UK pubcaster BBC Worldwide will be hosting the stars of the
new crime drama Ripper Street at next month's television trade
event Mipcom 2012 in Cannes, France.
Macfadye, Jerome Flynn and Adam Rothenberg fly down to Cannes
to launch the series at a special event on 8 October. Ahead
of Mipcom, BBC Worldwide is pleased to announce two more pre-sales
of the title with Canada's Space and NRK in Norway picking
up the eight-part series.
Worldwide Sales & Distribution, president, MD Steve Macallister
said, "Acclaimed writers, superb acting talent and the
highest of production values are all evident in our rich and
varied Mipcom drama slate. With such shows as Ripper Street
and The Paradise, set in the Victorian era; WW2 drama Spies
of Warsaw; Jane Campion's Top of the Lake set in modern day
New Zealand and the futuristic Doctor Who (S7) we can offer
truly unrivalled storytelling spanning three centuries and
Street has already pre-sold to Network Ten in Australia and
is a co production with BBC AMERICA. The drama is set in and
around Whitechapel in London's East End in 1889, during the
aftermath of the Jack the Ripper murders. The action centres
on the notorious H Division, which is charged with keeping
order in the chaotic dark streets of London.
Worldwide will also launch Oscar winner Jane Campion's new
6 part mystery drama Top of the Lake starring Elisabeth Moss
and Holly Hunter. Jane Campion will take centre stage at MIPCOM
for a unique Creative Talks interview, alongside her co-writer
Gerard Lee, on 9 October.
drama titles brand new to the market are The Paradise, Spies
of Warsaw and A Young Doctor's Notebook. The Paradise, set
amidst the Victorian splendour of Britain's first department
store, stars Sarah Lancashire (Upstairs Downstairs, Lark Rise
to Candleford), Patrick Malahide (Game of Thrones, The World
is Not Enough) and Matthew McNulty (Misfits, Lark Rise to
Candleford) amongst others. The two ninety minute film adaptations
of Alan Furst's acclaimed novel, Spies of Warsaw, evoke a
Europe stumbling into the Second World War. Filming took place
in Poland earlier this year with David Tennant and Janet Montgomery
in the lead roles. Jon Hamm and Daniel Radcliffe star in A
Young Doctor's Notebook, a wry comedy drama about a young
doctor's fledgling career as he begins his new life in a small,
backwards Russian village. The series is based on semi-autobiographical
short stories by Bulgakov.
returning shows Doctor Who and Misfits complete BBC Worldwide's
drama slate for Mipcom 2012.