The Format Doctor is a professional consultancy service for broadcasters and production companies, with over 20 years experience in the television industry. Founded by producer and format designer Justin Scroggie, we specialise in a wide range of TV formats, analysing structure and flow, diagnosing opportunities for improvement and development, and offering detailed solutions in order to make good formats even better



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Creating a television format is a challenging and time-consuming business. It requires a unique combination of

  • a compelling idea
  • a well ordered structure and
  • a narrative flow that engages the viewer from titles to credits

That is where The Format Doctor comes in. We offer analysis, advice and solutions for a wide range of formats, including game shows, factual entertainment, lifestyle, specialist factual, reality and chat shows.


A recent client"Just wanted to say how pleased everybody is with the show now. Can't thank you enough."