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FremantleMedia signs seven deals for 'Man Stroke Woman'

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MUMBAI: Fremantle International Distribution (FID) has agreed major deals with seven countries for the sale of series one of the sketch show Man Stroke Woman.

A talkbackTHAMES production from Ash Atalla producer of The Office, Man Stroke Woman was first shown on BBC3 last year and will be screened on BBC2 on 13 March.

The show is proving a success around the globe with deals secured with TVNZ New Zealand, RTE Ireland, TV2 Denmark, MTV OY Finland, Talpa TV Netherlands, IBC Iceland and IBA Israel.

Man Stroke Woman stars an ensemble cast of actors including Nick Frost, Nick Burns, Daisy Haggard and Amanda Abbington. talkbackTHAMES has also picked up a commission for a second series for BBC3 and BBC2.

FID head of acquisitions and development Shane Murphy said, "The reaction to the show around the world has been phenomenal and proves yet again the strength of home grown comedy talent."

FID will also be launching the Channel 4 sitcom The IT Crowd, also produced by talkbackTHAMES's Ash Atalla, at MipTV 2006.

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