BBC Worldwide announces MipTV line-up


MUMBAI: UK pubcaster the BBC‘s commercial arm BBC Worldwide will be present at the television trade event MipTV.

The Fixer, Kiss of Death, Cranford and Life in Cold Blood are some of the British shows that will be showcased.

In The Fixer characters delve into the sinister underbelly of the police force.

Kiss of Death investigates a mysterious murder by weaving together stories of the various protagonists in a bid to uncover the truth.

Mistresses has been sold to 12 broadcasters in 12 different markets following a wildly successful launch at BBC Showcase, the annual trade event which sees BBC Worldwide generate programme sales and broker co-production deals for the BBC and independent British producers.

Ashes to Ashes will feature at MipTV alongside British master classes in period dramas such as Lark Rise to Candleford, Jekyll and Oliver Twist.

Cranford is another global success after it sold to seven international broadcasters in seven different markets. This year‘s natural history highlights are also strong, says BBC Worldwide.

David Attenborough‘s Life in Cold Blood and the co-production exploring Wild China which airs this year in the run up to the 2008 Olympics in Beijing are unrivalled examples of natural history productions.

BBC Worldwide MD global TV sales Steve Macallister said, "From cold blooded reptiles to red blooded mistresses, and lunar landings to Jurassic thrills - our catalogue packs a real punch this MIP.

"We look forward to drumming up plenty of sales for British television up and down the Croisette."

British comedy will also be present with new titles like Never Better and Gavin and Stacey, the extraordinary story of an ordinary boy from England, and an ordinary girl from Wales, which is hot on the heels of previous international hits like The Office.

As far as science programming is concerned, BBC Worldwide will be offering features such as Moonshot which celebrates the 40th anniversary of the lunar landing as well as Oceans and Earth: The Power of the Planet which uses latest production techniques and dramatic narrative to explain the history of our planet.

In the children‘s category, In the Night Garden will be offered up for grabs as is the Animalia show.

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