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Show of the Week: In Her Car

This 10-part Ukrainian drama is set during the early days of the Russian invasion in February 2022 and based on real events, following the impact of the war on Kyiv residents. Each episode follows local therapist, Lydia, played by How is Katia? star Anastasia Karpenko, as she drives a different person to safety, with their […]

UK’s CBeebies & France TV co-commission ‘Big Lizard’ animated co-pro

BBC-owned kids’ channel CBeebies in the UK and France Télévisions have jointly commissioned Big Lizard, a new 3D animated preschool series. The 52 x 7-minute series is co-produced by Beakus in the UK and Watch Next Media and Je Suis Bien Content in France. Aardman will handle global distribution for the show, which is expected […]

News round-up: BritBox Int’l & Acorn TV pick up ‘Granite Harbour’; France TV, RAI & RTBF enter ‘The Age Of Anger’; ‘Baltic Crimes’ sells into 95 countries

BritBox Int’l & Acorn TV pick up ‘Granite Harbour’ BritBox International in the US and Canada and Acorn TV in Australia and New Zealand have picked up British crime drama Granite Harbour, following deals with Eccho Rights. Produced by LA Productions, in association with Dopamine, the series launched on BBC1 and BBC Scotland in December […]

France Télévisions reveals Autumn line-up as focus shifts to brand rather than channels

France Télévisions has outlined plans to develop its sports, young adult (YA), drama and entertainment offerings – including launching an original adventure gameshow – as it looks to build the broadcaster’s brand among younger audiences, rather than focusing on a single channel. The French group’s president, Delphine Ernotte Cunci, said the broadcaster is preparing for […]

ZDFneo, France TV, Starlight, Gaumont & Beta link for Ukraine-based drama ‘In Her Car’

Germany’s ZDFneo and France Télévisions are joining forces with Beta Film on a Ukrainian war drama that is being filmed in the war-torn country. In Her Car (10 x 25 minutes) has been created by showrunner Eugen Tunik together with Kyiv-based Starlight Media, with Gaumont setting up and closing the international financing and co-production. Beta […]

Exclusive: France TV Distribution in the ‘Moods’ for pre-school sales

France TV Distribution has picked up international distribution rights for new pre-school animated series Moods, currently in pre-production for public broadcaster France Télévisions, TBI has learned. The 52 x 7-minute series will be introduced internationally at the Annecy Festival in France next month, where France TV Distribution will be looking to strike pre-sale deals. Produced […]

TF1 names France Télévisions exec to replace drama chief Anne Viau

TF1 Group in France has hired France Télévisions’ acting drama chief Anne Didier to oversee its scripted output, replacing Anne Viau who will leave later this year. Didier becomes director of French drama for TF1 from 4 September and will report into the group’s head of programmes & acquisitions, Fabrice Bailly. Her remit includes responsibility […]

MIPTV round-up: Planete+ orders wartime docudrama; Wag seals science & mystery deals; Newen Connect to shop ‘In The Shadows’

Planete+ orders wartime docudrama Canal+ Group’s Planete+ has ordered 1914, Summer In Hell, a docudrama series from Pernel Media telling the story of the first summer of World War I from the perspective of the soldiers sent to the battlefield and civilians working on the frontline. The 4 x 60-minute series using colourised archive and dramatic recreation to […]