Newen Connect relaunches the classic format Through The Keyhole
Newen Connect is to relaunch the classic TV show Through The Keyhole following its acquisition of the international format rights to the legendary comedy panel game show.
Created by Kevin Sim and Lloyd Grossman CBE and managed by the Estate of Sir David Frost, the show investigates the glamorous homes of the rich and famous and asks a panel of well-known faces to guess the identity of the owner from a series of visual clues, asking the iconic line: “Who lives in a house like this?”. Newen Connect is now looking to revive the series with international broadcasters and streamers.
Andrew Sime, Head of Format sales, Newen Connect says: “Through the Keyhole is an iconic show which has graced TV screens in the UK across most major networks and in a variety of slots over the last 40 years, proving it has broad appeal, versatility and longevity. Given the current trend for bringing back established and trusted formats, we think the time is right to re-introduce Through The Keyhole for an international audience and Newen Connect is thrilled that we can continue to build on the legacy of one of the best known shows on British television.”
“’Absolutely unmissable!’ That was Through the Keyhole's very first review, 40 years ago. It's been part of the national furniture ever since. A real treasure. I’m really proud to see it being launched again today”, said the show’s first producer, Kevin Sim.
In total there have been some 24 series of the show, which has featured across many of the UK’s major networks over the last 40 years. Through The Keyhole found its original home on ITV where it began as a segment on the network’s TV-am breakfast show. It transferred to an evening slot from 1987, running until 1995 when the series transferred over to Sky One in 1996. It was picked up as a format by the BBC from 1998 and ran on the BBC’s networks for a decade before returning to ITV in 2013, where it ran until 2020.
In In 2015, the Dutch channel SBS6 aired a local version of the format, called Met de deur in huis, with a second season airing the following year.