Netflix's Tiger King was the documentary success of 2020. Featuring a collection of bizarre big cat owners in the United States with particular emphasis on the Tiger King Joe Exotic. Since its success media producers have been very keen to try and emulate that success by producing documentaries featuring similar subject matter.
To this end, the UK's ITV television network broadcast a two part documentary in March 2021 entitled: Britain's Tiger Kings. The documentary was fronted by actor and producer Ross Kemp and was a co-production produced by Honey Bee Media in association with Freshwater Films which is owned by Kemp.
In a press release ITV described the documentaries as:
"...Ross Kemp is on the trail of Britain's tiger and lion kings. He meets a man with lions in his back garden, a couple with a vast menagerie made from scrap and an ex-circus trainer who owns five tigers..."