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MIPTV Picks 2014: Liberty of London

Produced by Rize Films for Channel 4, this program gives an unprecedented look into one of London's best-loved shops, as its staff gears up for a "make or break" Christmas shopping season.
March 21, 2014


Partners: Rize USA for Channel 4; distributed by DCD Rights
Length/volume: 3 x 60 minutes
Premiered: December 2013 (UK)
Rights available: Worldwide
The department store that this ob-doc gets its name from is a fixture of London’s Oxford Circus; a 130-year-old retail landmark. But in today’s world, even the oldest, most venerable brands are vulnerable to the winds of change, and the whims of taste. Produced by Rize Films for Channel 4, this program gives an unprecedented look into one of London’s best-loved shops, as its staff gears up for a “make or break” Christmas shopping season. Like the BBC’s Inside Claridges, another UK hit from the past year, Liberty of London provides a compelling snapshot of the faces behind the place.

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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