Reelz & Paramount+ Buy Princess Diana Doc

Deadline, Jesse Whittock, 14th June 2022 Reelz & Paramount+ Among Pre-Buyers Of Princess Diana Doc UK producer Content Kings and production finance broker and distribution agent Silverlining Rights have pre-sold a doc investigating the circumstances leading up to the death … Continued

Paramount+ UK picks up Diana doc

Broadcast, Heather Fallon, 14th June 2022 Silverlining scores raft of international pre-sale deals for Content Kings doc. Content Kings’ documentary Diana The Ultimate Truth is to air on Paramount+ UK and US cable channel Reelz after Silverlining Rights secured a … Continued

Reelz, Paramount+, Foxtel seek Diana The Ultimate Truth

C21, 14th June 2022 Reelz in the US, Paramount+ in the UK, and Foxtel in Australia are among a string of networks to have pre-bought upcoming Princess Diana documentary Diana The Ultimate Truth from producer Content Kings and distributor Silverlining … Continued

Broadcast, 48 Hours to Victory, Channel 4

I was asked to series produce 48 hours to Victory only back in July, with delivery and TX at the end of November/early December. So it was always going to be a challenge to establish a new history format with a large CGI element, shooting in Europe during a global pandemic.

Televisual, HiddenLight’s HLP gets first order with C4 show

Inside The Superbrands (8 x 60 mins), shines a new light on Britain’s market-leading brands such as Kellogg’s, Heinz, Walkers and Guinness to explore how they became such a part of our cultural identity.  “With exclusive behind-the-scenes access, the series finds out what the future holds for them in a fast-changing world.”

Yeti wins tiny order from Channel 4

Televisual, Jon Creamer, 3rd September 2021 Channel 4 has commissioned new competition format, The Great Big Tiny Design Challenge from Welsh indie Yeti. The 8-part series for More 4 is fronted by self-confessed enthusiast and collector of miniatures Sandi Toksvig. … Continued

C4 preps for Great Big Tiny Design Challenge

C21, Clive Whittingham, 3rd September 2021   Commercially funded UK pubcaster Channel 4 has commissioned The Great Big Tiny Design Challenge, a competition format that sees designers renovate luxury doll houses inspired by real world designs. Sandi ToksvigWelsh-based indie Yeti … Continued

Silverlining Rights inks deals

Realscreen, Justin Anderson, 5th July 2021 Distributor Silverlining Rights has secured several deals following the spring markets, including a special on Grace Kelly and the latest work from award-winning filmmaker Rich Bentley. Grace Kelly: The Missing Millions, a 60-minute special produced by … Continued

Silverlining inks factual deals

TBI Vision, Mark Layton, 5th July 2021 Broadcasters around the world have picked up a range of factual productions after inking deals with UK-based distributor Silverlining Rights. Yeti’s 1 x 60-minute Grace Kelly: The Missing Millions has been acquired by SBS … Continued

Hot8 find Grace Kelly’s fortune

C21, Oli Hammett, 5th July 2021 Hot8 in Israel have picked up a one-off documentary about the personal fortune of Hollywood icon Grace Kelly. Grace Kelly: The Missing Millions (1×60’), made by Welsh prodco Yeti for ViacomCBS-owned Channel 5 in … Continued

Variety Global Bulletin

Variety, Naman Ramachandran, 24 June 2021 Production finance broker and distribution agent Silverlining Rights has secured multiple global pre-sales for Spun Gold’s upcoming ITV series “Diana’s Decades.”

Silverlining sells “Diana’s Decades”

Realscreen, Jillian Morgan, 24 June 2021 Finance broker and distribution agent Silverlining Rights has signed multiple global pre-sales for UK producer Spun Gold TV’s upcoming landmark ITV series Diana’s Decades.

TVNZ, TV2, NRK add Diana’s Decades

Pubcasters TVNZ in New Zealand, TV2 in Sweden and NRK in Norway are among the international buyers to have picked up forthcoming ITV docuseries Diana’s Decades from UK distributor Silverlining Rights.

