Knickerbockerglory TV


Knickerbockerglory is an independent production company launched in 2011 by Jonathan Stadlen with the aim of making shows we love, sharing our profits and giving to charity.  In 2017 we were proud to be voted the best place to work in TV by Broadcast Magazine and also won Best Documentary at the Mind Media Awards for “Me and My Mental Illness“.

Our founding producers were the production team behind the BAFTA-nominated and RTS award-winning Pineapple Dance Studios. Since then we have produced GPs: Behind Closed DoorsLookalikesStage SchoolHow To…Gypsy Kids: Our Secret WorldSouth Side Story, Celebrities in Therapy, The Great Divide, My Name Is… And I’m An AlcoholicMe and My…Life is Wonderful: Mandela’s Unsung HeroesBoom TownJodie Marsh On…, Superstars and SuperfansOnline & Lying and Twin Towns.

Knickerbockerglory was set up as a profit-sharing company, meaning earnings from shows we produce are shared between staff and also equally between freelancers based on length of service that year (whether they are a runner or a director), and every year we donate a percentage of our profits to a different charity chosen by our production teams.

We are not owned by a large media corporation, distributor or super-indie. We are creatively autonomous and able to choose our projects first and foremost because we love them. Despite this, in 2016 and 2017 we made more documentary hours than any other TV company in the UK.

Our office has been set up to work as a second home – so children are welcome to visit, we support people who require flexible working hours and we have a gold office mannequin called Graham who watches over us.


Kinickerbockerglory were to production company behind the Channel 4 E4 production of the scripted reality show Stage School.

Nothing exhilarating happened with Knickerbockerglory. We exchanged some emails arranging dates and recordings time, and there were also several release forms, contracts and due diligence.

You can see more about Stage School by clicking the link below:

E4 Stage School