Argonon International To Launch Michael Portillo History Series At Mipcom

Argonon Group content and third-party slate to feature social history series Portillo’s Hidden History of Britain, large scale cross-platform science project, BBC Pandemic, long-running successful popular factual franchise Botched Up Bodies.

Argonon International hires new SVP of Sales and Acquisitions and Senior Sales Executive.

“Argonon is currently undergoing rapid growth and I am excited to join their international distribution division. I look forward to growing the team and establishing our content in the international marketplace.”

The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway: The Final Countdown (BBC2)

3.4m viewers (17.6% Share)

Windfall Film’s two-parter about the development of London’s Crossrail won the slot and was the channel’s most-watched show since an episode of University Challenge entertained 3.2m (14.8%) in January.

It was BBC2’s highest-rated show since Bake Off Crème de la Crème gripped 3.5m (15.4%) in March 2016.

It also smashed the channel’s 1.7m (8%) slot average for the past 12 months and beat the 2.5m (12.5%) who watched the first series opener in July 2014.

Transparent Television nominated for Best Entertaining Documentary at the 2016 Grierson award for 'A Very British Brothel'!

View the shortlist here

TTV Nominated for Broadcast Digital Award!

Transparent Televisions heart-breaking documentary ‘The Boy Who Wants His Leg Cut Off’ has been nominated for a Broadcast Digital Award for ‘Best Popular Factual Programme’

EVE Wins RTS Award!

Leopard drama’s EVE has won 2 RTS Scotland awards for Best Children’s Programme and Best Sound for John Cobban at the RTS Scotland Awards

Leopard Drama’s Eve nominated for the Broadcast Awards 2016

Eve has just been shortlisted for the Broadcast Awards 2016 in the Best Children’s Programme category. For more information please look over at

Argonon format Farm of Fussy Eaters takes the Netherlands by storm.

Produced by Dutch Producer Stepping Stone Productions, Bizarre Eters is hit for Dutch Broadcaster RTL5.

The seven part series follows a groups of food phobics as they try to overcome their bizarre eating habits.

Originally produced by leopard films for UKTV’s Style network and optioned to Stepping Stone Productions by Argonon International Bizarre Eters scored 150% above average in its prime time slot with an 18.88% market share in its key 20-34 demographic.

Further territories to be announced shortly.

All About Eve

The successful Leopard drama series Eve is a global sensation.

Argonon International have secured sales across 4 continents.

Australia, South America, Europe and Asia

French Cash In The Attic on M6

Un Trésor Dans Votre Maison" is still going strong on M6. 1M+ viewers

Farm of Fussy Eaters

Farm of Fussy Eaters optioned by Stepping Stone Productions in Netherlands.


Leopard Films’ format The day the immigrants left has proven a success in Denmark. The local version Den dag de fremmede forsvandt received great ratings and press when it aired as a two-parter on 24th November and 1st December on Denmark’s channel DR.

Safely getting the show on the road

Around 10 cyclists are killed on our roads each year. In Britain, the average annual fatality figure is 10 times that. In both countries, the majority of these deaths are caused by collisions between bicycles and motor vehicles. As such, TV3's UK documentary War on Britain's Roads is all-too relevant viewing for Kiwis.

Read the full article here.

Cash In The Attic

Cash in the Attic continues its international success. The French version on M6, known locally as Tresor dans votre maison, keeps going from strength to strength. Broadcast on Saturdays at 18:40 to an average of 2 million viewers, it recently achieved its biggest audience since its launch with 2.5 million viewers and a 14.2% share. A daily spin-off series called Un trésor dans votre ville has also been commissioned by M6. Options for the format to Cash in the Attic have also sold to ITV Studios for Finland and Atmis Media for Spain.

Jonathan Phang’s Gourmet Trains

Jonathan Phang’s Gourmet Trains keeps travelling around the world – recent sales includes to Choice TV in New Zealand and Globosat in Brazil.

Tourettes: Let Me Entertain You

Leopard Films’ format Tourettes: Let Me Entertain You proves a hit in Denmark. Locally known as De Ustyrlige, made by Eyeworks for TV2 Denmark, received great ratings and a market share of 48% when it aired in February 2014.

Notes On Ice

Sales Executive Bea Tammer acquired rights for arts documentary Notes On Ice, this has now been sold into New Zealand, Switzerland, Australia, Finland and Norway.

Bach: A Passionate Life

Leopard Films award winning BBC2 arts documentary, Bach: A Passionate Life sold to New Zealand, Sweden, Switzerland, Russia and Norway.

Botched Up Bodies

All 8 episodes of Botched Up Bodies, plus 2 spin offs Botched Up Brides and Botched Up Abroad sold to Discovery for Poland, Russia and the UK