ITV docuseries marks Diana’s 60th

C21, C21 Reporter, 8th June 2021 UK commercial broadcaster ITV has ordered a documentary series about Princess Diana, marking what would have been her 60th birthday. Produced by London-based indie Spun Gold TV, Diana’s Decades (3×60’) will explore how the … Continued

ITV to mark Diana 60th

ITV to mark Diana 60th Broadcast, Max Goldbart, 8 June 2021 72 Films and Spun Gold secure orders ITV is to mark what would have been Princess Diana’s 60th birthday with shows from 72 Films and Spun Gold, Broadcast can … Continued

Silverlining unveils World’s Most Beautiful Landscapes

TBI Vision, Richard Middleton – 28 May 2021 Silverlining unveils World’s Most Beautiful Landscapes UK-based production finance broker and distribution agent Silverlining Rights is seeking buyers for eight-part travel series World’s Most Beautiful Landscapes, which is set to debut on … Continued

More4 explores World’s Greatest Wrecks

C21 Media, Oli Hammett – 15 April 2021 Commercially funded UK pubcaster Channel 4 has acquired 10-part documentary series World’s Greatest Wrecks for its More4 channel. The series is a coproduction between Bristol-based prodco Mallinson Sadler Productions (MSP) and distributor … Continued

Agraso finds Silverlining sales role

C21 Media, Nico Franks – 8 March 2021 UK distributor and production funding broker Silverlining Rights has brought in Esther Agraso, former head of sales at Spain’s Imagina International Sales. Agraso has joined Silverlining Rights as a sales associate and … Continued


Silverlining Press Release, 8 March 2021 Esther Agraso will expand the all-female company’s sales and funding reach Former Head of Sales at Imagina International Sales (Grupo Mediapro), Esther Agraso, has joined UK distributor and production funding broker, Silverlining Rights Limited, … Continued

Int’l nets expect Silverlining surrogacy doc

C21Media Nico Franks 5th March 2021 Broadcasters from around Europe plus one in Australia have pre-bought a forthcoming BBC documentary about surrogacy from the UK’s Silverlining. ProSieben in Germany, Medialaan in Belgium, TV2 in Denmark and TV2 in Norway, along … Continued

NPO Max to Localize Model Railway Competition Series

TV Real Daily (Worldscreen), Kristin Brzoznowski 5 November 2020 NPO Max in the Netherlands has optioned the format for a local version of The Great Model Railway Challenge. The format sees teams of gifted railway modelers compete against each other … Continued

Great Model Railway Challenge leads to Netherlands

TBI Vision, Richard Middleton 5 November 2020 NPO Max in the Netherlands has optioned rights for a local remake of The Great Model Railway Challenge, following a deal with distributor Silverlining Rights. The format was sold to MGM-backed prodco Concept … Continued

NPO rides Model Railway in Netherlands

C21 Media, Clive Whittingham 5 November 2020 Netherlands broadcaster NPO Max has optioned a British format in which model railway enthusiasts compete to produce the most elaborate builds. The Great Model Railway Challenge was originally created by Knickerbockerglory for ViacomCBS-owned … Continued

Silverlining features in Broadcast Distributors Showcase

Peter: The Human Cyborg selected as a hot pick for the showcase John Elmes 15 October 2020 In a year of disruption and financial uncertainty, boutique distribution and co-production outfit Silverlining Rights has fared remarkably well. The Bristol-based company, set … Continued


Press Release 9th October 2020 Forward-thinking distributor concluded over 70 meetings in a fortnight Independent Bristol distribution and co-pro expert, Silverlining, has popped the cork on a successful round of sales meetings, concluded well ahead of the expected October MIPCOM … Continued

Silverlining secures rights to NPL Media series

Realscreen, Jillian Morgan 22 September 2020 Silverlining secures rights to NPL Media series Bristol-based specialist factual distributor Silverlining TV has secured the rights to the six-part Sky Original series Rankin’s 2020 from NPL Media. The 6 x 30-minute series, to … Continued

Golden age of docs

Golden age of docs 07-09-2020 Clive Whittingham Clive Whittingham examines what’s trending in documentaries, whether Covid-themed projects are in or out and what the big concerns are for distributors heading into 2021. Once the doyen of independent cinemas, film festivals … Continued


Silverlining Press Release, 17 July 2020 Bristol distributor celebrates a bumper second quarter of sales Specialist factual and documentary distributor, Silverlining Rights Limited has made the most of three months in lockdown by securing a host of sales to channels … Continued

Bumper Q2 sales for UK distributor Silverlining

TBI Vision, Mark Layton 17 July 2020 UK-based factual distributor Silverlining Rights has reported “bumper” Q2 sales with particular uptake for its crime programming in Asia, the Nordics and New Zealand. “We really didn’t know what to expect when the … Continued


Silverlining Press Release 2 July 2020 Bristol funding expert turned ‘Farm’ dreams into a reality for Blakeway. Specialist production finance broker, Silverlining, will see the fruits of its funding labour take to screens in July as Wild Tales from the … Continued

Sky Nature, Smithsonian, Arte prep for Farm launch

TBI Vision, Richard Middleton 29 May 2020 The UK’s Sky Nature, Smithsonian Channel in the US and Arte in France are preparing to air a four-part docuseries about life on a farm. Wild Tales From The Farm documents the struggles of … Continued


