Monkey is an award-winning independent British television production company based in London, Manchester and LA. Established by David Granger and Will Macdonald in 2000 the company was acquired by NBCUniversal International Studios in 2010 with Samantha Lawrence joining as MD in 2017.
With a proven ability to create and produce a wide range of content, Monkey has firmly established itself as a leader in structured reality, hybrid reality-quiz shows, iconic game shows, live-studio shows, music entertainment, variety sketch shows, comedy and podcasts. Home to a roster of diverse talent, Monkey is responsible for long-running hits such as the BAFTA-winning Made in Chelsea for E4 and RTS-winning The Real Housewives of Cheshire for ITVBe; The Real Housewives of Jersey for ITVBe; ITV2 hits Celebrity Karaoke Club and spin off Karaoke Club – Drag Edition, The Emily Atack Show and RTS award-winning Don’t Hate the Playaz; Comedy Central UK game show Comedy Game Night and panel shows – The Complaints Department hosted by Jason Manford and Rob Beckett’s Undeniable; Dating No Filter for Sky One; All4/E4’s Pete & Sam’s Reality News; Miranda Hart, Miranda’s Games with Showbiz Names for BBC One, which follows BBC One special Miranda: My Such Fun Celebration.
Further to more recent projects, Monkey has produced a plethora of award-winning series since its inception including the iconic BAFTA-nominated entertainment show TFI Friday and hit game show The Question Jury for Channel 4, in addition to the UK’s first bisexual dating show The Bi Life for E! UK.
Monkey is also responsible for developing and producing a host of hits for NBCUniversal’s US networks, E! and Bravo, for which it has produced Tour Group and Newlyweds. Other US network partners include ABC, Discovery, Lifetime, TBS, MTV and GSN.