Flame TV is one of the UK’s leading independent television production companies, specialising in devising popular formats and factual programming in challenging subject areas. The company was formed in 1999 and has established an enviable reputation for producing innovative and compelling television, producing hundreds of hours of original programming for the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, FIVE, UKTV, Living and Discovery.
Flame is currently enjoying major success in factual programming. In production are four returning BBC1 series including HEIR HUNTERS, our successful genealogy obs doc, and the extremely popular format DON’T GET DONE, GET DOM featuring Dominic Littlewood, SAINTS & SCROUNGERS and YOU'VE BEEN SCAMMED both with Matt Allwright.
Highlights from Flame’s back catalogue of factual output include the award winning C4 documentary series PUMP UP THE VOLUME which has been lauded as the definitive history of dance music and THE QUEEN’S LOST UNCLE which gained an impressive 4.5 million viewers for C4. In 2004, the hugely popular format, LIFE SWAP, debuted on FIVE and eventually featured eighteen brave celebrities who underwent the transforming prosthetic process to “swap” race, gender and age. Also on FIVE the following year, the ambitious format DON’T DROP THE BABY piloted featuring the world’s most sophisticated animatronic Baby. It went on to have tremendous success around the world including two primetime series in Russia where it out-performed every other reality show including Wife Swap and Supernanny.
Other notable productions have included the primetime FIVER series WORLD OF STUPID CRIMINALS, a hilarious clip show also featuring reconstructions, and DICKENS’ SECRET LOVER which investigates the hypocrisy and drama surrounding the author and his secret mistress.
Flame is currently in development on a number of prime time series and formats with a wide range of broadcasters.