Content that always shines!

King of Sunshine Productions is a Manchester based indie, passionate about programming and diversity, and is headed up by Managing Director, Sohail Shah.

In its first year of operation, King of Sunshine Productions has scored 5 network commissions, and continues to grow.

With 20 years’ experience in the industry, Sohail specialises in factual entertainment, factual and popular culture programming; and has credits on all 5 UK terrestrial channels and numerous digital channels worldwide.

Whilst Commissioning Editor for BBC Entertainment, Sohail commissioned and executive produced programmes across all four BBC channels and sat on the European Business Unit as the UK representative dealing with all connected Eurovision programming. His shows included QI, The Graham Norton Show, The Apprentice You’re Fired, The Eurovision Song Contest, National Lottery Stars and Take That These Days On Tour.

Alongside commissioning & production, Sohail has been a successful Head of Development, heading up development departments for BBC Studios, ITV Studios, STV Productions and October Films amongst others.

Since 2018, Sohail has also been a Non-Exec Director for Elstree Film and TV Studios, helping the world-famous studio to expand over the next five years. He has also served as part of the Advisory Board for the Edinburgh Film and Television Festival, as well as a committee member for the ‘Ones To Watch’ and ‘The Network’ Talent Schemes which take place during the annual media event.


Our latest commission 'Agatha and Poirot: Partners in Crime' transmits over the Easter break, on Easter Monday 5th April at 9pm.

Hosted by Richard E Grant, the 90 minute feature documentary celebrates the life of the biggest selling crime writer of all time, Agatha Christie; and the most enduring literary creation of her career, Hercule Poirot: the Belgian detective with the little grey cells.

With contributions from famous faces, family, and fans from around the world, the documentary is a treat for Agatha fans everywhere!


We always love to hear from you, so if you have any sunny thoughts, please do get in touch!

sohail.shah@kingofsunshineproductions.com