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MIPTV Picks 2013: Claimed and Shamed

In this series for BBC1, an elite team of insurance investigators tackles one suspected fraud case per episode.
March 1, 2013

FACTUAL ENTERTAINMENT

Partners: Cineflix Productions for BBC1; distributed by Cineflix Rights

Length: 20 x 30 minutes

Premiered: October 2012 (BBC1)

Rights available: Worldwide excluding UK

Insurance fraud is a huge problem in many corners of the world, and in the UK, it’s considered a growing epidemic. In this series for BBC1, an elite team of insurance investigators tackles one suspected fraud case per episode. And while that might look somewhat dry on paper, interviews with experts and key players, combined with footage of the fraudsters in action and the sheer audacity of some of the attempted frauds, as seen via surveillance footage, make a case for compelling crime TV.

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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