Leading independent distributor DRG announces a number of new deals for two of its leading food-related lifestyle titles. Paul Hollywood’s City Bakes sees Britain’s favourite baker travel around the globe to sample the recipes that have helped shape the culture and heritage of some of the world’s biggest and most vibrant cities – from doughnuts in New York, to croissants in Paris. After meeting brilliant bakers in each location Paul bakes up his own version of these classic recipes. Season 1 (13 x 30) and Season 2 (10 x 60) – produced by Reef Television for Scripps Networks International – have both been sold to TV2 (Denmark), TV4 (Sweden), Top TV (New Zealand), TV3 (Norway) and National Geographic for its Indian feed (nine territories including India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka). In addition, Season 1 has also been recently acquired by TVB in Hong Kong.

John Torode’s Malaysian Adventure (10 x 30), a Cactus TV production for UKTV, sees the popular chef travel to Malaysia to explore its rich and complex cooking culture, while also visiting the sights and meeting its people. Upon his return to the UK, John applies what he has learned on his travels and creates classic Malaysian dishes – but with a twist of his own.