revolutions that changed history

Discover the complex truth behind the worlds ancient revolutions and revolts that have shaped the world we know today.


great species of africa

From the empathetic elephant, lightning-fast cheetah, beautiful yet elusive leopard, misunderstood vulture, awe-inspiring wildebeest, intelligent hyena to the iconic lion, get to know the African Savanna’s star-studded ensemble cast in nature’s symphony of life.


a new revolution (w/t)

Can the Paris Paralympics ignite a global disability revolution the likes the world has never seen before?


around the world 300 days

A epic adventure on the world's most challenging sailing race, known for breaking both boats and sailors - The Golden Globe Race.


ocean wonders (series 2)

Heavy metal marine biologist, ‘Blowfish’ Uncovers more amazing Ocean Wonders.


forging fate: the disappearing art dealer

This thrilling documentary delves into the exhilarating yet murky world of high-end art, telling the astonishing story of Inigo Philbrick, an enigmatic art prodigy. Philbrick's journey from a revered art dealer to a notorious swindler is as dramatic as it is scandalous.


resident orca

Raynell and Ellie will stop at nothing to bring home their relative, a 57-year-old killer whale, named Lolita by her aquarium owners.


Off the Fence is an Academy award winning factual studio.

Owned by ZDF Studios since 2019, and established in 1994, Off the Fence is a 360° content company. We produce, acquire, localise, and distribute non-fiction programming. We offer a tailored service to rights-owners and from co-financing, co-production and finished programme sales, can play a vital role at any stage of the value chain to maximise revenue and reach on behalf of our clients.

With offices in Bristol, Amsterdam, London and Toronto, we’re able to tailor our clients needs across many different business models.


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