronted by Christine Bleakley and Jennifer Saunders: Back in the Saddle, as well as a number of high-quality observational documentaries, such as Nine Months Later, a series following first time parents after the birth of their newborns.
Maartje Horchner, Head of Acquisitions, all3media International, says, “Spun Gold are one of the most ambitious and consistently creative indies in the UK and their content is always in demand. We are proud to present this new body of programming which has widespread appeal across a range of markets.”
all3media International’s Spun Gold catalogue includes:
Format-led Factual Entertainment
Restaurant Wars (3×60’) sees two of Britain’s top chefs, Simon Rogan and Aiden Byrne, go head to head, as they open fine-dining restaurants from scratch, battling it out to run the finest dining experience in Manchester in pursuit of giving the city its first Michelin star restaurant in over 30 years. Is the city big enough for both of them? Who will draw in the most customers? Who will earn the coveted award?
Green-fingered broadcasting veteran Alan Titchmarsh and his team return with Love Your Garden Season 4 (8×60’). Travelling around Britain, they carry out surprise garden transformations for those in need. Combining advice and inspirational hints and tips with incredible human interest stories, this series continues to draw in large audiences.
Talent-led Factual Entertainment
Off the Beaten Track (6×30’) sees Christine Bleakley set off on an adventure to explore the byways and bridleways of a forgotten Britain. On her journey, Christine reintroduces the audience to parts of our country, its animals, people and traditions that have remained stubbornly unchanged for hundreds of years.
Two part documentary Jennifer Saunders: Back in the Saddle (2×60’) is an entertaining canter into the equestrian world, following the television icon’s attempt to return to the world of competitive show jumping after a 40-year break.
Fly-on-the-wall series Stitch Me Lift Me Tuck Me (10×60’) offers a behind the scenes look into London’s most exclusive cosmetic surgery clinic, looking at the lives of both the rich and the famous who come in for treatments and the staff who work there.
Six-part series Nine Months Later (6×60’) follows six mums and dads for the first six months after the birth of their first-born. It will explore the couples’ expectations of becoming a parent versus reality, capturing the highs and lows of this life-changing time, and the natural adjustments that these couples have to make to their lives.
all3media International will also be representing Spun Gold’s popular British royal family documentaries, All The Queen’s Horses (1×120’), Prince Charles: The Royal Restoration (1×60’), A Royal Year to Remember (1×60’) and William and Kate: Inside the Royal Marriage (1×60’).
all3media International will be on stand R8.C20 at MIPTV2014.