London/Hampshire, Tuesday 1st August 2023 – Indie prodco Woodcut Media and distributor Woodcut International are delighted to announce Season Two of the factual entertainment series A Royal Guide To.., acquired by Channel 4 in the UK and scheduled to TX later this year.
Produced by Woodcut Media and distributed worldwide by Woodcut International, the new season of A Royal Guide To… follows on from the success of Season One which first aired on Channel 4 in July 2022.
Currently in production, Season Two of A Royal Guide To… features 6 x 1hr episodes, plus 2 x 1hr stand-alone specials ‘Royal Scotland’ and ‘Royal Wales’. From lavish Christmas feasts where everything from swans to wild boar are on the menu, to having a zoo in your own back garden; over the centuries the British Royal Family have lived rather outrageous and opulent lives. But there are also standards to maintain and a thousand years of tradition to uphold. Each episode covers a different theme offering the British Royal Family’s take on Parks & Gardens, Parenting, Funerals, The Armed Forces, Animals and Christmas, whilst providing a unique insight into what it means to be a royal today.
This new season features contributions from commentators, historians, and royal journalists, as well as individuals who have lived and worked as part of the Royal Household.
Season Two of A Royal Guide To… was acquired by Polly Scates, Senior Acquisitions Manager, Channel 4. Series producer is Poppy Pinnock, and executive producers are Kate Beal and Nick Mavroidakis for Woodcut Media.
Koulla Anastasi will be overseeing worldwide sales for Woodcut International.
Koulla Anastasi, Managing Director, Woodcut International said: “This second series delves deeper into the Royal Family’s intriguing traditions, providing a fascinating retrospective on their somewhat unusual origins, as well as exploring how things have evolved in present day times. We are delighted that Channel 4 is on board for this new season and look forward to presenting it to our international buyers over the coming months.”
About Woodcut Media:
Founded by award-winning producer Kate Beal in 2014, UK indie prodco Woodcut Media is a female-led operation with a diverse team at its core, whose main ethos is to provide an honest and trusted voice – creating programming that tells incredible human stories with creativity, authenticity, and care. As well as being one of the leading true crime doc producers in the UK, Woodcut also specialises in a broad range of standout unscripted content covering factual entertainment, specialist factual, and premium/talent led programming. Titles include Confessions of a Psycho Killer (Amazon Prime Video), long-running series World’s Most Evil Killers/Britain’s Most Evil Killers (8 seasons), Fiennes: Return to the Nile with Joseph and Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Cut from a Different Cloth, Mandela, My Dad and Me, both featuring Idris Elba, Hitler: A Life in Pictures, and Paranormal Captured to name just a few. In 2020, Woodcut launched distribution company Woodcut International, as well as Bristol-based production operation Woodcut West which specialises in natural history and high-end specialist factual. www.woodcutmedia.com
About Woodcut International:
Established in September 2020, UK based Woodcut International is the distribution division of Woodcut Media, a leading producer of a broad range of factual programming that includes True Crime, specialist factual, premium factual and factual entertainment. Woodcut International focuses on the global sales of select Woodcut Media series and specials that include new productions and library titles such as A Royal Guide To, (K)nox: The Rob Knox Story, Forgotten War Stories, The Killer Within, the Idris Elba led docs (Cut from a Different Cloth, Mandela, My Dad and Me), and Fukushima: Nature in the Danger Zone, to name a few. www.woodcutinternational.com