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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
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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