Series Distributed Internationally by Woodcut International
For immediate release:
London/Hampshire, Wednesday 26th January 2022 – UK broadcaster Channel 4 has acquired Woodcut Media’s A Royal Guide To, as the indie announces the brand new 6-part factual entertainment series which is scheduled to TX on the channel later this year.
Currently in production, A Royal Guide To (6 x 1hr) looks at the numerous and somewhat little known protocols, etiquette and customs the British Royal Family adhere to that also form the foundations of how to do absolutely everything as a royal. From tea cup handles that must be kept at 3 o’clock, royal women adopting the ‘Duchess slant’ to prevent embarrassment when seated, babies christened in holy water imported from the River Jordan, or boys having to wear shorts until they are eight, through to wedding rings that must be made of Welsh gold and brides that must wear their hair up. The series delves into these somewhat unusual customs, tracing their historical origins and why they exist.
With exclusive access to Getty’s extensive royal archive, each intriguing episode employs stunning archive footage and insider interviews to reveal an aspirational, uplifting and intimate portrayal of the inner workings of the Royal Family – past and present, and how
they deal with life and everything it throws at them in a thoroughly regal way.
A Royal Guide To was acquired by Polly Scates, Acquisitions Manager, Channel 4. Executive producers are Woodcut Media’s Kate Beal, Sarah Freethy and Tom Adams.
Polly Scates, Acquisitions Manager, Channel 4 said: “It’s great to be partnering with Woodcut again on this entertaining take on a royal series. We’re excited for our audience to journey through this stunning archive as we explore the lesser known traditions of the British Royal Family.”
Kate Beal, CEO, Woodcut Media said: “It’s fair to say that when it comes to global interest in royal families, the British Royals by far take the most hits on google and the likes. Yet behind the scenes there are some rather quirky and somewhat little known facts that viewers are no doubt going to find really interesting and entertaining.”
Woodcut International is handling worldwide distribution and have also pre-sold the series to BBC Select in North America.
About Woodcut Media:
With offices in London, Hampshire and Bristol, Woodcut Media, (part of the Anthology Group of businesses), is one of the leading indies in the UK, producing a broad range of factual programming. A leading true crime producer (Murder at My Door with Kym Marsh, The Beverley Allitt Tapes, The Killer in My Family, World’s Most Evil Killers), Woodcut’s growing catalogue also includes specialist factual series (Tony Robinson’s VE Day: Minute by Minute, The Secret History of World War II and the hit ‘Combat’ franchise, Combat Ships, Combat Trains, Combat Machines), premium docs (Fiennes: Return to the Nile, Cut From A Different Cloth and Mandela, My Dad and Me featuring Idris Elba and The Ivy) factual entertainment shows (How Hacks Work, Around the World in 80 Tricks and Paranormal Captured). Woodcut works with multiple broadcasters worldwide such as Channel 5, Sky, National Geographic, Smithsonian Channel, Discovery and CI etc. Towards the end of 2020 and as part of the company’s continued expansion, Woodcut launched Woodcut International, a distribution division, as well as a new Bristol-based production operation Woodcut West which specialises in natural history and high-end specialist factual. www.woodcutmedia.com