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DRG’s personality led fact-ent series sells across 100 territories

The BBC's Cherry Goes..., Channel 4's Heston's Mission Impossible (pictured) and Jo Frost Extreme Parental Guidance have sold to broadcasters including Discovery Networks International, Fox International Channels, Globosat, Nat Geo, RTL and the BBC.
September 20, 2011

The BBC’s Cherry Goes…, Channel 4′s Heston’s Mission Impossible (pictured) and Jo Frost Extreme Parental Guidance have sold to broadcasters including Discovery Networks International, Fox International Channels, Globosat, Nat Geo, RTL and the BBC.

Renegade Pictures’ Cherry Goes… series, which follows journalist Cherry Healey as she meets a mix of women from different backgrounds as they experience things like breastfeeding and dieting, has been sold by DRG to Discovery Home & Health in Latin America, Australia’s ABC2 and BBC Knowledge, TLC Benelux, NRK in Norway, DBS’s Yes Docu in Israel, and Poland’s TVN.

Renegade also produces Heston’s Mission Impossible, which sees chef Heston Blumenthal transforming the food of industry giants like British Airways and the NHS. Fox International Channels in Latin America, Canada’s Evasion, RTL in Germany, Italy’s National Geographic, Hong Kong’s TVB, and the BBC across Africa have all picked up the series.

The second season of parenting expert Jo Frost’s latest series, Jo Frost Extreme Parental Guidance, is set to launch on Discovery Home & Health in Latin America and Real Time in Italy, Globosat in Brazil, RTL in the Netherlands, TLC Denmark, France’s Televista, Belgium’s SBS and Media Corp in Singapore. The new season sees Frost sharing her advise with parents in the toughest of situations.

Patrick Roberts, senior VP of international sales at DRG, said: “DRG’s personality fronted documentaries are performing brilliantly in primetime blocks around the world, driven by a new generation of audiences with a huge appetite to be challenged, entertained and enlightened.”

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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