Argonon International slate includes talent-led third party titles with John Torode
and Tim Minchin, along with Argonon own content Celebrity Botched Up Bodies, Granny Ink and Eve S3
London, Monday 17th October 2016: Argonon International, the distribution arm of Argonon Group, has confirmed it is bringing John Torode’s Korean Food Tour, as part of its diverse content slate at MIPCOM 2016.
The series will air on UKTV’s Good Food in Q2 of 2017. This was a multi partner-funded production and the deal was brokered by The Bridge (part of Argonon Group), who facilitated the co-production between Denhams TV, UKTV and Korea’s Hyundai Media broadcast arm, supported by the Korea Communications Agency. The ten-part travelling cookery series follows acclaimed TV chef John Torode as he reveals the huge range of Korea’s culinary delights. Torode immerses himself in both traditional and modern South Korea, trying a selection of the 300 different national dishes in temples, home kitchens, at festivals and up mountains, in search of the tastiest Korean food.
“We’re looking forward to presenting a wide range of content from a varied pool of producers.” says Jess Khanom, MD, Argonon International. “From third-party, international multi-partner productions such as John Torode’s Korean Food Tour to Argonon’s best-selling Celebrity Botched Up Bodies and award-winning drama, Eve, our MIPCOM content reflects Argonon International’s breadth.”
Argonon International’s third party titles also include Tim Minchin’s Matilda and Me, from Australian producers In Films. The film has aired on Australia’s ABC and UK’s Sky Arts and tells the story of the global smash hit stage show Matilda the Musical, and its composer Tim Minchin, in preparation for its Australian debut in Sydney. With intimate access to Tim’s life, family, closest friends, as well as high profile interviews with Andrew Lloyd Webber, Roald Dahl’s wife Felicity and Hollywood star Mara Wilson, the film reveals how Tim has evolved from loud mouthed, iconoclastic comedian to Australia’s most successful musical theatre export. With extraordinary behind the scenes access to the musical’s rehearsals, Matilda and Me charts how the boy from Perth went from his home beaches to the stages of Broadway and the West End and shares Tim’s thrill and anxiety at bringing his beloved Matilda home for the first time.
As part of Argonon Group’s own rich content slate, Argonon International takes Celebrity Botched Up Bodies to MIPCOM. Celebrity Botched Up Bodies are Series 7 and 8 of the Botched Up Bodies franchise – one of Argonon International’s biggest-selling programmes with previous sales to Discovery in Central and Eastern Europe, RTL in Netherlands, TV4 Sweden and Discovery Italy. With a continuing rise in people resorting to surgery to achieve their perfect body, this fascinating documentary series has exclusive access to celebrities whose procedures have been botched and the team of leading cosmetic surgeons who work to fix these problems and give them the bums, boobs, faces and tums they’ve always wanted.
Argonon International announces Granny Ink as a presale title, a documentary made by Transparent Television and to air on Channel 5 in 2016. Following a huge rise in pensioners going under the needle, this life-affirming programme follows five very different senior citizens on five very different tattoo journeys – each inking comes with its own unique story.
The award-winning sci-fi action comedy Eve (including RTS Scotland 2016 Children’s Award) launches its third series at MIPCOM after previous Eve series deals with ABC Australia, NRK Norway and HBO Latin America. Made by Leopard Drama and airing on the BBC’s CBBC channel, Eve (Poppy Lee Friar) is the result of an incredibly advanced robotics experiment. This BAFTA-nominated series follows her adventures of with a family in suburbia and trying to make sense of human life as a teenage girl.