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BBC2, TV2 pick up “The Four Year Plan”

The Four Year Plan (pictured), an observational documentary featuring London-based football team Queens Park Rangers, has been licensed by distributor MercuryMedia to BBC2 in the UK and TV2 in Norway.
February 23, 2012

The Four Year Plan (pictured), an observational documentary featuring London-based football team Queens Park Rangers, has been licensed by distributor MercuryMedia to BBC2 in the UK and TV2 in Norway.

The film is directed by Mat Hodgson and follows the boardroom activities of the football club over a four-year period, after the team was rescued from bankruptcy in 2007 by billionaire backers Flavio Briatore, Bernie Ecclestone, Lakshmi Mittal and Amit Bhatia.

The Four Year Plan gives viewers unprecedented access into one of Britain’s best known football clubs,” MercuryMedia chief executive Tim Sparke said. “Since QPR are seen regularly across the globe as members of The Premier League we know this film will have global appeal to fans of the beautiful game.”

BBC executive producer Carol Sennett, who negotiated the acquisition, added that the film “offers a fascinating behind-the-scenes insight into one of football’s most extraordinary stories, which will appeal not just to football fans but to anyone who loves a great story.”

The Four Year Plan is produced by Ad Hoc Films.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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