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DRG acquires “Masterpiece,” “If Walls Could Talk”

London-headquartered distributor DRG has picked up the exclusive worldwide rights to daytime format Masterpiece. (Pictured: host Alan Titchmarsh)
February 29, 2016

London-headquartered distributor DRG has picked up the exclusive worldwide rights to daytime format Masterpiece.

DRG will distribute the 20 x 60-minute game show, hosted by gardener and TV personality Alan Titchmarsh (pictured), in all territories outside of the UK.

The program – which premiered on ITV1 earlier this month – is set in grand homes around the UK, and sees teams of antique and history fans take part in such challenges as valuing collectibles, guessing the ages of classic cars and outfits, and identifying the practical uses of odd historical objects. The team that collects the most “masterpieces” walks away with a cash prize.

Other acquisitions for the Nice Entertainment Group-owned distributor include the 6 x 60-minute format If Walls Could Talk, where the owners of old houses learn about the history of their homes; as well as the 8 x 60-minute format The Power Stays With Me, where eight youths from different backgrounds invite a politician into their home for 24 hours.

DRG will bring all titles to April’s MIPTV market in Cannes.

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Andrew Jeffrey joined Realscreen in 2021 as its news editor. Here, he helps to oversee assignment, reporting and editing for Realscreen's daily newsletter. Prior to his work covering documentary and non-fiction film and TV, he worked as a reporter and associate producer for CBC Edmonton, and as a reporter for The Star Calgary, where he covered daily news on beats such as local and provincial politics, health care and harm reduction, sports and education. His work has appeared in other Canadian news outlets such as TVO, the Edmonton Journal and Avenue Magazine.

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