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BBC in talent hunt for second edition of 'Jasoos Vijay'

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MUMBAI: BBC World Service Trust is hiring. After a successful run of the first edition of its interactive TV detective series Jasoos Vijay, which airs every Sunday at 9:00 pm on DD- National, the NGO arm of BBC World Service is planning a second edition of the show with a few new additions to its team.

The international broadcaster has placed an advertisement in a daily tabloid inviting applications for full time as well as a few freelance posts. The series that has reportedly reached more than 40 per cent of the target population (some 34 million people), is looking for a senior producer, producers, production managers, art directors, costume designer, VT editors, chief assistant directors, assistant directors, assistant producers and finance assistant.

The broadcaster has also invited proposals from directors, directors of photography and scriptwriters on freelance basis. The deadline for the new recruits to come on board is May 2003. Applicants are requested to send their resume along with a covering letter to BBC's New Delhi office on or before Saturday 26 April 2003.

The detective show is a part of BBC's awareness campaign against AIDS in India done in partnership with Prasar Bharati and the National AIDS Control Organisation. With ace actor Om Puri as the interactive element Jasoos Vijay (played by Adil Khandakar Hussain) is a story of a pockmarked, every day guy, who while cracking tough cases makes people aware about the dangers of HIV/AIDS.

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