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BBC Four breaks Australia’s The Code

The CodeUK digital channel BBC Four has acquired Australian drama The Code.

BBC Four claims the deal with distributor DCD Rights confirms its “reputation as the true home of international drama”.

The Code, a 6x60mins series from Aussie prodco Playmaker, tells the story of two very different brothers who uncover top-level political information that places them in grave danger.

“Following the success of The Bridge II and Salamander, both of which attracted audiences of over one million an episode, I’m delighted to welcome another action-packed thriller to the channel, this time from the striking landscape of Australia,” said BBC Four channel editor Cassian Harrison.

The news comes soon after finished rights to The Code were shopped to DirecTV in the US.

On Friday, Kim Shillinglaw was confirmed as new controller of BBC Two and BBC Four to succeed Janice Hadlow, who is taking on a new commissioning role within the BBC.