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 …

"but even a Galaxy Far Far Away can only keep you busy for a couple of light years ... and so ... on an almost daily basis we have over 30 programme ideas almost every minute ... and yet 
 … we spend a good amount of our time simply licking our private parts and sniffing each others butts.”
 

BUT LO ... then someone told us about this thing called YOU TUBE

And we set out to make You Tube stars of Dog Houser Nadia Sawalha and her Scottie Dog mate Kaye Adams ... 

with the help of our latest addition Scruffy Social Media Stray ... Michelle ... we have managed to get them to 20,000 You Tube Subscribers, over 110,000 Facebook followers and nearly 100,000 Instagram followers ... launching strands, brands and even books such as Disaster Chef ... and Parent Alert ... 

And what's good for the GOOSE is good for the GANDER

After playing around a bit on Social Media with Nadia and Kaye we SO enjoyed ourselves that we thought we'd do it AGAIN !! And thus Nadia Sawalha and Family was born ... a You Tube Channel full of movie reviews, mental health issues (coz Mark is a bit up and down), a Gardening Series and a Podcast on the Highs and Lows of Mark and Nadia's marriage!