Our Story

... once upon a time in a galaxy far far away ...

... orphan Mark was a very badly behaved boy ... "get thee to the Dog House" shouted Nadia Sawalha ... then Queen of Daytime ... and away Mark fled with his tail between his legs ...

first there was a room ...

... then there was a desk ...

then there were thousands of proposals ...

 ... and we mean thousands ... but it became quickly apparent that it was the "afterthought" that commissioners really wanted ... and so after months of proper thoughts ... Mark mastered the art of the afterthought ... and lo ... a Super-Indy ... wasnt born ...

food glorious food ...

... like any stray dog on a long-ish leash - food was a priority ... and so Mark managed to convince his Pedigree Chum (Nigel Slater) to sup with him over some commissioning scraps and morsels thrown their way by the lovely people at the BBC ... 

A Taste of My Life was born …

Alan Bennett, John Hurt and Vanessa Redgrave to name a few … graced our cameras to critical acclaim …
 
BUT one morning …Mark was heard growling “you know what guys, we may have kicked off with the greatest commission we’ll ever get” … Some would argue … its been downhill ever since …

many ideas were nicked … some brazenly from right under our noses

but we kept on bending over and taking it … again and again …
 
we made pilots such as Be My Guest (a BnB format way better than Four in a Bed) and probably the greatest series NEVER made …

and then we managed to get some BIG series commissioned … and we mean really BIG...

… we got a 20 part series costing millions Kitchen SOS …
 
… a foreign travel series imaginatively entitled Eating in the Sun … (what not to like? said the commissioner at the BBC) …
 
 … We worked with a really BRAINY chap called Dr Jonathon Foyle on County Secrets … another show that was way better than its budget … its slot … and its channel (at the time!) …
 
and then we made … Jo Brand’s Big Splash … worth making just to see Jo wading through the Maldon Mud Race
 
… But despite BIG ratings and critical success with all of these shows … getting commissioned never got any easier … if anything it got harder and harder …

Thousands of proposals later … and dog years were beginning to pass us all by...

and yet Dog House Media still managed to crawl onto the UK’s Top 150 Production Companies list several times over the years …
 
… Before deciding we needed to put the band back together …
 
 … Mark called his mate Nigel S again and said “we need to bring the band together” …
 
 … So we went  all HIGH brow with BBC4, making three very successful documentaries all about sweets, biccies and cakes …
 
… But still the TV doors of power haven’t opened any more easily …
 
… Perhaps we had made a mess in the edit … or tried humping a commissioners leg … or maybe we had (without knowing) bitten the hand that fed us ...

Fortunately the dog lover that IS Ben Frow at Channel 5 took a shine to us (for a bit)

and we managed to deliver a number of sensational one off pop docs … with some of the subtlest titles known to man.. 
 
yes three ugly mutts were responsible for making that class act in modern film making … Psycho Pussies!!!

then … Star Wars happened … the FORCE was strong … we were all soo excited …

we were about to move into hyper-speed … and then … things went to quote Bjork … oh … so … quiet …”
 
“ …  it appears, even Ben and the lovely chaps at Channel 5 got bored of us and so … we are once again just three dogs without a single bone to show for ourselves between us …”
 
“… To this day we spend many hours remembering the days when the commissioning after thought was a LOT more than simply licking our private parts and sniffing each others butts.”
 
“… Talking of which … we believe we may have come up with the next BIG Pop Doc HIT! “The Dogs Bollocks" … A look at Canine Gender Re-Assignment