Silverlining Press Release 28 May 2020 Bristol funding expert turned ‘Farm’ dreams into a reality for Blakeway Specialist production finance broker, Silverlining, will see the fruits of its funding labour take to screens in July as Wild Tales from the … Continued

Distributors draw up ‘virtual’ strategies after MIPTV Axe

Broadcast, John Elmes, 5th March 2020 Distributors are pulling together “virtual markets” for buyers via videoconferencing in the wake of Mip TV’s cancellation. In light of last night’s confirmation that concerns over coronavirus had led organisers to scrap the annual … Continued


C21Media, Nico Franks Thursday 27th February 2020   Broadcasters from around Europe, plus one in Australia, have acquired a documentary about the female orgasm from the UK’s Silverlining. TV2 in Denmark, SVT in Sweden, DPG Media in Belgium and NRK … Continued


Silverlining Press Release Thursday 27th February 2020   Quintet of channels pick up ‘How to Have a Better Orgasm’   Boutique factual distributor, Silverlining, has signed multiple deals with channels globally to acquire an intimate new documentary ahead of its … Continued

Silverlining’s first annual pledge to charity

19th December 2019 We have been so moved by the story behind local Bristol charity Little Hero, it has inspired us to donate to a different cause each year. Little Hero are currently raising £100,000 to fight childhood brain tumours in memory … Continued


Silverlining Press Release, 8th November 2019   Secrets of the Mega Resort draws strong buyer interest ahead of UK premiere The latest in a series of successful behind-the-scenes documentaries on boutique distributor Silverlining’s programme slate has had buyers lining up … Continued


Silverlining Press Release, 29th November 2019   International buyers clued up ahead of Channel 5 premiere Specialist factual distributor, Silverlining, is fielding intense interest from acquisitions executives globally for a new documentary on mystery novel doyen, Agatha Christie. Inside the … Continued


Silverlining Press Release, 13 September 2019   Great Model Railway Challenge Season 2 premieres on Channel 5 tonight Bristol-based distributor, Silverlining, will be full steam ahead with the second season of Great Model Railway Challenge following its first broadcast on … Continued

Silverlining to Expose Prince Albert to the World

Silverlining Press Release, 23 August 2019   Access documentary premieres on Channel 4 tomorrow   After more than a year in the making, Silverlining Rights Limited is thrilled to be able to offer Prince Albert: A Victorian Hero Revealed to … Continued

Silverlining Set To Clean Up With Dirty Doccie

Silverlining Press Release, 5 August 2019   ‘The Secret World of Your Rubbish’ premieres on Channel 5 tonight   Audiences in the UK will get a fascinating insight into the lifecycle of their rubbish in a new documentary series from … Continued

C5’s Student Sex Workers heads to Europe

Jesse Whittock, Broadcast, 13 June 2019, Silverlining secures deals for Knickerbockerglory ob-doc series Channel 5 ob-doc Student Sex Workers has been picked up by a trio of European territories and Australia. Knickerbockerglory’s 2 x 60-minute series, which opened last night to … Continued

C5’s Student Sex Workers goes global

Richard Middleton, C21, 13 June 2019, Knickerbockerglory’s Student Sex Workers debuted on Channel 5 Broadcasters in the Nordics, Benelux and Australia have struck pre-sales deals for a two-part show that explores the prevalence of sex work among students. Student Sex … Continued

BBC Examines Gatwick Drone Attack

C21Media, Clive Whittingham, April 12th 2019 UK pubcaster the BBC has greenlit a one-off documentary examining the drone sightings that caused chaos at London’s Gatwick Airport earlier this year. London- and Yorkshire-based indie Attaboy TV is working on The Gatwick … Continued

World’s Busiest Train Stations, Channel 5

Broadcast, Monday 8th April 2019 Having insider knowledge of the railway industry helped keep our series on track, says Tim Pritchard Gaining behind the scenes, documentary filming access to one-stop institutions like Claridges, Libertys or a hospital is difficult but … Continued

C5 Train Show Steams Into Oz, NZ

Richard Middelton, C21 Media Monday 8th April 2019 MIPTV: Broadcasters in Australia and New Zealand have picked up a show about train stations around the world from UK-based financier and distributor Silverlining. World’s Busiest Train Stations is produced by Tim … Continued

Critical Condition, Channel Five

Broadcast, 27th February 2019 For a truly different take on this crowded genre, we focused on critical cases and drew up a long list of clichés to be avoided, says Michael Tuft TV isn’t short of top-quality hospital docs, so if you’re … Continued


