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BBC Worldwide to showcase British dramas at Mipcom

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MUMBAI: BBC Worldwide the commercial arm of UK pubcaster comes to the television trade event Mipcom with new British dramas. Mipcom takes place in Cannes, France from 9-13 October 2006.

The psychological thriller Torchwood will be presented for the first time at this year's market. The sci-fi drama follows the adventures of a team of investigators who use scavenged alien technology to solve mysterious crimes. Led by the enigmatic Captain Jack Harkness, played by John Barrowman, the Torchwood team delves into the unknown and fights the impossible.

There is also a new adaptation of Robin Hood starring Jonas Armstrong as the lead and Keith Allen as the evil Sheriff of Nottingham, will also be making its debut. Produced by Tiger Aspect, the series is a blend of exhilarating action-adventure, wit and romance - updating the popular legend for a contemporary audience.

Primeval sees evolutionary zoologist Nick Cutter make the terrifying discovery that prehistoric creatures are alive and well in the twenty-first century. The natural world is turned on its head and humanity faces extinction as unexplained anomalies rip holes in the fabric of time and allow creatures from the earliest stages of Earth's development to roam the modern world.

As well as fighting off evil forces in a range of cutting edge action-dramas, BBC Worldwide also premieres a raft of wonderful new children’s and factual programming in Cannes. From the creative team behind the global phenomenon Teletubbies, comes In the Night Garden. This is a modern interpretation of a nursery rhyme picture book aimed at preschoolers. It takes children on an imaginative journey to meet a host of wonderfully silly characters living together within a happy and caring community.

The classic saga of Jane Eyre sees Toby Stephens takes on the role of the fiery Edward Rochester while Ruth Wilson plays Jane Eyre in the star-studded BBC adaptation of this infamous tale.Following the global success of Planet Earth, the BBC presents Galapagos, a look at the islands, which inspired Darwin's 'Origin of the Species'.

Presented in a pioneering new visual style combined with exhilarating cinematography, the series examines the spectacular variety of wildlife and evokes the different characters of the islands.

In addition, BBC Worldwide will be showcasing a wide range of other new titles at Mipcom including Nuremberg, Ancient Rome – The Rise and Fall of an Empire.

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