BBC Worldwide and Foxtel are among the buyers of celebrity chef James Martin’s latest TV series.
Distributor DCD Rights has sold James Martin’s French Adventure to Worldwide’s BBC Lifestyle pay TV channel across Asia, Australian paycaster Foxtel and Choice TV in New Zealand.
A deal has also been secured with AMC Networks International – Central Europe for Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania and Moldova, and another closed with Kuchnia+ in Poland.
The foodie travelogue series comes from Martin’s production company, Blue Marlin Television.
The 20-episode series sees Martin, well known as a Saturday morning presenter in the UK, travelling the length of France the same Citroen 2CV car that the late Keith Floyd, a pioneering TV chef, owned for 16 years.
Driving through Provence, Perigord, Burgundy, Alsace, Pay Basque and Brittany – a journey the flamboyant Floyd made 30 years ago – Martin will stop to produce versions of iconic local dishes.
The show recently went out on ITV in the UK
“We’ve had great interest in this brand new food travel series from our global buyers and I’m delighted to see these first deals already coming through,” said DCD Rights CEO Nicky Davies Williams.