22nd November, 2018 Channel 4 Factual has commissioned from Sundog Pictures (1×60 mins) Training Teachers to Kill.  This timely and shocking documentary will witness the heated debate playing out in real time where school boards in America are seriously considering … Continued

A+E believes in Twisted Faith

C21 Media 4th October 2018 John Elmes A+E Networks is to launch a special programming strand focused on cults and zealous belief systems globally across its Crime+Investigation (C+I) network. Twisted Faith will launch in November as a seven-day programming block … Continued

Silverlining links with Mustang Films

C-21 Media, Nico Franks. 8th October 2018 UK indie prodco and sales outfit Silverlining TV has signed a first-look distribution deal with a fledgling company set up by a former BBC Earth executive. Bristol-based Mustang Films has been set up … Continued

Married to a Paedophile

‘Using innovative techniques blending documentary and drama to protect the identity of those involved, this powerful film reports on the impact this has on the families of the men involved’ The Sunday Mirror The unusual format and queasy subject matter … Continued

Emporium and Spun Gold win royal US orders

Broadcast Now, Manori Ravindran 9th May 2018 Original article Emporium Productions and Spun Gold have struck commissions around this month’s royal wedding for US cable channels Lifetime and Nat Geo. WW2 Treasure Hunters indie Emporium is producing one-off doc Harry … Continued

Int’l nets examine MH370 mystery

C21 Media, Nico Franks 3rd April 2018 Original article Broadcasters in Australia, France and the UK have pre-bought a documentary about the missing Malaysian Airlines passenger jet from Silverlining TV. Nine Network in Australia, RMC Découverte in France and Channel … Continued

European nets go Long Haul with Silverlining

C21 Media, John Elmes 6th November 2017 Original article M6 in France is among the networks to have picked up Brinkworth Films’ airline documentary Secret Life of the Long-Haul Flight from UK distributor Silverlining TV. The 1×60’ series, which originally aired on … Continued

Silverlining lands Brinkworth flight doc

C21 Media, Richard Middleton 8th June 2017 UK-based distributor Silverlining Rights has picked up a one-off special about the truth behind long-haul flights. The Secret Life of the Long-Haul Flight follows Australian operator Qantas’s A380 plane as it flies from … Continued

E4 returns to Stage School

Knickerbockerglory heads back to D&B Academy Broadcast Now, Miranda Blazeby 24th May 2017 Knickerbockerglory TV’s structured reality drama series Stage School is to return to E4 for a second 30-part run. The series, which follows the lives of students and … Continued

Silverlining plays Ivanka Trump card

C21 Media, Richard Middleton 16th May 2017 UK-based Silverlining Rights has picked up a fast-turnaround doc that explores the influence of US president Donald Trump’s eldest daughter.  Ivanka Trump: America’s Real First Lady? (1 x 60′) has been produced by … Continued

Silverlining snaps up Age Gap format

C21 Media, Richard Middleton 8th May 2017 UK-based distributor Silverlining Rights has picked up a new social-experiment format that sees two groups of people from opposite ends of the age spectrum living together. Mind the Age Gap (5×60’) has been … Continued

The Accused, Channel 5

Broadcast Now, Rob McCabe 6th February 2017 I was sold on The Accused within five minutes of meeting Malcolm Brinkworth, executive producer at Brinkworth Films. His idea was ambitious and compelling: a documentary that, for the first time, took the … Continued

Silverlining catches E4’s Polterguest

C21 Media, Richard Middleton 3rd November 2016 UK-based Silverlining Rights has picked up distribution of a hidden-camera gameshow format that debuted on E4 in the UK yesterday. Polterguest (1×60′) is from UK prodco Knickerbockerglory and uses remote cameras to film a … Continued

Stage School – Radio Times Review

Radio Times, Sarah Carson 6th September 2016 “I saw Stage School, and realised what TOWIE, Made in Chelsea, and all the others had been missing all these years: musical numbers. Because when TOWIE-meets-Glee-meets-Fame-meets-High School Musical-meets a can of L’Oreal Casting … Continued

Silverlining drives Sky’s Taxi

C21 Media, Richard Middleton 1st July 2016 Silverlining Rights has picked up a Sky1 show featuring former Pineapple Dance Studios star Louie Spence for distribution. Louie Spence: Taxi Driver (1×60’) debuts tomorrow and sees Spence launch himself onto an unsuspecting … Continued

E4 greenlights stage school reality series

Broadcast 30th June 2016 E4 has ordered a long-running structured reality series described as “the real life Glee”. Based at the prestigious D&B Academy of Performing Arts in Kent, the 30 x 30-minute series is produced by GPs Behind Closed … Continued