MipTV: ITVS to launch two factual series

MUMBAI: ITVS Global Entertainment (ITVS GE) will debut two new factual series from The Garden at next month's television trade event MipTV as part of their distribution agreement with the UK-based Indie.


'Keeping Britain Alive' and 'Baby Makers' will launch at the market as both finished shows and format.


Keeping Britain Alive is a medical ob doc that tells the story of 24 Hours in the life of the world's biggest free health care system - the NHS. Using over a hundred camera crews to shoot across Britain in hospitals, doctor's surgeries, ambulances and helicopters - all captured at and connected by, a specific moment in time. With nothing off limits, it takes a fresh look at everything from life or death emergencies, to controversial topics like plastic surgery and weight loss.


ITVS GE will launch this ob doc as a format titled 'Keeping Your Nation Alive' at MipTV. 'Keeping Britain Alive' is produced by The Garden for BBC TWO.


'Baby Makers: The Fertility Clinic' is a look at the fertility frontline. With exclusive access to The Hewitt Centre - one of the largest IVF clinics in Britain, the patients are met. Through candid accounts from staff that deal with the endless sperm and egg collections, to patients facing low sperm counts and ticking biological clocks, this documentary reveals the moral minefield of IVF.Baby Makers: The Fertility Clinic is produced by The Garden for BBC FOUR.


ITV Studios Global Entertainment director of global acquisitions and co-productions Ruth Clarke said, "Hot on the heels of The Audience, we are delighted to be unveiling two new shows from The Garden at MIPTV. Known for their ground-breaking and thought-provoking series, we look forward to continuing our partnership with them to represent both of these new factual offerings at the international marketplace."


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