ABC Australia and BBC Persia take documents as Passion strikes global factual deals
Broadcasters in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australasia have acquired a range of factual, talent-led titles, following deals with Passion Distribution.
ABC in Australia, Gusto/Living Discovery in New Zealand, Apt in the US, URTV in Sweden and ERT in Greece all picked up the 3 x 60 minute series Miriam and Alan: Lost in Scotland.
The documentary series follows actors Miriam Margolyes and Alan Cumming as they set off in a mobile home to discover the land of their youth, traveling through Scotland’s cities, the Highlands and its wildest places.
The series is produced by Blink Films for Channel 4 and a second season has been announced which will follow the couple as they cross the pond to their other shared home, the US West Coast.
Meanwhile, SBS in Australia, Nelonen in Finland, NRK in Norway, Ananey in Israel and BBC Persia acquired the 1 x 60 minutes Myleene Klass: Miscarriage. Produced by Hall of Mirrors for W in the UK, this personal and eye-opening documentary sees TV star Klass seek to break the taboo around miscarriage to help other women.
Immersive documentary of 1 x 60 minutes Stacey Dooley: Inside the Convent was picked up by SBS in Australia, TV4 in Sweden, MTV3 in Finland and NHK in Japan. Produced by Firecracker Films in association with Little Dooley for BBC One, the documentary follows Dooley as she experiences life as a nun, spending 10 days alongside the Anglican religious community of the Order of the Holy Paraclete.
Also from Firecracker for W, Stacey Dooley sleeps the third season (4 x 60 minutes) was picked up by SBS in Australia, Bravo in New Zealand, and NRK and TV2 in Norway.
Travel History Documentary Series Walk Hadrian’s Wall with Robson Green (3 x 60 minutes has been licensed by SBS in Australia, Top TV in New Zealand, Apt in the US, UR in Sweden and Ananey in Israel. Also produced by Firecracker, the series follows actor and presenter Robson Green as that it runs the length of one of the largest and most impressive remains of the Roman Empire.