In TV, we specialise in entertainment, music, arts and children’s content – producing entertainment formats, unscripted series and documentaries – for many different broadcasters, audiences and platforms. We are well known for our high-class music series fronted by major talent. Our kids’ and education programming has won multiple BAFTAs. We are major producers in the UK for Sky Arts, the BBC, Channel 4 and our TV work has been distributed all over the world. We also produce hundreds of hours of video content for our brand clients alongside our work for broadcasters.
Below is some further detail on our specialities, or watch our latest showreel above for a snapshot of our work.
All combine A-List talent with natural, honest coverage and performance elements. Guitar Star (upper right) was a competitive reality format with guitar hopefuls mentored by some of the world’s finest guitarists.
Tony Visconti’s Unsigned Heroes (lower right) is a 6-part series that scours the UK for talented musicians to take part in a concert celebrating the work of the legendary producer.
Unscripted & Documentary
We’ve developed a number of highly successful unscripted TV formats. Season 2 of Brian Johnson’s A Life On The Road for Sky Arts (upper right) is currently in production. Series 1 received the highest audience rating for an unscripted show on the channel.
We also make award-winning TV documentaries about all aspects of music and musicians for Sky, BBC and Channel 4. These have ranged from studies of scenes and genres such as Northern Soul, profiles of jazz musicians such as Ella Fitzgerald and explorations of the world of Rock Excess for Channel 4 (lower right).
As well as music, we’re specialists in Arts & Culture programming. Currently in production for Sky Arts is Ronnie Wood: Artist In Residence, which sees the legendary Rolling Stone guitarist investigating and documenting elite cultural UK institutions through own artwork.
Children's & Education
Somethin’ Else is one of the UK’s leading producers of children’s media. We’ve won seven BAFTA Awards for our TV work for children.
In the last 12 months our output has included science, comedy, literature, drama, music, sport and storytelling.
Watch our kids TV showreel (upper right) or a short extract from the BAFTA-winning Ten Pieces II film for BBC Music (lower right).
Online & SVOD
We’ve been making documentaries and formatted series commissioned by the BBC that are designed for the BBC iPlayer platform. We also do the same for Red Bull.
These have included profiles on hip-hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (lower right), rock band Slipknot, and hit series ‘Extreme Festivals’ (upper right).
These combine TV production values with a digital-first mentality designed for (mostly) youth audiences – they are built for a generation that consume most of their content online rather than on linear TV. They also perform just as well, if not better than many traditional BBC linear shows.