Lion Television

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Lion is one of the UK’s most successful independent production companies, and has been making popular, high-quality factual programmes since 1997.

Lion’s most notable shows include the children’s factual phenomenon, Horrible Histories. A raft of historical documentaries include The Great Wall, First Emperor: The Man Who Made China, Hello Goodbye, Chinese Food Made Easy, Top Trumps, The Great Wall and Britain’s Best. That’s on top of acclaimed long running series such as Homes Under the Hammer, Village Farm, Wartime Farm and BBC’s Tudor Farm.

In the US, Lion is best known for its Emmy award winning shows Cash Cab and History Detectives.

Lion has teams based in London, Glasgow, New York and LA, and currently has more than 200 hours in production, making programmes for all UK terrestrial channels as well as cable, satellite and network for UK and US broadcasters.

Lion also has an award-winning interactive department who develop ideas and content for internet, mobile, broadband and interactive TV platforms, producing sites for major clients such as BBC, MTV, Mediaset and TV4.

It also has produced numerous sites for Channel 4 and PBS in America and received a number of accolades, including an RTS award, Learning on Screen award and BAFTA nominations.

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