Irish indie Mind the Gap Films has sold the worldwide format and tape rights of their hit show Lords & Ladles to FremantleMedia. The wholly owned format had a first series on Irish broadcaster RTE1 this summer where it scored highly with both the critics and in the ratings.

Lords & Ladles is a hugely entertaining lifestyle show that takes the viewer on a historical journey to celebrate the past through the wonders of food and the glories of cooking. The show is fronted by three top chefs, who are well established with the national audience and are as oddly complimentary as the Top Gear trio, with egos to match. The series gives the audience a peep behind the doors and histories of some of the grandest stately private homes in the country and a window into the everyday lives of the families who lived there.